[Feature Request] Option to show last chosen item when invoking Do

Bug #268300 reported by ces on 2008-09-09
This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description

Would it be possible to have an option to show the last item you worked on, similar to how Launchy works? In Launchy, say I select Firefox and launch it, the next time I invoke Launchy, the Firefox option is still there so I can just use it again if needed, and if I don't need it, it goes away as soon as I start typing and is replaced by whatever I typed. As a feature that doesn't really offer any cons (from a user perspective, since Do would still work the same), but if it is needed, the item is immediately there.

The reason I'm asking for this feature is that sometimes the wrong option is chosen in the second pane (for example, Run instead of Open, which is usually the case) but I forget to change it and just press enter, and nothing happens, and I have to do everything over again, which is a hassle if I was traversing directories, for example. If this feature were enabled, I could just invoke Do again and tab to the action pane to change it quickly. This would also be applicable if you wanted to do multiple actions in succession to the same file, for example, such as rename and then move and then open (just an example). Would this be possible? Thanks!

Changed in do:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Jack Senechal (jacksenechal) wrote :

This is a feature I relied on heavily in Quicksilver, and have missed since switching to Ubuntu/Do

Same situation for me as for Jack Senechal, I miss this feature from Quicksilver.

Tim Hermans (tim-hermans) wrote :

See similar functionality in Quicksilver and Launchy. Much needed!

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