Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#5608 assigned Enhancement

File renaming in torrent properties

Reported by: pakanek Owned by: mike.dld
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 2.82
Severity: Normal Keywords: properties, files, rename, mouse, click



as with older versions of GTK client, I've tried this:

  1. start some torrent from browser
  2. wait until it is downloaded
  3. double click on torrent in main window which opens torrent properties window
  4. switch to tab "Files"
  5. double click on file

In previous versions this procedure opened file using program to handle particular file type. In newer version (2.82), clicking on file name tries to rename file instead. You have to double click on file icon which is rather small (16x16 pixels).

I would like to point out that renaming file isn't action expected upon single or double click (at least for me) and renaming torrent file is easier than opening it. Opening file should be easier since it is more common than file renaming.

Background: This is especially confusing if you are using Transmission under Gnome where file manager (Nautilus) has same behaviour for opening files as previous version of GTK Transmission client.

I would like to suggest to make file renaming on "Files" tab in "Properties" window either through context menu on right click or using standard key shortcut for file renaming which tends to be <F2> (<F6> in MC-like file managers) and allow file opening by double click on file name (string).

Thank you

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by jdhoek

I ran into this UX issue as well after updating Transmission. I too would suggest mapping the rename file functionality to F2 and reverting to using double click to open the file, that feels much more intuitive.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by MarioMey

I registered only to comment this request, because I'm on Ubuntu-Mate 14.04 and the behaviour is the same. I would like to open the file when double-clicking, instead of renaming it.

I don't know the exact working of a torrent, but what would it happen if I rename a file that it is being shared?

Mate is a fork of Gnome, and its file manager, Caja, is a fork of Nautilus.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by mike.dld

  • Owner changed from jordan to mike.dld
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by mike.dld

  • Component changed from GTK+ Client to Transmission

Implemented for Qt client in r14557. Will do GTK+ part once I dig into it (patches are welcome).

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