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Old 12-26-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Question Nautilus- enabling double-click-on-name rename?

I think it's absurd that in Nautilus, under normal circumstances (i.e., when one is viewing a folder one either "owns" or where one has read-write privileges), one still has to right-click on a single file and select "Rename..." in order to rename that file. Unless I miss my guess, I think Nautilus is the last and only widely-used file navigator for which this is so.

In another thread, I asked whether or not it was possible, without using the above method, to copy just a filename and not its contents with an action or menu tweak. One respondent suggested a Nautilus script written in Python to perform that function. Unfortunately, I don't know any Python or else, as the cliché goes, I'd get right on it. But I also think that enabling double-click on the text of a filename to rename it, when Nautilus -- by itself or after a filesystem check -- can positively verify said file either belongs to the user making the attempt at renaming, or otherwise has "mod chops" (privileges that allow for modification) on the files in the directory where the file is located.

So my short question is: can this also be done with a Python script?

Old 12-26-2011, 06:12 PM   #2
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Just out of curiosity, how many threads do you plan on starting on this ONE issue in this forum??? It would be much more helpful to you as well as everyone who can help you if you could just create ONE thread on LQ for each issue you are having. This will consolidate all responses to just one thread so everyone can be on the same page here.

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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

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