Do not expand destination parent folder after moving

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Florian
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Do not expand destination parent folder after moving

Post by Florian » 28 Jun 2018 06:56

Hello Forum, dear XYplorer team,

I tried to find the following - in my opinion very basic - option in the program settings, but didn't succeed :roll: Am I just too silly or is this feature really not implementet:

When moving a folder in the tree, the desination folder is automatically expanded after the move. This is very annoying in my opinion.

Thanks for any help!
Yours Florian

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Re: Do not expand destination parent folder after moving

Post by admin » 29 Jun 2018 22:14

Hi and welcome to the club!

Well, there is no such setting. And I can see why you find this behavior annoying. (We are only talking about drag-and-drop-moves in the folder tree, right?)

I think I originally made it like this to give a visual feedback that the eagle has landed (if you know what I mean). But yes, especially if the target folder is huge, this can be really annoying.

So what about this:
- I turn it off by default
- And I add a tweak to turn it on again for those who like it

Opinions?

- Don

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Re: Do not expand destination parent folder after moving

Post by suslo » 30 Jun 2018 02:01

i do not move my folders in the tree often
but nevertheless in my opinion this is the best decision:
- I turn it off by default
- And I add a tweak to turn it on again for those who like it

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Re: Do not expand destination parent folder after moving

Post by admin » 30 Jun 2018 09:41

Yep, did that already yesterday night. :)

StellarGreg
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Re: Do not expand destination parent folder after moving

Post by StellarGreg » 02 Feb 2019 21:05

Hi,
I also find this behaviour intensly annoying - given that the expansion has to be undone each and every time.
I note the earlier comment:-
"- I turn it off by default
- And I add a tweak to turn it on again for those who like it"
However there is no indication here how to find this setting. Like Florian I've searched, but not been able to find it.

Please have a mind for those of us who don't have X ray vision and tell us where you've put this setting, which by the way still seems to be set as "Expand by Default".

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Re: Do not expand destination parent folder after moving

Post by jupe » 02 Feb 2019 23:37

This is the tweak that got added:

TreeExpandTargetFolder=0

https://www.xyplorer.com/faq-topic.php?id=tweak

but it should already be set correctly (the new default), unless you upgraded from an earlier version maybe somehow it didn't get set correctly?

Are you using a version 19.10+ ?
Are you performing the move by Drag+Drop in the tree?

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Re: Do not expand destination parent folder after moving

Post by StellarGreg » 10 Feb 2019 02:00

Hi,
Thanks for that detail jupe.
Yes my configuration file has, and had at that time the setting you mention

I update fairly regularly and thought I was up to date at the time, but today there is a new update and the behaviour HAS changed.

Yes I've refined my understanding of exactly what was going on.
Dragging and dropping from either pane on the right to the Tree did not "Auto-Expand", however doing this from the Tree to a parent folder, also within the tree was what was causing the problem and "Auto-Expanding", regardless of any setting I could find, and in all positions on the Line - ie on the Expansion Icon, the Folder Icon, The Folder Name and the Blank Space to the Right of the name.

In the most recent update this has changed and now it seems to be the same as for Dragging from either pane. So that's really much better.

However I think it could be improved even more if it was made more logical. If the Folder ONLY auto expanded if you hover over the Expansion Icon "+". (I know others have said this elsewhere) The only reason I can think of for Auto-Expansion to occur on Folder Icon and Name AS WELL is to make things easier for People using Smart Phones and Tablets with Touch Sensitive only Interfaces. I'm not using one LET ME TURN IT OFF!
And seriously speaking Managing lots of files and folders is something which would be better done by hooking the Touch Sensitive only device up to a serious desktop...
I think this is a matter of the "Tail Wagging the Dog".

Yes I know that Auto-Expansion can be useful.
But having to "aim" while dragging and dropping on the Blank part of the File's Line makes for errors. I'd prefer to have the Folder Highlighted and drop where the highlight is, not on indefinite Blank Space!
It it logical that if you drop something in a folder that you've FOUND where you wanted to drop it. You're not searching any more! So the Auto-Expansion AFTER the Files or Folders have been dropped serves no useful function but to annoy and create more work and clicks, to re-close them.
If I want a situation where I can see where I'm dropping and the contents I will set up the Second Pane to hold that Folder and drag and drop from pane to pane instead.
So I think it should always be a feature that can be definitively TURNED OFF!
But most definitely should ONLY happen on the Expansion Icon, not on the Folder icon or name.

Well that's my opinion anyway...
Sorry for the rant. But having hated Windows Explorer so much over the years and having found an Explorer that is SO MUCH BETTER, it's truly awful seeing the horrible behaviour of Windows Explorer Copied...

Regards Greg

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