[Thunar-dev] Favorite directories in side pane

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Wed Sep 21 17:13:24 CEST 2005

Anders Aagaard wrote:
>>>How do I get my favorite directories in the Side pane?..
>>>Just like in the Thunar screenschots on the new thunar website..and the 
>>>on on Benny's blog.
>>Just drag a directory from any widget that provides a drag source for
>>text/uri-list (most probably every file manager, the file chooser
>>dialogs, etc.) and drop it to the favourites pane in Thunar (or the
>>shortcuts pane in the Gtk file chooser).
> Random thought, apple licensed having folders spring open when
> directories are dropped on them and having them closed on some event, I
> can't remember the exact patent.  But it might be possible to have
> something like.
> hold folder over side panel *directory pops open*, hold over directory
> *directory pops open*, hold over back/up button to go back/up?
> Random thought, could be stupid because of lack of sleep, but I'll
> forget it tomorrow anyway ;)

KDE and ROX have something like this, and both solutions are pretty
hacky. As said several times, if there's a sane way to do this (which is
100% obvious to the user), then we'll include it. I'll check Finder
again to see what they do exactly.


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