Bug 403931 - When renaming files, tab key should begin renaming the sequentially next file
Summary: When renaming files, tab key should begin renaming the sequentially next file
Alias: None
Product: dolphin
Classification: Applications
Component: view-engine: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Other Linux
: HI wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dolphin Bug Assignee
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-02-04 20:22 UTC by kiarfuzzy
Modified: 2021-04-19 05:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Commit:
Version Fixed In: 21.08


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Description kiarfuzzy 2019-02-04 20:22:10 UTC
In widows you can jump to next file using TAB key, when renaming files. This helps a lot when you want to rename a bunch of files, without any pattern for batch renaming.

When renaming a file in Dolphin (or konqueror) using the inline rename, if you hit TAB then it should finalize the rename of the current file and bring up the next file for renaming.

Here are a couple of videos that explains this:


Tab key currently enters that long space indentation character, which nobody ever uses in file names.
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2019-02-06 03:45:37 UTC
Strongly related (though not quite identical) to 269987.

Probably both requests should be implemented at the same time.
Comment 2 kiarfuzzy 2019-02-22 01:44:02 UTC
Nobody cares about this? I think it's something that would be useful for a lot of users.
Comment 3 Nate Graham 2019-02-22 01:48:41 UTC
I agree! However, things don't always get done immediately. Most of the people who work on Dolphin are unpaid volunteers (which makes its current level of quality pretty amazing, if you think about). A little patience goes a long way. :)

Comment 4 kiarfuzzy 2019-02-22 01:57:02 UTC
well i'm unpatient because I've reported this thing on the forums more than a year ago.


I thought things will move faster here or at least some developer would put it in the bottom of his "to do list"
Comment 5 Nate Graham 2019-04-10 17:13:00 UTC
Here's a patch: https://phabricator.kde.org/D20427
Comment 6 kiarfuzzy 2019-04-10 23:18:16 UTC
Cool, looking forward to see it in the stable version. I would also test it but I'm not sure how to apply that patch.
Comment 7 Nate Graham 2019-04-10 23:20:39 UTC
(In reply to kiarfuzzy from comment #6)
> Cool, looking forward to see it in the stable version. I would also test it
> but I'm not sure how to apply that patch.
Comment 8 Bug Janitor Service 2021-04-08 06:16:03 UTC
A possibly relevant merge request was started @ https://invent.kde.org/system/dolphin/-/merge_requests/193
Comment 9 Méven Car 2021-04-19 05:10:24 UTC
Git commit 5a0da4a9c8d10dc1921077d84bdabf05d20150b0 by Méven Car.
Committed on 19/04/2021 at 05:10.
Pushed by meven into branch 'master'.

When renaming files, move to next file using tab key or up/down

To rename previous file:
 Up or Shift-Tab

To rename next file:
 Down or Tab

Credit goes to msciubidlo
Related: bug 269987, bug 334533
FIXED-IN: 21.08

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