Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#8416 closed Feature request (invalid)


Reported by: Ralph Graham Owned by: Ralph Graham
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: upload download mouse double click Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: XP


Double clicking in Filezilla
Double clicking on a file is universally used to
1 open a file if the file’s associated program is open
Example: .html file opens into Firefox
2 open a file’s associated program if not open, then the file into that program.
Example: As above but first opens FF

  • open an application/program if the file is an executable file

In my experience the use of double click in FZ is highly unusual, confusing and detrimental.

Double clicking to upload or download a file means those used to double clicking for the above will result in an unintended down or upload. If the settings are set to not ask if you want to replace, then you have just wiped out a file. In addition if you did not know this was the function of double click you may not notice that the down or upload has taken place as there is nothing to indicate the event. So files could be lost without the user even knowing.

FZ has drag and drop AND right click menu to up or download files so the double click is surely not needed.

Double click in the local folder could open the default editor or default browser ans in the remote folder open in appropriate viewer/prog or "no effect."

Please consider changing this function.
Many thanks,
Ralph Graham

Change History (3)

comment:1 by Ralph Graham, 11 years ago

Operating system type: Windows

comment:2 by Ralph Graham, 11 years ago

Keywords: upload download mouse double click added
Owner: set to Ralph Graham
Status: newaccepted

comment:3 by Alexander Schuch, 11 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: acceptedclosed

I do not fully understand the problem.

In FileZilla settings, you can configure what it should do on double click - you can even set it to ignore. And if you configure FileZilla to transfer files on double click and configure it to not ask when overwriting files, this is your intention - you should not wonder that it actually transferred a file and possibly overwrite it without asking.

So I really do not understand why this is a bug. Feel free to reopen if you want to further refine your request.

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