User interface for the new file manager

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Mon Mar 21 10:27:23 CET 2005

Andrew Conkling wrote:
> 1. You can do nothing in the GTK+ dialog shortcut sidebar but select
> shortcuts, yet you must double-click them to select them.  If you are
> not adding any functionality to them, might you make them single-click?

It's single-click.

> 2. Also on the shortcuts, I know I do file browsing usually when working
> on different tasks: programming, graphics, etc.  Might there be some way
> of grouping shortcuts?

Hm, currently the shortcuts are shared with Gtk, which does not support 

> 3. One thing I would probably use is a group of well-placed buttons
> above the shortcut bar (perhaps some arrows, a sort button, etc.).
> Perhaps you think that would be crowding the UI, but it would be nice;
> in that case, it would be easier not to rely on the menubar, one could
> turn it off, etc.

Buttons really sound too much there.

> OK, just a few suggestions; sorry if you wanted these posted elsewhere,
> but I didn't know where 'elsewhere' would be.

It's thunar-dev. ;-)

> Cheers,
> Andrew


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