Filecontainer not refreshed automatically / no drag and drop

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Filecontainer not refreshed automatically / no drag and drop

#1 Post by thomas_wei » 30.09.2016, 08:08

Hi,

when I use a filecontainer the content is not refreshed automatically like is done in a normal tab.
Is there an option to change that a fileconatiner is also refreshed automatically hwen something has changed?
Or is that not supported yet?

Furthermore:
Drag and drop is also not supported in a filecontainer tab?

Furthermore 2:
Filecontainer is a great tool, but with drag and drop and automatic refresh it would be better!




(using FreeCommander XE 2016 Build 728 32-bit donor)
Thanks a lot for your support!
Best regards
Thomas

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Re: Filecontainer not refreshed automatically / no drag and

#2 Post by NumberOne » 06.10.2016, 23:39

I don't use file containers (stopped using em long time ago) so I cannot help you. :roll:

I don't like the concept nor its implementation, in my personal work-flow I got too often confused,
as I tend to close tabs, to cut a long story short, file containers just don't feel right (for me).

a better, more modern approach would be, as you would probably suggest, via drag & drop into a dedicated space not a tab!
locate it somewhere in the left bottom for instance, so users could simply drag & drop their files and folders there
and get immediately a visual feed-back.

this is how other FM implement that feature, it's called mini scrap in one case.
maybe one day the author will substitute file containers with something better. :wink:

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Re: Filecontainer not refreshed automatically / no drag and

#3 Post by Marek » 09.10.2016, 07:51

No problem with drag&drop.
Full auto refresh in the container is not possible. Currently it is broken if remove files from container (fixed for the next release).

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Re: Filecontainer not refreshed automatically / no drag and

#4 Post by thomas_wei » 09.10.2016, 12:41

Hello Marek,

thanks for your reply, but I do not understand it in detail!

You say "no problem with drag&drop".
I say drag&drop does work only in one direction: Into the filecontainer but not from the filecontainer to another location within freecommander or otuside freecommander.

Auto refresh: Why is it not possible like it is in a normal tab?
Thanks a lot for your support!
Best regards
Thomas

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Re: Filecontainer not refreshed automatically / no drag and

#5 Post by Marek » 09.10.2016, 19:01

Drag&drop works here in both direction.
When the auto refresh does not work for you?

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Re: Filecontainer not refreshed automatically / no drag and

#6 Post by Dreamer » 09.10.2016, 21:39

I don't use file containers too much, especially after adding the Queue feature, I think I have already reported some of the issues...

- Drag&drop from file container panel to the other panel (normal or container), or to desktop doesn't work here.
- Drag&drop from file container panel to the other panel - non-container, doesn't work, but it works with a little trick, when you press and hold the Ctrl key before you drag, Copy works - and if you release the Ctrl before you drop the folder, it's changed to Move and this works too, but auto-refresh doesn't work, manual refresh does work.

- Copy or move the file/folder from file container to the other panel with container doesn't work even with the splitter buttons/F5/F6, "operation is not supported".
- Copy the folder or file from container to other panel/non-container (F5) works good.
- Move the file from container to other panel/non-container (F6) works, auto-refresh works either.
- Move the folder from container to other panel/non-container (F6) works, but the empty folder stay in the original location and in the left panel/file container, auto-refresh doesn't work, and even after manual refresh it's there, even if it was moved to different location.

- Removing the item using the remove button works, but auto-refresh doesn't work (sometimes it works).

Tested with build 729 x64, Win10 x64, non default settings, FC copy/move operations, NC mode, single click options, blocking transfer ON.

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Re: Filecontainer not refreshed automatically / no drag and

#7 Post by thomas_wei » 10.10.2016, 15:06

Thanks Dreamer for this detailed list.
Hoping Marek can solve these problems in next buil!
Thanks a lot for your support!
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Thomas

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Re: Filecontainer not refreshed automatically / no drag and

#8 Post by Marek » 10.10.2016, 20:18

Drag&drop is broken for "Use blocking transfer..." option.

All problems solved for the next release.

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Re: Filecontainer not refreshed automatically / no drag and

#9 Post by NumberOne » 12.10.2016, 20:48

same function, this time a visually modern implementation, hand-crafted using a medieval C++ version
as temp. scrap pane incarnation (BTW, no tabs were harmed :lol: )
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Re: Filecontainer not refreshed automatically / no drag and

#10 Post by Dreamer » 20.10.2016, 19:18

Most bugs have been fixed in 730, thanks, Marek.

There are few issues in 730 though:

- drag the file to file container (copy)
- drag the ffile from container to other panel, folder (non-container) (move)
= file is moved, but it's not removed from file container
- manual refresh works

- drag the folder to file container (copy)
- drag the folder from container to other panel, folder (non-container) (move)
= folder is moved, but it's not removed from file container
- now (double)click the folder in container
= "An error occurred" dialog is displayed, always
- manual refresh works

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#11 Post by Dreamer » 05.12.2016, 00:34

- drag the folder to file container (copy)
- drag the folder from container to other panel, folder (non-container) (move)
= folder is moved, but it's not removed from file container
- now (double)click the folder in container
= "An error occurred" dialog is displayed, always
Fixed/changed in 731, no error dialog, Explorer window is opened instead.

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