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Thunar 1.6 Roadmap (Xfce 4.12)
[FINISHED] Support multiple file properties
Add support for file information if > 1 file is selected in the view. See this post for more information and the final results.
Completed: 100% (merged 16-9-2012)
[FINISHED] Invert Selection
Select the not-selected items in the view.
Completed: 100% (merged 19-9-2012)
Sort by Extension
It would be nice if we allow to sort by extension. See this request on the mailing list. Perhaps we can also allow plugins to install their own columns. That's more complicated and a separate (but partly related) feature though.
Improve User Directories Experience
Thunar 1.2 automatically creates user directories if they do not exist upon opening (e.g. via the Go menu). This sucks. What we want is:
- Enabling users to define user directories on their own (if we can).
- Not to show undefined user directories in the Go menu.
- Ask the user to create a user directory if it is defined but does not exist.
We've decided to drop users dirs entirely and instead show user-defined bookmarks in the
Go menu. Perhaps we can add a separate settings dialog for user directories but in Thunar, we leave the choice of what to appear in the menu to users.
Integrate Remote Locations into the Side and Tree Pane
Right now, there is no way to “bookmark” remote locations. Thunar only allows directories as bookmarks. I've heard reports that re-using the existing bookmarks concept for was found to be inappropriate and confusing for end users. http://www.bomahy.nl/hylke/blog/clutter-in-nautilus-sidebar/ might be a good starting point for a better side pane. I'm conerned about high numbers of partitions in the side pane though. We probably want something that can be expanded/collapsed better, e.g. by grouping partitions per drive using a custom composite widget. This would also have user experience benefits as people would be able to mount/unmount entire drives at once and not just individual partitions.
Related item in the Design SIG: shortcuts-pane