Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the '10.6: Paste a file path directly into a Save dialog' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
10.6: Paste a file path directly into a Save dialog
Authored by: jaydisc on Jul 07, '11 04:14:24PM

I'm aware of the different forms of data stored on the clipboard as well as how the clipboard correctly reacts depending on the context of where you're pasting it.

I'd say that the best possible solution for what clipboard-class to paste would depend on what aspect of the Save dialog has focus. If the destination file's proposed name has focus, I'd agree that just the copied file's name would seem the appropriate context. But if the file/folder hierarchy of the save dialog had focus. I'd then want the path of the copied file to take precedent.

However, in the absence of that differentiation, I'd then place the burden of context on the copied source. Seeing as the user can specifically highlight and copy the text of the filename, whereas there is no ability to highlight and select the path, it seems more flexible (and appropriate) that the path is the default.

[ Reply to This | # ]