Re: [Usability]Killing views [Was: Dealing with files in Gnome]

On 2 Apr 2003, Calum Benson wrote:

> On Wed, 2003-04-02 at 01:29, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > An good alternative is to build the preview application, discussed
> > previously in regards to gpdf/ggv/eog, and use it for all Nautilus per-file
> > view use. The Abiword preview component could sit nicely it, etc. This app
> > could also provide a plug-in to the next-gen file selector to show previews
> > for every file type it knows about.
> Funnily enough, Windows used to have a little preview app pretty much
> like this (although it only really worked for images, plain text and
> Office docs), but it doesn't seem to exist any more.  Would be
> interesting to find out why they took it out, in XP you only have the
> choice of a thumbnail or opening the full app, as far as I can see. 
> Maybe I'm just missing something...

You mean the thing called windows viewer or similar? As it didn't (IIRC,
its been ages) really have the capability to display word docs any better
than what you'd get in opening them in write, it was really quite
redundant, especially when paint got better.

> Cheeri,
> Calum.
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