[Thunar-dev] Some ideas :)

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Tue Feb 6 19:12:56 CET 2007

François K. wrote:
>>> Sure I know it, but I think the "vista bar" would be much more easy-to-use.
>> The what?! O_o  Hey, be polite will you?
> Dude, I don't know if you were joking or what but be open-minded, 
> everything isn't bad in Windows. There are also good ideas that don't 
> come from free softwares.

Uh? There's life outside the free software community? Amazing... ;-)

>> Oh, ugly.  I don't see the need for this since you can easily switch
>> between "Tree pane" (Ctrl+T) and "Bookmark pane" (Ctrl+B).  Yes, it's
>> another shortcut to learn, I hope you won't hyperventilate.
> Dude, I know shortcuts, but shortcuts ARE NOT user-friendly. Do you 
> really think that someone who is discovering XFCE and Thunar is going to 
> read the whole doc and learn every shortcut ? I'm just trying to make it 
> as easy as possible :)

The good thing about these shortcuts is that you don't need to read any
docs at all. The menu item shows the shortcut, very intuitive and
consistent with other applications.

> If we want to make people use anything else than M$, we have to make it 
> at least as easy to use (I mean, for *everyone*), and not only for 
> computer addicts ;)

I don't want to make anyone "use anything else than M$". People are free
to use whatever they want, even Linux.

> I maintain that the hybrid toolbar would be great :p

Maybe you want to cook a widget class for this?

> What about the copy manager ? Any thought on it ?

Doesn't sound like a useful idea. At least I don't see any realistic
use-case here.

> - Fr.


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