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  • REQ: Move to New Folder - Browse button dialog does not auto navigate to folder

    If you select Browse ... button on Move to New Folder dialog, the Browse dialog does not auto navigate to the folder which was in the edit box of the previous Move to New folder dialog.

    This may also be an issue on Win/Linux but I haven't tested it.
    FlexiTimer - interval/fitness timer app for iOS. http://flexitimer.com

  • #2
    Hello,

    The Browse button would need to prompt and ask for creation before launching Browse, which could be disruptive since the path defaults to the Move To's last used path and may be entirely unrelated to the current Move To task. This could cause it to frequently pop up if the previous task no longer exists and the user just needs to browse to a new destination. Making this more context specific could help, but would also be confusing if it sometimes works, sometimes doesn't.

    Are you familiar with other software that performs the Browse to a new folder? It would be useful to see how they prompt the user.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Can't you check to see if the previous path still exists. If it does, then you use the last path, and if it doesn't you do what BC currently does. This way there would be no unnecessary prompting for creation. I mainly use Windows, where most apps do it when the Open/Save file dialog is used.
      FlexiTimer - interval/fitness timer app for iOS. http://flexitimer.com

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      • #4
        That's one method, but that then assumes the Copy/Move To section still exists. One use case would be user's that copy to external or network locations that are then not connected. This would create a double prompt to Create when the user often expects the last path used is no longer important. We do navigate to the folder if the path matches is available, but go to the default Browse dialog since Copy To Folder is often ad hoc. Instead, if the user has typed in the path, we offer to Create it if Start is selected, which catches most New Folder cases since the user has just typed the path they want, which can then execute to the New location.

        Could you go into more detail on the workflow you are following where you need to type a path, then browse into it but not use it? For example, if you are doing this so you can then create an archive target, we support that directly by typing in a folder\file.zip path, then clicking Start to create the archive destination.
        Aaron P Scooter Software

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