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Possible improvements/features

2011-08-21
2013-05-30
  • Mike Connor
    Mike Connor
    2011-08-21

    HI,

    I wasn't sure where to put this, so I opted for "Development".

    This is the open source Explorer++  which has some very nice features. The source code is here;

    http://www.explorerplusplus.com/download

    One feature I particularly like is colour coding of file types, here I have set *.text files to green, and  *.exe files to red;

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/expcolours.jpg/

    You can set any file type to whatever colour you like. This may seem like "playing around", but it really does help to find things quickly in mixed directories.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/98/expcolset.jpg/

    there are also other useful features, one important one being that explorer++  does not have the same limitations on system files that the standard windows explorer ( and thus QTTabBar ) has.

    Perhaps you can use some of that source code to add improvements etc?

    At the moment I use Explorer++ in a "window" in QTTabBar, which I toggle on and off from my button bar. It would of course be very nice to have soem of these features directly in QTTabBar.

    Regards….Mike Connor

     
  • Paul Accisano
    Paul Accisano
    2011-08-30

    Coloring files by type is something I would love to do, but sadly, it's almost certainly impossible for the ItemsView.  However, it should be possible for the SysListView.  Make a Trac ticket for it and it'll happen eventually.