Previews for Files and Applications should include full path

Bug #1063519 reported by David Barnett on 2012-10-08
This bug affects 1 person
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Ayatana Design

Bug Description

When I see a File, Folder, or Application in the Dash, there's no way to see the full path. The Preview pane would be the perfect place for it.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Marking Opinion because the 'Open in folder' and 'Open folder' options will both display the file or folder in it's location in the file system, giving the user access to the full path. One of the objectives of the Dash is to move away from a world where users have to care about storage location, so given that this information is available via the 'Open in folder' option I don't think this is something we would want to include.

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Opinion
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Opinion
David Barnett (mu-mind) wrote :

So that's Files and Folders... what about Applications? It's actually Applications I originally had a problem with, since I had a program misbehaving from the dash, wanted to investigate and run from the cli, and had a heck of a time figuring out the actual executable name and path from what little information is in the dash.

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