Re: File selector UI proposal

On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 16:29:28 -0600, Michael L Torrie wrote:
> If there are more than 10 or so folders in the directory, you won't see any
> file until you scroll down.  Many users could find it confusing when they
> don't see any files.  With a file folder view and a file view, you don't
> ever have this problem.  That said, average users probably are confused by
> the directory view and the file view in separate panes.

If the file browser was sorted alphabetically, "folder bunching" could be
avoided. A single list with both files and folders is simple and very easy to
use and understand. The old MacOS had this and navigating Open/Save/Choose
dialogs was a breeze. (though it'd take lots of user testing to see if this is
true for some favorable percentage of users)


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