Opened 20 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#2018 closed Feature request

upload/download buttons with arrows

Reported by: anonymous Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: words, Tim Kosse, Alexander Schuch, jordanmcclement, victorwestmann
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As an ex ws_ftp user I find filezilla superior in nearly all
aspects. Two things that I miss 'though:

  1. Sounds - often I transfer a lot of files in the

background while I'm working on something else and I
minimise my ftp client. A .wav to confirm that the
transfer is complete (or there has been a problem)
would be very useful. Some people may find sounds
annoying, but they could always be switched off...

  1. Transfer button - the upload / download buttons with

arrows in ws_ftp that sit between the server side and
PC side files are more intuitive than double clicking or
right clicking to transfer.

Thank you for all your work!

Change History (10)

comment:1 by words, 19 years ago

Definitely agree about the sounds. The lack of them has
me hunting for an alternative (which is a pain). And it
should be so simple to implement.

comment:2 by anonymous, 19 years ago

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Yes. No alternative (ok) and no sound (verry bad)!

comment:3 by Tim Kosse, 19 years ago

If you can provide me with some self-made quality sounds (no
ripoffs from other programs or audio cds please), I will
implement them in FileZilla 3.

About the transfer buttons: I've always though that they
looked really crappy, I've never used them. I think it's far
more intuitive to just drag the files to the target and drop
them there.

Maybe (can't promise it) I will add the transfer buttons in
FileZilla 3 to make ws_ftp users happy.

comment:4 by anonymous, 19 years ago

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I agree completely with this:

  1. Sounds - often I transfer a lot of files in the [...]

The only thing that should be needed (IMHO) is to play a
sound and let the user to choose which sound to play. You
don't need (if you don't like to or if you have no
time/interest for that) supply new sounds. Just let the user
use the ones he/she has (windows supplies some of them).

But please, try to find a little bit of spare time to
implement them.

Every time I see a new release of FileZilla I ask myself:
"Will this time sounds be implemented?". I'm in the same
conditions of the friend who started this thread: I had to
stop using filezilla for this reason, and if you implement
it I'll be happy to restart using it once again.

comment:5 by Alexander Schuch, 16 years ago

This RFE is only about the upload/download buttons with arrows between the local and remote pane to make ws_ftp users happy.

Sounds are covered by another RFE:
[ 786534 ] Sound feedback

comment:6 by jordanmcclement, 16 years ago

Can I add something about the buttons option (maybe this is already implicit in the request?):

Can you have a 'mirror upload' button e.g.

If I am in the root/images/thumbs folder on local drive and I select some files and click on 'mirror upload button' it copies the files to the corresponding folder on the server regardless of which folder on the server I am currently in?


comment:7 by Alexander Schuch, 16 years ago

Your idea is not quite related to this feature request. Can you please see the following one?:
[ 1052205 ] simultaneous folder-change (directory "follow me")

Basically, that feature, if implemented (properly), would make the remote directory be "corresponding" to the local directory all the time, so just browsing the local directory structure and uploading/downloading files would result in what you have described.

comment:8 by jordanmcclement, 16 years ago


OK. - That sounds like an even better idea..

comment:9 by victorwestmann, 16 years ago

This feature will be greatly appreciated indeed... but why not use .ogg(/.oga) files instead of .wav. ones? :)

What kind of sound files you are looking for?

comment:10 by Tim Kosse, 16 years ago

The transfer buttons are a waste of space, there are better ways to transfer files:

  • Double-click or enter key (not directories though)
  • Drag&drop
  • Context menu
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