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dE . de.techno at
Mon Oct 17 07:16:21 CEST 2011

On 10/16/11 15:03, Mike Massonnet wrote:
> 2011/10/16 dE .<de.techno at>:
>> On 10/16/11 00:32, Mike Massonnet wrote:
>>> [plese respect proper posting style]
>>> 2011/10/15 dE .<de.techno at>:
>>>> Tabbed browsing is a very basic feature of all FM (even PCmanfm supports
>>>> it), everyone knows about it and is desired by everyone in a FM, also
>>>> integrated find allows capability of the FM to be applied to the search
>>>> results which's also incredibility useful, it also reduces task of
>>>> re-selecting the location to be searched; this feature is what people
>>>> expect
>>>> as a minimal, even Win has this feature.
>>>> Also it's a better if discussion is focused on the masses rather than
>>>> ourselves.
>>> You mention one file manger, which other, besides Nautilus, can you
>>> mention? And it's a topic that has been raised many times and the
>>> answer is clear enough, there won't be Tabs in Thunar.
>>> One of my last answers to this was in the forum:
>>> On the other hand a filtering option inside a folder is something very
>>> interesting to have. You, me or someone else just need to take some
>>> spare time to focus on a decent patch that does it right.
>> The reason why tabbed browsing is tempting cause you can group tasks better,
>> e.g. all places can be opened in one window, so you don't have to search for
>> the right location in the taskbar; you know all locations are opened in 1
>> window. In case you open 4 locations (not a rare scenario), tabbed browsing
>> can reduce it to 2 -- grouping by tasks.
>> I use it extensively in KDE (my current DE) and missed it when using XFCE
> So was this thread opened to debate about Tabs again?
> I don't use them in File managers (yes I do use them extensively in
> Web browsers), and you will never receive my vote for this feature.
> The number of windows I open is usually two for moving several files.
> This is the behavior of a side-panel file manager, not tabs.
> I don't see why tabs are important inside a file manager, except
> cluttering the UI and the code. The main goal is to provide a simple
> and clean program.
> Unless you can prove it's an essential design for a file manager, I
> don't think core developers will take spare time to implement this.
> Why not installing an alternative File manager that comes with this
> feature? (Nautilus, Dolphin with the right theme)?
Take a typical scenario of office work -- 2 or 3 documents are opened, 
since the documents are in different locations and you need to copy them 
to external storage later, in this sinario we have 2-3 instances of FM 
open and a total of 4 - 6 windows opened which does make things 
cluttered. Later on, you have to open another window to transfer the 
work a an external disk. Sill, after this there's the possibility of 
opening additional windows like web browser, mail client (which may have 
more have one window) etc... in this case tabbed browsing is useful to 
reduce the number of open FM that fill the taskbar, again as I said -- 
"e.g. all places can be opened in one window, so you don't have to 
search for the right location in the taskbar". Today there's no modern 
FM other than Thunar and Explorer.exe which doesn't have tabbed 
browsing, this's a basic feature which all DEs agree with. Also I've 
said before -- "Also it's a better if discussion is focused on the 
masses rather than ourselves."

Of course if developer power is missing then it cant be implemented.

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