Re: Idea: Tooltip showing file properties when you hover over the file
- From: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- To: Jaap Haitsma <jaap haitsma org>
- Cc: "nautilus-list gnome org" <nautilus-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Idea: Tooltip showing file properties when you hover over the file
- Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 13:34:03 +0200
On Tue, 2005-04-19 at 22:35 +0200, Jaap Haitsma wrote:
> Now if want to see some details about a file in the icon view I have to
> open the properties window. Would be handy if a tooltip would show up
> when you hovered over the file which would display stuff like
> modification date, size, permission etc.
> What do people think about this idea?
In general it would be very nice to have a way to quickly bring up more
information about a file (primarily a preview of it). However, using
hovering for this is a bad idea, as it will often be in the way. You'll
accidentally leave your mouse over something and it'll pop up, covering
the files you're working with.
I actually talked to some apple finder developer about previews, and he
was interested in it too. However, he hadn't been able to figure out a
good ui for it either.
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