[quote="Nodrog"]If that is the opinion of the Dopus team the I have a simple answer - I won't use Dopus. There are plenty of other file managers available just as powerful.
I've been in computing for some 40+ years and written a fair amount of Control System software, I DO know what I am doing but, like everybody else, occasionally make mistakes. A "Do you want to do this..." prompt requires one keystroke to answer. The UNDO feature is not a solution - in fact it is an admission that users (or Dopus) can make mistakes and nullifies your argument "that the people who are using it will ... know what they are doing".[/quote]
With all respect, and I've been using computers since 1969, this thread and concept is just silly.
If you want to copy files then you select the files you want to copy - otherwise don't select them. Yes, and on occasions you may make an error, just like typing on a keyboard when you hit 's' insteead of 'a'. Not only is it totally unproductive to ask for confirmation on every action, it's just plain silly.
It is just a nonsense to suggest that non-destructive actions should have a conformation dialog every time. In fact this breaks just about all the user guidelines for program design. The basic tenant of good interface design demands that a confirmation dialog be meaningful, otherwise it is not only useless but dangerous, potentially leading to more errors because the user will automatically disregard and devalue the action and always accept it. Conformation should only appear when an action is potentially destructive or abnormal, so alerting the user to something unusual.
What you are asking for is the equivalent of a confirmation dialog for every key typed on the keyboard. "Do you really mean to hit the 'S' key or did you mean to use 'A'? Just nonsense.
You may find other programs which give you such nonsense but it is completely against modern interface design guidelines.
Regards, Dr Greg Perry, GPSoftware