Clickable breadcrumbs.

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FeatureCreep
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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by FeatureCreep »

Firefox add-on Locationbar² has some elegant mouse control refinements for breadcrumbs, worth considering.

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Locationbar² Preferences

Click selects all

Double-click selects all

Margin between segments

Linkification
Pressing Ctrl/Meta/Shift or moving the mouse over the favicon allows to click yje linkified segments.

Also enable linkification when moving the mouse over Location bar's edge

on top / on bottom

Breadcrumb for...

the host / each segment

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"Moving the mouse over Location bar's edge"
Whether location bar is "linkified" depends on whether you move mouse directly to it or go a little bit above it and sweep back down. It only requires extra movement of a few pixels (unlike mouse gesture software) and is quite smooth.

Link:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... serprofile

Don't be put off by the last two reviews. It works fine on Win7.

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But a simpler option to have the address bar default be breadcrumbs but switch to old-style on right-click would also work with me. :)

vsub
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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by vsub »

QT Breadcrumbs Address Bar also have that function and it's really useful.
Any part of the address is divided to breadcrumbs and every one of them have its own drop down menu so you can go to any directory in the current drive(it also has the ability to display hidden\system folders without enabling the "show hidden\system folders" option)

And the first drop-down menu shows the desktop folders.

FeatureCreep you may also look at this
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... xt/?src=ss
The ability to show all of the "about: " pages is really useful

FeatureCreep
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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by FeatureCreep »

Good tip vsub, Thanks. :appl:

'Smart location' is better than Locationbar2. I'm using it now.

Much better for selecting/editing parts of URL string and a better model for XY.

binocular222
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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by binocular222 »

A simple solution:
Address bar stay the same as it now but when you hold down Ctrl and hover over each segment of the path
(i.e: over "Users" while the AB is "C:\Users\NNguyen11\Downloads\Documents\")
the word "Users" will be underlined and bold. Left click will bring you to "C:\Users" (Ctrl is still down now).
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eil
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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by eil »

i same think address-bar should transform. my concept would be:
for mouse = left-click still takes AB to edit, while right-click(in usuall AB/no editing in process) would instantly act as breadcrumb activator
for keyboard = some shortkey to get breadcrumb-mode and arrows to navigate

binocular222
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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by binocular222 »

While waiting for Don to complete his priority list, I made another clickable breadcrumb here:
http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic. ... 052#p80658
Please help to enhance my code.
I'm a casual coder using AHK language. All of my xys scripts:
http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic. ... 243#p82488

elef
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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by elef »

Hi,
please find attached a pic of one more breadcrumb version which I liked a lot (from my previous file manager Ac Browser Plus - now defunct).
One can use the clickable breadcrumbs there to navigate almost the entire file tree e.g by clicking on the divider at "1".

BTW, how can I make use of binoculars script? Upon loading it always creates a clickable breadcrumb bar in an extra window. Is this how it is supposed to be?
Thanks in advance,
Lutz
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snte
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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by snte »

Don, i just discovered XYplorer a few weeks ago, and i think it is maybe the best FileManager i ever used (and i tried alot). It is clearly structured (sadly many programmers are weak in UI matters). It has (nearly) every feature for which i would have to use several different FMs before ;) Catalog is an absolute killer-feature for example!

Missing breadcrumb is the only thing keeping me from changing FM and buying XYplorer! I am so glad that Don plans to implement this!

I vote for an optional breadcrumb (like Don's first Screenshot) because:

a) it would increase clarity, EVEN without clicking functionality. During testing XY i repeatedly changed pane just to see what path the inactive pane is. And even then the adress-bar is located on the 'wrong' side of the window 50% of the time ;).

b) with clicking behaviour you can jump so quickly between folders (OK, i am a heavy-mouse-user ;) )


The day XY gets this feature i am going to buy a license, promise!!
Thanks Don, for a great piece of software, already!

binocular222
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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by binocular222 »

Hi elef,
My script opens breadcrumb in new window (sadly so).
The screen shot from AC Browser Plus is quite a nice idea. Hope that Don see this picture!
I'm a casual coder using AHK language. All of my xys scripts:
http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic. ... 243#p82488

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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by admin »

Thanks, I have seen this thing before. :) One step after the other... the MLS dust has not even settled... let me breathe in between...
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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by garon »

You said that C breadcrumb's will come in v12,but still this feature hasn't come yet?when will u add it?

Borut
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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by Borut »

garon wrote:You said that C breadcrumb's will come in v12,but still this feature hasn't come yet?when will u add it?
Don did not say that. What he said (here http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic. ... 776#p79776) is:
admin wrote:Well, yes, I made up my mind about this some days ago. I will add this version of (1st screenshot) in 12.10:
http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic. ... 192#p33192
Including some additional ideas.
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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by admin »

No worries, it will come. And "Live Filter for List" will come as well. Both are medium-sized features that will take about one or two months to gain perfection. I'm not sure yet which one I'll make first.
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govinda
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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by govinda »

First breadcrumbs please,this is my humble request.

LittleBiG
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Re: Clickable breadcrumbs.

Post by LittleBiG »

admin wrote:No worries, it will come. And "Live Filter for List" will come as well. Both are medium-sized features that will take about one or two months to gain perfection. I'm not sure yet which one I'll make first.
However, the possibility of Live Filtering is given know as well by the address bar. Use the AutoCompletePathABarFiles=1, untick the "Select all on focus by mouse" option, click on the address bar, start typing letters and after selecting a file, press Ctrl-Enter. Voilá.

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