renaming the file being worked on

Bug #1112697 reported by Damien on 2013-02-01
This bug affects 4 people
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Bug Description

    I just found out that you could rename a file by double-clicking on the tab. I was trying to find a renaming option by right-clicking on the tab, thinking if it was possible a menu would show indicating what options I would have. It was only while writing a bug report suggesting for this option that it occured to me that I should try double-clicking.

    Double click is fine but is rarely used in elementary. In fact I can't think of any double-click maneuver in the OS apart from the "open/save as" box which is an inconsistent remnant of Ubuntu/gnome.

    I propose that the double-click should be changed to a single click on the already selected tab and/or a context menu (with only one entry?).

Changed in scratch:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 1.2
Changed in scratch:
milestone: 2.0 → 2.1
Changed in scratch:
milestone: 2.0.1 → 2.1

I think a right click would be more elementary.

Cody Garver (codygarver) wrote :

Needs design input?

Changed in scratch:
milestone: isis-beta1 → isis-beta2
assignee: nobody → elementary UX Team (elementary-design)
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

Yeah I agree with OP, having it in the context menu would be discoverable. Also FWIW, since Scratch switched to DN the double-click behavior doesn't work anymore.

Changed in scratch:
assignee: elementary UX Team (elementary-design) → nobody
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2014-08-09
Changed in scratch:
milestone: freya-beta2 → 3.0
Damian Czaja (trojan295) on 2014-11-12
Changed in scratch:
assignee: nobody → Damian Czaja (trojan295)
Damian Czaja (trojan295) on 2014-11-13
Changed in scratch:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Damian Czaja (trojan295) wrote :

I think about how should the user input the new filename. I don't see a possibility in DynamicNotebook/Tab to make the tab name editable, what I think, would be the best option. The second option is to show a dialog, where the user can input a new name.
What you think about that? Have you any other ideas?

Damian Czaja (trojan295) on 2014-11-28
Changed in scratch:
assignee: Damian Czaja (trojan295) → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Suraj Patil (srjptl2050) wrote :

I would like to work on this bug, I am a little new to Vala so would need some help along the way

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