Re: Making nautilus faster with large directories

On Mon, 2004-12-06 at 09:46 +0100, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> Hi,
> > I sent this mail to nautilus-list proposing an optimization that should
> > make the situation a lot better but got no answer:
> >
> > 
> > This should be considered for 2.10.  Any thoughts?
> The thing you mention about gthumb doing this exact thing is precisely
> why I dislike this idea.  gthumb's behaviour when it comes to thumbnails
> is the SINGLE MOST ANNOYING[1] thing about the program.  In short, my
> CPU time is meant to be used.  Any second my CPU is not doing a 100% is
> processor time I paid for that got wasted.  Especially if I have to
> *scroll down* to make the program actually thumbnail what I want to
> preview.

Is this still the case if you're on a laptop running on battery power?

> What's the point of previewing if the previews are not ready for me to
> watch ? If the program is currently not doing anything, and it has work
> left to do to provide me a good and fast UI experience that doesn't
> waste my time waiting for stuff that should already have been done, it
> should GO ON AND DO IT.
> Thomas
> [1]: a close second being "what's up with the annoying behaviour of
> storing photo's in an invented directory inside the directory I asked it
> to save it and mark it with a film roll icon and use some annoying
> syntax for storing the date it was saved on which is information already
> present in the file to begin with"
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