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wish_list [2012/09/21 17:21]
hobb0001 [Project wide]
wish_list [2014/09/26 10:23] (current)
lowtechgeek [Mousepad] Added current-line, right-margin, and split view wishes
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       * In 4.8 you can set the hidden disable-struts property, so windows can be overlapped.       * In 4.8 you can set the hidden disable-struts property, so windows can be overlapped.
     * The use of vertically oriented panels is very limited due to the fact that neither panel nor most of applets really assume the "​vertical"​ sort of appearance. ​ And, given that most of LCD monitors come in 16:9 form factor, "​side-wise"​ alignments become handy.     * The use of vertically oriented panels is very limited due to the fact that neither panel nor most of applets really assume the "​vertical"​ sort of appearance. ​ And, given that most of LCD monitors come in 16:9 form factor, "​side-wise"​ alignments become handy.
 +      * +1 this.  Fonts for panel items should stay horizontal; xfce4-weather-plugin,​ for example, remains vertical but Orage Panel Clock stays horizontal as it should. ​ The only example I can think of is how Windows handles the Taskbar when in vertical mode and the improvements it's progressively made from XP-Vista-W7... it works progressively better in each version. ​
     * Wishful thinking: The xfce desktop supports only "​Create a launcher"​ kind of element on the desktop. If the "​panels"​ are allowed to be, 1stly, covered by windows, 2ndly, have transparent decorations and 3rd, more correct and explicit size limitations,​ that would probably make an easy way to mimic the "KDE Plasma"​ and Windoze 7 sort of behavior? Please consider those options. Thanks :​)  ​     * Wishful thinking: The xfce desktop supports only "​Create a launcher"​ kind of element on the desktop. If the "​panels"​ are allowed to be, 1stly, covered by windows, 2ndly, have transparent decorations and 3rd, more correct and explicit size limitations,​ that would probably make an easy way to mimic the "KDE Plasma"​ and Windoze 7 sort of behavior? Please consider those options. Thanks :​)  ​
  
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 ===== Thunar ===== ===== Thunar =====
 +  * Command line option to open specified folder as a new tab in existing window would be awesome, OR setting to have ALL locations opened in the same window. I find one window with multiple tabs much easier to navigate than multiple windows.
 +  * The ability to play a sound file on mouse over, integrated on Thunar. This is really useful when working with music files, because it allows you to listen to a file without having to open the music player. Also there'​s a package in [[https://​aur.archlinux.org/​packages.php?​ID=40422|AUR]] which does this, maybe you can use that code.
 +  * Ability to change a folder icon from the properties view, just like in gnome.
 +  * Being able to split the window in two like Nautilus used to do. This is something very useful when you need to put order between your files or when comparing two folders contents.  ​
   * Ability to view and edit the properties of multiple files and/or folders - the most of the other filemanagers can do this.   * Ability to view and edit the properties of multiple files and/or folders - the most of the other filemanagers can do this.
   * <​del>​Let me delete files directly, every other filemanager can do this!</​del>​   * <​del>​Let me delete files directly, every other filemanager can do this!</​del>​
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   * A global option to disable .Trash folders on removable devices. Alternatively,​ look for a file named something like .notrash at the root of a removable device. If present, don't use .Trash folder on device. (USB thumb drives do not typically have gigabytes of otherwise unused space)   * A global option to disable .Trash folders on removable devices. Alternatively,​ look for a file named something like .notrash at the root of a removable device. If present, don't use .Trash folder on device. (USB thumb drives do not typically have gigabytes of otherwise unused space)
   * A right-click option to empty the trash on a specific volume.   * A right-click option to empty the trash on a specific volume.
- +  * Ability to right-click and choose paste to paste files into a folder of which you're currently viewing the contents, and where the amount of files fills the Thunar window (i.e. no empty visual space). Current necessity is to view contents of parent folder, right click on desired folder, and choose "Paste into folder."​ 
 +  * Ability to "Paste into folder"​ when you right-click on a Side Pane shortcut folder.
 ===== Window manager ===== ===== Window manager =====
   * See also [[xfwm4_changes|xfwm4 changes]]   * See also [[xfwm4_changes|xfwm4 changes]]
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         * <​del>​Key binding to popup the window menu (Alt + Spacebar).</​del>​         * <​del>​Key binding to popup the window menu (Alt + Spacebar).</​del>​
         * <​del>​Cycle through workspaces, like Alt + Tab for applications.</​del>​         * <​del>​Cycle through workspaces, like Alt + Tab for applications.</​del>​
 +        * While using the Alt + Tab window switching shortcut allow selecting a window by left click with the mouse.
         * Key binding for fvwm/​metacity style '​raiselower'​ function. (I've been trying to live with separate raise and lower keys and it really slows me down compared to the 'raise if below, else lower' single key that lets you cycle through your stacked windows.)         * Key binding for fvwm/​metacity style '​raiselower'​ function. (I've been trying to live with separate raise and lower keys and it really slows me down compared to the 'raise if below, else lower' single key that lets you cycle through your stacked windows.)
         * Key binding for moving a window to different heads (=monitors) on one workspace pretty much as it can be moved over different workspaces (left, right, up, down ...). Maybe one could introduce an option at the same time such that the user can decide what happens when he triggers the move of a window on the leftmost monitor to the left: it could be moved to the rightmost monitor either on the current workspace or on the workspace left to the current workspace.         * Key binding for moving a window to different heads (=monitors) on one workspace pretty much as it can be moved over different workspaces (left, right, up, down ...). Maybe one could introduce an option at the same time such that the user can decide what happens when he triggers the move of a window on the leftmost monitor to the left: it could be moved to the rightmost monitor either on the current workspace or on the workspace left to the current workspace.
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       * Have a visual indicator for workspace switching.       * Have a visual indicator for workspace switching.
         * I like to have certain programs on certain desktops so when I just boot up is is sometimes annoying to try and find what desktop I am on and if I switched. ​ OpenBox has a great (albeit ugly) dialog.         * I like to have certain programs on certain desktops so when I just boot up is is sometimes annoying to try and find what desktop I am on and if I switched. ​ OpenBox has a great (albeit ugly) dialog.
 +        * With more than even just two desktops its easy to loose your orientation,​ especially when some desktops are blank as mentioned above. ​ This feedback would both please the poweruser and give the casual user useful feedback
 +          * working on implmenting this, based on ochosi (simon)'​s work on the alt-tab window improvemt. ​ Working to make it themeable and pretty using cairo. ​ I have a public branch on github. ​ git:​\/​\/​github.com\/​lifeisafractal\/​xfwm4\/​ its in the mcampbell\/​workspacewin branch. ​ Currently compiles and only works well with compositing enabled.
     * Mouse     * Mouse
       * Don't give focus on mouse wheel.       * Don't give focus on mouse wheel.
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 ===== Mousepad ===== ===== Mousepad =====
-  * Support for syntax highlighting. Possible backends are Scintilla or gtksourceview. (don't rely on backends, make a small library just for mousepad, perhaps plugins for mousepad? create another emacs with a billion plugins?... nah. mousepad works just fine. open up GVIM or XEMACS if you want syntax highlighting. *don't reinvent the wheel*) +  * <del>Support for syntax highlighting. Possible backends are Scintilla or gtksourceview. (don't rely on backends, make a small library just for mousepad, perhaps plugins for mousepad? create another emacs with a billion plugins?... nah. mousepad works just fine. open up GVIM or XEMACS if you want syntax highlighting. *don't reinvent the wheel*)</​del>​ 
-    * <​del>​I disagere. ​ Mousepad is nice, but virtually useless to me since it doesn'​t have syntax highlighting. ​ I want to do development,​ but I can't stand emacs, and vim is too cryptic.</​del> ​- Use Geany or Scite then +    * <​del>​I disagere. ​ Mousepad is nice, but virtually useless to me since it doesn'​t have syntax highlighting. ​ I want to do development,​ but I can't stand emacs, and vim is too cryptic. - Use Geany or Scite then</​del>​ 
-    * Although I agree to not reinvent the wheel, I think mousepad could use a little bit more programmer friendly features. (syntax highlighting is going a little far) +    * <del>Although I agree to not reinvent the wheel, I think mousepad could use a little bit more programmer friendly features. (syntax highlighting is going a little far)</​del>​ 
-    * I disagree with sytax highlightning. For that we have NEdit (if we want to go with light software). I think better improvements would be the ability to call an external progra to process the file (eg.: what about a '​sed-in-place'​ option?). --- Luis Machuca B.+    * <del>I disagree with sytax highlightning. For that we have NEdit (if we want to go with light software). I think better improvements would be the ability to call an external progra to process the file (eg.: what about a '​sed-in-place'​ option?). --- Luis Machuca B.</​del>​ 
 +    * This feature was introduced in version 0.3.0. Useful and mousepad remains lighweight.
  
  
   * Tabs   * Tabs
  
-  * GTKspell+  * GTKspell ​- [[https://​bugzilla.xfce.org/​show_bug.cgi?​id=957|Bug 957]]
  
   * Keep mousepad as fast as it is now (I'm using 0.2.12), no need to bloat it with features. Sometimes I wonder if it actually is a gtk+ 2 application,​ because it feels even faster than xterm. It starts instantaneously on my duron 800, I wish every application would start as fast (even the "about xfce" dialog box takes longer to start). Great job!   * Keep mousepad as fast as it is now (I'm using 0.2.12), no need to bloat it with features. Sometimes I wonder if it actually is a gtk+ 2 application,​ because it feels even faster than xterm. It starts instantaneously on my duron 800, I wish every application would start as fast (even the "about xfce" dialog box takes longer to start). Great job!
  
-  * UTF-16 support+  * <del>UTF-16 support</​del>​
  
   * Encrypt-Decrypt for text formatted as base64 hex and so on   * Encrypt-Decrypt for text formatted as base64 hex and so on
 +    * I think this would bloat the app. In most editors things like this are implemented as plugins. Unfortunately mousepad doesn'​t support plugins :(  
 +  * Loving the gtksourceview syntax highlighting feature, but it seems to be incomplete. Specifically,​ please add support for the current-line and right-margin styles 
 +  * Ability to split view horizontally/​vertically (at the very least horizontally) to edit the same file in multiple locations at the same time in one Mousepad window.
 ===== Terminal ===== ===== Terminal =====
   * Make it possible to use a different font in individual tabs and / or windows, without changing the general font setting.   * Make it possible to use a different font in individual tabs and / or windows, without changing the general font setting.
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     * MOC - music on console, does the job (not the same feeling, though) & it could be a good start-up for GUI development aimed for youth that are pretty nervous when it comes to Cli (command-line) interface or Console via a terminal emulator.     * MOC - music on console, does the job (not the same feeling, though) & it could be a good start-up for GUI development aimed for youth that are pretty nervous when it comes to Cli (command-line) interface or Console via a terminal emulator.
       * [[http://​zik.rubyforge.org/​|Audio player ZiK]] (done?)       * [[http://​zik.rubyforge.org/​|Audio player ZiK]] (done?)
 +        *ZIK is not Ruby, and AFAIK, Xfce Goodies should be C/C++. I have started a [[http://​sourceforge.net/​projects/​kissplayer/​|similar project]], it's still ugly, but if someone is interested in helping, we could make it GTK "​native"​ and Xfce-like.
 ===== Productivity tools for XFCE ===== ===== Productivity tools for XFCE =====
  
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   * Until now, the Xfce4-power-manager does not recognize if one types on tty 1-6. That means that one works on tty 1-6 and the Xfce-power-manager hibernates the Computer. It would be great, if xfce-power-manager would provide a daemon which runs in the background when the system boots and not only when i logged in into my XFCE session and which cares about tty 1-6, because some users work on the entire machine and not only on X. I think an background daemon is a good Idea to overcome this situation. ;-) Thanks   * Until now, the Xfce4-power-manager does not recognize if one types on tty 1-6. That means that one works on tty 1-6 and the Xfce-power-manager hibernates the Computer. It would be great, if xfce-power-manager would provide a daemon which runs in the background when the system boots and not only when i logged in into my XFCE session and which cares about tty 1-6, because some users work on the entire machine and not only on X. I think an background daemon is a good Idea to overcome this situation. ;-) Thanks
 +  * Moreover, it would be nice if there was an option that prevents the machine from going to sleep when there is some computational load. This way, one could just leave the machine crunching through a large amount of data and have it go to sleep after it has finished.
 ===== Xfce4-appfinder ===== ===== Xfce4-appfinder =====
  
   * Add simple arithmetic evaluator. Just the 4 basic operations (addition, substraction,​ multiplication and division)   * Add simple arithmetic evaluator. Just the 4 basic operations (addition, substraction,​ multiplication and division)
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