BACK vs. PARENT Directory Selection #19

Bill-MI opened this Issue May 29, 2012 · 2 comments


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Bill-MI commented May 29, 2012

This is surely a feature request. By Nautilus 2.30.1 this little nuisance had not been remedied. The first time I used Nautilus 3 I immediately noticed they finally fixed it. But Caja remains the same as Nautilus 2, of course.

The goal is easy navigation by keyboard-only. Go to a large directory, like /etc. PgDn, Up/DnArrow to rc0.d. Press Enter and you're in /etc/rc0.d.

Navigate back to /etc using either the BACK button or the keyboard equivalent: Alt+LeftArrow. What is now the selected directory? Ideally it would be rc0.d ready to Up/DnArrow in the neighborhood of rc0.d. But it's not... it's reset, inconveniently, way back at the top. This is not a good place to be.

Strangely, the view is at rc0.d but the selection is what counts.

But... the "Open Parent Directory" (keyboard: Ctrl+Up) does take you to /etc with rc0.d nicely selected. This is a poor workaround for general Forward/Back navigation as it keeps adding entries,

I suspect BACK was always supposed to work like PARENT but Nautilus never quite got it right until version 3. Here's hoping Caja can catch up.

@stefano-k stefano-k was assigned Feb 24, 2013

Done 4d06093

@stefano-k stefano-k closed this Feb 24, 2013
Bill-MI commented Feb 24, 2013

Kudos! The keyboard navigators of the world thank you.

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