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Sat Oct 15 23:52:30 CEST 2011
On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 10:06 PM, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
> It doesn't add barely any complexity/clutter to the UI; one File menu
> item/action and one context menu item. The GtkNotebook tabs would be hidden
> until there's more than one tab, so it wouldn't clutter up the UI at all for
> people who don't use tabs.
>> One of my last answers to this was in the forum:
> That's not really an answer, you just said "clearly *I believe* those are
> bad designs...".
I am not getting myself dragged into this debate, so only several comments.
When I first used Thunar, and it was around its first stable releases,
I was slightly surprised by its design, especially the first two
'Open' & 'Open in New Window' c-menu items that are readily accessible
on any folder/bookmark. After some experimenting it made perfect
sense: whenever in need for a different location (in a different
window, or "tab"), simply do c-menu and 'Open in New Window'. I found
the design elegant and useful: there is no need to manage tabs (as I
often find myself doing in Total Commander in Windows), one can easily
use two windows to dnd/copy&paste items (while it's more cumbersome
with tabs, unless you're in a two-pane fm, which Thunar is not).
Bottom line: the current design is intuitive, lets the user get things
done and quickly, and one gets used to it. Tabs may add an unnecessary
complexity to Thunar, and don't forget that this is why we love Xfce:
it strays away from unnecessary complexity.
My 00.02€ (although I'm wondering what these will be worth tomorrow). Cheers
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