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

Erlend Davidson E.R.M.Davidson at
Tue Aug 19 11:05:59 CEST 2008

Alexandru Tudose wrote:
> 2008/8/19 Ori Bernstein <ori at <mailto:ori at>>
>     On Mon, 18 Aug 2008 17:43:40 +0300
>     "Alexandru Tudose" <alextud at <mailto: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 
> away).

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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