I'm concerned about the difference between navigation lock and salve tabs.
I often use DOpus with SFTP sites and have DOpus in dual display. I open local disk in left lister and SFTP site in right lister.
Now, I would like both listers to switch folder simultaneously. To do so, I use navigation lock or slave tabs.
When using slave tab, if listers go out of sync (I usually navigate on local disk as it's faster and expect the other, right, display to follow), the right lister switches to local disk which confuses me and often makes me think local files and those on sftp are the same.
So I turned off slave tabs and turned navigation lock on. Here is what happens that annoys me:
Assume I'm in d:\project\1\2\3\4\5 and //var/www/project/1/2/3/4/5
I select left (local) lister and hit backspace (go up back) eg. 5 times (fast enough so right display won't keep up in refreshing sftp). Left display (local) changes to eg. d:\project but right stays at //var/www/project/1
Note that there's not "out of sync" information. If I now go to d:\project\js in the left, the right display changes properly to //var/www/project/js.
Anyway at some point, it displayed incorrect folder.
Seems like those two modes, although similar, work internally in a bit different way.
Is anything being done to fix the "slave switches to source folder" problem?
As soon it does so, I press back, or alt-left, and both panes navigate to their respective parent, but
getting the slave tab back to the correct slave location requires extra effort which isn't needed in navlock mode.
Is there an option to have slave takes create folders on the fly to keep up with the master tree?
The NavLock Folder Create script add-in can do this for NavLock (with a couple of limitations, at least in the script's current version), and could probably be adapted to work with linked tabs as well.