Patrick Boutilier wrote, On 02/28/2010 07:43 AM:
On 02/28/2010 12:00 AM, Gene Smith wrote:
>>> When you rename a file...
>> I don't have the renaming problem. When I select a file to rename, the
>> the '.' is highlighted and I can click anywhere within to type and then I
>> or delete to remove the portions of the old filename. Pressing delete wipes out
>> highlighted part and I can just start typing a new name. When I want to change
>> suffix after the '.', I have to move the cursor over; it doesn't get
> What you describe pretty much works for me too. However, this is what I
> am doing when I see the behavior:
> Try to rename file from tmp05_ref-mod.c to tmp05_ref-mod-works.c
> 1. Select (highlight) tmp05_ref-mod.c
> 2. Press F2
> 3. Press right-arrow then left-arrow (positions cursor before the dot).
> 4. Type the dash "-". At this point only "mod-.c becomes visible;
> the "annoyance".
> 5. type "works" and hit enter
> 6. tmp05_ref-mod-works.c is now completely visible.
> The surprise is what I see in step 4 in that all before "mod" shifts to
> the left and out of sight while I type "-works". I renamed a lot of
> files in kde 2,3,4 and don't remember seeing this pre 4.4.
> I think the difference is that the rename "box" or outline does not
> occupy the full width of the "Name" field but is the same width as the
> original name. So when you type more chars into it, the left-shift
> occurs to accommodate the longer name in the original length box.
Works fine here. In step 4 when I press right-arrow the cursor is
already before the dot (no need for left-arrow). Start typing and
I think you mean step 3. When I press right-arrow, it just removes the
highlighting. (If I just start typing the highlighted text disappears,
of course.) After pressing right-arrow, the cursor is to the right of
the dot, so I have to hit left-arrow to bring it back to its original
place. Then I start typing and the shift occurs.
(Actually, a left arrow/right arrow has the same effect.)
The size of the rename box here seems to adjust itself to the length of
the file's name. For example the size of the rename box is bigger for a
fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffftmp05_ref-mod.c than it
is for tmp05_ref-mod.c
But if your original file name were f.c, the rename box would be very
small. And as you rename it to ffffffffffffffffffff.c it would not grow
and you would never see the full long file name while you are typing
(until you hit return).
I thought maybe this depended on the view mode (icon vs. detailed)
and/or whether double or single click to open is set. Trying different
settings for these didn't matter.
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