Bug 85690 - Selecting properties for N files at once opens N properties dialogs
Selecting properties for N files at once opens N properties dialogs
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2003-03-05 19:27 EST by Mikael Carneholm
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-27 09:53:00 EDT
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Description Mikael Carneholm 2003-03-05 19:27:50 EST
Description of problem:
To change f.eg. permissions for more than one file at a time  (graphically, not
using chmod in a terminal) you have to be able to select several files at once,
right-click and set the desired permissions in the Permissions tab. However,
nautilus currently opens N dialogs if N files are selected, which forces you to
use the terminal for all types of actions that should affect more than one file
at a time.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select a couple of files (two is enough) in nautilus
2. Right-click on one of those files and select Properties
3. Watch a dialog pop up for each file selected
Actual results:
Several dialogs are displayed

Expected results:
Only one dialog should be displayed where one could watch/set common properties
applicable to all files currently selected.

Additional info:
This is a must if we want Gnome to succeed on the desktop - no user (coming from
whatever other graphical DE) would accept returning to the command line to do
stuff like this. High priority, if you ask me! :}
Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2003-08-27 09:53:00 EDT
Now with nautilus 2.3.9-1 Gnome can FINALLY succeed on the desktop!!!!!

(i.e. we now have this feature)

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