On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 16:10:02 +0300 "Liviu Andronic" <landronimirc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > On 9/19/06, tpgww@xxxxxxxxxxx <tpgww@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > > On Sun, 17 Sep 2006 17:32:54 -0700 (PDT) > > Felix <thetrivialstuff@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > > > - right clicking multiple items and clicking info creates a barrage > > > of info windows. > > One at a time, in order of selected items. To abort the sequence, if so > > desired, there is typically a dialog-window close box, you can always > > do an <Esc> key-press or activate the Stop button or its corresponding > > mnemonic key ... > > > > admittedly emelfm1 also has this problem, but somehow I'm > > > not tempted to press the info button there... maybe because my brain > > > goes "this is old software, remember the properties dialogue didn't > > > work yet" in there, and "ok, they should've fixed that by *now*" in > > > the new one? (I expect some kind of summary for all the items; if I > > > select 50 files I expect to have to deal with one window, not 50.) > > > ) > > Do you need to be told basic, lowest-common-denominator, stuff about > > multiple items ? > > Maybe present information in one scrollable window, listed in order of > selected items? With a summary of basic information as an introduction? Really, a file info dialog is just a means to present details that are unacceptably slow to discover for everything in a filelist. At the moment, that's just the "type" data, but it could perhaps include an icon. A secondary purpose is to show data which might be in a hidden column of the filelist. So, at other extreme from where we are now, you could have another filelist-type presentation, but with extra column(s). Too slow if the selection is deliberately or accidentally big. (I saw a report about a previous nautilus version taking _minutes_ to create a filelist with icons, when the dir is big. Leaving aside nautilus lethargy, the blame was ascribed largely to the icons.) Or somewhere in the middle? Where? Regards Tom -- Users can unsubscribe from the list by sending email to emelfm2-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the subject field or by logging into the web interface.