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Modifying and Improving the ROX-filer
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amigo

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan 2010, 12:52    Post subject:  

Unfortunately, upstream development of ROX has slowed to a crawl after years at a frantic pace. Dr. Leonard has had real-life encroach upon him, apparently.
BTW, for those that don't know it, he was/is one of the chief architects of the freedesktop.org standards.
i have hacked around on rox overthe years, but on the gtk1 version. It would be great if one of the forum members who are proficient in C and GTK would take an interest in making even small changes to ROX. However, the source code is pretty large, so dipping in there is no casual matter.
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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jan 2010, 01:16    Post subject:  

One feature I think would be good is a checkbox in the copy/rename/link dialogues, to show the target afterwards... I often find that I copy or move something somewhere and then immediately navigate to where I put it, so I would have been better off to open another window and drag-and-drop.
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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jan 2010, 11:27    Post subject:  

I forgot to mention that double clicking in a blank part of the window resizes it if it fails to do it automatically...

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Jan 2010, 08:28    Post subject:  

there are many annoying and could be done better things about rox but just one for now:
i have to save all internet pages twice. first to save and second to see if it has saved. why because when there are certain special characters in the title of the page the page wont save and rox wont tell you that it hasnt saved. example try and save this page with the default title. under opera10.10 in puppy to a FAT partition it will be
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and it wont save to the FAT partition because of the
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opera10.10 in windows will give the title as
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and will save.
cant we have this simple improvement
other non-save characters are the vertical line used in so many titles and also the question mark(?).

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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sun 17 Jan 2010, 12:06    Post subject:  

Thats a FAT and browser issue surely

mike

just tried it....it saves as viewtopic.php.html in firefox
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 02:12    Post subject:  

Yes, definitely nothing to do with Rox.
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 21:45    Post subject: More details  

Okay, i found that there is a double click options in Rox-filer (thanks to tttuxxx). But i wish that the puppy developers enabled it by default. And optionally disabled by the users. Oh by the way, how large does the source code of rox-filer have?
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan 2010, 15:14    Post subject:  

The rox source is only about 1.8MB IIRC.
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan 2010, 16:44    Post subject:  

Hmmm...multiple and endless clicking is a windows thing...my finger likes linux better.

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disciple

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2010, 01:46    Post subject:  

Yeah, but the gtk file open and save dialogues require double-clicks, so using single-clicks in rox is inconsistent and confusing as a default setting.
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2010, 02:21    Post subject:  

Sounds like a GTK problem to me. GTK is also open source.

Also: Two wrongs don't make a right. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2010, 03:01    Post subject:  

Sorry, I didn't actually mean that "Yeah".
I much prefer Rox with double-click... without it is simply too annoying to select several items at once... or for that matter just to select one item to see how big it is.

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It is true that two wrongs don't make a right, but single vs double-click is about user preference not right or wrong.

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2010, 04:04    Post subject:  

GTK with a problem...I am shocked Shocked

mike

ps no click should be the norm...all this technology should know what you want...

pps scratch that...windows and the autoclick that won't go away with touch pads drives me insane...
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2010, 04:09    Post subject:  

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pps scratch that...windows and the autoclick that won't go away with touch pads drives me insane...

Yes, I'll second that.

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2010, 10:55    Post subject:  

I like the default single click setting as I spears my hand form being restrained Wink. It did take time to get use to it but it was so worth it. I don't have problems though of not double clicking when I should. For example: when I am on windows.
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