Re: dynamically resize Filename width on "hide other pane"

  • From: Arve Barsnes <arve.barsnes@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: emelfm2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 09:06:54 +0200

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 4:10 AM,  <tpgww@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, 23 May 2010 20:44:07 +0100
> Liviu Andronic <landronimirc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I am using the "hide other pane" button to maximise the active pane,
>> but ultimately to free screen space for the Filename in order to view
>> very-long-filenames.ext in full. However, when I "hide other pane" all
>> the columns stay static, so that longer file names are still not seen
>> in full. On "hide other pane" would it be reasonable/feasible to
>> dynamically resize the first column/Filename so that the edge of the
>> last column borders the right-hand pane edge? Then on "show other
>> pane" the the first column/Filename width would be restored.
> Two things can be done:
> 1. make any column automatically resize itself to fit its longest content. 
> This is described (by gtk itself) as inefficient for large views, and prone 
> to make columns appear 'choppy' (whatever that is?).
> 2. allocate unused width in the window to any column(s). This has unpleasant 
> side-effects when the window is made smaller i.e. those columns are the first 
> ones to be hidden.
Personally I have the filename column excessively long already, so
that I have to scroll to see the other details of the file (which
frankly I don't have to see very often). Just tried it with the "hide
other pane" feature, and this might be a good enough solution for you


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