On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 09:44:22PM -0000, andreas wrote:
> I want to start out by praising you for a great application.
> It's a fresh initiative when it sometimes feel like the rest
> of the community seem to think Tux can conquer the desktop
> if they just release that extra window manager... :)
> There, down to business.
> I am using the ROX-filer to organize/view my growing collection
> of digital images (just got myself a Canon IXUS 300), but there
> are a couple of things that are a little troublesome.
> When double-clicking outside a thumbnail, or switching between
> different display modes (huge/small icons etc) the window
> resizes itself. This is annoying since I work in a two-pane
> situation with two Filers open with preferrably fixed sizes no matter
> what. Could the resizing be make into an option? It's become much
> better since you implemented the option to disable the autosizing of
> images, but it doesn't seem to apply in these situations I've mentioned
OK, the option for controlling the resizer has a new 'Never' setting which
should do what you want. Double clicking on the background still resizes
the window though, but that doesn't do anything normally so it shouldn't
> Oh, and now an actual feature request. Would it be possible
> to add a "Create Thumbs" alternative to the right-click/Dir menu?
> It'd be pretty neat to be able to create thumbnails in a subdir before
> entering it. Using a dialogue about recursive operation would make it
> even better still. That way one could select a few sub-folders and
> choose to generate thumbs for them while doing something else.
The thumbs system does need to change somehow, but I'm not quite sure what
the ideal interface would be. We want to be able to:
- Show thumbs for a whole directory.
- Create thumbs in the background.
- Stop creating thumbs if it takes too long?
- Create thumbs for just a few icons?
- Scan subdirectories?
- Cache thumbs between sessions?
Any ideas how this should all work?
Thomas Leonard http://rox.sourceforge.net