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Cut and Paste list of objects to multiple locations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000224798D
Publication Date: 2013-Jan-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 23K

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Abstract

Disclosed is method to allow a user to select a group of files for copying and then to provide a user interface (UI) to individually select a single item or items for pasting in a new location, rather than treating the copy as one grouping that must be pasted/used together. The user can then proceed to another location in a directory and paste other files from the copied group.

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Cut and Paste list of objects to multiple locations

Often a list of files in one directory needs to be copied or moved into another location in subdirectories. Using the current copy/paste function, the user must copy from the original list only the files to be copied into another specific location, navigate to the location for the files, and then paste them there. Then, the user must navigate back to the original location, select the next group of files from the list, navigate to another directory, and paste those files. Often the user may forget which files have already been copied or need to go into a specific directory. It would be much easier to select the original list of files, navigate to the first directory, paste only the necessary files from a drop down list of the copied files, and then navigate to the next location (without having to go back to the original location to copy more files) and paste the necessary files there.

The basic idea of the disclosed solution is to allow a user to select a group of items for copying and then to provide a user interface (UI) to individually select a single item or items for pasting rather than treating the copy as one grouping that must be pasted/used together. Other inventions always keep the copied objects together as one grouping and the objects must all be pasted as one grouping. This invention provides a UI and mechanism to paste the items individually.

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User has the following files in the /plugins/Ma...