Suggestion: different interface for file move target list
dgelessus last edited by
The way the file move dialog currently works it shows the entire folder structure in a "tree" style, i. e. by indenting subfolders. However due to the fact that this requires loading all folders everytime the target picker opens, the loading time increases with the total amount of folders in Pythonista's script library.
This works fine with only a few folders, but it gets more problematic if you have more complex folder structures. Git repos (and their .git directories) and module installation packages (which tend to have a few subfolders for PyPI and such) are especially heavy on folder count. Since I have both a lot of cloned repos and packages lying around, and need a few folders for the programs themselves, my move menu is taking more than 10 seconds to load...
I might have a few more folders than the average user does, but nonetheless would it be possible to add an option to switch from a "tree"-style move menu to a regular nav menu, like the normal file browser uses?
briarfox last edited by
Agreed. I can't even use move functionality, takes forever to pop up on my iPad Air. It's a challenge to move a folder one directory up.
smath last edited by
I agree. I actually emailed @omz to request that the folders shown be made collapsible. It becomes a problem as soon as you install a single outside library. It seems like the most intuitive "move" interface would be the same sidebar used for navigation.