Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#2114 closed Enhancement (invalid)

Potential user confusion about the add torrent destination folder. Torrent Names are cast in stone.

Reported by: crf Owned by: charles
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: GTK+ Client Version: 1.61
Severity: Minor Keywords:
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Description

Using Transmission GTK, when adding a torrent, you now have the option of selecting the destination folder.

For instance, to reseed a torrent saved in the non-default location, you select a folder containing the torrent's root directory (which will have the torrent's name), rather than choosing the root directory itself.

This is not always intuitive. When starting a new torrent, this likely works as the user expects: it will, for multi-file torrents, normally create a new directory within the folder specified. When reseeding though, users are likely to mistakenly select the root directory itself (which will normally have the torrent's name), rather than choose its parent folder.

Another consequence is that, in addition to the files being named as in the torrent file, the root directory must be the same as the torrent's name.

A lot of potential confusion could be cleared up if Transmission showed the user what it is going to do before it does it.

I suggest, in the Torrent options dialog, to show in the file column, the full path to the file. Or, have it shown when you move the mouse over it. --- (Vuze, for example, allows the user to edit the name and choose the path of each individual file in the torrent, while clearly showing the user the exact path and name of the files being saved. I think this is something Transmission should work towards.)

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by charles

#1220 is related to this ticket.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 12 years ago by charles

Replying to crf:

Another consequence is that, in addition to the files being named as in the torrent file, the root directory must be the same as the torrent's name.

This is a very good point, but it's already got a ticket (#1220).

(Vuze, for example, allows the user to edit the name and choose the path of each individual file in the torrent <snip> I think this is something Transmission should work towards.)

There's not a single sane use case for a user choosing separate paths for each file. This is not something Transmission will work towards.

This is not always intuitive. When starting a new torrent, this likely works as the user expects: it will, for multi-file torrents, normally create a new directory within the folder specified. When reseeding though, users are likely to mistakenly select the root directory itself (which will normally have the torrent's name), rather than choose its parent folder.

This is plausible, but the "0%" values in the progress column are a prominent hint to the reseeding user that the current path isn't the correct one.

I suggest, in the Torrent options dialog, to show in the file column, the full path to the file.

This would confuse, not clarify. We'd have to scroll to see the whole path, so which part would the visible area default to? If the basename, then the problem still exists. If the dirname, then it's harder to choose files' priorities.

Or, have it shown when you move the mouse over it.

This is a better idea, but mouseover text is usually hidden -- or found by accident -- and the "0%" progress is always there.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by charles

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