[haiku-development] Re: multi-selection semantics

  • From: Ingo Weinhold <bonefish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 17:44:14 +0200

On 2007-06-06 at 14:01:41 [+0200], Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx> 
> DarkWyrm wrote (2007-06-06, 13:55:16 [+0200]):
> [8<]
> > Considering that selecting is a more common action than renaming, I
> > *still* think it needs to go.
> I agree. Because you cannot deselect by clicking an aleady selected item
> (unless holding down a modifier), you could enter renaming by clicking a
> selected item again. Seeing there is a delay now anyways.

As Axel explained, there is no delay. And personally I find the way Windows 
implements it (clicking a second time) a little annoying, because you have 
to wait for the double-click time span to expired before you can click a 
second time.

Anyway at least for me selecting is certainly not a lot more common than 
renaming. I rarely just select files. I use double clicking, drag and drop, 
and right clicking -- which all aren't affected by name editing.

The only thing I would change is name editing when doing multiple 
selections. I can't really imagine situations when it would be useful (even 
then Command-E could still work).

CU, Ingo

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