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Drag and drop files to create copy [message #824219] Mon, 19 March 2012 12:00 Go to next message
Samir Elarishy is currently offline Samir Elarishy
Messages: 3
Registered: March 2012
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In the navigator I have a folder that contains programs files.
In order to make a copy of the working file I am working with, I do the following:
Right click to select a file, then choose copy, then I have to go to the top folder level, select that then right click and select paste, a window will pop up with the name of selected file and an added text by Eclipse "copy of xxxxxxx"
I edit the name and select the copy.

I have seen it done in a much DIRECT way as follows:
select the file THEN DRAG IT TO THE FOLDER then a popup window "Copy of..."

I am sure you agree with me this is much easier especially if you are doing it a lot.

How can I tweak Eclipse to that ???

Your input will be greatly appreciated
Re: Drag and drop files to create copy [message #824441 is a reply to message #824219] Mon, 19 March 2012 17:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin Dahyabhai
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Registered: July 2009
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Doing so works much like it does with your O.S.--drag with the right mouse button, or use the Ctrl key when dragging to explicitly make it a Copy instead of a Move.

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Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse WTP, IBM
Re: Drag and drop files to create copy [message #824473 is a reply to message #824441] Mon, 19 March 2012 18:08 Go to previous message
Samir Elarishy is currently offline Samir Elarishy
Messages: 3
Registered: March 2012
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I had to use the control key while dragging. And when I did that Eclipse came up with a prompt to configure the drag and drop. I selected the copy option in the preference.
Now it is working like a charm.
Thank you for pointing me to the right direction.

P.S. I am using W7
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