pre-select file name (without ext) in Quick Rename dialog

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Post by AbteriX » 05 May 2006, 15:02

Tomas Kopal wrote: SHIFT+HOME in step 4) will take care of the spaces, but the key is a bit farther away ;-).
:?: :roll:
We use
3.) CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT
to select the name part only (start from pos1)
and
4.) SHIFT+LEFT
to de-select the dot (to have the name part only)



:roll: SHIFT+HOME
makes no sense here, 'cus the hole file name will be selected, not only the name part.

Or did i miss some trick?
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Post by Tomas Kopal » 05 May 2006, 15:11

AbteriX wrote: :roll: SHIFT+HOME
makes no sense here, 'cus the hole file name will be selected, not only the name part.

Or did i miss some trick?
Ooops, sorry, I didn't read it right, just ignore me :-).

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Post by AbteriX » 05 May 2006, 15:33

Tomas Kopal wrote: just ignore me :-).
No,
you are welcome :D
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Post by KNUT » 05 May 2006, 15:44

Tomas Kopal wrote:[...] just ignore me
Done :twisted:
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Post by egbert » 08 May 2006, 14:46

ok ok, I withdraw my proposal :D

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Post by Klettermaxe » 12 May 2006, 22:53

egbert wrote:ok ok, I withdraw my proposal
Absolutely not necessary. I like your idea because it would provide a really quick and easy way of renaming a file.

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Post by egbert » 16 May 2006, 00:18

Klettermaxe wrote:
egbert wrote:ok ok, I withdraw my proposal
Absolutely not necessary. I like your idea because it would provide a really quick and easy way of renaming a file.
Right, let's try to convince those keyboard artists :wink:

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Post by Klettermaxe » 15 Nov 2006, 14:33

After this thread came up I had an attentive look at my personal use of the 'Quick Rename' feature (F2).

To cut a long story short: I only change the extension for testing purposes, e. g. if I want to see, if an exe-file is a self-extracting zip-archive.

As Egbert pointet out, normally it's no big deal to mark only the name part of a filename. But it becomes a bit annoying when I decide to tidy up my harddisk-content from time to time. Then I have to rename a larger number of downloaded files with insignificant names (e.g. 45-607.pdf). These files are not related, so I cannot apply a certain pattern in batch rename. In this case it turns out to be very convenient to have only the name part preselected. In order to get this feature right now, I wrote a small script for Autoit3 (http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/). After being started the script waits for the 'Quick Rename' window to appear and then selects only the name part of the filename, i. e. it works with Salamander's F2-key and with the corresponding menu command as well.

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Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 3) ;exact match required
While 1
  WinWaitActive ("Quick Rename")
  Send ("{END}")
  Send ("^+{LEFT}")
  Send ("{LEFT}")
  Send ("+{HOME}")
  WinWaitClose ("Quick Rename")
WEnd
You can continue working as usual while the script is running. To close it, just kill it from the systray (left click - exit).

In my opinion the best quick rename solution would be the one used by IrfanView where the extension is displayed seperately.

To avoid misunderstandings: Servant Salamander is by far the best file manager ever.

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