Bug 408489 - [Copy to/Move to service] Cascading menu structure fills the whole screen when viewing large numbers of folders
Summary: [Copy to/Move to service] Cascading menu structure fills the whole screen whe...
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: dolphin
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 19.04.2
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR normal with 20 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dolphin Bug Assignee
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Keywords: usability
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Reported: 2019-06-09 16:46 UTC by Emanuele
Modified: 2020-02-12 20:59 UTC (History)
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Description Emanuele 2019-06-09 16:46:40 UTC
SUMMARY

When I select a file and want to copy or move it, if I browse through the folders and there are many sub-folders, especially with long character names, it happens that this long list replaces the screen and you can't select anything.
I put videos to show the problem:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwgRa4FNGyc

With nautilus the problem is not there:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxjdWMU1TN4
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2019-06-09 18:44:00 UTC
This is specifically about the cascading menu structure that shows the filesystem hierarchy accessed from Context menu > Move or Copy. The menu becomes overwhelming and unusable once you navigate anywhere with a lot of folders. Even beside that, the deeper your folder hierarchy, the more of the screen it takes up.

What Nautilus does instead is to immediately open a file dialog and allow you to select the location there. Gwenview does the same thing for its Move to.../Copy to... functionality, so there's some precedent.