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#989 closed enhancement (fixed)

Preference for Return to Activate instead of Rename

Reported by: burneycd Owned by: dkocher
Priority: normal Milestone: 2.7.2
Component: interface Version: 2.7.1
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: Architecture:


When a person is doing a lot of work with CyberDuck, it's quicker to type a few letter and hit return (for a fast touch typist) than it is to move one's hand over to the arrow keys for the current shortcut. I was wondering if it would be possible to have a preference to "Activtate with Return/Enter key (instead of Rename)". I think the new way is a good default, but it would be nice to still allow the other option.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed on Dec 18, 2006 at 10:47:44 PM by dkocher

  • Component changed from core to interface

It may be because it's late here, but could you please elaborate a litte bit. I don't understand of what feature you are concerned about.

comment:2 Changed on Dec 18, 2006 at 11:57:43 PM by burneycd

I believe that Cyberduck used to work this way...

If you have an item selected in the browser window and hit the "Enter" or "Return" key on the keyboard, Cyberduck would go to the folder if it were a directory and download (or edit) the file if it were a file. This is what I was referring to as "Activation."

I think you got a lot of complaints about that behavior, judging from other feature requests and forum posts. People suggested changing it so that using the "Return" key would enter "Inline Rename" mode. Recent versions of Cyberduck have implemented that suggestion.

My suggestion is to have a preference to allow people to use the old behavior if they prefer to (which I do because it's much faster).

Thanks for your consideration.

Paul Burney

comment:3 Changed on Dec 19, 2006 at 10:59:11 AM by dkocher

  • Milestone set to 2.7.2
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:4 Changed on Dec 19, 2006 at 11:20:04 AM by dkocher

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

Use and enter

defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck browser.enterkey.rename false

which gives the enter and return key the same functionality as double clicking a file or folder.

Fixed in r2686.

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