Command/GoTo palette

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cka3o4h1k
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Command/GoTo palette

Post by cka3o4h1k » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:03 pm

NS is quick and clever.

I suggest to implement modern navigation cross functions and filesystem with Command/GoTo palette,
like in:
https://marta.yanex.org/
https://fman.io/
Sublime Text "Command+Shift+P"
(Alfred3, ForkLift3 etc)

With similiar to zsh expansion:
/u/l/b -> /usr/local/bin
And fuzzy searching from Sublime Text:
rwc -> Remove Without Confirmation :)

sasha
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Re: Command/GoTo palette

Post by sasha » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:47 am

cka3o4h1k wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:03 pm
I suggest to implement modern navigation cross functions and filesystem with Command/GoTo palette
Welcome to the forum!

Completely agree with you about Command/Go To Palettes. I find them incredibly useful in Sublime Text and for me, this is my #1 feature request for NC. I believe there is a lot of potential here.

Off-topic: I didn't know about Marta - what a shameless copy of fman :/

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Re: Command/GoTo palette

Post by mike » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:59 am

That's a complex task, I didn't analyze it properly to give any thoughtful comments yet.
At this moment - doesn't the built-in "Shift-Cmd+?" hotkey provide a somewhat similar functionality?
Except for navigation, of course.

cka3o4h1k
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Re: Command/GoTo palette

Post by cka3o4h1k » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:43 pm

mike wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:59 am
That's a complex task, I didn't analyze it properly to give any thoughtful comments yet.
At this moment - doesn't the built-in "Shift-Cmd+?" hotkey provide a somewhat similar functionality?
Except for navigation, of course.
Yep. Just idea for a feature.
That's a modern way to combine and extend "Go To" and "Shift-Cmd+?" functionality.

For now, I use built-in terminal with zsh shell for this.
(sometimes buggy: lost "cd" synchronization with stop accept "Enter" in NC, tweaking zsh config reduced that bug)

Additionally I advice a Alfred3, which is compatible with NC.
Alfred Actions (File search tab) pass current selection from NC in prompt and provide GoTo and many customizable context functions.
I recommend Opt+Opt shortcut for getting current selection and Ctrl+Enter for reveal in NC.

Not founded in FAQ for setting NC as default files manager:

Code: Select all

defaults write -g NSFileViewer -string info.filesmanager.files
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sasha
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Re: Command/GoTo palette

Post by sasha » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:11 am

mike wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:59 am
At this moment - doesn't the built-in "Shift-Cmd+?" hotkey provide a somewhat similar functionality?
Except for navigation, of course.
The help-search comes close, but Command Palette is IMHO more user-friendly in practice due to substring- and fuzzy matching. E.g., if you type "sel" into "Cmd+Shift+?" you get a lot of selection-relevant commands - but not the "deselect"-ones.

These features also make the Go To Palette really useful.

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Re: Command/GoTo palette

Post by warpkanal » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:19 pm

Couldn't agree more with this feature request!

I've tried fman: the goto palette is in my opinion a killer-feature, extremely valuable, guess I wouldn't need favorites anymore, honestly one of the best improvements I've seen in filemanagers since TC :)
Other than that, fman is way too basic, no tabs and a lot of other missing features, being written in python makes it also rather slow esp in bigger folders ...

I'm using marta from time to time especially for its ability to modify archives (which I need regularly during my work). It has an actions palette which I find extremely helpful in invoking commands for which I haven't memorized the shortcut yet => very helpful, with a few keystrokes I have that command and as this also shows the respective shortcut it helps in memorizing it (and no, marta is for sure no shameless copy of fman, I'd say it's way more versatile, well-coded and feature-complete than fman)

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