Thursday, March 17, 2005

Nautilus Send-To
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Michael Rhodes send me an e-mail some time ago asking to blog about "Nautilus Send To", a Nautilus-extension that makes it possible to send files per email or instant message with some clicks. I recently 'upgraded' my debian system to an Ubuntu 'hoary' and all I had to do to try this out was running the Synaptic package manager, click on "nautilus-sendto" and "apply" and I had this extra entry in Nautilus' context-menu:

When you click this menu item you get following dialog-window:

You can choose to send as "Instant Message (Gaim)", or as "Email (Evolution)". If you choose to send via IM, you can select one of your logged-in contacts in the combobox below. If you choose to send it via email you can type a contact in an entry-field that will appear and which does type-ahead search in you evolution-adressbook. Well, an image says more:

When you have more then one file selected, you should choose how to pack them. I can choose between .zip, .tar.gz and .tar.bz2, but I guess this depends on what tools you have installed.
Then you just have to click "send" and the archive will be made and send by IM or attached to an email message. Before I forget it, to make it possible to send with gaim, you should load the plugin for gaim this extension ships. Open Gaim's preferences screen, and select the "Nautilus integration" plugin.

See you !



Anonymous Reinout van Schouwen knowledgely replied ...

I hope your contacts have agreed to have their addresses published on your blog? Otherwise you might want to fire up the GIMP to make those unreadable...

Otherwise, nautilus-send-to looks useful, but I'm just a bit worried about the addition of yet another context menu item! There are too many of them already...

12:55 PM, March 17, 2005  
Blogger Karel Demeyer knowledgely replied ...

Thanks for pointing this out. Bad mistake :| .. but I fixed it.
I don't like to many menu-items either, but this one is really useful. I think the "Share ..." item shouldn't be there e.g. This should be done in the properties window, and also by dragging the folder in the shares-admin tool. Maybe there should be something like a "actions" submenu and in there the options like "Share", "Send to", "Create Archive ...". Too many submenus suck too though :|. I don't like the KDE/WinXP screenshots with their bigger-then-screensize menus etc you see.

1:19 PM, March 17, 2005  
Blogger gtonic knowledgely replied ...

Kudos to Michael Rhodes, that's what I've been looking for!


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