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Does Opus have sub-folder tip/preview?

Correct. It isn't exactly the same as in your screenshot. You right-click the name instead of left-clicking an arrow next to the name.

Is there any way I can request this as a plugin or modification?
I don't see a forum for that sort of thing.

Because I love the button feature so much.
The right click feature seems very tedious.
QTTABBAR is a free program, and perhaps it wouldn't be so hard to copy that one functionality into Directory Opus.

Unfortunately this is not something we are considering adding to Opus.

Oh. Too bad. :frowning:
A button would be much more convenient than right click menu.
But thanks for responding anyways.

[quote="Escobar"]A button would be much more convenient than right click menu.
But thanks for responding anyways.[/quote]

To each his own, of course, but I see 2 advantages to the right-click way:

  1. less clutter (there's enough arrows 'n' stuff going around already)
  2. you can click anywhere on the name instead on just a little arrow button, making for a bigger mouse target

And the number of mouse clicks is exactly the same. I can't really think of disadvantages to the right-click (except for the obvious and subjective "it's not what I'm used to")

I bet you'll get used to right-clicking quickly enough :slight_smile:

/Anakha

[quote="Anakha"][quote="Escobar"]A button would be much more convenient than right click menu.
But thanks for responding anyways.[/quote]

To each his own, of course, but I see 2 advantages to the right-click way:

  1. less clutter (there's enough arrows 'n' stuff going around already)
  2. you can click anywhere on the name instead on just a little arrow button, making for a bigger mouse target

And the number of mouse clicks is exactly the same. I can't really think of disadvantages to the right-click (except for the obvious and subjective "it's not what I'm used to")

I bet you'll get used to right-clicking quickly enough :slight_smile:

/Anakha[/quote]

Well, to be picky, it is a bit faster using a little button like QT's.

With the button, you just click once.
Then you roll over whatever you need and it automatically displays:

With the right click, you have go through two steps.
You have to right click and load the entire context menu.
You have to pick your expander option from the menu.
Then you navigate.

My context menu does have a lag time when loading from folders.
This is because I have many neccessary menu items associated.

I don't have any lag time when using the button.
It just loads what I want to see.[/img]

Just to note...
The button I mentioned does not appear beside every folder.
It only appears once, beside the folder your mouse is near.
So there's no cluttering at all.

Perhaps some of you should try it, to see what I mean:
http://qttabbar.wikidot.com/
It's a free application, integrates into Windows Explorer.
It installs and uninstalls in a breeze, so it should be easy to test.

But again, I understand the developers have no interest in such a feature.

I am just so used to this convenience, I can't accept anything the slightest bit slower.

You are right, I guess I was a bit sleepy when posting this :slight_smile:

/Anakha

If the context menu takes a while to appear you can speed it up by moving unwanted items into a submenu (or removing them completely), as explained here:

[Tip: Organise and Speed-Up Context Menus)

[quote="nudel"]If the context menu takes a while to appear you can speed it up by moving unwanted items into a submenu (or removing them completely), as explained here:

[Tip: Organise and Speed-Up Context Menus)[/quote]

Thank you nudel.
I was aware of Opus's ability, in that regard.

But I'm not in a situation where I have clutter in my context menu.
Almost everything listed has some use.
Of course, there's a slight resource cost.

Adding a sub-folder navigation to that resource-cost is not appealing.
Especially when I have the choice to navigate sub-folders using a button.

I hope I'm not being rude...
But can I ask why this cannot be done?

  • Time issue, more important things to do?
  • Proposed feature is just not needed or exciting?
  • Technical issue, not possible to execute?

Of course, there's no need to answer.
I totally understand if you all are too busy and whatnot.
I'll drop the issue if there's no hope.

[quote="Escobar"]But can I ask why this cannot be done?
[...][/quote]
... because nobody else sees this as a necessary/useful feature?

[quote="allwi"][quote="Escobar"]But can I ask why this cannot be done?
[...][/quote]
... because nobody else sees this as a necessary/useful feature?[/quote]

Thanks for your brilliant input.
But my question wasn't aimed at you.
It was aimed at someone who works on Opus.

If their position is that they'll NEVER impliment such a feature, fine.
I won't purchase it.

But if their position is that it is possible, but not right now for whatever reason...Then I'd opt to buy Opus and wait.

The thing about my suggestion is, people can't find it useful unless they've tried it. And no one has tried it, because the feature exists in some obscure free program.

[quote="allwi"][quote="Escobar"]But can I ask why this cannot be done?
[...][/quote]
... because nobody else sees this as a necessary/useful feature?[/quote]

I can't edit my own posts on this forum. So I'll just add another thing.

People do find it useful.
That's why even before I created this topic, someone created a context menu version of what I'm suggesting.

The only problem is that the context menu version is less efficient than the delivery method suggested (see above posts for explanation).

I think this horse is well and truly flogged now...

:unamused:

A simple answer to my question, like "No, we don't EVER want to create this feature" would have sufficed.

But I guess sarcasm is the standard around here.

Sorry, I thought I had already answered this question.

Yes, but I followed up with another question about the reason.

If it was a simple lack of interest, fine. I wouldn't purchase.

But if the reason was time-related, then I would purchase in the hopes that whenever time was free...someone would look into it.

But never mind now.
Apparently your admin has deemed this topic a waste of time, so I will leave.

No I haven't deemed the topic a waste of time, I've deemed the continuation of the discussion a waste of time - GPSoftware have made their position quite clear.

You're still free to post an official feature request to them.

To be honest, personally I see little point in spending the time required adding a feature which so far only one user has ever asked for, which is also currently very possible through a slightly different mechanism. Seems like a waste of resources to me.

This is probably over and done with, but I am totally with Escobar on this! The feature in Qttabbar has become essential to my computing needs. It is not simply a matter of personal taste but one of efficiency. To those not in favor, it might help to start with the notion that not ALL the features in DOpus are best of breed, and that other developers have found a slightly better approach to a computing need.

I love DOpus, it's a brilliant piece of software. Like everything else, it can always be better.

I just tried out Leo's approach to setting up a "Contents" entry into the right-click context menu. It's a great tip by Leo, but pales in comparison to Qttabbar's feature for the following 3 reasons:

  1. It takes too many clicks to navigate (as Escobar mentioned).

  2. It does not allow to click on an expanded folder and open it into the lister - this can only be accomplished by adding "button" to the "Go Foldercontent" command in which case it makes the entire process even slower by then having to click on the tiny arrow button to further expand the subfolder.

  3. And most importantly: You can't right click on the subfolders or the files they contain!!! This is the most important feature that DOpus lacks that Qttabbar has. I like to perform operations on files like copy and paste without having to open the actual folders; I can just use the subfolder tip, "virtually" navigate to the files or folders I need, and then right-click them to perform operations.

I cannot live without this feature - anything else is just cumbersome. I will post this in the features request and hope that the developers will consider this in future updates.