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

Alexandru Tudose alextud at
Tue Aug 19 09:46:23 CEST 2008

2008/8/19 Ori Bernstein <ori at>

> 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.)

How about tags (see attached picture) ?
That's the beauty of it, on click tile will expand/minimize (one click

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