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

Andreas Tille andreas at an3as.eu
Tue Feb 28 14:17:08 UTC 2012

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 12:52:55AM +1100, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
> 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.

Well, this boils down to "something unexpected will happen if I'm
pressing other keys than intended". :-)

> 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.

Which is very convinient because I usually want to edit the command line
if there is something typed - otherwise I want to navigate.  So for me
this is definitely a feature.

> To me lynx-like motion makes it too easy to change directory accidentally.

It makes changing directory even more easy intentionally! ;-)
> 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. :)

Sure.  So as I said:  Keep on the nice packaging work without regarding
my personal preference settings (you will get used to it anyway ;-)).

> > Thanks for your work on this
> I'm very glad to do it. It's great to feel this work is useful. :)

More than this.  Not only very useful but heavily needed.
Kind regards



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