Thunar new feature: metadata-tile, tag-bar and search.
E.R.M.Davidson at sms.ed.ac.uk
Tue Aug 19 11:05:59 CEST 2008
Alexandru Tudose wrote:
> 2008/8/19 Ori Bernstein <ori at eigenstate.org <mailto:ori at eigenstate.org>>
> On Mon, 18 Aug 2008 17:43:40 +0300
> "Alexandru Tudose" <alextud at gmail.com <mailto:alextud at gmail.com>>
> > 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
> > 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
You could have it disappear completely if there are no files selected.
This kind of modification always needs a lot of tweaking to make it
acceptable by the majority.
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