User interface for the new file manager

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Tue Mar 22 09:57:14 CET 2005

Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> Hi.
> Will Thunar be able to complete directories/filenames (nearly 
> automatically) when you enter
> them in the input field? In the shell (bash, sh, ...) this usually works 
> by typing <TAB>. This
> would be a great help as entering and searching a directory/file was 
> much faster, then.
> Alternatively, providing an autocompletion feature like it is used in 
> most common webbrowsers
> would be great Example: When you enter the first letters of a website 
> you normally get the part
> of the history which matches your input in a dropdown list. A history in 
> this case is not needed
> but displaying all direct parent "children" would be great.
> In most cases I prefer shell-like browsing combined with a filesystem 
> tree, like
> - but with a detailled list
> with information instead if large icons.

Yes, it'll support autocompletion of paths, most probably similar to 
what GtkFileChooser does (to try it, open up the file chooser, hit 
Ctrl+L and start to type a path).

> Regards,
> Jannis


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