>I doubt you can, but prove me wrong.
(Your method of quoting is easier and takes up less space) I doubt I can too. I couldn't find any information on doing such a thing. I don't know if it's possible to use something different for saving things at all. Keyboard use is still possible, but not nearly as fast.
Well you didn't seem to really care about going mouseless, which is why I said that.
>Then you may as well just save everything into an inbox and organize it later with Ranger.
That's one way of doing it, but I see it as a waste of time to do it later. I used to just save stuff in a folder to move later instead of putting things in the correct place and never would actually get around to fixing it (and if I did, I might not remember what I meant to do with it). But you're right; the only thing I would do differently is to move it with ranger immediately. Doing it like that kind of gets rid of the need to change the behaviour of the save menu anyway. I was really just over-thinking this whole thing. You solved the disjoint for me:
•change default save location and make a two letter alias for it
•Contol+s or click on download link; enter to save (or set auto-save for downloads)
•key combo for terminal
•two letter alias to both go to the directory and then open in ranger; cut and then move to desired directory with marks and find
Takes less than two seconds, pretty much eliminating the need to replace the gui save menu.
>You've already noticed that it does by mentioning the separation in the first place between GUI and CLI.
I don't consider separation to be a disjoint. To call using different types of applications for different things a "disjoint" just doesn't make sense to me. You might as well call using multiple windows a disjoint or not being able to do everything with just one program a disjoint. Using both gui and terminal applications isn't problematic unless there is a conflict that hurts functionality or efficiency (for example if I had to use w3m part of the time and firefox part of the time because some functionality was lacked by both that the other had; this would definitely cause a disjoint in that if I was using firefox and had to switch to w3m I would no longer have the same open tabs, bookmarks, addons, etc.). I don't see this to really be a problem in any area at the moment though.
>You know how fantastic auto-completion/command-completion is when it works?
That seems more like an example of how gui apps could be better and learn something from the shell xD As for auto-completion, it's already everywhere. ZSH auto-completion is phenomenal already and aliases save even more pain. You're pretty much set in the terminal with that. Word processors have auto-completion (libre office and open office have smart auto-completion that learns from what you're typing). Vim and ST, for example, have plenty of plugins for auto-completion for code and normal language. Search engines auto-complete your searches. Launchers are now smart and can tell what you want before you've typed the full name based on frequency of use or open. What more auto-completion do you need? OS wide built-in auto-completion would be cool, but I don't think that you can realistically cater to every application.
Maybe what you want is autokey? You can set up your own phrases or hotkeys to expand text. Example: I have "#=" set up to the following (which I use for titles/section dividers to make my config and txt files more easily readable and navigable):
Other text expanders (ex: phraseexpress) learn from what you type and offer auto-completion. Have you tried these? A decent clipboard manager can also give you better system wide functionality.
I don't know what you mean by create an interface. As for marking most visited places, I see very little benefit automating that process. It's easy enough to mark them yourself, and then you actually have control over what letter things are assigned to. I already have what I need set to automount as well.
>The comment was really that users must not be happy in putting something like OSX's Finder at the core of their work pattern.
Ah yes, well finder is very much a pain to work with in my experience.
I don't know why you're picking Android in particular, but a lot of people don't really care about the file system. As long as I still can get access to it, I wouldn't really care (not so much the case with iOS).
As for backup and syncing, I have aliases for rsync set up so that I can backup everything with a single command. I guess it's probably because I'm a heavy computer user with a very large and organized file structure, but trying to work with everything in a My Documents folder would be a total nightmare for me. My productivity would decrease dramatically. Organization is a problem, and I actually have created documents that detail the interaction between my whole file system (and computer). I have naming schemes, rules/policy for organizing the file structure, policy for dealing with any information I want to store or read later, policy for dealing with different file types (I keep everything I can on a usb for easy access so most videos, for example, go in a folder structure on my computer). My bookmark folders are modeled after this file structure and mirror them by topic. It's pretty complicated but necessary to prevent confusion and ensure that things go smoothly for someone who has maybe hundreds of folders and thousands of files like me.
Last edited by angelic_sedition (08-Nov-2013 03:19:53)