I’m new to Nextcloud, so maybe I’m simply overlooking something. I’ve just been checking out the download page that you get when e.g. sharing a folder via link (as read-only).
When you select files with the checkmarks, it displays the number of files and an “Actions”-menu on top of the list. But this actions-menu shows operations that aren’t actually available in read-only, such as “Move or copy” and “Delete”. Selecting one of these options only results in an error message (as you’d hope/expect :D), but I think they shouldn’t be here in the first place, right? Why show users options they don’t actually have? As far as I understand it, there should only be one option: “Download”. But then there’s really no point in requiring that extra click to open the actions-menu just to get to this single option. Instead, it’d probably be a lot more user-friendly in this case if the menu was simply replaced with a single, direct “Download”-button.
Same is also true for the individual files/folders in the list: Currently, they all come with a “…”-menu. But when you click on this menu, you only get the “Download”-option anyway. So why require this extra click? I suppose from a programming standpoint, it’s easier to streamline with all the other instances of this sort of actions-menu where you actually do have several options to choose from. But from a users standpoint, it just seems a bit silly and unnecessary here. Maybe there could be some kind of overflow-function that recognizes if there’s only a single action available and then replaces the dropdown-menu with this single action-button? Or a customization option for the link owner that let’s you choose 1-3 shortcut actions to always display outside the overflow-menu? I don’t know, I’m just wondering if there isn’t some way to improve this part of the user experience.
But as I said, maybe there already is and I just haven’t found it yet? Please let me know!
All the best & have a nice weekend,