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File Manager - Multiple folders view

To keep multiple folders displayed, I propose the pinning feature, instead tabs.
Pinning folder allow access them quickly. Just scroll to from a folder to another.
Any pinned folder can be openned at once.
I think this process of pinning can be improved a lot. This is still a premature idea.
Note: The focus is on the current folder or context

Comments (10)

Michele

Michele replied 1 year ago , re: Paulo's Version 6 from 1 year ago

Could you please split interaction sequences into separate, linked mock-ups? it's becoming difficult to understand whant's going on :) Thanks a lot!

Paulo

Paulo replied 1 year ago , re: Paulo's Version 9 from 1 year ago

@Michele, I added some arrows in red and rearranged the tips between steps, that points the user iteration. I don't know if it helps someway, but I can't think a better way to split the sequences. Could you help me about it?

Michele

Michele replied 1 year ago , re: Paulo's Version 10 from 1 year ago

balsamiq allows you to create different pages and then setup links between them, triggered by clicks on specific UI elements. You can see how it works checking out my RSS reader mock-ups :)

Lorenzo

Lorenzo replied 1 year ago , re: Paulo's Version 11 from 1 year ago

Ive been trying to load the balsamiq editor in order to make am mockup for a doc. view but it dosent seem to load for me wondering if i should just use fireworks

Paulo

Paulo replied 1 year ago , re: Paulo's Version 11 from 1 year ago

Thank you Michele! I didn't know about it. I will split them soon. Thanks.

Paulo

Paulo replied 1 year ago , re: Paulo's Version 11 from 1 year ago

@Michele, To show the entire iteration I'm counting ten screens are needed. Would it not pollute the balsamiq system? Maybe there are something else I can do to explain the user interaction better. What do you think?

Michele

Michele replied 1 year ago , re: Paulo's Version 11 from 1 year ago

Unfortunately this is one of the flaws of balsamiq: you need one page per app status. If you don't want to create ten mockups you can try to place two screens per mockup at most...

Michele

Michele replied 1 year ago , re: Paulo's Version 11 from 1 year ago

btw. 10 mockups to explain a copy/paste process are way too many :) this whole pinning process is a little too complex in my opinion and it could lead to users not moving files between folders due to the complexity of the needed iteration.

I would try something more touch friendly, like an overlay or a slide-in side panel

Paulo

Paulo replied 1 year ago , re: Paulo's Version 11 from 1 year ago

I think the pinning feature just allow view multiple folders at once and is not intent to be used in copy/past process.
Other approaches may be better in this case. When the user copy a content, the file manager could immediately ask the user to select the folder where to past it.

Paulo

Paulo replied 1 year ago , re: Paulo's Version 11 from 1 year ago

@Michele, my proposal to the Copy/Paste feature https://ubuntu.mybalsamiq.com/projects/ubuntuphonecoreapps/File+Manager+-+Copy+or+Move+selected+content

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