[Xfce-bugs] [Bug 16710] Unmount arrow doesn't appear on mounted internal partitions and devices in bookmark view

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Wed May 6 17:38:19 CEST 2020


--- Comment #11 from Yousuf 'Jay' Philips <philipz85 at hotmail.com> ---
(In reply to alexxcons from comment #10)
> I got the impression that the idea is that thunar should just behave like
> the other file managers/dialogs :)

If other file managers provide a better/simpler UX, definitely it should IMO.

> So what would be your concrete proposal to ease unmount ? Best open a new
> bug for it.

Eject for removables and umount for non-removables.

> What I could imagine is to use the current icon for unmount (seems like
> anyhow everybody uses the "eject" icon for both), and only allow to eject
> via context menu.

That wouldn't make things better, that we make it harder for USBs to be

> In any case IMO it would make much sense to have a tooltip on that icon to
> be able to check its purpose.

Definitely useful if people would wait around to let it appear, which people

> Though I would not want to eject stuff if "unmount" is pressed, like done in
> the other file-managers.

We could show a different icon to distinguish between the two operations, if
that is what is acceptable.

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