D&D – Can't go back to 'project page' after d&d file into purple area

Bug #1093803 reported by Thibaut Brandscheid
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Bug Description

What I did:
- opened Novacut
- double clicked on my test Project (0 files)
- d&d a file into the purple area

What I expected would happen:
I thought that dragging a file into the purple area would add the file to the project or ask me if I wish to add the file to the project.

What happened instead:
Novacut played the video file I dragged on it. I couldn't figurer out how to get back to the 'project page'. Novacut >>has focus<<, but none of the keys I pressed (ESC, q, double clicked it, CTRL+c, CTRL+w, CTRL+q) let me quit and go back to the “project page”. I missed a button, a UI element that I could click, indicating: “hey ,this way to go back to the project page”.

ProblemType: UX Problem
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: novacut 12.11.0-0~raring [origin: LP-PPA-novacut-stable]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.7.0-7.15-generic 3.7.0
Uname: Linux 3.7.0-7-generic x86_64
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python3.3
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all

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Matteo Ronchetti (mttronchetti) wrote :

Thank you for telling us about this bug!
There is nothing that handles external D&D in novacut so it opens the video
The only way you have to go back now is trough the right click menu
I know we should allow users to add files directly in a project but novacut works together with dmedia and when you drop a video inside novacut what should happen should it create a new dmedia project with the same name of the novacut project and put the video there?

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Thibaut Brandscheid (k1au3-is-37) wrote :

I think the file should be added to the existing dmedia project, thats what the user intent is when dropping a file into a Novacut project. I'm a Novacut n00b, so if it makes more sense - workflow wise - to create a new dmedia project, create a new one.

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