Dash - rename files in the dash

Reported by AJenbo on 2010-10-28
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This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Medium
John Lea
Unity
Medium
Unassigned
unity-lens-files
Medium
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned
unity-lens-files (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

There is no way to rename (a common action for files) files from the files and folders pane.

This could be done either as a right click (context menu) function, or a slow double click on the file name.

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Desired solution

- When a file that can be renamed is selected in the Dash, pressing "F2" should make the file name editable by opening a inline file edit in a similar style to the Nautilus inline file name edit box. Pressing ENTER or RETURN or moving the focus should fix the name change. Pressing ESC should cancel the name change.

- This should apply to all files with editable names e.g. files and folders in the file lens, mp3 files in the music lens, video files in the video lens, etc...

- If a item which does not have a editable name is selected, pressing F2 should do nothing.

- Contact Rosie or Otto for the visual assets showing exactly how the inline file edit box should appear.

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

It's more or less related to bug #662658 where the designer will have some input to get a better file place management. As a workaround, you can add nautilus to your launcher (it will be there by default in Natty).

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-21
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
AJenbo (ajenbo) on 2011-02-21
summary: - [wishlist] renaming and other file contect actions from the files and
+ [wishlist] renaming and other file context actions from the files and
folders pane
summary: - [wishlist] renaming and other file context actions from the files and
- folders pane
+ [wishlist] rename files in the dash

I made this bug just about renaming as deleting is tackled in bug #662658

description: updated
Ingo Gerth (igerth) wrote :

This is more or less related to #667323, "'open with' missing in files lens", in the sense that it asks for advanced file management features for the files lense.

Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in unity-lens-files:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-05-17
description: updated
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
description: updated
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in unity-lens-files:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
tags: added: udp
summary: - [wishlist] rename files in the dash
+ Dash - rename files in the dash
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-08-19
Changed in unity-lens-files:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-08-21
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Wishlist → Medium
Changed in unity-lens-files:
importance: Wishlist → Medium
Changed in unity:
importance: Wishlist → Medium
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Wishlist → Medium
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-09-14
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → none
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-09-14
tags: added: exbacklog
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-15
Changed in unity-lens-files (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
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