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wish_list [2013/01/05 13:55]
jawz101
wish_list [2014/07/11 08:27] (current)
andy_d [Thunar]
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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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         * <​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 :( 
  
 ===== Terminal ===== ===== Terminal =====
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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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