Treat dot & file extension as a separate string [word]

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Forez
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Treat dot & file extension as a separate string [word]

#1 Post by Forez » 28.02.2018, 21:38

I would like the selection inner workings to be adjusted


For example I have a file named >>AAA BBB.txt<<. And I want to copy to the clipboard only the >>BBB<< part. So I click the file with my left mouse button, wait a little, click it the second time with left mouse button- and now after gaining access to the renaming mode I quickly double left click the >>BBB<< part

But what happens? Selection gets extended to the right end of the apparent string: I get >>BBB.txt<< as the selection

I am not a programmer, but this his how I understand it: If FC would check if that dot is the last dot in the filename then it could assume it is the dot separating the actual filename from its extension; and so it would know that the user wants to [most likely] select what happens to be a string of character in the filename. The dot & extension should be only selected if there would be three quick clicks- and if four, the whole filename and extension would be selected


For me the current behavior is really annoying and counter productive. As a result, I either do not use the quick double click in such situation, or have to later on delete the extension that was unwantedly copied
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Zorkoff
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Re: Treat dot & file extension as a separate string [word]

#2 Post by Zorkoff » 01.03.2018, 14:12

Wouldn't it be easier to select the file, press F2, drag the mouse over the BBB and press Ctl-C?

Forez
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Re: Treat dot & file extension as a separate string [word]

#3 Post by Forez » 24.03.2018, 12:18

Zorkoff wrote:
01.03.2018, 14:12
Wouldn't it be easier to select the file, press F2, drag the mouse over the BBB and press Ctl-C?
Easier??? It is neither easier or quicker


You have to use keyboard. Always, because of the F2 step [while CTRL + C can be evoked with mouse from shell menu]. So you cannot do this when like you are laying on the bed with only your wireless mouse

And most of all: you have to precisely select >>BBB<< part, with mouse by dragging the pointer [but stopping before the dot]

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