Re: [PATCH]: Make file properties dialog a window

On 3 Dec 2002, David Emory Watson wrote:

> On Thu, 2002-11-28 at 07:07, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > The fact that the settings are saved per-directory metadata implies that 
> > it's used consistantly, but in fact only the view uses it. It is not used 
> > by the tree sidebar or when calculating icon counts (although those do use 
> > the global prefs).
> Picky, picky, picky...  :) OK, I'll fix those bugs later if the patch is
> accepted.

The thing is that I'm not sure they can be fixed with acceptable 
> > Maybe it would be better with a setting that is per-window only. So you 
> > can override the global setting. The setting would be the same when you 
> > change directories, but isn't saved in the directory metadata. So if you
> > view it in a different window the setting can be different there.
> Hmm, so you're basically suggesting a navigation property instead of an
> object property...  That's a tough call.
> A navigation property would be useful if you were using "Show Hidden
> Files" to look for something, in which case you might want to navigate
> around with the same settings until you found it.
> An object property would be helpful if you were using "Show Hidden
> Files" because of the content of a directory.  F.e. you might always
> want "Show Backup Files" for directories with source code (because of
> emacs), or "Show Hidden Files" for your kernel tree (because of your
> .config).
> Since I began working on this to satisfy the second situation, I'd
> prefer the object property approach,  but I don't care too much.
> Ah, it's too bad we don't have a navigation mode in addition to an
> object mode...

I'm more partial to a navigation-style property. What do other people 

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