[Pkg-mc-devel] on our way to 4.8.1-2

Dmitry Smirnov onlyjob at member.fsf.org
Tue Feb 28 13:52:55 UTC 2012

Hi Andreas,

Many thanks for upload.

On Tuesday 28 February 2012 23:54:54 Andreas Tille wrote:
> > Yesterday I tried if for the very first time and found it uncomfortable.
> Just for the sake of interest and totally unrelated to the packaging:
> For what purpose you are using the <left> and <right> key otherwise if
> not set to "lynx-like" motion?  All people I showed this feature really
> liked it and thus you are the first one who dislikes I'm just wondering
> whether I might have missed a better use for these keys.

I think I'm just a bit old-fashioned because for me it takes a while to adapt 
to new workflow, especially if I'm busy with other things.

I have few habits like having terminal window with many tabs so I switch 
between them using shift+[left|right] arrows. If current window have mc, which 
is quite usual, I may accidentally switch directory if I didn't press shift 
button. Another case is when panels are not hidden but command is there - this 
makes behaviour a bit inconsistent: left-right arrows will only change 
directory when nothing is typed.
To me lynx-like motion makes it too easy to change directory accidentally.

I think it might be quite handy for those who get used to it but personally I 
need some time to play with it before I'll be able to keep it on.
(It's rather cool to quickly get out of deep trees though)

Having said that it is worth mentioning that many things I consider very 
helpful in my everyday work was once uncomfortable when first tried. :)

> Thanks for your work on this

I'm very glad to do it. It's great to feel this work is useful. :)

Thank you for your help.

All the best,

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