Thunar new feature: metadata-tile, tag-bar and search.

Ori Bernstein ori at
Tue Aug 19 02:14:04 CEST 2008

On Mon, 18 Aug 2008 17:43:40 +0300
"Alexandru Tudose" <alextud at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have created a meta data tile for thunar that will show meta data from
> selected file, it use tracker as backend (really fast indexer). At the
> bottom is a tag bar where user can add/remove different tags to one or many
> selected files, on tag click will start search for that keyword. To be fully
> in use it require that tracker is running, to fetch tags and other metadata
> of selected files, but it looks quiet good without tracker. When user
> click's on Size label it will show exact size of selected files (even in
> trash/search directory).

It looks like an interesting idea, although I'd personally rather just
show more files in the space that it takes. I don't use my file manager to check information about files enough to have it persistently taking up space at the bottom of the window; I already know everything about the file that I want to open in the common case. (And if not, I'm still using my patch that Benny rejected which lets the "properties" window show the props of the most recently selected file.)

Hopefully if it lands, it will be easy to disable.

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