Removal of the location button
edelstahl at gmx.us
Mon Nov 7 12:48:40 CET 2011
On 11/06/2011 06:39 PM, Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> 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
> Reasons for the removal:
> * It's not that useful. All the items also show up in the side pane.
I don't care much for the side pane, and I use the location button.
> * 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.
I won't mind having it removed once the bookmarked folders show up in
the "Go" menu (which is actually where I looked for this button's
function first, coming from Nautilus). How will the Go menu would be
arranged? But until that happens, I find the location button useful.
> * 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
> http://wiki.xfce.org/design/thunar/shortcuts-pane 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
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