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  • phoronix
    started a topic Ubuntu's First 100 Paper Cuts, Some Bandaged

    Ubuntu's First 100 Paper Cuts, Some Bandaged

    Phoronix: Ubuntu's First 100 Paper Cuts, Some Bandaged

    Last week the first ten Ubuntu paper cuts were exposed via Launchpad, which are small annoying usability problems with Ubuntu (and upstream applications) that are quite easy to address but simply have not been carried out. In time for the release of Ubuntu 9.10, Canonical hopes to have 100 of these "paper cuts" addressed...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzM0NQ

  • Darkfire Fox
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    Originally posted by diagonal_mambo View Post
    Surely you could change the default action for an archive. The point is that most people just want to extract the archive. If you've more sophisticated needs, changing it isn't hard.

    I plan on changing it back to file-roller myself, but I'm not going to complain because the distro isn't catering to my needs rather than those of its target audience.
    Huh? I wasn't talking about extracting archives, I was talking about dumping the whole contents of one folder into another folder.

    Or were you replying to Game_Boy's post?

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  • Jebtrix
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    As long as I have the choice to making gnome behave one way or the other I can care less about the defaults. Making it one way or the highway... thats a problem. JMHO but just because Windows does something a certain way doesnt make it the wrong way. I like single-click rename so

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  • lem79
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    Originally posted by Darkfire Fox View Post
    Maybe I've simply missed it, but do you know what context-menu option I'd like to see for Thunar/Nautilus/Konqueror/Dolphin?

    "Dump Folder Here"

    Basically, it's like "Extract Archive Here", but instead of extracting the contents of an archive into the current folder, "Dump Folder Here" would basically empty the whole contents of a sub-folder into the current folder. (and then delete the sub-folder)

    As far as I'm aware, no desktop environment under Linux, Mac, or Windows has this feature.

    I guess you could try something like .. open a terminal, cd to the folder where you want to dump the sub-folder, then go: find /path/to/sub-folder/ -type f -exec mv '{}' . ';'

    edit: the find example given is recursive, it'll essentially trash any folder structure under sub-folder. You'll get a flat list of files, and I'm not sure how it will tolerate files of the same names, probably overwrite?

    That will dump every file in sub-folder (skipping folders) to the current folder.

    While that's nowhere near as easy as two clicks, it still works. Perhaps you could put that in your nautilus scripts? I don't know how those work, so can't help there, sorry.

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  • FunkyRider
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    Like someone said above, be careful,
    don't try to turn Linux Desktop into a Windows Copycat

    Just because Windows does it this way does not mean we should take it as granted. Three confirms to delete a file is just ridiculous. We don't need another Windows, if we do, we'd rather just use Windows(tm) instead don't we?

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  • diagonal_mambo
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    Surely you could change the default action for an archive. The point is that most people just want to extract the archive. If you've more sophisticated needs, changing it isn't hard.

    I plan on changing it back to file-roller myself, but I'm not going to complain because the distro isn't catering to my needs rather than those of its target audience.

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  • portets43
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    Originally posted by Darkfire Fox View Post
    Maybe I've simply missed it, but do you know what context-menu option I'd like to see for Thunar/Nautilus/Konqueror/Dolphin?

    "Dump Folder Here"

    Basically, it's like "Extract Archive Here", but instead of extracting the contents of an archive into the current folder, "Dump Folder Here" would basically empty the whole contents of a sub-folder into the current folder. (and then delete the sub-folder)

    As far as I'm aware, no desktop environment under Linux, Mac, or Windows has this feature.

    i was thinking that last night!

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  • Game_boy
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Sounds like the majority of what you want to do is make Gnome like KDE.
    What? I'm against everything I listed; i.e. I don't want it changed from what it is now. I much prefer GNOME's feel to KDE.

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  • Darkfire Fox
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    Maybe I've simply missed it, but do you know what context-menu option I'd like to see for Thunar/Nautilus/Konqueror/Dolphin?

    "Dump Folder Here"

    Basically, it's like "Extract Archive Here", but instead of extracting the contents of an archive into the current folder, "Dump Folder Here" would basically empty the whole contents of a sub-folder into the current folder. (and then delete the sub-folder)

    As far as I'm aware, no desktop environment under Linux, Mac, or Windows has this feature.

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  • KDesk
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    Originally posted by Game_boy View Post
    ...I don't want Ctrl-Alt-Backspace off by default (which sin't a papercut but was "fixed" for Jaunty under similar usability arguments).
    It was not 'fixed' for Jaunty, it is by default in X Server 1.6, but of course the distros can choose to disable or enable this by default, they choose the leave disabled as upstream.

    You can use dontzap --disable

    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Sounds like the majority of what you want to do is make Gnome like KDE.
    +1

    With KDE you have the option to customize the whole desktop

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