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Bug 85690 - Selecting properties for N files at once opens N properties dialogs
Summary: Selecting properties for N files at once opens N properties dialogs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexander Larsson
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-06 00:27 UTC by Mikael Carneholm
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-08-27 13:53:00 UTC

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Description Mikael Carneholm 2003-03-06 00:27:50 UTC
Description of problem:
To change permissions for more than one file at a time  (graphically, not
using chmod in a terminal) you have to be able to select several files at once,
right-click and set the desired permissions in the Permissions tab. However,
nautilus currently opens N dialogs if N files are selected, which forces you to
use the terminal for all types of actions that should affect more than one file
at a time.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select a couple of files (two is enough) in nautilus
2. Right-click on one of those files and select Properties
3. Watch a dialog pop up for each file selected
Actual results:
Several dialogs are displayed

Expected results:
Only one dialog should be displayed where one could watch/set common properties
applicable to all files currently selected.

Additional info:
This is a must if we want Gnome to succeed on the desktop - no user (coming from
whatever other graphical DE) would accept returning to the command line to do
stuff like this. High priority, if you ask me! :}

Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2003-08-27 13:53:00 UTC
Now with nautilus 2.3.9-1 Gnome can FINALLY succeed on the desktop!!!!!

(i.e. we now have this feature)

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