Currently there are at least 4 different context-menus implemented in thunar. All of them look almost the same +/- 1 or 2 extra items.
The following methods implement the functionality for different classes:
This issue is about adding an additional class "thunar-file-context-menu" which provides the context-menu service for all other classes, and which implements the logic only once, instead of 4x
The gain will be:
- simpler to add/remove/modify context menu items
- same items on each context menu (user expectation)
- less maintenance / less duplicated code
Fixing this issue as well would fix Bug #2068
*** Bug 14579 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 14947 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
A first step:
- new widget "thunar-context-menu"
- Remove context menu code in "thunar-location-buttons" and make use of the new context menu.
- Dont use GtkAction any more to create the menu items
Here my WIP branch: https://github.com/alexxcons/thunar/commits/MergeAllContextMenus
So far things run fine.
- Support for GList of FIles instead of single file
- Support for UCAs
- What about Hotkeys?
- Use new widget in tree-view
- Use new widget in shortcut-view
- Use new widget instead of launcher stuff
- Add Tooltips?
Doh, much more work than I initially expected:
- Rewrite of mayor parts of "thunar-launcher" was required
- Completely dumped "thunar-template-action" which just was there to provide the "create File" submenu and iherited from GtkAction. Moved relevant stuff into thunar-context-menu
If you are interested, here another working WIP snapshot:
(Better dont look at the code .. I need to tidy up. Commits to be squashed / reflogged)
Nice sideeffect: This will fix the slowness on mutli-file-selection (Bug #14026), since no file/folder monitors are used on the "selected files" any more.
*** Bug 2946 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Does this include the context menu for the right click drag?
One of the things I'd like is to order a compression from one directory to another.
In other words,
I'd like custom actions to be applicable while dragging and dropping (would also mean 2 new % replacements)
So far I did not think about the right-click-drag menu .. that's a bit special, since it has nothing in common with the other context menus.
I did not plan to provide UCA's for that menu. Best open a seperate bug for it.
Opened a separate bug https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16100
The patch for this bug most likely will as well fix bug #16256
.. .still working on it, currently I dont have much time.
alexxcons, did you comment on the right bug?
Yes, pretty sure that a static context menu will not be able to flicker in some way.
The current (context) menu runs a file-monitor on the selection, so if the selection is changed by some other source (e.g. opera) , the context menu entries as well may change.
*** Bug 7621 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 2068 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Alexander Schwinn referenced this bugreport in commit f3fa22fdda964b3c42ec99cbc0ab65f24939d436
Merge all file-context-menus into one (Bug #14410) Make use of new widget "thunar-menu" for location buttons instead of providing a foreign menu
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