when dragging some files around, have a place to drag the files into to create a new folder

Bug #1115700 reported by Harvey Cabaguio on 2013-02-04
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
In Progress
Jeremy Wootten

Bug Description

The workflow of making a new folder before selecting the files you want to put into that folder doesn't make sense to me, I think it should be the other way around. So I had this idea when you have a bunch of files selected and then you can just drag them to a "new folder" icon at the beginning of the list/icon view.

Changed in pantheon-files:
assignee: nobody → elementary UX Team (elementary-design)
jmikelf (jmikelf) wrote :

My friend, that's a brilliant idea.

Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2013-02-10
Changed in pantheon-files:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → 0.2
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2013-05-13
Changed in pantheon-files:
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: elementary UX Team (elementary-design) → nobody
Jeremy Wootten (jeremywootten) wrote :

In the linked branch, you can drag selected files and drop onto the background to get a context menu that includes the option "Merge into Folder". Although this does not use a "New Folder" icon to drop onto, it has virtually the same effect.

It is not clear where a "New Folder" icon would be put and it would be against Elementary policy to clutter the interface with new icons unnecessarily.

Changed in pantheon-files:
assignee: nobody → Jeremy Wootten (jeremywootten)
Changed in pantheon-files:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Zisu Andrei (matzipan) on 2016-11-06
Changed in pantheon-files:
milestone: feature-future → juno-beta1
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