Removal of the location button

Harald Judt h.judt at
Mon Nov 7 16:53:10 CET 2011

Am 07.11.2011 16:18, schrieb Jannis Pohlmann:
> On Mon, 07 Nov 2011 13:14:16 +0100
> Harald Judt<h.judt at>  wrote:
>> How about moving this to the home button then? That is, extending the
>> home button with a drop down list like the back and next buttons.
> Actually, the back/forward buttons are also something I would like to
> change. The extra drop down buttons look a bit cluttered IMHO and I'm
> thinking about dropping them and making the main back/forward buttons
> pop up a history menu instead when pressed for a longer period of time.
> This would be similar to what Firefox does and it saves some horizontal
> space as well.

While I agree it looks more cluttered and wastes horizontal space, the 
solution in firefox also hides this feature. I didn't even know the 
history appears when you hold down the mouse button, I only knew you 
could access the history by right-clicking on the button. But usually I 
just use the back/forward on the mouse or draw gestures.

> Anyway, this is getting a little off-topic. Home button is for $HOME,
> not for browsing volumes or bookmarks, so I'd rather not move the
> location button menu there.

Were you not searching for a solution to get rid of the location button, 
my proposal would have made thunar's UI simpler by adding that function 
to the home button, especially when you intend it to work like firefox 
(single click home, hold down for other locations). Or so I thought.


`Experience is the best teacher.'

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