#291 Select prev folder

closed-fixed
None
5
2014-01-01
2013-05-28
Anonymous
No

When you doubleclick and go into a folder, and you go back to the upper folder, the previous folder is selected.

(So you can see fast where the folder was and do the action you want, eg remove the empty folder)

Discussion

  • kla
    kla
    2013-09-19

    This is a "me too" comment: I would also be very happy about such a feature.

     
  • This feature is implemented in current GIT sources for LibFM and PCManFM.
    Thank you very much.

     
    • assigned_to: nobody --> lstranger
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     
  • kla
    kla
    2014-02-03

    I use the current git sources of LibFM and PCManFM and if I double-click a folder and then go back to the parent folder, the previous folder is not selected. So for me it seems like the feature is not implemented. Am I doing something wrong?

    I use git://pcmanfm.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/pcmanfm/pcmanfm and git://pcmanfm.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/pcmanfm/libfm

     
  • Have you enabled this feature in the Preferences dialog? :)

     
  • kla
    kla
    2014-02-03

    I had not enabled this feature in the preferences dialog, sorry. Maybe it makes sense to enable the setting by default? It is enabled by default in the file managers I can remember (Windows Explorer, Nautilus, Krusader).

     
  • The good way to maintain application between versions is to keep the behavior the same. Some users may depend on it. Even if old behavior is not the best, it should be kept except for cases when it leads to problems (well, it is a bug then so fixing that bug means changing the behavior). If you think some default behavior should be changed then feel free to start a discussion in the LXDE mailing list. Thank you very much.