[Digikam-users] Dragging images from digikam album view to Nautilus removes the original
shino at panix.com
Fri Apr 23 15:37:54 BST 2010
OK, have 1.2.0 installed now, thanks for the heads up.
The behavior is the same--dragging image from album to nautilus will
remove the original.
I can appreciate KDE/Gnome incompatibilities as being potentially
responsible for this behavior, but don't you agree that it would be
better if in a mixed environment the behavior on both sides should be
the consevative action? In this case, if it's not clear if the action
is a "move" or "copy" then do the copy, and not do the deletion? I'm a
programmer from way back, but I won't try to pretend I understand the
protocol between apps when drag and drops happen. I think it would be
nice, however, if a program could be "defensive" and have the final say
over whether it's supposed to delete content, regardless of what another
app is asking it to do.
Practicality, I think, should tell us that what I did (drag an object
from digikam album to nautilus) is probably pretty commonplace. Most
users don't really know or care about KDE/Gnome environments.
Furthermore, I think people who are going to drag from digikam to a USB
drive are not going to expect the original to be deleted. In fact, I
have a bit of the heebie-jeebies thinking about possible images I might
have dragged and accidentally deleted in the past.
Do you guys define this as a bug? If so, I'll be happy to fill in a bug
report or whatever.
On 04/23/2010 09:44 AM, Aditya Bhatt wrote:
> Same here.
> Nautilus is not KDE material and doesn't present a context menu for
> "move" or "copy". I guess the default behavior for nautilus is to
> move, then.
> On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 7:01 PM, Gilles Caulier
> <caulier.gilles at gmail.com <mailto:caulier.gilles at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Do not use an old beta5. use last digikam stable 1.2.0
> Gilles Caulier
> 2010/4/23 Rei Shinozuka <shino at panix.com <mailto:shino at panix.com>>:
> > i'm used to dragging images from digikam album view to
> thunderbird or to
> > web uploads and it never disturbs the original contents of the
> > when i wanted to copy some images to a thumbdrive to show someone, i
> > dragged the images there, and after half a dozen images, i
> noticed they
> > were being deleted from the album. i restored them, but had i not
> > noticed, this could have been unfortunate. i was surprised (to
> say the
> > least) that the drag and drop action from digikam album to
> nautilus was
> > a move rather than a copy. i tend to expect a drag and drop to any
> > removable media to be interpreted as a copy.
> > i do notice when dragging images from one album to another in
> > the app gives you the option to "move" or "copy" which is great.
> > when dragging from nautilus to digikam you get that choice.
> > is there a way to configure that dragging images from albumview to
> > nautilus (or some other app) doesn't ever delete the original?
> > digikam: Version 1.0.0-beta5 Using KDE 4.2.4 (KDE 4.2.4)
> > nautilus: 2.26.2
> > ubuntu 9.04
> > kernel: 2.6.28-18-generic
> > thanks much!
> > -rei
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