Should be able to select files with lasso instead of rectangle

Bug #174082 reported by Endolith on 2007-12-05
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

It should be possible to select files by drawing a lasso around them, instead of holding down Ctrl while drawing a bunch of rectangles. Often you want to select a block of icons, but not a few in either corner. So this requires you to drag 3 or 4 rectangles when it would be easier to just outline the ones you want. Also would be easier to grasp for the less technically-inclined.

The line that you draw should be simplified as you draw it, on the order of the size of the icons, so as not to be all messy, and it should be possible to "backtrack". If you draw backwards within a certain width of the line you already drew, it will erase it, so as to de-select something you accidentally went around.

Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → New
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for send this upstream.

Changed in nautilus:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Incomplete
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

upstream has been asking some details about the goal of such changes, could you maybe comment on the GNOME bug?

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody


Changed in nautilus:
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
Changed in nautilus:
status: Won't Fix → Invalid
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Invalid → Expired
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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