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donquixote
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There a button for the command on toolbar.
Just next to path dropdown.

Thanks!
For some reason I missed this button.
I still think a dropdown or submenu would be more convenient (it can work similar to a bookmarks menu in a web browser), but it's already much better knowing about this button Smile
martin
donquixote wrote:
martin wrote:
I do not see a difference, in both cases there are two clicks.

Open the dialog = Open the menu, go to View > Go To > Open Directory/Bookmark, then move the mouse to the bookmark I want, then click.

Strictly speaking this is two clicks, but in between there is a lot more mouse movement than would be with a toolbar dropdown.

There a button for the command on toolbar.
Just next to path dropdown.

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Local > Add to bookmarks

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View > Go To > Open Directory/Bookmark

None of that feels like "manage bookmarks". It's mostly a matter of labeling, I think..

If I name the command "manager bookmarks", those looking for "open bookmark" would not find it. And I believe that most do look for "open bookmark".

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I don't insist on this commandline thing, I was just thinking how one could get a keyboard-only solution.

Will think about it.
donquixote
martin wrote:
I do not see a difference, in both cases there are two clicks.

Open the dialog = Open the menu, go to View > Go To > Open Directory/Bookmark, then move the mouse to the bookmark I want, then click.

Strictly speaking this is two clicks, but in between there is a lot more mouse movement than would be with a toolbar dropdown. You can do a stopwatch test Smile
Or you can read about Fitts' law for mouse movement.
Or explain to me what I have done wrong..

I could also do Ctrl-O + click the item, but I usually need two hands for Ctrl-O and then need to move one hand to the mouse..

Or I try to do it all by keyboard: Ctrl-O, then tab my way through that dialog, then enter - I tried that, but was not happy with it.

I think a dropdown (or a bookmarks menu in the menu bar) would be faster, feel more natural, and be more obvious for new users.

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Local > Add to bookmarks

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View > Go To > Open Directory/Bookmark

None of that feels like "manage bookmarks". It's mostly a matter of labeling, I think..

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Do you want to start session in certain directory? Or cause existing instance of WinSCP to switch to different directory?

In this case I would want the existing instance to switch location. But, really, that's only for this one use case.
I don't insist on this commandline thing, I was just thinking how one could get a keyboard-only solution.

A very easy alternative would be to set the focus on the list of bookmarks, when you open the dialog with Ctrl-O. Right now the focus is on the "Remote directory" text field, which doesn't help much if you want to quickly jump to a bookmark.

It's all micro-optimization, but that's the entire point of bookmarks, isn't it?
martin
donquixote wrote:
Bookmarks are there to make my life easier and, most importantly, faster! Now, to jump to a bookmark or location profile in WinSCP, I first have to open the location profiles dialog, then click one of the bookmarks - not very convenient!

Why not have a dropdown with bookmarks / location profiles in a toolbar?

I do not see a difference, in both cases there are two clicks.

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Another option would be a commandline argument to open a location profile. Then I could use ENSO launcher or another type of launcher to make WinSCP jump to a named location.

Do you want to start session in certain directory? Or cause existing instance of WinSCP to switch to different directory?

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Aside of that, I think the interface for bookmarks management should be improved. Currently to see the list of profiles / bookmarks I first have to click "Add to bookmarks" in the menu. Feels strange to me! I don't want to add anything, just open the list. A simple menu item "manage bookmarks" would do the trick.

Please read documentation. If that does not help, come back.
donquixote
Bookmarks are there to make my life easier and, most importantly, faster! Now, to jump to a bookmark or location profile in WinSCP, I first have to open the location profiles dialog, then click one of the bookmarks - not very convenient!

Why not have a dropdown with bookmarks / location profiles in a toolbar?

Another option would be a commandline argument to open a location profile. Then I could use ENSO launcher or another type of launcher to make WinSCP jump to a named location.

Aside of that, I think the interface for bookmarks management should be improved. Currently to see the list of profiles / bookmarks I first have to click "Add to bookmarks" in the menu. Feels strange to me! I don't want to add anything, just open the list. A simple menu item "manage bookmarks" would do the trick.

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