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Find and open a remote file (v5.0.1) annoyances (5 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by RUAdmin
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • RUAdmin Member

    Two (2) annoying issues:
    1) if you type a letter on an open window to a remote area, it highlights the first entry, similar to what might be expected. However, the ONLY way to open a folder is to double-click it? CMD/APPLE-O tries to open a local file and RETURN/ENTER tries to rename it...grrr!
    2) If you have a list of item longer than the screen is high, and type a letter to get an item highlighted, then it appears at the VERY bottom of the list. HOWEVER, when you double-click it, the list POPS upwards and MANY items become selected and start downloading - ARGH!
    I have to CLOSE the connection and CONFIRM -or- QUIT Fetch altogether to stop it...

    Just some feedback and hopefully this will be fixed in a very soon version.
    ;^)

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • RUAdmin Member

    "first entry" means the first entry starting with said letter (or combo of letters if you type fast!)

    Also, these two issues persist through v5.0.5...

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Originally posted by RUAdmin:

    Two (2) annoying issues:
    1) if you type a letter on an open window to a remote area, it highlights the first entry, similar to what might be expected. However, the ONLY way to open a folder is to double-click it? CMD/APPLE-O tries to open a local file and RETURN/ENTER tries to rename it...grrr!

    Once you've selected a folder in Fetch 5, you can open a folder with the keyboard by typing Command-Down arrow. This is one of the ways you can open folders in the Finder. We decided to change Return/Enter to rename the file to be consistent with the Finder as well.

    2) If you have a list of item longer than the screen is high, and type a letter to get an item highlighted, then it appears at the VERY bottom of the list. HOWEVER, when you double-click it, the list POPS upwards and MANY items become selected and start downloading - ARGH!
    I have to CLOSE the connection and CONFIRM -or- QUIT Fetch altogether to stop it...

    We're aware of this bug, and unfortunately it appears to be an Apple bug. We are looking into possible workarounds and have reported it to Apple. In the meantime, using the keyboard shortcut I mentioned above should avoid the problem.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • RUAdmin Member

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    Once you've selected a folder in Fetch 5, you can open a folder with the keyboard by typing Command-Down arrow. This is one of the ways you can open folders in the Finder. We decided to change Return/Enter to rename the file to be consistent with the Finder as well.
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    Sounds reasonable enough, though I'd expect the same Apple/Finder logic would lead you to mirroring CMD-O to open? I can live with another key command, though. I hate using the mouse and it's nice to know there's way!
    ;^)

    As for the list bug, at least it's known and in Apple's queue - thanks for the follow-up!

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Unlike the Finder, Fetch can create documents that are specific to the Fetch application - you can save shortcuts, shortcut lists, and Mirror window setups as documents. So Command-O and "Open" are used to provide a way to open those files from within the application.

    The Finder doesn't have any documents that belong to the Finder application - they all belong to some other application - so it's free to use Command-O for something else.

    But we realize it can also be confusing, and we'll take your feedback into consideration. Thanks!

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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