Re: [Patch] Resize icon slider for file properties (try no. 3)

On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 03:03 +1200, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-07-07 at 23:58 +0200, Raphael Bosshard wrote:
> > ...
> >>- Help! I want to have several icons exactly the same size. How to do that?
> >>- Help! I want to stretch a file's icon in a folder, just like I do on 
> >>the desktop.
> >...
> > Anyway, I'm not sure this feature should take so much space in the UI. I
> > mean, it already has a menu item and we already removed the context menu
> > item in non-desktop folders to unclutter the ui.
> >...
> Sorry if it has been discussed to death sometime in the 64 months since
> the feature was introduced -- but I've looked in the Nautilus Help, and
> I've Googled, and I can't find any explanation of why "Stretch Icon"
> exists. Perhaps if "Zoom In" and "Zoom Out" were made more convenient
> (for example, trying to keep the selection visible at the new zoom level
> if it was visible at the previous zoom level, and setting the shortcut
> for "Zoom In" to Ctrl++ rather than Shift+Ctrl++), "Stretch Icon" and
> "Restore Icon's Original Size" could be removed, helping to trim down
> the menus.

Its a really old feature, so I don't know the exact rationale for
introducing it, but talking to people about it its obvious that some
people do use it. Some use it to have a huge trash or other some icon on
the desktop, some people just want to have a nice big image of someone
they love, some people do crazy stuff like stretching an icon with
thumbnailed text in to get post-it style notes.

I'm sure there are other uses people have found for it too.

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