Commit 0eef0868 authored by Razvan Chitu's avatar Razvan Chitu Committed by Carlos Soriano Sánchez
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files-view: add optional menu item for creating links

The menu item for creating links was removed in previous versions of nautilus
since it exposes a concept of the file system that is not really clear.
However, we don't have a working solution yet for the use cases that creating
links is a workaround, so we didn't remove the functionality altogether.

We were allowing link creation with a shortcut and with the middle button while
performing a drag and drop operation. However, some users would need to use a
context menu action instead of a drag and drop operation, which usually is less
convenient and prone to errors.

Since this is demanded, implement the menu action for it and add a gsetting
preference to show it in the context menu for those users who like to have it

Also the new implementation uses the code that is already used for other
operations, improving the implementation compared to the previous one.

In an upcoming patch we add the UI for the preference dialog.
parent 1c6e94d3
......@@ -81,6 +81,11 @@
<summary>Whether to show a context menu item to delete permanently</summary>
<description>If set to true Nautilus will show a delete permanently context menu item to bypass the trash.</description>
<key type="b" name="show-create-link">
<summary>Whether to show a context menu item to create links from copied files</summary>
<description>If set to true Nautilus will show a create link context menu item to create links from the copied files</description>
<key type="b" name="confirm-trash">
<summary>Whether to ask for confirmation when deleting files, or emptying Trash</summary>
......@@ -205,6 +205,16 @@ nautilus_clipboard_monitor_get_clipboard_info (NautilusClipboardMonitor *monitor
return monitor->details->info;
nautilus_clipboard_monitor_is_cut (NautilusClipboardMonitor *monitor)
NautilusClipboardInfo *info;
info = nautilus_clipboard_monitor_get_clipboard_info (monitor);
return info != NULL ? info->cut : FALSE;
nautilus_clear_clipboard_callback (GtkClipboard *clipboard,
gpointer user_data)
......@@ -65,6 +65,7 @@ NautilusClipboardMonitor * nautilus_clipboard_monitor_get (void);
void nautilus_clipboard_monitor_set_clipboard_info (NautilusClipboardMonitor *monitor,
NautilusClipboardInfo *info);
NautilusClipboardInfo * nautilus_clipboard_monitor_get_clipboard_info (NautilusClipboardMonitor *monitor);
gboolean nautilus_clipboard_monitor_is_cut (NautilusClipboardMonitor *monitor);
void nautilus_clipboard_monitor_emit_changed (void);
void nautilus_clear_clipboard_callback (GtkClipboard *clipboard,
......@@ -2402,24 +2402,23 @@ action_open_item_new_window (GSimpleAction *action,
static void
paste_clipboard_data (NautilusFilesView *view,
GtkSelectionData *selection_data,
char *destination_uri)
handle_clipboard_data (NautilusFilesView *view,
GtkSelectionData *selection_data,
char *destination_uri,
GdkDragAction action)
gboolean cut;
GList *item_uris;
cut = FALSE;
item_uris = nautilus_clipboard_get_uri_list_from_selection_data (selection_data, &cut,
item_uris = nautilus_clipboard_get_uri_list_from_selection_data (selection_data, NULL,
if (item_uris != NULL && destination_uri != NULL) {
nautilus_files_view_move_copy_items (view, item_uris, NULL, destination_uri,
0, 0);
0, 0);
/* If items are cut then remove from clipboard */
if (cut) {
if (action == GDK_ACTION_MOVE) {
gtk_clipboard_clear (nautilus_clipboard_get (GTK_WIDGET (view)));
......@@ -2427,6 +2426,19 @@ paste_clipboard_data (NautilusFilesView *view,
static void
paste_clipboard_data (NautilusFilesView *view,
GtkSelectionData *selection_data,
char *destination_uri)
GdkDragAction action;
action = nautilus_clipboard_monitor_is_cut (nautilus_clipboard_monitor_get ()) ?
handle_clipboard_data (view, selection_data, destination_uri, action);
static void
paste_clipboard_received_callback (GtkClipboard *clipboard,
GtkSelectionData *selection_data,
......@@ -2466,6 +2478,45 @@ action_paste_files (GSimpleAction *action,
static void
create_links_clipboard_received_callback (GtkClipboard *clipboard,
GtkSelectionData *selection_data,
gpointer data)
NautilusFilesView *view;
char *view_uri;
view = NAUTILUS_FILES_VIEW (data);
view_uri = nautilus_files_view_get_backing_uri (view);
if (view->details->slot != NULL) {
handle_clipboard_data (view, selection_data, view_uri, GDK_ACTION_LINK);
g_free (view_uri);
g_object_unref (view);
static void
action_create_links (GSimpleAction *action,
GVariant *state,
gpointer user_data)
NautilusFilesView *view;
g_assert (NAUTILUS_IS_FILES_VIEW (user_data));
view = NAUTILUS_FILES_VIEW (user_data);
g_object_ref (view);
gtk_clipboard_request_contents (nautilus_clipboard_get (GTK_WIDGET (view)),
static void
click_policy_changed_callback (gpointer callback_data)
......@@ -5876,6 +5927,7 @@ const GActionEntry view_entries[] = {
{ "new-folder", action_new_folder },
{ "select-all", action_select_all },
{ "paste", action_paste_files },
{ "create-link", action_create_links },
{ "new-document" },
/* Selection menu */
{ "scripts" },
......@@ -6164,6 +6216,7 @@ real_update_actions_state (NautilusFilesView *view)
gboolean can_move_files;
gboolean can_trash_files;
gboolean can_copy_files;
gboolean can_link_files;
gboolean can_paste_files_into;
gboolean show_app, show_run;
gboolean item_opens_in_view;
......@@ -6179,6 +6232,7 @@ real_update_actions_state (NautilusFilesView *view)
gboolean show_stop;
gboolean show_detect_media;
gboolean settings_show_delete_permanently;
gboolean settings_show_create_link;
GDriveStartStopType start_stop_type;
view_action_group = view->details->view_action_group;
......@@ -6208,6 +6262,9 @@ real_update_actions_state (NautilusFilesView *view)
can_copy_files = selection_count != 0
&& !selection_contains_special_link;
can_link_files = (!nautilus_clipboard_monitor_is_cut (nautilus_clipboard_monitor_get ()) &&
!selection_contains_recent &&
can_move_files = can_delete_files && !selection_contains_recent;
can_paste_files_into = (!selection_contains_recent &&
selection_count == 1 &&
......@@ -6215,6 +6272,8 @@ real_update_actions_state (NautilusFilesView *view)
show_properties = !NAUTILUS_IS_DESKTOP_CANVAS_VIEW (view) || selection_count > 0;
settings_show_delete_permanently = g_settings_get_boolean (nautilus_preferences,
settings_show_create_link = g_settings_get_boolean (nautilus_preferences,
/* Right click actions */
/* Selection menu actions */
......@@ -6424,6 +6483,12 @@ real_update_actions_state (NautilusFilesView *view)
g_simple_action_set_enabled (G_SIMPLE_ACTION (action),
!is_read_only && !selection_contains_recent);
action = g_action_map_lookup_action (G_ACTION_MAP (view_action_group),
g_simple_action_set_enabled (G_SIMPLE_ACTION (action),
can_link_files &&
action = g_action_map_lookup_action (G_ACTION_MAP (view_action_group),
g_simple_action_set_enabled (G_SIMPLE_ACTION (action),
......@@ -8150,6 +8215,7 @@ nautilus_files_view_init (NautilusFilesView *view)
/* Background menu */
nautilus_application_add_accelerator (app, "", "<control>a");
nautilus_application_add_accelerator (app, "view.paste", "<control>v");
nautilus_application_add_accelerator (app, "view.create-link", "<control>m");
/* Selection menu */
gtk_application_set_accels_for_action (GTK_APPLICATION (app),
"", open_accels);
......@@ -17,6 +17,13 @@
<attribute name="action">view.paste</attribute>
<attribute name="label" translatable="yes">Create _Link</attribute>
<attribute name="action">view.create-link</attribute>
<attribute name="hidden-when">action-disabled</attribute>
<attribute name="label" translatable="yes">Select _All</attribute>
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