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Put dialog box disappears when you click in "Put as:" field (4 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by Hawaii Harrison
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Hawaii Harrison Member

    Log in using FTP or SFTP to a Unix server. Click on Put. Navigate to the desired file and click on it. The filename appears in the "Put as:" field. I want to put the file on the server as a different name, so click in the "Put as:" field. The cursor appears where I pointed, but then the whole Put dialog box immediately slides back up and disappears before I can enter anything!

    This is 100% repeatable. I can see no way to rename the file prior to the Put operation, even though it appears that you intend for this to be possible as it was in previous Fetch versions.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    This is a problem with the current release of Fetch when running on Mac OS X 10.2 (it does not happen on 10.3 or 10.4). We are looking into fixing it.

    Meanwhile, there are two possible workarounds. First, you can use the Tab key to select the text in the "Put as" field, and then type a new name or use the arrow keys to edit the name.

    Or you can upload the file with the old name, and then rename the file iin the Fetch transfer window after it has finished uploading.

    Sorry for the inconvenience,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Hawaii Harrison Member

    Thanks for the workaround. I suddenly realized that the main reason I needed to rename files is that Fetch v4 didn't show hidden files, which are many of the files I routinely upload. So I saved them on the Mac without the leading "." so they would be visible in Fetch and added the dot when uploading. With v5 I can show hidden files so I can save them locally with their full hidden name and upload them without using the "Put as:" field.

    A followup: what does the "Go to:" field in the file selection dialog do? The screen shots of the file selection dialog in the tutorial don't have that field, I can't find any reference to it in the documentation, and its function isn't obvious, at least to me.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    The "Go to" field lets you navigate to a local folder on your hard drive by typing in the path to it, instead of using the browser to find it. For instance, you could type "~/Documents/My Web Files" into the "Go to" field to go to a "My Web Files" folder in your Documents folder.

    The "Go to" field is actually added by the Mac OS, not Fetch, and it is a Mac OS X 10.2-only feature (they removed the field in Mac OS X 10.3). It doesn't show up in the screenshots because we took them in Mac OS X 10.3. But we should mention it in the documentation for 10.2 users, thanks for pointing that out.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 07-05-2005).]

    Posted 9 years ago #

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