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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Popup window to rename a filename/folder name Reply with quote

An amazing feature in FreeCommander XE that puzzlingly is not found in any other file manager - when F2 is pressed to rename a file or folder a popup window appears to help rename the item. Really wish TC could emulate this feature - it is executed perfectly in FreeCommander and why I have multiple file managers on my PC....
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sdaughtry,
Do you mean like when pressing F6?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Popup window to rename a filename/folder name Reply with quote

sdaughtry wrote:
[...] a popup window appears to help rename the item.

Help how and with what exactly?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By help I mean the popup window stays onscreen until the OK or CANCEL button is pressed (unlike other programs that terminate editing when the window loses focus). FreeCommander also can separate the filename from the file extension in that popup window for the filename. One additional idea to further enhance what FreeCommander started (but lacks) is a checkbox that, when checked, would Propercase the filename or folder name so you don't have to worry about holding down a shift key while typing.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do you mean like when pressing F6?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see. See Hacker's answer: press F6. And you should try pressing the F6 multiple times (in the copy/move dialog window) to toggle the filename selection, so you don't have to worry about separation of the extension and stuff.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do you mean like when pressing F6?

Maybe you should refrase it to: Do you mean like when pressing F6 - after opening the same folder in both panels.


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And you should try pressing the F6 multiple times (in the copy/move dialog window) to toggle the filename selection, so you don't have to worry about separation of the extension and stuff.

This also works inline with Shift+F6
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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after opening the same folder in both panels

That is not really necessary.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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[...] after opening the same folder in both panels.

This is optional since you can just start typing, thus replacing the target path.

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This also works inline with Shift+F6

Yes, I know that F5, F6 and Shift+F6 can be used that way. I specifically mentioned F6 because it's about this dialog/function, and to not make it more complicated.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F2 is the Windows standard hotkey to rename a file or folder... not F5 / Shift-F5 / F6 (or pressing a function key multiple times).

I still prefer the way that FreeCommander handles this common task; I recommend you download that free application and see it operate firsthand... maybe then you'll see why I recommended this small interface tweak to TC. I rename hundreds of files a week; when I have to perform this task I always close TC and fire up FreeCommander...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I recommend you download that free application and see it operate firsthand... maybe then you'll see why I recommended this small interface tweak to TC

Well, perhaps you could describe what you'd like changed instead of everyone dowloading and running another program.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sdaughtry wrote:
F2 is the Windows standard hotkey to rename a file or folder... not F5 / Shift-F5 / F6 (or pressing a function key multiple times).

Options > Misc > Redefine hotkeys: Select F2 from the dropdown menu and assign cm_RenameSingleFile the get the same renaming feature as in Explorer and TC (in-place rename). You can also assign cm_MoveOnly to get the same dialog you get with F6 in TC - which is probably closer to what you want. Press the green check mark when done before closing the settings dialog.

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I recommend you download that free application and see it operate firsthand... maybe then you'll see why I recommended this small interface tweak to TC.

Well, I prefer the TC way. But I can see the advantage of a separate window so that switching window focus doesn't abort renaming. Which is why we said that you should try F6 on a file.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I recommend you download that free application and see it operate firsthand... maybe then you'll see why I recommended this small interface tweak to TC

Well, perhaps you could describe what you'd like changed instead of everyone dowloading and running another program.

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Hacker - I guess we will agree to disagree... I thought my 2nd post was pretty clear what interface change I wanted (and thought would be beneficial to th eTC community).. and then provided everyone with the means to see that interface in action...

I will do as I've been doing for several years... keep multiple file management tools installed and use them for different tasks

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I thought my 2nd post was pretty clear what interface change I wanted

Well, since what you described in your 2nd post is already implemented in TC I still wonder what you feel is missing.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hacker - IMO, what I am wanting is not 'already implemented' in TC... that is why I took the effort to create the initial post and then apparently waste more of my time debating with you on this topic.

You know, several years ago I asked for a behavioral change in TC and got reamed for it on this forum. I see nothing has changed within the 'TC Elite'... which is a shame.

Please forget I ever asked for this GUI change. I will continue using one of the two other file management tools I have on my PC for this task... bye.
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