Monday, May 19, 2008
(10:47 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
File ManagementI would like it if there was some operating system with the following two features:
- In-place renaming of files -- I can "save as" another filename during editing, leaving behind an old version of the file. I can rename the file when I'm not editing it. Why can't I rename it while editing it?
- Keeping track of moved or renamed files -- On things like the drop-down menu of recently opened files, it shouldn't return an error message when you click on something moved or renamed. Instead, it should have at least a good guess at what file you actually intended. Even better, files should be flagged with where they're referred to, so that when they're renamed or moved, those references can all be updated.