Re: A new feature in file-manager

Hi All,

Thanks for your views about this new feature.
Well I think that there has to be a way to give users to easily differentiate the recently accessed files/folders.
The idea I have suggested surely is little different. I have shown it here to some of my friends and they says that they like it,
and more to it, they need it !!!
but even i think that if we can come up with better idea then it will be great.

I tried to find a way to add transparency to the icons but it seems that gdk-pixbuf has limitations on it at now.
If some one know how to add transparency to gdk-pixbuf than it would be great help.

By that time I will submit a bug and attach a patch on it.

Best Regards,
Avadh Patel

PhD Candidate
Computer Science,
SUNY Binghamton.

On 9/5/07, Sriram Ramkrishna <sri aracnet com> wrote:
I suggest you create a bug and attach the patch that way.  I wasn't able to look at the pics I get a connection refused.  But that said, it sounds intriguing!


On Tue, Sep 04, 2007 at 08:16:43PM -0400, avadh patel wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have hacked nautilus to support auto-scaling of files/folders
> based upon the access/modifications. Please see the following links
> for the screenshots:
> With auto-scaling
> N06/1324544035/in/photostream/
> without auto-scaling
> N06/1324544053/in/photostream/
> Preference window with the auto-scaling as option
> N06/1324544065/in/photostream/
> It provides an option to the nautius-icon-view in preferences window to
> enable or disable the auto-scaling.
> At now the folders are scaled based upon their modification and files are
> scaled based upon access. (because folders' access are very frequent)
> Scale range is at now fixed between 1.2 - 0.5. So very frequently accessed
> files/folders will be scaled upto 1.2 times and files/folders which are not
> accessed/modified within last 15 days will be scaled down by 0.5.
> Currently scaling is changed by difference of hours. For example some file
> is
> not accessed or modified in last 30 hrs, it will be scaled to around 1.1.
> I would like to make the scaling equation to exponential in future.
> If some one know how to fade the icons than instead of scaling we can
> change this scheme to fade icons. :)
> I have attached the patch for this hack with this email.
> Best Regards,
> Avadh Patel
> On 9/3/07, Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 12:18 -0400, avadh patel wrote:
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > I have just joined this mailing list. I am looking for a new feature
> > > in Nautilus File Manager.
> > > The feature in very brief is described below:
> > >
> > > In file manager size of all the icons (including folder, regular file
> > > icons and thumbnails) would
> > > change based upon the last access/modification of that file/folder.
> > > If the file/folder has been accessed or modified very recently its
> > > icon will be little bigger, can
> > > be scaled around 1.5 times regular size.  If the file/folder's
> > > access/modification is within 1 day
> > > to 1 week than its icon size can be scaled to 1.2 times etc..
> > > If some file/folder has not been accessed in long time, their size can
> > be scaled to 0.5 or 0.8 times.
> >
> > I don't think this will look very nice. All the files will have
> > different sizes causing the layout to be all weird.
> >
> > I don't think emphasizing recently changed files in some way is a bad
> > idea, but using size for it is not a good way.
> >
> >
> >
> >

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