[linux-elitists] Re: GNOME > you

Jay Sulzberger jays@panix.com
Sat Jan 3 09:03:41 PST 2004

On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, Jeff Waugh <jdub@perkypants.org> wrote:

> <quote who="Jay Sulzberger">
> > > Not sure this one would fly; renaming on the label shows the full name
> > > selected before you start changing it, avoids having a dialogue, and
> > > gives the impression of direct manipulation.
> >
> > It is often important that the old name be conveniently available for
> > inspection, copying, storage, commentary, etc. throughout rename time.
> > For me it is important almost every time I do a rename.
> The old name is *immediately* available. When you rename, the old name is
> there in full, selected for editing. You needn't start typing over the
> selection - you can move around and modify what's already there.
> - Jeff

But when I make a mistake and lose a part of the old name which is hard to
remember, or at least easier to copy than remember and retype, your IO
protocol makes things inconvenient and the task at hand hard, not


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