[Thunar-dev] [SPAMKLASSAT av SU] Re: Tabs in Thunar

Vitaut Bayaryn vitaut.bayaryn at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 12:54:34 CEST 2010

Tabs will be good. Also a button to double the window would be good.

On 20/04/2010, TW <zupftom at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2010/4/19 Nick Schermer <nickschermer at gmail.com>:
>> However, during the
>> design of Thunar (and this has been said a zillion times before) the
>> decision has been made to use single windows so the interface is
>> simple and easy to understand.
> Well, if it's been said a zillion times, the number of user requests
> must have been at least as large ;-).
>> It would of course be possible to make tabs optional, but currently we
>> don't even have enough developers to finish the GIO port, so I doubt
>> (from the developers' point of view) any of us is currently interested
>> in doing this work.
> This port is in the works?  That's great - I didn't expect that.
> Though the lack of developers is of course sad, but your software is
> still amazing, and I'll continue using it anyway.
> 2010/4/19 Mikhail Batser <mbatser at yandex.ru>:
>> Wait a little until a new version of PCManFM is released and move to it.
>> PCManFM has tabs, but currently it does not support trash basket. But the
>> new version will.
> Yes, PCManFM looks like a nice and fast lightweight file manager.  But
> a bit too lightweight for my personal taste.  There are some features
> that I'm missing in PCManFM.  It doesn't allow you to customize the
> list columns.  As it doesn't support plugins (does it?) there aren't
> such things as the media tag plugin.  I think my programming abilities
> might possibly suffice to customize a plugin for my needs, but I'm not
> so eager after hacking the whole file manager.
> The trash basket isn't so important to me.  The most severe deficiency
> is that PCManFM doesn't have decent "Open with" functionality.  There
> is no File => Open with (right click is required).  Most of the time I
> navigate through folders and select files with the keyboard only and
> don't want to additionally move the mouse to the file and right click.
>  The dialog that pops up in my opinion is far inferior to Thunar's.  I
> also find Thunar's "Open with" dialog superior to Nautilus' as it
> lists preferred apps first.  I can assign Ctrl+O to this dialog and
> type the first letter(s) of the app I want to use - really fast and
> convenient.
> No, I think that Thunar *is* the best file manager for me (and that
> has nothing to do with its lightweightness - I would use Konqueror if
> it suited my working habits better).  I like it, great work!  Looking
> forward to a future version with GVFS support - and, maybe, still
> further into the future, with tabs??
> Thomas W.
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