Auto display source and destination folders

Got a good idea? Want to share it? Then please take a moment to submit it.
Post Reply
davidb
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2002 12:07 pm

Auto display source and destination folders

Post by davidb » Mon Nov 18, 2002 12:26 pm

When I go to a remote site, it would be good if it automatically displayed the Default directory in the Local Browser so I can compare contents. CuteFTP does this. SmartFTP seems to require one to navigate there manually.

The folder that would be of use is the one that has been specified in the Advanced options (Init / LocalPath) of the Favourites settings for that FTP site.

Thanks.

mb
Posts: 12029
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2001 1:24 pm
Display name: Mat (SmartFTP)
Contact:

Re: Auto display source and destination folders

Post by mb » Mon Nov 18, 2002 1:57 pm

Use Ctrl+G after you're connected to the remote site.

CuteFTP does only have 1 window with 2 panes. SmartFTP is based on MDI.

-Mat

zzarg
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2001 9:43 am

Re: Auto display source and destination folders

Post by zzarg » Fri Dec 13, 2002 9:31 am

I use CuteFTP and Leech (the latter most often) because it allows me to define a site as a local and remote pair, and displays the two side by side (without the 'overhead' of the tree view) and makes for copying from one to the other real easy
The MDI vs SDI argument is kinda moot as MDI can pretent to be SDI... and it's probably even easier to do real neat things like keeping position in directory structure synchronised on local and remote....

firehorse
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2003 10:27 am

Re: Auto display source and destination folders

Post by firehorse » Sun Feb 16, 2003 10:32 am

I would also like vote for smartftp being able to optionally define an associated local directory.

Cuteftp has this feature.

You can have in preferences whether smartftp should create a new local window and navigate to the right directory or use and existing local window or do nothing at all, like at present.

thanks.

darix
Posts: 181
Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2002 1:48 pm

Re: Auto display source and destination folders

Post by darix » Sun Feb 16, 2003 3:37 pm

its already possible. as mb said.
see the local directory settings for a favorite.
after connect press ctrl+g.

darix

firehorse
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2003 10:27 am

Re: Auto display source and destination folders

Post by firehorse » Sun Feb 16, 2003 4:13 pm

Thanks for replying.

I think I have now found it. This is what I have done.

Tools/Settings/General/Quick Folders
Right click Quick Folders to add your own folder.
Then on the menu bar, the folder button now contains the added folder.

After connecting ctrl-G gets me a new local browser. I click the added folder on the menu bar and it takes the local browser to the right directory.

Is that what you meant or is there even a better way to do this?

Thanks.

darix
Posts: 181
Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2002 1:48 pm

Re: Auto display source and destination folders

Post by darix » Sun Feb 16, 2003 5:44 pm

favorites -> edit favorites -> select favorite -> properties -> advanced tab -> localpath

this setting will be opened if you load this favorite.
if you press ctrl+g you will go there ;)

darix

firehorse
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2003 10:27 am

Re: Auto display source and destination folders

Post by firehorse » Sun Feb 16, 2003 5:59 pm

Yay .... it works

Needed a restart of the program but it does work

Thanks

anathema
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2003 1:21 pm

Re: Auto display source and destination folders

Post by anathema » Tue Feb 25, 2003 1:00 am

I am sorry this isnt helpful at all, but..

IMO, cuteftp is the worst piece of crap that has ever blighted ftp clients everywhere..

Ive never met anyone im real life that actually think differently. Anyone who has been ftping for a long time generally seems to use BPFTP.

Now i see smartftp, which has wayy more features, kicks BPFTP's ass in every area except powerful queuing. (in comparison of course)

Post Reply