Folder thumbnails, 2

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How important is this feature to you?

First priority
2
17%
Second priority
0
No votes
Important
0
No votes
Would be nice, but should be a low priority
5
42%
Fine, but lowest priority
4
33%
I don't want this feature ever
1
8%
 
Total votes: 12

Chris Wood
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Folder thumbnails, 2

Post by Chris Wood »

Resurrecting my #1 feature request from a few years ago. Though I see someone else asked for it last year.

Folder thumbnails - folder icons display a thumbnail of any file in the folder named "folder.*" (where * is an image extension, especially png, jpg, jpeg, gif and bmp). The latter would be an improvement over Explorer (which only does jpg, gif and bmp). Explorer also shows a bunch of thumbnails where there is no folder.* image but to me that's an optional second part.

This would also fulfill the request for larger folder thumbnails.
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Post by fishgod »

I never really used this feature in WE.
Instead of thumbnails through folder.*-files I've always using custom folder-icons via desktop.ini.
Okay, in thumbnail-view the icons doesn't get bigger than 32x32 and you need to create a .ico-file out of the image you want to use, but its enough for me.
So I've voted for lowest prio.
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Post by admin »

Although I voted "Would be nice, but should be a low priority" I indulged in the pleasure of contradicting myself and simply added it because it was so easy to do. The yellow background is a bit raw but (I think) less ugly than Explorer's flat-fat folder icon pancakes.

See yourself: 4 items in the list, 3 of them folders, 1 image file (happens to be the same pic as in folder "bruce"), 2 of the folders have a "folder.jpg" resp. "folder.png" inside.
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Chris Wood wrote:Folder thumbnails - folder icons display a thumbnail of any file in the folder named "folder.*" (where * is an image extension, especially png, jpg, jpeg, gif and bmp)
Why jpeg? I find this a rather uncommon extension.
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Post by serendipity »

I agree, your thumbnail on folders are a lot better than explorer's and MDBU is great too.

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Thanks so much for fulfilling my number one request!
admin wrote:
Chris Wood wrote:Folder thumbnails - folder icons display a thumbnail of any file in the folder named "folder.*" (where * is an image extension, especially png, jpg, jpeg, gif and bmp)
Why jpeg? I find this a rather uncommon extension.
It's just an alternative to jpg. You're right, it's not common, but why not?

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[color=#00FF00]If no "folder.*" is found, the alphabetically first JPG image in the folder is taken (if any).[/color]
I have to ask, why only JPG, and not the other kinds as well? That would be consistent...
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Chris Wood wrote:Thanks so much for fulfilling my number one request!
admin wrote:
Chris Wood wrote:Folder thumbnails - folder icons display a thumbnail of any file in the folder named "folder.*" (where * is an image extension, especially png, jpg, jpeg, gif and bmp)
Why jpeg? I find this a rather uncommon extension.
It's just an alternative to jpg. You're right, it's not common, but why not?

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[color=#00FF00]If no "folder.*" is found, the alphabetically first JPG image in the folder is taken (if any).[/color]
I have to ask, why only JPG, and not the other kinds as well? That would be consistent...
The answer to both: performance. Minimal, but every nonsecond counts. If you have many folders without any folder.* and without any *.jpg then another polling of *.png would notably decrease browsing speed.
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Post by Chris Wood »

If you're worried about performance you could safely remove the check for folder.jpeg and folder.bmp. People can convert them if they need to, they're both uncommon.
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Chris Wood wrote:...

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[color=#00FF00]If no "folder.*" is found, the alphabetically first JPG image in the folder is taken (if any).[/color]
I have to ask, why only JPG, and not the other kinds as well? That would be consistent...
I second that! If this is really a performance problem you can make it optional (and off by default). I often have folders with PNGs only and it doesn't look very good if just every second folder shows a thumbnail.
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Post by ramza__x »

i cast my vote, that is to even out the highest
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