[Thunar-dev] some ideas for thunar

Rain Viigipuu rain.viigipuu at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 13:15:23 CEST 2005


I think, that windows explorer has this feature done pretty good way:

You can apply your current folders settings to all folder. You can
enable/disable the feature to remember every folders view separately.

So, wht i do every time when i have configure windows explorer, i configure
one folder as i like it for general file browsing - and I apply it to all
folders. But I have my wallpapers directory, and there is very handy to use
thumbnails view - so i set it so there, and only there are thumbnails, or
some other directory, where pictures are and i have set so.

So, if i move to another folder - it always uses my default settings how
would i like the files unless i haven't set other way.

I think that this it could be pretty nice and useable - i don't see any
reason why to make things more complicated (like when i have set thumbs in a
view and open new one then it has thumbs too and when i open a new window
somewhere else it has some other settings).


On 9/28/05, Biju Chacko <botsie at xfce.org> wrote:
> 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.
> OR
> - 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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