Bug 63899 - tree side bar almost completely useless (cant delete folders)
tree side bar almost completely useless (cant delete folders)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-04-21 02:40 EDT by Adrian Likins
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-21 02:40:56 EDT
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Description Adrian Likins 2002-04-21 02:40:52 EDT
Description of Problem:

When attempting to use nautilus for an weird purpose (managing files
and directories...), I fired it up, picked the tree view to
find a folder I wanted to delete. Then I selected that folder,
and went to delete it...

Except, there doesnt seem to be any obvious way to do that. The tree
menu has no right click menus. 

I dont see any menu entries in the main menu bar for "delete folder"
or equilivent.

Right clicking on the icon view on the right doesnt show any folder
related options. List view doesnt seem to include anything either.
Zooming in doesnt offer me any more options. 

So, I'm sitting here, with two different views of a foler on my screen,
and no way to do anything to it. 

So, I think "I'll go up, and then it will show the folder in the right,
and then maybe I can right click on it and delete it"

But hitting "up" causes the right side to show a list view. Except
the order the files is show is not the older the directories are shown
in the tree view. I've looked, but there doesnt appear to be any option
to change the way the tree view sorts. (There is also, as best I can tell,
no contextual way to get to any config info about the sidebars without
digging though random menu items)

So, after clicking "up" (which doesnt seem to allow be to reset it's
keybings to the same used by say, netscape/mozilla/galeon, from which
I would assume the notion  of "back" and "up" were stolen from"

And clicking sort by name, scrolling down till I found the folder, right
clicking on the tiny little icon that doesnt give any indication that it's
context menu is going to be any different that the rest of the "line" it
is on, I can select "delete"

make the tree view useful.
    1. Add some rudimentary dir commands (delete, copy, sizeof(), etc)
    2. Add support for having the tree view sorted by the same mechanism
       as the default list view

Make the directory "right view" more useful
   1. Include some directory options. Afterall, what I'm look at _is_
      a directory. Right click context menus that included "delete directory"
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-04-21 10:45:05 EDT
Not going to hack this up and respin ;-)

We'll see what we get with gnome 2.

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