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Old 02-06-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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transparent file (ubuntu)


Hello,

I'm using ubuntu 9.10.
I was wondering if it is possible to make a file/directory transparent when it is 'cut', like it is in Windows. I'm used to it and I find it quite useful.

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Old 02-06-2010, 10:57 AM   #2
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What do you mean? What's "transparent" file/directory? Do you mean symbolic links?
 
Old 02-06-2010, 11:09 AM   #3
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If you've ever used a 'cut' in Windows, you should know what i'm talking about.
I'm not sure what a symbolic link is, but I don't think that's it.
I just mean that when you do a file or directory cut in windows, the appearence (icon) of the file or directory changes a little bit, and becomes a little bit more transparent, and I was wondering if it is possible to achieve the same effect with linux.
(and by the way, the same effect is applied to hidden files/directories when they are forced to be displayed)

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Old 02-06-2010, 11:18 AM   #4
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I've used Windows for a bazillion years, and I have no clue what you mean by "cut". Where is it? menus? rt-click with the mouse? terminal command?
 
Old 02-06-2010, 11:21 AM   #5
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"cut" is like "copy" in copy and paste, but the original gets deleted once you paste. If you've never seen it then you probably never clicked the right mouse button in your life, no matter what OS you use.

In Windows Explorer, the icons become transparent when you select them and choose "cut".
 
Old 02-06-2010, 11:28 AM   #6
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I must admit, I've seen cut, but never used it. I will drag from one window to another. I'll trade the "copy to.." and "move to .." features of konqueror & dolphin for the ghosting of a cut directory in windows' explorer.
Plus you can have multiple panes do there isn't really a need for it. You don't need two filemanager windows open.

I didn't see any option for what you are asking about. It would be a function of your filemanager.
 
Old 02-06-2010, 11:31 AM   #7
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I don't use GNOME, but here's something from http://live.gnome.org/Nautilus/Ideas/Power%20users :

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Nautilus does not display a file as semi-transparent when it has been cut
I'm guessing this -probably- means you can't (ATM) obtain the effect you desire.

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Old 02-06-2010, 11:34 AM   #8
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Hi,

On my Slackware 13 using Dolphin, when I select a directory, right-click and select Cut (or use CTRL-X) the icon changes color. I guess that's what the OP means. Don't know if the behavior is the same in Ubuntu Gnome.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 02-06-2010, 11:36 AM   #9
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Well no it's not same behavior in ubuntu, and I was wondering how to make it that way.
Does the link given by carbonfiber (without the ':' at the end) mean that the discussion is over, and that it's not possible, or is there an easy way to make it possible ?

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Old 02-06-2010, 12:02 PM   #10
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Of course: cut and paste!!

When you cut, the icon is grayed out---it's a function of the file manager. Dolphin (KDE), for example, has the same behavior. Don't know about the various other Linux file managers...... (Don't care either.....)
 
Old 02-06-2010, 12:03 PM   #11
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Well, now that you've understood what my problem is, maybe you'll be able to help me ?
 
Old 02-06-2010, 12:12 PM   #12
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I think that doing that would require modifying Nautilus's source code.
 
Old 02-06-2010, 12:17 PM   #13
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Meaning that would be too difficult ?
I'm not familiar with such big applications. How many .exe files are there, and where are they located on my computer ? Is the source code on my computer, or only the compiled version ?
 
Old 02-06-2010, 12:22 PM   #14
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How many .exe files are there
Yes, it would be difficult.
 
Old 02-06-2010, 12:25 PM   #15
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Hello,

I believe if you want to implement that behavior (if it doesn't exist) in the default installation of Gnome, that you'll have to program it in for yourself. Another option is to install another file manager or just entirely switch to something like Kubuntu (Ubuntu with KDE instead of Gnome) which has Dolphin as the default file manager if I'm not mistaking.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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