Large folder symbol?

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Large folder symbol?

Postby helmut » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:13 pm

The thumbnails on folders for subfolders with images in it is really nice (original request is 4 thumbnails in 1 folder icon.

When viewing folders with thumbnails and folders without thumbnails, this looks a bit ugly, since the folders with thumbnails are very large, whereas the other folders are small (normal Windows symbol).

It might look better if all folders are displayed in same size.

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Re: Large folder symbol?

Postby xnview » Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:30 am

helmut wrote:The thumbnails on folders for subfolders with images in it is really nice (original request is 4 thumbnails in 1 folder icon.

When viewing folders with thumbnails and folders without thumbnails, this looks a bit ugly, since the folders with thumbnails are very large, whereas the other folders are small (normal Windows symbol).

It might look better if all folders are displayed in same size.

Everyone is ok with that?
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Postby Dreamer » Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:12 pm

I agree, also there are no images when there are just subfolders, so also 1 image per subfolder could be shown or:

- information that there are subfolders inside, e.g.:

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[5 subfolders inside]
or
[   empty folder    ]


- or images of folders with the names, e.g. for folder "cars" subfolders could be:

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[ [Audi] [  BMW  ] ]
[                  ]
[ [Ford] [Peugeot] ]

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Re: Large folder symbol?

Postby Freeware-User » Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:33 pm

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Postby helmut » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:39 pm

Dreamer wrote:I agree, also there are no images when there are just subfolders, so also 1 image per subfolder could be shown or:

- information that there are subfolders inside, e.g.:

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[5 subfolders inside]
or
[   empty folder    ]


- or images of folders with the names, e.g. for folder "cars" subfolders could be:

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[ [Audi] [  BMW  ] ]
[                  ]
[ [Ford] [Peugeot] ]

I don't think that names of subfolders should appear in the folders. Not quite sure why I find this strange, perhaps it's because we have the folder tree for viewing the hierarchy.

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Re: Large folder symbol?

Postby helmut » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:42 pm

helmut wrote:The thumbnails on folders for subfolders with images in it is really nice (original request is 4 thumbnails in 1 folder icon.

When viewing folders with thumbnails and folders without thumbnails, this looks a bit ugly, since the folders with thumbnails are very large, whereas the other folders are small (normal Windows symbol).

It might look better if all folders are displayed in same size.

I just had a second look at Explorer to see how folder without thumbnails are displayed, here. What Explorer does is to draw a rectangle around all folders (large ones with thumbnails and small folder symbols). This makes it look more harmonic.

#HM1 Current version 1.80 Alpha
Image

#HM2 Large folders - all
Image


#HM3 Explorer style (rectangle)
Image

Personally I favour #HM02.
#HM01 does not look harmonic, #HM02 and #HM03 are better. When viewing many folders #HM01 might look like a big yellow wall, but shouldn't be too bad.

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Postby Dreamer » Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:43 pm

helmut wrote:I don't think that names of subfolders should appear in the folders. Not quite sure why I find this strange, perhaps it's because we have the folder tree for viewing the hierarchy.

OK, it would also look bad for small thumbnails, but not all users use the folder tree, so at least this: ?

Dreamer wrote:- information that there are subfolders inside, e.g.:

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[5 subfolders inside]
or
[   empty folder    ]

Maybe there could be some special folder image instead of [ empty folder ].

I think it's important to know if there are subfolders (and how many) in folder . There is a new feature, thumbnails for text files, so it could be easy to implement maybe.

BTW I like #HM2 Large folders - all

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Re: Large folder symbol?

Postby Olivier_G » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:54 am

helmut wrote:Personally I favour #HM02.

I also prefer #HM02, which is more 'harmonic' (never used this word in english before... thanks :D ): you can see faster the folder 'type' without mixing between the different sizes as in #1 and #3.

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Postby Aokromes » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:00 pm

Another vote for #HM2 Large folders - all

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Postby robc » Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:29 pm

Aokromes wrote:Another vote for #HM2 Large folders - all


Me, too ;)

A small bug: currently the large folder symbol is not transparent but has a white background that can be seen near the tab: this stands out on dark-colored backgrounds only, of course.

EDIT: sorry, just found out, the above bug had already been reported here http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=3832&highlight=thumbnail+label.

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Postby Dreamer » Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:10 pm

Changed.


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