[Feature Request] Streamlined Recycle Bin Erasing

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The Eraser Explorer Context Menu

Postby Joel » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:22 pm

I think if one searches the forum for all things context menu, we've almost got the pre-World-War-II rhetoric. :P

Users are very polarised on this, to increase the functionality or to decrease the functionality offered by the context menu. Some want it minimalistic, others prefer to have the whole Eraser included in Explorer (trust me -- v5 did this, Eraser was completely loaded into Explorer when you right-click on anything.) I'd like to see all active users' views on this so that perhaps we can find a way forward for v6.1, which I'm planning to rewrite the context menu extension a bit.
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[Feature Request] Streamlined Recycle Bin Erasing

Postby esa1234 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:12 am

I gave it a good search before posting, but I couldn't find anything related to my request. Apologies if this has been asked before.

Basically, I tend to use the Recycle Bin (Win7x64) and erase files from there (Eraser 6.10.2284). I like to be able to use as few keystroke/mouse movements as possible. If I r-click on the recycle bin and hit 'e' followed by enter, a confirmation window comes up. My request is this: is it possible to add an option to remove the confirmation window (auto confirm) OR allowing the user to press 'y' for Yes or 'n' for No?

It's a very small thing, but this would negate having to move the mouse and select Yes. Sorry if this a bit a of a "roll your eyes" type of request.
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Re: [Feature Request] Streamlined Recycle Bin Erasing

Postby DavidHB » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:38 am

As one who asked for the confirmation window in the first place (because erasing is irreversible and therefore potentially dangerous), I have some reservations about this. Maybe an option that applied only to the Recycle Bin would not be unduly harmful. But, in general, I believe that the design of Eraser should err on the side of caution.

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Re: [Feature Request] Streamlined Recycle Bin Erasing

Postby esa1234 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:15 am

I agree completely that eraser should exist as a tool with safeguards. I'm not talking about doing away with the confirmation window. I'm only speaking of allowing the user to accept or reject the erase with a keystroke rather than a mouse click. I feel that the existing system works well enough, and I understand why it was implemented as it stands; however, I also believe that adding the ability to confirm the erase function with a specific keystroke (Y or N) does very little to affect the user's actual intent. Whether a mouse click or a keystroke, the confirmation window would still require explicit instruction to continue with the erase.

At least that's my opinion. :wink:
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Re: [Feature Request] Streamlined Recycle Bin Erasing

Postby DavidHB » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:20 pm

Sorry, I should have read your earlier post more carefully. I think your point is entirely fair; keystroke confirmation would be a good idea, and it is usually fairly easy to implement.

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Re: [Feature Request] Streamlined Recycle Bin Erasing

Postby Joel » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:01 am

Okay, please create a ticket in Trac for this and mark it as an enhancement.
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Re: [Feature Request] Streamlined Recycle Bin Erasing

Postby DavidHB » Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:47 pm

Ticket #390.

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