The file browser
christopher.carroll at birch.net
Sun Jan 25 10:41:34 CET 2004
Please ignore - I misread and thought the parent was talking about rox
(rather it was xffm) - sorry :(
On Sun, 2004-01-25 at 03:38, Christopher wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-01-25 at 10:45, Jack Coates wrote:
> > On Sun, 2004-01-25 at 02:04, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 19:19, Robert Serphillips wrote:
> > > > Any chance you could add a tree view ala windows explorer or Nautilus?
> > > > Maybe it could be a configurable feature that can be disabled for people
> > > > who don't like that sort of thing.
> > >
> > > Then why not using xffm ?
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > Reasons I don't use it, in no particular order (note that these are all
> > issues that Rox filer doesn't have):
> I feel like I should respond to some of these - in defense of Rox. I
> think a lot of your issues are due to your specific setup, and I'd hate
> for someone to get the wrong impression of Rox.
> > Even in small view, it selects a font that is maybe five points bigger
> > than any other font on my desktop. Since my eyesight isn't so good and I
> > already use larger fonts than most people, we're talking like H2 in HTML
> > :-)
> I don't have this problem. My rox fonts are the same size as other
> fonts - an issue specific to your configuration?
> > Half the screen is taken up with toolbars. Yes, they can be collapsed,
> > but I don't have the patience to go through all those buttons and figure
> > out which ones I'm going to be using regularly.
> Are you configured to display both text and icons in the toolbar? Just
> showing icons reduces the size of the toolbars significantly. A better
> solution is to not use toolbars and put keyboard shortcuts on all the
> menu actions you'd use - this makes rox very efficient to use.
> > It is bizarrely slow, compared to the rest of XFce4. While it is fast to
> > start up, operations like a single-file drag-n-drop copy (860 bytes)
> > take over a second to complete, most of which is popping up a file
> > progress dialog. Doing it in Rox is as fast as doing in an xterm.
> If you keep the quiet box checked on the dialog - everything will happen
> automatically that doesn't overwrite files. On a small file transfer -
> my dialog is barely visible long enough for me to notice it.
> > It doesn't ask if I want to copy or move a file when I drag-n-drop.
> Not sure why - mine does this fine. Again, this is something specific
> to your setup.
> > I can't select multiple items by drawing a box around them.
> This too works fine for me.
> > If I select two items, I have to keep the mouse button down while I
> > decide where to drag them too; releasing the mouse button undoes the
> > selection. Every other file manager I'm familiar with saves the
> > selection state until you click on the background.
> This is probably related to whatever is causing you not to be able to
> draw a box around icons - I can make a box selection, release the mouse,
> add to that selection with the Ctrl key - release the mouse - then drag
> the selection to another window.
> > No thumbnails for image files.
> You just have to change a setting in the options dialog.
> Once you're used to Rox - it really is a great tool. Navigation is
> really fast - single key to move you up, tab completion to move into the
> next dir, single key to get a command line for the current dir. I
> encourage you to give it another try
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