[patch] enhanced file properties dialog

Martin Koller m.koller at surfeu.at
Mon Oct 11 18:28:02 BST 2004

On Monday 11 October 2004 00:00, David Faure wrote:
> > In addition I show a graphical representation of the disk usage
> > (progressbar).
> This, OTOH, I'm not too sure of. It would be a good idea in a "device"
> properties dialog [we should probably have that, which is another topic].

Yes, of course. That would be the best.
I'll try to integrate the bar then into the device-tab.

> But in the folder properties dialog, it attracts the eye, even though it's
> not the important part of the dialog...

I see your point. But then I'm asking why the disk information is shown at 

> Also I feel that "97%" doesn't 
> really tell you want you want to know, i.e. whether there's room for the
> 100MB you want to copy in. (That's the relation to a "folder" dialog: you
> can see how much room you have "in" that folder... but 97% doesn't apply to
> the folder, it applies to the device.)

For a folder the information is correct, because the folder resides on the 
device whose fillgrade you see, and therefore also the folder has the 
possibility to fill what is left.

For a file it is really questionable why we show the space information.

But I see another problem, which is more serious:
When right clicking on a device icon on the desktop (e.g. my second Windows 
partition), I expect to get the information for that device.
Instead I get the information for the .desktop file and the free/used disc 
space of the partition where this .desktop file is on.
This is absolutely useless!

How can this be solved ?

Another issue with the folder properties:
There is a "Meta Info" Tab which is shows size/items of the first level 
folder-content - which should really be integrated into the first tab.
I suggest to remove that Meta-Info completely for the folder and merge it into 
the first one.

What do you think?

Best regards/Schöne Grüße

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