Quick Copy file to folder path of another file within Search Everywhere

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BrettUSA269
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Quick Copy file to folder path of another file within Search Everywhere

Post by BrettUSA269 » Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:48 pm

Love the Program

I posted a auto move rule feature but this more along quick manual.

I'm in real estate, I scan and usually put property street name in file name. So the files are scanned into a scan folder which are to be moved later. It be nice when I select a file and copy and copy it to the path of another file by putting mouse on the file path and copying the file to that path I'm point mouse cursor in the path name of another file.

Right now I have to open path to copy that file to it. I want to be able to do it without opening the windows explorer folder.

Hope this makes sense.

horst.epp
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Re: Quick Copy file to folder path of another file within Search Everywhere

Post by horst.epp » Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:17 pm

Drag a file with the right mouse button to the path field
and you get the selection of copy or move it.

therube
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Re: Quick Copy file to folder path of another file within Search Everywhere

Post by therube » Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:30 pm

Is there a setting change you need to make for that (to happen)?

horst.epp
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Re: Quick Copy file to folder path of another file within Search Everywhere

Post by horst.epp » Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:44 pm

therube wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:30 pm
Is there a setting change you need to make for that (to happen)?
It just works for me.
I guess its this one
allow_path_rdrop=1
David will hopefully answer this.

harryray2
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Re: Quick Copy file to folder path of another file within Search Everywhere

Post by harryray2 » Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:06 pm

Brettusa269..there are two settings, allow_path_rdrop and allow_path_ldrop.

One's for right click and one's for left click.

void
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Re: Quick Copy file to folder path of another file within Search Everywhere

Post by void » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:21 am

Thank you for your feedback BrettUSA269,

Drag dropping a file to the folder of another file is in development.


Right-click-drag-drop is enabled by default in Everything 1.5.
(Simply Right-click-drag a file onto the path text of another file)


Left-click-drag-drop is a little dangerous as it is too easy to accidentally drag a file into the path of another file.
However, it can be enabled with the allow_path_ldrop ini setting.


allow_path_ldrop
allow_path_rdrop

BrettUSA269
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Re: Quick Copy file to folder path of another file within Search Everywhere

Post by BrettUSA269 » Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:31 pm

I downloaded version Version 1.5.0.1279a (x64) but it did not copy my settings from Version 1.4.1.1005 (x64)

Is there a way I can do this vs having to setup everything again?

Mizufluffy
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Re: Quick Copy file to folder path of another file within Search Everywhere

Post by Mizufluffy » Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:47 pm

BrettUSA269 wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:31 pm
I downloaded version Version 1.5.0.1279a (x64) but it did not copy my settings from Version 1.4.1.1005 (x64)

Is there a way I can do this vs having to setup everything again?
These may help you:
Import settings from Everything 1.4
Import other settings

harryray2
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Re: Quick Copy file to folder path of another file within Search Everywhere

Post by harryray2 » Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:01 pm

I have all my Everything files in one folder, including the .ini file.

When updating, I simply download the Everything portable file and delete the existing Everything executable and put the new file in this folder.

BrettUSA269
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Re: Quick Copy file to folder path of another file within Search Everywhere

Post by BrettUSA269 » Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:03 pm

Thanks to All.

This really helps.

Kort
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Re: Quick Copy file to folder path of another file within Search Everywhere

Post by Kort » Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:22 am

void wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:21 am
Left-click-drag-drop is a little dangerous as it is too easy to accidentally drag a file into the path of another file.
However, it can be enabled with the allow_path_ldrop ini setting.

allow_path_ldrop
allow_path_rdrop
Hello Void. The 1.5a updates are great! As a related suggestion, would you consider adding support that is similar to File Explorer's modifier keys (SHIFT, CTRL, ALT for Move, Copy, Shortcut, respectively) to the left-click drag-n-drop option to make it potentially less accident-prone? This way, the user's actions would have to be more deliberate. In other words, by design, the left-click drag file operation to the Path column would not happen unless a modifier key was also (dynamically) pressed by the user. This would/should also work for programs that don't support a right-click drag, but do work with a left-click drag, such as Firefox's download panel.

Maybe the INI setting could be something like: allow_path_ldrop_with_modifier_keys

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Re: Quick Copy file to folder path of another file within Search Everywhere

Post by void » Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:31 am

Thank you for your feedback Kort,

I have put on my TODO list to add a allow_ctrl_path_ldrop, allow_shift_path_ldrop and allow_ctrl_shift_path_ldrop
I will experiment with having these enabled by default.

Thank you for your suggestion.

void
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Re: Quick Copy file to folder path of another file within Search Everywhere

Post by void » Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:35 am

Everything 1.5.0.1291a will now allow Ctrl, Alt and Shift modifiers when left-click-drag-dropping files onto the path column.

This feature can be disabled with the allow_path_ldrop_modifier_key ini setting.

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