Re: Patch and feature request for toggling display of hidden files
- From: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- To: Jamie McCracken <jamiemcc blueyonder co uk>
- Cc: Nautilus <nautilus-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Patch and feature request for toggling display of hidden files
- Date: 27 May 2004 16:29:16 +0200
On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 12:17, Jamie McCracken wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 09:37, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 22:56, Jamie wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I've had enough of the poor handling of hidden files and folders in
> > > Nautilus and as its been driving me nuts in the last few days I have
> > > decided to code a nice easy way of toggling the display of hidden files
> > > in individual folders (as opposed to having to constantly set and reset
> > > a global pref)
> > >
> > > My feature request and patches (you need both) for it are at:
> > >
> > > http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143239
> > >
> > > When folders are first opened they adopt the global pref for showing
> > > hidden files however individual folders can now be toggled by pressing
> > > CTRL+H or by clicking on the Show Hidden Files menu item in the View
> > > menu to alternate between showing/hiding hidden files.
> > >
> > > Hopefully these patches will be accepted cause I can't live without
> > > them!
> > We've long wanted to do this, however part of the reason its not been
> > done yet is that its a little more complicated than your patch. We want
> > the state to be related to the window, not the view. So, if you change
> > view, or browse to a location using another view, the hidden setting
> > isn't forgotten.
> Thats easy enough to do but I would have to disable the callback from
> the global prefs "Show hidden and Backup files" option in the file
> manager code as removing that callback is the only way to preserve the
> hidden state (it currently overrides my toggle setting in all browser
> and spatial windows when set or reset). In fact it would be best to
> remove that option from the prefs dialog altogether rather than just
> disabling it - am I allowed to do that?
> (I think the default should be to hide all hidden stuff and let users
> override this on an individual folder basis if they want - please
> confirm if thats acceptable)
I'd prefer if the global prefs was used for the initial setting for new
windowd, and changing it later would change the setting for all windows
that haven't made a local change.
The question is if we should store the hidden setting for spatial
windows for each directory, or maybe we should do something like inherit
the setting from the launching directory.
> > Also, we probably want to group the show backup prefs with the hidden
> > toggle, like we do for the prefs dialog.
> So backup files should always be shown when hidden files are shown and
> vice versa?
Alexander Larsson Red Hat, Inc
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