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I often only realize I need to clean up a directory when I reach it via the file selection dialog. Are there good ways to hop straight from that dialog to a window manager in the same folder so I can clean up (mostly delete) stray files? Can anyone suggest other short paths from 'open file' to 'move'/'delete'?

I was thinking that I wanted to know how to add "copy" to the right click menu within the file selection dialog, but I'm open to any suggestions.

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I'm confused ... I have a copy option when I right click in Nautilus. Do you not see any such option? If you could add a bit more to your question I might be able to help. –  Amanda Feb 1 '12 at 15:21
Also: take a look at askubuntu.com/questions/674/… -- is that what you're trying to do? –  Amanda Feb 1 '12 at 15:22
I mean in the Open File Dialog; the GTK file dialog –  mmonem Feb 2 '12 at 22:18
So you want to do "File > Open ..." from some application and then right click a file, select "copy" and make a copy of the file in some other directory? I don't know if that's possible. Why not just do this in Nautilus? –  Amanda Feb 4 '12 at 2:23
Coz sometimes I discover that I have to to do something like deletion on while I open the File Dialog –  mmonem Feb 13 '12 at 10:24

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