Context manu copy path name

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Context manu copy path name

Post by unbob » 2018 Jan 07, 21:45

I swear there used to be a "copy path name" (or "Copy path to clipboard") in the context menu (right-click mouse on file name). However I'm not seeing that now with v3.5.0.2.

Am I wrong? Maybe the "copy path name" was some other software?

Anyone have an answer? Thx, Rob

Update: just discovered if I hold down the shift key, and right-click the file name - 'Copy as Path' then appears in the context menu. The copied path (in clipboard) is enclosed in quotes.

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Re: Context manu copy path name

Post by FrizzleFry » 2018 Jan 07, 23:56

you can use Alt-C to copy path to clipboard but I don't think x2 has it on a context menu

you can also use MenuHack to create a toolbar button using code 32786

I use FileMenu Tools and it does provide copy path on the context menu although the latest versions are not free anymore.

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Re: Context manu copy path name

Post by nikos » 2018 Jan 08, 12:06

you can put any xplorer2 menu command on the context menu, just use the XPLORER2 > ORGANIZE menu command

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Re: Context manu copy path name

Post by unbob » 2018 Jan 08, 17:38

nikos wrote:
2018 Jan 08, 12:06
you can put any xplorer2 menu command on the context menu, just use the XPLORER2 > ORGANIZE menu command
Sorry, but I'm not seeing 'Copy as Path'. Can you please give more explicit instructions? Thx, Rob
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Re: Context manu copy path name

Post by nikos » 2018 Jan 08, 18:19

you need to match commands as they appear on the top level xplorer2 menu. your command is in EDIT menu, so select this category in the dialog, then add "copy names". Copy path isn't how xplorer2 calls this, it's copy Names

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Re: Context manu copy path name

Post by unbob » 2018 Jan 08, 19:29

nikos wrote:
2018 Jan 08, 18:19
you need to match commands as they appear on the top level xplorer2 menu. your command is in EDIT menu, so select this category in the dialog, then add "copy names". Copy path isn't how xplorer2 calls this, it's copy Names
A-OK - got it!! thanks!

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Re: Context manu copy path name

Post by pschroeter » 2018 Jan 31, 04:41

I cannot tell you the number of times I've looked for "Copy path" then had to try and remember it's called "Copy name" by xplorer2. I wish it would get changed because name just means the file name to me.

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Re: Context manu copy path name

Post by nikos » 2018 Feb 01, 05:19

if you use HELP > COMMAND FINDER and search for "path", you will find the command

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Re: Context manu copy path name

Post by RightPaddock » 2018 Mar 15, 23:18

Copy as Path is a half-hidden Windows feature, you get it in the context menu by Shift+Right click on the file/folder in question. In the Windows File Manager, it's in the Home ribbon - in plain sight, kb sequence is Alt, H, CP.
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Re: Context manu copy path name

Post by Robert2 » 2018 Mar 20, 16:56

pschroeter wrote:
2018 Jan 31, 04:41
I cannot tell you the number of times I've looked for "Copy path" then had to try and remember it's called "Copy name" by xplorer2. I wish it would get changed because name just means the file name to me.
In xplorer², “Copy Name” means “Copy Name” when “Views” is set to “List”…
When “Views” is set to “List”, you can still get the whole pathname with “Alt+C”.

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