Expose selection actions
- There is no way to clear selection in list view
- Action with touch are hard to perform or impossible in some situations i.e. selection menu actions or DnD.
Goals & use cases
- User using touch devices
- Discoverability of actions available based on the selection
Small form factor friendly, for 3rd world TV, tablets, etc. That means a maximized Nautilus window has to fit in ~700-750px.
Tiled support for at least the second biggest most common resolution for desktops, 1600x920px. That means, Nautilus window has to take maximum 750px (50px for possible translations taking more space).
Extensible, given that we have to support Nautilus extensions adding menu items
Content of the views should be the main focus, the solution must not take considerable space
Keep consistency as much as possible with other apps, specially those with selection mode
Actions in an top bar with icons. Selection actions disappear when nothing is selected.
Action bar but not info bar.
Actions for individual files as button near the item for both list view and icon view. Background actions are in the three dots menu in the top bar.
Multiple selection has an appearing action bar
Proposal & plan
No plan yet, previous ideas for an approach was an action bar, outlined in #322 (closed)