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  • Thu, Jul 27 2017 10:29 AM

    • pierreh
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    "Make Folder" directly inside a folder

    I often end up with several layers of folders - for instance I can have a folder called "Rushes 14th July" and have a "Camera A" and "Camera B" folders inside it, each containing an audio bin and a video bin.

    As the project grows bigger, it's frustrating to create a new folder, then have to find it, then drag it to where it belongs from the root of the project. Could we have a shortcut to create a folder wherever we want, say from a right click on an existing folder?

    I know I can do it from the Finder too, but it beats the whole logic of Media Composer where you do everything from within the app.

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  • Sat, Aug 12 2017 10:07 AM In reply to

    • Marty McLean
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    Re: "Make Folder" directly inside a folder

    This annoys me too! 

    Also not being able to empty the trash by right clicking the Trash bin doesn't make any sense.

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  • Sat, Aug 12 2017 12:40 PM In reply to

    • pierreh
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    Re: "Make Folder" directly inside a folder

    Marty McLean:

    Also not being able to empty the trash by right clicking the Trash bin doesn't make any sense.

    Yeah, this part of the interface is sooooo 90's, when Avid was a Mac only software.

    Don't forget Macs had no right-click on the mouse then. When right-click made it to the Mac, clearly Avid had no idea what to do with it and just put a "What's this" menu because if felt better than having nothing at all!

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  • Mon, Sep 18 2017 4:06 PM In reply to

    Re: "Make Folder" directly inside a folder

    +1

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  • Mon, Sep 18 2017 11:14 PM In reply to

    • jwrl
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    Re: "Make Folder" directly inside a folder

    pierreh:
    When right-click made it to the Mac, clearly Avid had no idea what to do with it and just put a "What's this" menu because if felt better than having nothing at all!

    Or of course they could have decided to implement something that wasn't likely to be seen as mission critical so that older Mac users didn't feel frozen out of a function.  However expanding the functionality of the right mouse button is long overdue in my opinion.

    +1.

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