Folders are broken
Posted Oct 26, 2010 7:30 UTC (Tue) by hickinbottoms
In reply to: Folders are broken
Parent article: Shuttleworth: Unity shell will be default desktop in Ubuntu 11.04 (ars technica)
> The main problem is the "Save As" dialog box; where you have to re-navigate to the folder that you already have open on screen. RiscOS presented it's own "virtual" folder view of the file to save, and you just drag it to where you want to save it.
I agree completely.
As a RiscOS person back in the day I'm surprised that after maybe 20 years there still isn't another implementation that does this on any major desktop that I know of (all the ones on Linux, OSX, Windows). Dragging the new file to an open filer window to put it there feels much more natural.
It would seem possible to have the best of both worlds - what's wrong with having a small icon in the Save As window that would allow you to also do this?
However, I don't miss all the "pling" files and filetypes magic of the RiscOS desktop one bit!
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