Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#1516 closed Enhancement (wontfix)

Cmd+Down with selected torrent to open it

Reported by: malesca Owned by: livings124
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Mac Client Version: 1.40
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description

Would be nice of Cmd+Down with a selected torrent opened it, like Cmd+Down in Finder.

Similarly Cmd+Up could open its dir, though this seems less useful.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by malesca

  • Component changed from Transmission to Mac Client
  • Owner set to livings124

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by livings124

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

The ability to open files from within Transmission will not be added, as this leads to the potential of modifying the data while still seeding.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by malesca

Makes sense, thanks.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by malesca

I've been thinking about this more.

If this has been discussed at length already, could you let me know where?

I very rarely, if ever, edit torrented files, other than perhaps renaming them after I'm done seeding. But being able to open files directly doesn't affect renaming. "Reveal in Finder" would be more likely to be followed by a rename.

Some things I might use an open command for: open a movie file in a movie player, open an archive (which will unpack without removing the archive), mount a DMG, open a directory, open a single song (which iTunes will copy, leaving the original intact even if the metadata is modified).

I think it'd be pretty rare that someone would open a file and then modify it. Do you have such use cases, or know of anyone that does?

There are of course some cases, likely rare, where someone would open a file and then modify it. But they could do this equally well by revealing the file in Finder, then opening it and modifying it.

I also don't think being able to open files directly from Transmission would affect whether or not I open them before seeding is complete. If I want to see a movie file, I will currently reveal it and then open it. Getting rid of that intermediate step would be nice, but I don't think it would change how I treat downloaded files. So blocking this feature may only complicate a common task, without any actual benefits.

Would you reconsider?

comment:5 follow-up: Changed 12 years ago by livings124

Opening a song in itunes modifies it automatically (in many cases), and most users don't have it set to copy. Sure, in most cases opening won't cause harm, but adding one more step (reveal in finder) before being able to open a file I think is a fair tradeoff.

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 12 years ago by malesca

Replying to livings124:

Opening a song in itunes modifies it automatically (in many cases), and most users don't have it set to copy. Sure, in most cases opening won't cause harm, but adding one more step (reveal in finder) before being able to open a file I think is a fair tradeoff.

Thanks for replying.

If the only/biggest case against this feature is a single song, consider:

  1. It's probably a very small subset of all torrents. Especially since it would have to be only a song file, without an accompanying README/credit TXT/whatever, which seem common.
  1. Even if they're modified, single songs are typically really small files, so they often finish seeding really quickly, perhaps before you get around to opening them. And smaller files means adding it again for seeding if you messed up doesn't take long. Even giving them special treatment (opening in some special way, or just revealing, or refusing with a message) seems like it may be acceptable. I don't think that'd be necessary, though.

And again, I think the added step probably doesn't prevent files from being opened, just makes the process a little more complex.

I think being able to open files directly would be useful enough a feature that if this is the only/strongest argument against, I don't see that it should prevent it.

I realize you wouldn't want to spend time implementing this if you don't miss the feature yourself, but if I can convince you to un-wontfix it, someone else that wants it could.

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by livings124

The disadvantage (corrupt data) significantly outweighs the benefit (2 clicks instead of 1). It is not happening for that VERY SIGNIFICANT reason.

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