[Thunar-dev] Thunar improvement suggestion

Vitaut Bayaryn vitaut.bayaryn at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 14:54:17 CET 2009

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 21:53:32 +0200 <v_2e at ukr.net> напісаў(ла):

>   Hello, everyone!
>   I've been reading all the discussions about "Tabs in Thunar" and  
> related things and here what I thought:
> 1. We can clearly see that there really are many people who uses Thunar  
> and wants it to have tabs. I'm not going to ground this point of view  
> right now (for the 1001st time :) ), I can only say, that I perfectly  
> understand this point of view (I've got the same, in fact).
> 2. We can also clearly see that Thunar has always been (and it must be)  
> a light, fast and simple to use file manager. I think nobody will   
> object?
> 3. There are also many people who thinks the 2 things mentioned above  
> are incompatible ("...the tabbed interface cannot be simple..."). I can  
> perfectly understand those people too.
> 4. So what a solution can be in this case? I guess, the answer is  
> simple: make this feature OPTIONAL. I would even say "strongly optional"  
> in some sense. :)
> 5. Thinking of all said above, I decided that the only thing I can do  
> right now is dream up a little. I mean I decided to imagine "Thunar with  
> tabs". Of course, I am a very bad artist (in fact, I am a terrible  
> artist or even not an artist at all :) ), but still I know what GIMP is  
> ;)
>   So, here what I've got:
> http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091202/l2YYv8N4jI.png
> Or even more brave solution:
> http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091202/XN5vV63KFq.png
>   So, please understand me right. I just wanted to see by myself and to  
> show everyone else how Thunar could look with tabs. Now you may decide  
> whether such interface looks good or not (but who can say that it looks  
> ugly? :) this is still our good old Thunar, just a little bit "tabbed"  
> :) ).
>   After all said above I'd like to hear your opinion on this topic. Are  
> you or are you not agree with such Thunar interface's right to exist?
> P.S. Anyway, while looking at the screenshots and thinking about all  
> this, please keep in mind my words about "strongly optional" and that  
> with only one tab it will still look like this:
> http://thunar.xfce.org/images/filewindow-1.png
> P.P.S. Of course, I (and I believe -  we all) will use Thunar with or  
> without tabs. That's because I just... love it. You know, it is like a  
> good old friend to me :)
>   Have a nice day!
>   Vladimir
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The tab interface in the picture is great, better than Nautilus's.

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