Re: focus commandline instead incremental find

  • From: <tpgww@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: emelfm2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 13:01:01 +1100

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 14:35:13 +0100
kba <unixprog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > Yah, we've tried to always stick to the approach "select then do" - in
> > this case, focus command line then type. It would be a bit contrary to
> > "select then do somewhere else" even if you were sure of (i.e.
> > hardcode) what the "else" is.
> I'm not sure if I understand this. To select consecutive files, I use
> Shift-Up/Shift-Down, to select arbitrary files
> Ctrl-Space/Ctrl-Up/Ctrl-Down. All the key bindings use modifier keys.
> Now, if I press a key without a modifier key, the find-as-you-type
> textbox appears and my selection is gone. For me "select then do" means:
> I select some files, then execute a command on them. But that might be
> due to the fact that I constantly switch between midnight commander on
> remote hosts and emelfm2 on my desktop.

select(=focus) filelist > select files > do something with them via button or 
select(focus) filelist > select files > select(focus) commandline > enter 
command relating to files


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