[Thunar-dev] some ideas for thunar

Biju Chacko botsie at xfce.org
Wed Sep 28 11:41:15 CEST 2005

Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> 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.

I think thats even more confusing!

There are two ways of doing this (IMO):

a. Don't use per folder settings by default. Provide a User Preference 
option to enable it. In that case, the potentially confusing behavior is 
mitigated by the fact that it will only be seen by people who understand 
what is happening.

b. Provide some kind of visual feedback to explain what is happening:
	- An emblem on the folder icon that indicates that it has some settings 
associated with it.


	- A status bar icon that appears when folder-specific settings have 
been applied. A tooltip on the icon would provide a more verbose 
explanation. Double-clicking on it would discard folder-specific settings.

A combination of both a & b might be best ...

-- b

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