[Thunar-dev] some ideas for thunar

Paul Adamson paul at gematria-design.co.uk
Wed Sep 28 11:21:25 CEST 2005

Benedikt Meurer wrote:

>Pablo Hdez-M. Saiz wrote:
>>- Remember all options if posible on a per directory basis (size
>>window,hidden files, show thumbnails, icon/list view, column sizes on
>>list view, position of scroll,...)
>As Jannis said, this is confusing. We had this discussion several times 
>already and there was no conclusion. What bugs me the most about this is 
>the fact that it works against the intuition: For example, you are 
>looking at a Thunar window, change the view to "details view" and then 
>double click a folder and the new folder is displayed as "icon view" 
>although you selected "details view" for this window a second ago. It 
>then takes you some time to realize that you used "icon view" for this 
>folder a few weeks ago and thats why it switched views.
>What would work IMHO would be a compromise: We remember the view 
>settings per folder, but apply the settings only if the user opens a new 
>window in a given folder. We do not override the user choices for 
>already open windows. But this is also somewhat tricky, I have to think 
>about this again.
>>Greets, Pablo
 similar to Windows. A small file would contain a path and a few config 
If you navigate to the folder from another location, you get the 
standard config options for Thunar. If you launch the 'shortcut', you 
get the directory with the new settings applied. This way I can navigate 
the filesystem as I normally like, but then launch a new Thunar 
specifically for viewing images which would also open at the root of my 
image collection.
I'm not overly familiar with the Thunar code, though, so I don't know if 
this would be possible.

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