Drag and Drop changes directory...


#1

For some reason, this happens to me a lot (evidently I can't aim)...

When I think I'm scrolling I'm actually dragging at the extreme right hand side of the file list. What happens after I do that is it loads that subdirectory only. Is there any way to turn off this behavior, even if it's in the registry only?


#2

You can move Mp3Tag window to the right or maximize it to avoid dragging something on the right side... :flushed:


#3

And then how would I scroll exactly? I already maximize the window...


#4

:flushed:

Sorry, but I don't understand what you're describing. Please be a little bit more specific.

Regards,
~ Florian


#5

This is what I think he means...

He thinks that he is moving the vertical scroll-bar but he is actually drag-and-dropping a file which on release causes MP3Tag to load the directory where the drag-and-dropped file resides. I prepared a small movie to demonstrate this since it's pretty hard to explain the behavior.

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It is not a bug obviously, but he is asking if it is possible to disable the current behavior.


#6

Ahh, I understand :slight_smile: Thanks Sebastian!

I could try to detect, whether Mp3tag is the drag'n'drop source and disable drag'n'drop in these cases. This way you won't be able to load subdirectories using drag'n'drop.

I don't know if someone is using this feature and will miss it :rolleyes:

Best regards,
~ Florian


#7

Thank you as well Sebastian, that's exactly what I meant. Florian, if you're able to detect if it were coming from mp3tag, that would be a great help. Thanks :slight_smile:

[EDIT: Fixed typos]


#8

I would also voice my desire for this change.

I know i have done this a few times. It does get annoying when you are working with a large group of files form various subdirectories and inadvertently do this and load only the directory of the dragged file.

Cyrom


#9

I've been using this "feature" a lot after discovering it by accident too, although I guess I wouldn't really mind if it was taken out.

At first it was a bit annoying but I found it's quite a quick way to traverse into a subdirectory, in fact, I think I use it so much I don't think I even know another way to go into a sub directory!


#10

The current Development Build fixes this unwanted behaviour.

Hope everything is working well, because the implementation of the window detection during the drag'n'drop operation was a little bit tricky :rolleyes:

Best regards,
~ Florian


#11

Thanks again, Florian. this is great news.

I will report back if I have any problems.


#12

Could MP3Tag load the directory on a right double-click? :slight_smile:


#13

You can still load the subdirectory by dropping the a on one of the file views header columns.

I've left this hidden feature for people who would have missed the quick navigation to subdirectories :slight_smile:

Best regards,
~ Florian