Show number of files in folder onto folder-icon

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Show number of files in folder onto folder-icon

Post by loth__ » Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:12 am

hi all,

didnt find a similar topic, but maybe it was asked before.

i'd like to have a feature that displays the number of files and folders inside a folder which is shown as a thumb.

this could be done via the thumbnail labels or so.

now, only the foldername is shown which is very spartan (and not really informative)

i.e.
foldername


it could be customized to look like

i.e.
foldername
contains: 34 files - 5 folders

of course i know, this could be a very intensive and longtaking feature to scan all subdirectories and files, but if is user-choosable and disabled by default, there should be not a problem with performance.
also the cache file should cover the information and so its retrieved only once. (unless updating the informaton)


an additional, but very special, feature could be to let the user set a limit for the levels xnview is discovering the information.

i.e.
foldername
contains: 34 files - 5 folders
contains: 15 files - 2 folders
contains: 5 files - 1 folders
contains: 2 files

but this is could be too special (althougth i would really need it)


any suggestions?

loth

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Re: Show number of files in folder onto folder-icon

Post by xnview » Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:34 pm

loth__ wrote: didnt find a similar topic, but maybe it was asked before.

i'd like to have a feature that displays the number of files and folders inside a folder which is shown as a thumb.
Hum, this feature will slow down thumbnail creation...
Pierre.

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Re: Show number of files in folder onto folder-icon

Post by loth » Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:39 pm

xnview wrote:
loth__ wrote: didnt find a similar topic, but maybe it was asked before.

i'd like to have a feature that displays the number of files and folders inside a folder which is shown as a thumb.
Hum, this feature will slow down thumbnail creation...
i bet! ;)

but only at the thumb-creation time, or every time a folder with this information is shown in the browser?

i dont think, this feature must be a default setting, but it would be nice to choose in the settings.
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Post by loth » Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:55 pm

hi, i found this post again and had some time to visualize 8-)

inside the foldericon, you could add the small number of the count of the pictures inside.
so, if the folder-icon looks like this (with thumbnails, of course) ;-))

Code: Select all

 ____________
/ (142)      \-----------------,
|------------------------------|
| ,----------,  ,----------,   |
| |  |||||   |  |  _/__    |   |
| | ||. .||  |  | /o /,\   |   |
| ||||\=/||| |  | >_////\_ |   |
| ||.--:--.| |  |   '   \/ |   |
| +----------+  +----------+   |
| |/ / .) )  |  |    @@@   |   |
| | /\   (   |  |   @. ,@  |   |
| |/  )  ,%% |  |   @\=/@  |   |
| |   %%*%%% |  |   .- -.  |   |
| `----------´  `-------(142)  |
`------------------------------´
the user can choose where, and if, he wants the count.
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Post by xnview » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:21 am

loth wrote:hi, i found this post again and had some time to visualize 8-)

inside the foldericon, you could add the small number of the count of the pictures inside.
so, if the folder-icon looks like this (with thumbnails, of course) ;-))

Code: Select all

 ____________
/ (142)      \-----------------,
|------------------------------|
| ,----------,  ,----------,   |
| |  |||||   |  |  _/__    |   |
| | ||. .||  |  | /o /,\   |   |
| ||||\=/||| |  | >_////\_ |   |
| ||.--:--.| |  |   '   \/ |   |
| +----------+  +----------+   |
| |/ / .) )  |  |    @@@   |   |
| | /\   (   |  |   @. ,@  |   |
| |/  )  ,%% |  |   @\=/@  |   |
| |   %%*%%% |  |   .- -.  |   |
| `----------´  `-------(142)  |
`------------------------------´
the user can choose where, and if, he wants the count.
Yes perhaps a good setting...
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Post by Dreamer » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:57 pm

I think, more important is information about subfolders, maybe...

124/5, 0/0 (files/folders)

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Post by loth » Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:44 pm

Dreamer wrote:I think, more important is information about subfolders, maybe...

124/5, 0/0 (files/folders)
of course! i agee!
and pictures of folders in folders.
now, if a folder is empty (has no pics in it), but has subfolders with pictures, nothing is showed in the icon....but there might be another thread where this is discussed.
loth

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Post by hmoleman » Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:32 pm

we could see this information in status bar.

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Post by loth » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:02 am

xnview wrote:Yes perhaps a good setting...
no interest in implementing this? is this too odd?

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