Re: Idea: Tooltip showing file properties when you hover over the file

On Fri, 2005-04-22 at 13:40 +0200, Paolo Borelli wrote:
> On ven, 2005-04-22 at 13:34 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > 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.
> > 
> What about showing the tooltip only if the icon is selected? This way it
> would be way less probable to have the toolip in the way...

But it would be much more work to get the preview displayed. A typical
use of the preview would be scanning a set of files looking for the one
you want by looking at the preview, and this gets complicated if its
hard to trigger the display of it.

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