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ROX Filer - Copy Paste in windows way (kind of)
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drunkjedi


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2018, 02:18    Post subject:  ROX Filer - Copy Paste in windows way (kind of)
Subject description: Do copy in one folder and then paste in second.
 

This is kind of stupid.... Razz
Many of you may know this already, I just found out....

I copy paste by opening two rox windows side by side and dragging files between them. (There's an excellent "roxset" app on forum for opening two rox windows side by side.)

Another way is to right click a file, select copy, type and change the path. This is hard way, but you can change the file name too while copying with this method, so can make copies of same file with different name at same/different locations.

What this how to is about is,
I found while experimenting that the icon in the copy window is draggable.

You can right-click a file and select copy or just ctrl+C a file.
You can do this to multiple files too (one-by-one, not all at once)

Then go to another folder in the same/another rox window and Drag the icon on the copy messages.

Many people may know this already.
It's kind of like in windows where you select copy on one location and then select paste on another.
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april

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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2018, 04:50    Post subject:  

You are still opening two filers to do it so just dragging the original file saves one click yes?

Your way right click on file choose copy,drag icon to new window
Normal left click drag to new locaton -done.

Interesting that the icon is dragable though thanks.
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nic007


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2018, 05:35    Post subject:  

I use multicopypaste which comes closest to how windows work. I'm not one for dragging stuff around, it's messy.
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mfb

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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2018, 07:24    Post subject:  

Hi drunkjedi et al,

I see you, drunkjedi, have posted many times in this interesting thread:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=941325&sid=081000661919e846e0258ac1edd35840#941325

The attatched screenshot of MochiMoppel's 5 star MMview may be of relevant interest to yourself and others.
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drunkjedi


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2018, 08:54    Post subject:  

april wrote:
You are still opening two filers to do it so just dragging the original file saves one click yes?
No actually I can open only one Window, select copy on file/files.
Then in same window navigate to another location and select more file/files to copy.
Then navigate to third locationin same Window and drag back the file/files.

I was just surprised that the icon was draggable, and experimented with it.

@mfb, yes I do use mmview regularly.
I just wanted to share something I found.
Might be useful for someone....
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rockedge


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2018, 11:21    Post subject:  

that the icon can be dragged is interesting....wonder what coolness it can be used for?!?!
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greengeek


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2018, 13:46    Post subject:  

nic007 wrote:
I use multicopypaste
Is multicopypaste the name of a utility or are you referring to using the ctrl key to select multi files?
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greengeek


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2018, 13:49    Post subject:  

drunkjedi wrote:
I just wanted to share something I found.
Might be useful for someone....
Yes, it will certainly be useful for me. It's using the copy window as a "buffer" to store the target file I want to paste.
I always missed copy/paste in ROXFiler. This is pretty neat. Thanks DJ!
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rufwoof

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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2018, 16:52    Post subject:  

That was (is) the standard way to do things in RISC OS. Alone it was a bit awkward really and other 'better' methods came alone that were more popular. So only natural that some of those features from RISC have also propagated across to RISC on X (Rox)
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nic007


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2018, 22:18    Post subject:  

greengeek wrote:
nic007 wrote:
I use multicopypaste
Is multicopypaste the name of a utility or are you referring to using the ctrl key to select multi files?

A utility by SFR of this forum. It's actually called Multi-Copy/Paste
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greengeek


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PostPosted: Sat 12 May 2018, 00:23    Post subject:  

Thanks Nic - haven't spotted that before.

Multi-Copy/Paste:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=77003
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nic007


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PostPosted: Sat 12 May 2018, 04:08    Post subject:  

greengeek wrote:
Thanks Nic - haven't spotted that before.

Multi-Copy/Paste:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=77003

Yes. Reading the comments on that thread before using the application is also useful.
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