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Sun Oct 16 05:28:54 CEST 2011

On 10/16/11 03:22, Liviu Andronic wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 10:06 PM, Matthew Brush<mbrush at>  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
> Liviu
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Even if tabs are implemented, what harm will it pose on users not in 
favor of using tabs? Those who'll use will use it, those who won't, 
won't use it.

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