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Re: Meta-o does what again?

Subject: Re: Meta-o does what again?
From: Miguel de Icaza
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2007 01:57:19 -0400

> > IIRC, Meta-o is supposed to duplicate the directory position of one 
> > panel into the other. I noted recently that it's begun to end up off by 
> > one. If the pointer bar sits on a subdir, the other panel will open into 
> > it, else into the parent directory. Seen in 4.6.1 patched with either 
> > 2007-01-04-16 or 2007-03-09-18, not in plain 4.6.1.
> Is that new? I thought it always worked like that. My help screen says:
>    Alt-o   If the currently selected file is a directory,
>            load that directory on the other panel and moves
>            the selection to the next file.

Yes, this has always been the intended behavior.

At some point someone thought this was a bug and changed it to the
behavior that Anton noticed.

The idea behind Alt-o is that you can quickly browse a directory (and
the contents of its children) without loosing your state (selected

This is useful when cleaning a directory for example.   You have tons of
junk, but you are not quite sure what is in each place, so you Alt-o on
each one.

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