[Digikam-users] Can drag/drop copy rather than move?

Remco Viƫtor remco.vietor at wanadoo.fr
Thu Nov 26 10:01:31 GMT 2015

On Thursday 26 November 2015 10:09:34 Gilles Caulier wrote:
> 2015-11-26 9:22 GMT+01:00 Andreas Mair <amair.sob at gmail.com>:
> > Hi!
> >
> > 2015-11-25 9:30 GMT+01:00 Anders Kamf <digikam at kamf.se>:
> > > My humble opinion is that it is far too easy to accidently move 
> > out
> > > of the collection.
> >
> > +1000
> > IMHO "move" is OK if destination is inside DigiKam's pictures folders,
> > but should definitely be disabled or have a confirm dialog if
> > destination is for example dolphin.
> >
> In this condition, the target place (dolphin) manage the way to show the
> dialog or not.
> In other word, digiKam do not have any feedback of the drop place to show
> warning or not. This is delegate to target application...
> Gilles Caulier

If I understood drag&drop correctly, it's the *source* application that 
decides about deletion (after a move). So at least Digikam should be able 
to ask confirmation before deleting files. And to be safe, if the target is 
unknown, such a confirmation should be asked, even if the drop is within  
Digikam's picture folders (as you said, Digikam can't know where the files 
are dropped in such a case).

On the other hand, if the move is within Digikam, the target application is 
known, so the confirmation could be skipped in that special case. For those 
who like to live dangerously, it might be possible to add an option "do not 
show this dialog again".


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