#128 configuration option to order panel columns/fields


Neither the xfe documentation, nor the xfe config file, nor the preferences interface describe an ability to specify the order the fields/columns in a panel when viewing things as a file list. The default order seems to be 'Name', 'Size', 'Type', ... A means to specify the order of the fields would let users who are, for example, very interested in last modified date but uninterested in file size, put the field of interest in a more prominent location. The configuration file seems like a straightforward place to add this feature.


  • Buenaventura Durruti

    I second this request. IIRC this feature has been included in previous versions?

  • Roland Baudin

    Roland Baudin - 2011-03-23

    Would be nice, but it's not an immediate priority. However, I leave this feature request open.
    Thanks for the idea.

  • Yurx

    Yurx - 2014-07-27

    3 years later and we still want to be able to configure columns in otherwise awesome file manager :)

  • Midas

    Midas - 2014-10-24


  • Bane Ivosev

    Bane Ivosev - 2015-10-10


  • Roland Baudin

    Roland Baudin - 2015-10-10

    Yes, you're right, this is definitely a must have functionality for Xfe.
    However, it implies a major rewriting of the FileList class and also, there is no facility in the FOX toolkit to do this, so I'll have to write the stuff.
    Anyway, I'll think to a simple way to implement this.
    Thanks folks,


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