Re: Thumbnail size causing moving targets

On Mon, 2004-05-24 at 20:29, Steven Garrity wrote:
> I'm sure this has been dealt with before, but the mailing list search on 
> is broken, and I couldn't find anything browsing the 
> archives manually.
> Because the size of thumbnails is different than the size of the 
> temporary icon while thumbnails are generated, icons an jump around 
> while thumbnails are being generated.
> For example, if you take a large directory with hundreds of photos, and 
> scroll down to the bottom before all of the thumbnails have loaded, you 
> will see the icons jump around as the thumbnails load and the contents 
> of the folder are re-layed-out accordingly.
> Has there been any consideration for a fixed thumbnail area that is the 
> same size as the "generating thumbnail" icon, as in Windows XP, so the 
> folder contents don't move as thumbnails are generated?
> Again, sorry if this has already been dealt with - feel free to just 
> point me at an old rationale for the current behavior.

I don't think there has been any discussion of this. However, having the
"generating thumbnail" icon be the same size as a thumbnail sounds
pretty nice.

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