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Void

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Quick favorite folders
« on: February 23, 2012, 18:31:25 »
If there is one feature I find MC is still missing and which is stopping me from abandoning TC completely for that long awaited switch it would be this one: it is a huuuuge productivity booster. Basically what I'm doing thousands of times per day is Ctrl+D to open a quick floating menu and then typing one or two letters to select from that list one of my favorite folders. This speeds up HDD navigation 5x at least for me, since most of the time I'm doing operations to and from a certain small set of favorite folders, or nexus points. Please pleeeeeeeeeeeease pleeeease implement this feature! This would be IMHO the biggest thing that could be added to the awesomeness that is already MC. Thank you so very much in advance! (is there any way to subscribe for when this feature might be implemented to get an instant notification that I may upgrade, even if it's a super beta?)

As a quick example I would do
Shortcut, D - I'm transported to my downloads folder
Shortcut, T - i'm transported to my temporary folder
Shortcut, W - I happily teleport to my work related files folder
and so on. Hugely hugely practical and fast.

As for how the naming is done that's also ingenious as the name of the destination folder doesn't even have to start with that letter, so for example a folder named E&xample would have as it's key X, not E.

Thank you so very much in advance! I so want to make MC my new center of command for me, my wife and all the friends I'm recommending a sped up workflow to :D
« Last Edit: February 23, 2012, 18:38:38 by Void »

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Re: Quick favorite folders
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 21:59:28 »
Interesting idea.
I have some plans for a new and improved favorite system. I will include you notes and see what I can come up with.

At the moment there are couple of ways to create path shortcuts.

You can have a path assigned to Ctrl+<num> (0-9) (hotpaths)  you configure them by right clicking the the path field or with ctrl+H

You can also assign aliases for a path. But then you have to type more then 1 letter to get there.
eg. if you stand in you download folder and in the commandline field you types "alias2 dl" then a alias named "dl" will be created. This alias will be set to change the path to what the current path is when the alias was created. (that this moment it is your download folder.)  and then when you type "dl" in the commandline field it will change the current panel to that path.

You can also add a user command that change path and assign then to a menubar or keyboard shortcut.


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Re: Quick favorite folders
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 22:02:16 »
All new features will be seen first in the public beta..

At the moment the release v2.0 (996) is the latest and there is no new public available yet.

To get the public beta when it comes see this


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Re: Quick favorite folders
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 09:24:41 »
Hey, thank you so very much for your fast and very useful reply! Hotpaths are close enough to what I needed that for me now it's good enough to switch. Thank you so much! Means a lot to me!

Thank you!
« Last Edit: February 24, 2012, 10:36:08 by Void »