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Chris Wood
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View per folder

Post by Chris Wood »

An important feature that Windows Explorer has and TrackerV3 doesn't is the ability for different folders to have different default views. For instance, I might want to browse without the panel disabled, and view dates by age, but in the "My Pictures" folder I always want the panel to be displayed (for Previews) and to view dates in full.

Add this feature and TrackerV3 will be better than Explorer in almost every way!
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Well, that's beyond the TrackerV3-philosophy, i'm afraid. I see your point, but to realize that would take a lot of book-keeping... too much for my taste. But let's see what other people think of your idea -- i'm always open to talk :wink:

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What is the TrackerV3 philosophy?
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The TrackerV3 philosophy: keep it simple, fast, small and to hell with toolbars! Use little memory, and do not change the system (registry). And so on...

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Post by peterbonge »

I really don't like this "important" feature of the Windows Explorer. Evertime I'm installing a new Windows version this is one of the first option I'm disabling...
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What is bloat?

Post by Chris Wood »

I agree now with peterbonge, an image viewer can be used for looking at thumbnails etc. (I would remove my vote from this and the other thread if I could).
admin wrote:The TrackerV3 philosophy: keep it simple, fast, small and to hell with toolbars! Use little memory, and do not change the system (registry). And so on...
Then why do the "Preview" and "File View" tabs in the Panel belong in TrackerV3? Why these and not thumbnails?
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Re: What is bloat?

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Chris Wood wrote:Then why do the "Preview" and "File View" tabs in the Panel belong in TrackerV3? Why these and not thumbnails?
Well, you have to draw the line somewhere. Beyond philosophy, there are technical reasons (a preview for just the current file is easy to program), and historical reasons (TrackerV3's preview tab is older than Explorer's thumbnail view, so it has been a very hot feature once).
See also my other comment.

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