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Column view lister request

I am evaluating Directory Opus and am going to buy the pro version in the next coupe of days. Excellent program and a must have.
I was wondering if it is possible to get a column view lister like the Finder & PathFinder applications on the Mac. Being a mac user at home, I spend all my time using the column view option when browsing files.

You mean where you effectively have multiple folders showing at once, and going down a level creates a new column for the new folder? No, there's no mode like that.

I meant, are the developers opposed to a feature like that? May I request the addition such a lister? I was aware that this type of lister is not currently available, it would make a very nice and useful way of browsing our file system.

We're not considering adding anything like that unfortunately.

The breadcrumbs path field provides quite similar functionality via the menus between each path component, without using up space all the time.

i've recently purchased DO and I'd support a feature like this although it's not an easy task I know.
+1 for the feature

It's common knowledge that users that know both Mac and Win prefer to have the option for "column view" in Windows file browsing. There's a reason, of course. It make sense, is efficient, and the most useful view of all requiring fewer clicks than any other mode. If DO has no interest in this, then... what's that supposed to tell us?

Every time I've used it on a Mac I've hated it. I think it's kind of like "list view" in Opus (and Explorer). A few people LOVE it, most people don't understand why anyone thought it was a good idea to invent it at all.


I totally agree, Jon. The tree structure of Directory Opus is so much more intuitive. Wish I could use Opus on the Mac. Have not found anything even remotely close for the Mac. Has there been any consideration to creating a Mac version of Opus?

For us to write Opus for OS X, we would have to use OS X. But we couldn't face switching to OS X because it doesn't have Opus. :slight_smile:

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Most people don’t understand why anyone thought it was a good idea to invent it at all. Precisely.

While even I don't like it, I found it to be useful today when setting up google drive, they use the same concept. I guess it sort of makes sense as a simplified treeview, without requiring the user to remember more than several layers of the trees. I can see it's appeal in limited situations, though I wouldn't use it for file management tasks.


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