[Thunar-dev] For fans of Explorer's List View

Jannis Pohlmann info at sten-net.de
Thu Apr 13 14:20:36 CEST 2006

On Thu, 13 Apr 2006 14:13:31 +0200
Stefan Stuhr <thunardevlist at sstuhr.dk> wrote:

> tor, 13 04 2006 kl. 02:53 -0500, skrev Matt McClinch:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I went ahead and implemented a view similar to Explorer's List View
> > for thunar.
> > 
> > Here is a screenshot:
> > http://filebox.vt.edu/users/mmcclinc/thunar-list-view.jpg
> I haven't actually tried your patches, this is based on the
> screenshot.
> I like the idea of having this as an option, though I don't think I
> will use it much myself. But isn't this "simply"[1] the icon view,
> with the layout rotated, text beside icons, smaller icons and less
> space between icons? Thus, it is still in a grid, and the "Grid
> Layout" and "List Layout" menu options is confusing. Especially the
> "List Layout" menu option, as it could easily be confused with the
> detailed list view.
> Maybe the "List View" option should be in the same place in the "View"
> menu as one switch between icon view and detailed list view, as a
> third option. Maybe it should eventually have another name, though
> the name wouldn't be as confusing if the option is in the same place
> as the "View as Detailed List" option.

How about naming it "Compact View"?

I also like the idea of having it as a third option. Sometimes it's
nice to be able to view a lot of files at once, like you can with this

- Jannis
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