Cyberduck Mountain Duck CLI

#1059 closed enhancement (fixed)

Disable directory lookup while dragging and dropping files on to folders

Reported by: nicko Owned by: dkocher
Priority: normal Milestone: 2.8
Component: interface Version: 2.7.3
Severity: minor Keywords:
Cc: Architecture:


Hello Brilliant Cyberduck creator(s),

I just started using a mac after about 10 years, and I've been using leapftp all the years I used a PC. So I'm very new to FTP on mac (sure has changed a lot since the days of fetch and fugu!)

I use FTP to essentially drag and drop notes for classes at a large public institution into an online website/repository of notes, and the routines for what we do are very much the same all the time. (i.e. we download emailed notes into a folder, and then upload via FTP to a server.) cyber duck is great in that it allows default chmodding, as thats a step Leapftp didn't do.

The problem I have is that I noticed that when I'm dragging something from a folder thats on the "right" of the monitor display into a folder on the "left" of the monitor display in cyberduck, that cyberduck will attempt to load or cache the contents of ALL the folders that the cursor highlights, as I attempt to drop the file into the right folder.

Put another way, cyberduck attempts to cache the contents of every single folder that the file being dragged touches as I drag the file over to the appropriate folder online. While that might be a useful feature for some, it's extremely costly in speed and comes at the expense of user visual feedback. (i.e. I see the very lengthly "processing" information in the status bar, well after I've already dragged the file to the appropriate folder.) I have attached a crude screen shot capturing this unique behavior, its at the link at the end of the ticket.

And yes, I'm aware this is a free product, (that works exceedingly well, with the one exception I mentioned above) and thanks for creating it! The day my measly adaptive technology lab gets actual funding and a budget of its own, I'll be able to send a donation!

Thanks in advance for any response,

actual screenshot of what I'm trying to communicate:

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draganddrop.gif (69.5 KB) - added by dkocher on Apr 19, 2007 at 1:38:00 PM.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed on Apr 19, 2007 at 1:36:40 PM by dkocher

  • Milestone set to 2.8
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Summary changed from disable directory lookup while dragging and dropping files on to folders in cyberduck to Disable directory lookup while dragging and dropping files on to folders

Changed on Apr 19, 2007 at 1:38:00 PM by dkocher

comment:2 Changed on May 6, 2007 at 4:21:38 PM by dkocher

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

This is now disabled if 'Use spring-loaded folders when dragging files' is disabled in the Preferences. See r2971.

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