[Thunar-dev] user interface ideas
E.R.M.Davidson at sms.ed.ac.uk
Sun Jul 23 15:44:51 CEST 2006
> Erlend Davidson wrote:
>> Gtk has by standard a filtering feature like this. It works in Thunar.
>> When you're in a directory start typing (like you would in Windows
>> Explorer to find a file) and you'll see a textbox appear at the bottom
>> right containing whatever you're typing. The contents of the directory
>> will be filtered accordingly.
> I guess you're talking about typeahead in GtkTreeView and ExoIconView.
> That's a different approach. Filtering would show only the matching
Ah right. Yes that would be useful.
>>> 2 - Sorting of filenames could be also improved if they were sorted
>>> non-case sensitively.
>> Yes! I very much agree with this - it's the main reason I used Rox for
>> so long. People don't remember the exact filename and often don't
>> remember the case of the first letter.
> As said, there's MiscCaseSensitive. I could probably change the default
> to FALSE. Dunno.
>> I'd quite like it to be easier to change between the Location Selector
>> between the pathbar and toolbar styles - perhaps if you roll the
>> mouse-wheel over it then it switches between being a pathbar and a
>> toolbar. This is useful when you want to copy and paste the path of the
>> directory you are in.
> Well, Ctrl+L will always focus the location selector (pops up a dialog
> in pathbar mode).
>> I remember reading about the MacOSX Filer columns-view in thunar a while
>> ago - will this be implemented one day? It's very good for
>> copying/moving files around. Can a plugin do something like this?
> No, currently plugins cannot provide additional views.
>> Also, is thunar going to have some kind of search feature? Would
>> integration with Beagle or locate be a plugin rather than a feature?
> Some day, yes. Maybe in thunar-vfs (transparently for apps) or as a plugin.
Could it be both? I mean a plugin sending the list of files to
thunar-vfs? This lets users choose between different search applications.
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