sane defaults

David Faure faure at
Tue Jan 18 18:12:23 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 18 January 2005 18:54, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 January 2005 18:22, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > This wouldn't be the case if we would have a "parent directory" item in the
> > file views (formerly known as "..").
> Yes, I think that would make navigation easier, wouldn't it? Especially in the 
> file-dialog you need to move the mouse quite a bit to go a directory up.... 
> and with keyboard only it's not straightforward at all.

I think that showing a ".." directory is an outdated (xfm) concept which leads
to all sorts of trouble. You can select ".." and delete it together with the rest
of the files? You can move ".." to another directory?
And it's really not obvious what ".." is to most people (non-unix-geeks).
IMHO a modern filemanager/filedialog shouldn't show ".."

David Faure, faure at, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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