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evyxmsj

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Open folder in opposite panel
« on: January 29, 2015, 16:52:07 »
Hello all,

Second day with MC (moved from Cubic Exp), and still getting used to it. I'm sure there must be a way to do this, but I'm a total newbie and haven't spotted how.

Question: is it possible to open a folder or link in the opposite panel to the one in focus?

Cheers

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Re: Open folder in opposite panel
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2015, 17:44:53 »
If you stand in the left panel on a folder you can press ctrl+right arrow to "send" that folder to the right panel
And if you stand in the right panel you can send a folder to the left side with Ctrl+Left

And you can also "Take" the folder of the other panel that way
If you stand in the left panel.. and press Ctrl+Left you taking the path of the right panel to the left side.
and Ctrl+Right if you stand on the right side.

hmm That look complicated but it is not. Try it

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Re: Open folder in opposite panel
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2015, 09:35:01 »
That helps loads, thanks  :)

And just so I know: is there any way to do something similar with links? E.g. viewing favourites in the left panel, but open to the right)?

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Re: Open folder in opposite panel
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2015, 13:08:38 »
It can sometimes work for Links. depending what kind of link type it is and permissions.  often SymLinks works best
Doing it for item under FAV: (Favorites) will work in the coming version.

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Re: Open folder in opposite panel
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2015, 01:18:27 »
This should probably go in the Feature Request section but since the topic raised is fresh in mind, is it possible to have this action 'create' a new tab in the opposite panel, instead of trying to map the current open tab? The reason I ask is, most of the tabs I have are locked, and when you use this action it just errors out with the default error ding sound and no change if the destination panel is locked.

Thank you in advance and apologies for breaking conformity rules with the placement of this post. :)

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Re: Open folder in opposite panel
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2015, 11:33:40 »
This should probably go in the Feature Request section but since the topic raised is fresh in mind, is it possible to have this action 'create' a new tab in the opposite panel, instead of trying to map the current open tab? The reason I ask is, most of the tabs I have are locked, and when you use this action it just errors out with the default error ding sound and no change if the destination panel is locked.

Thank you in advance and apologies for breaking conformity rules with the placement of this post. :)

It does. Make sure the options is enabled

Menu > Configuration > Explorer Panel Settings > Display (tab)
Scroll down to the "Tab" section  There you have a option
[.] "Open new tab when going to new location if tab is locked"   


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Re: Open folder in opposite panel
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2015, 22:05:40 »
<GrantSP> *sheepishly hides face*

Oops! Thanks. Rule number one: look through the settings BEFORE opening big mouth.

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Re: Open folder in opposite panel
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2015, 23:03:44 »
<GrantSP> *sheepishly hides face*

Oops! Thanks. Rule number one: look through the settings BEFORE opening big mouth.

No problem. There is so many settings so they can be hard to see sometimes.