On Sun, 17 Sep 2006 17:32:54 -0700 (PDT) Felix <thetrivialstuff@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I messed up a significant portion of my filesystem by assuming that > emelfm2 would copy/move symlinks as symlinks (it instead descended into > them as directories, which caused enormous problems when it hit one that > linked to its parent directory). Thanks for the report, Felix. Copying links is supposed to work more or less as you expected (actually, a new link is created with the same target as the one in the original link), and it does work as such when simply copying selected link(s). There is a bug when copying directories, which causes a link to a directory to be treated as the link's target. Readily fixed. If anyone can't wait until the next release, let me know and I'll post a patch. > .. I almost prefer [original emelfm] actually, for > the following reasons: > - I find the autocomplete behaviour in the directory lines very > annoying, because it frequently results in things like > "/mntnt/driverive/directoryectory--dammit!" > (I'm often still looking at the output pane or the directory panes when > changing dirs, so I won't notice when the autocomplete has fired) > and > "/m<tab>--k why didn't that work? oh, right--nt/<tab>--huh? oh, > right...--" Same here. For a while, I found it annoying. But that passed. Quite like when using the the address input in any gtk file-chooser, or thunar, or nautilus. > - it's a lot harder to drag things unintentionally (this happens to me > in emelfm2 a lot because I somehow associate full row selection hilights > with "no dragging possible" and icon/filename-only selection hilights > with "this is a draggable user interface" -- midnight commander, > xplorer2, 2xexplorer, directory opus, emelfm1, ws_ftp, windows explorer, > mac OS finder, etc. all encourage this kind of thinking or have settings > that cater to it) As far as I can see, DnD does not work in emelfm, its item-selection mechanism interferes with gtk processes. Highlighting less than the whole of a line is only useful if you can guarantee that the highlighted part is visible - but in emelFM2 any column may be hidden or scrolled off the window. Can't comment on the other managers. > - right clicking multiple items and clicking info creates a barrage of > info windows. One at a time, in order of selected items. To abort the sequence, if so desired, there is typically a dialog-window close box, you can always do an <Esc> key-press or activate the Stop button or its corresponding mnemonic key ... admittedly emelfm1 also has this problem, but somehow I'm > not tempted to press the info button there... maybe because my brain > goes "this is old software, remember the properties dialogue didn't work > yet" in there, and "ok, they should've fixed that by *now*" in the new > one? (I expect some kind of summary for all the items; if I select 50 > files I expect to have to deal with one window, not 50.) > ) Do you need to be told basic, lowest-common-denominator, stuff about multiple items ? Regards Tom -- Users can unsubscribe from the list by sending email to emelfm2-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the subject field or by logging into the web interface.