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Alucard2k

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Request for file rename operations
« on: February 14, 2015, 23:49:58 »
Hello, I have a request for the file rename operations.

Sometimes I need to rename files with long filenames and I don't want to change the file extension. Right now, the inline rename works just like in explorer, selecting only the filename without the extension.
Pressing the right arrow will move the cursor to the right of the dot and pressing left arrow will move the cursor to the left of the dot. Pressing home will move the cursor to the beginning of the name of the file and pressing end will move the cursor to the end of the extension.

I'd like either of these things to be included as a new feature.
  A. Add an option besides the inline rename, to open a new dialog box in which I have the filename and extension fields separated. So I can press home or end, and go to the beginning or end of the filename only without including the extension.
Similar to the image below (this is from another program):

  B: If the option to show the file extension in a separate column is active, make the inline rename don't display the file name (not sure if this option already exists).

Thanks, regards.

Ulfhednar

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Re: Request for file rename operations
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 18:45:11 »
The in-line rename doesn't select the .ext for me (thankfully!  I hate explorer selecting everything.)
Using either mouse or F2 I get just the name hi-lit.  I'm using the 'Windows look n feel'

You can also open the mass rename dialog where [n] name & [e] extension are separated into their own fields

Alucard2k

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Re: Request for file rename operations
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2015, 04:00:39 »
Yes, the online rename doesn't select the .ext for me either.


What I want to do, is to be able to press the END key and go to the end of the filename either to append or delete some text.

The multi-rename extension is not useful in this specific scenario:

Mathias (Author)

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Re: Request for file rename operations
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2015, 16:09:56 »
Press arrow key left/right to move input focus to the end of the filename

when you do Inplace rename press Ctrl+E
the the ext part is selected


Ctrl + E = Select Ext part
Ctrl + N = Select name part
Ctrl + U = Change to uppercase
Ctrl + L = Change to lowercase

« Last Edit: February 21, 2015, 16:23:13 by Mathias (Author) »