[Thunar-dev] Some UI Ideas
botsie at xfce.org
Mon Mar 7 14:22:51 CET 2005
Couple of comments about the latest ui prototype:
* There should not be any buttons for folders below the current one in
the location bar. IMHO, the current behavior is confusing. It's also
difficult to parse in a glance your location by checking the pressed
state of a button.
* When you DnD a file to a folder in the icon view and hold it there
without releasing the mouse key, what should be the correct behavior?
(a) do nothing
(b) open up a new file manager window showing that folder
(c) navigate to that folder.
a is least confusing, but is also least useful.
b is more consistent with a spatial metaphor
c is more consistent with a browser metaphor
I'd suggest that either b or c should be chosen because I think it
provides a fairly powerful way to quickly DnD between widely disparate
parts of the filesystem.
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