Removal of the location button

Harald Judt h.judt at
Mon Nov 7 12:08:38 CET 2011

Am 07.11.2011 00:39, schrieb Jannis Pohlmann:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm considering to drop the button right next to the location entry in
> Thunar. Here's a screenshot with this button highlighted in red:
> This button is supposed to show all volumes and bookmarks (so, whatever
> is visible in the shortcuts side pane as well). Does anyone care deeply
> about it or can I remove it without hurting the efficiency of anyone's
> workflow?
> Reasons for the removal:
>    * It's not that useful. All the items also show up in the side pane.
>    * I can't remember having clicked it a single time.
>    * Bookmarked folders (even remote ones) will also show up in the "Go"
>      menu in future versions, so together with the side pane we have two
>      different ways to browse them even.
>    * The button is not part of the location dialog either (the one which
>      pops up when you use the breadcrumb bar and press<Ctrl>L), so
>      having it in the main window is inconsistent anyway.
>    * The shortcuts side pane is being rewritten (see
> for more
>      information) and due to changes in the code, supporting the location
>      button requires extra work and additional code.
> So, what are your opinions?
>    - Jannis

When using thunar with the shortcut pane, it's just duplicating a 
feature which is available in an easier and faster way. So it is pretty 
much useless. History function is already provided efficiently by 
forward/backward buttons.

I did not even notice that I ignored it all the time.

+1 for the removal.

However, instead of the removal you could also move the reload button 
there so that it looks like it is part of the location bar, like it is 
done in Mozilla Firefox.


`Experience is the best teacher.'

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