Opened 4 years ago

Closed 14 months ago

#12384 closed bug (duplicate)

Tracker Hide, Close, Show All View

Reported by: vidrep Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Applications/Deskbar Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: #8790 Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description (last modified by humdinger)

Go to a directory with a large number of files

  • Window->Select All
  • File -> Get Info

There is no way to Hide or Close All open windows without scrolling through the entire list. The function to Hide, Close or Show should be at the top for easy access. See attached screenshot.

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Change History (10)

by vidrep, 4 years ago

Attachment: screenshot1.png added

comment:2 by humdinger, 4 years ago

Component: Applications/TrackerApplications/Deskbar
Description: modified (diff)

comment:3 by Barrett, 4 years ago

Isn't it a design problem to show so many windows? From my perspective it's just not useful to show them. Another factor is that the user may just want to do this to know the total size of some files and not the whole directory. Instead to move the close all menu (which will be a workaround) i think we should avoid this to happen, and maybe just show a summary window of the files selected. Don't know other Desktop Environments but XFCE do it this way which looks like reasonable to me.

in reply to:  3 comment:4 by humdinger, 4 years ago

Right. That's described in #8790.
You could still have an application with a big number of windows, or work in a very small resolution that forces you to scroll. OTOH, does this very rare case warrent forcing the user the longer mouse movement in everyday usage where you have to move over the first 3 entries on top every time? I don't think so.

BTW, you can quickly scroll down with SHIFT+mouse wheel or the PageDown key (would be nice if Pos1 and End keys would work too).

comment:5 by Barrett, 4 years ago

Blocked By: 8790 added

(In #8790) Closing this one then as the other ticket looks like more clear.

comment:6 by axeld, 4 years ago

Blocked By: 8790 removed

Huh? I know exactly what #8790 is about, and it's very precise. I have no idea what this ticket is about, OTOH. It mixes several things.

comment:7 by Barrett, 4 years ago

Ok :-) just wanted to avoid having forgotten duplicates.

comment:8 by vidrep, 4 years ago

"I have no idea what this ticket is about, OTOH."

You shouldn't have to scroll through the entire list in order to "hide" or "close" all the open windows, especially if there are hundreds of files. What's the confusion?

As is so clearly stated in #8790, the Haiku "Get Info" is basically the same as Windows "Properties" function. Instead of opening a separate window for every single file as Haiku currently does, there should just be a just a single window with a detailed summary of file types, number of files and size.

comment:9 by axeld, 2 years ago

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Status: newassigned

comment:10 by vidrep, 14 months ago

Blocked By: 8790 added
Resolution: duplicate
Status: assignedclosed
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