When using the relative size or relative age columns, there is a separator, which in my opinion could be omitted, when those bars are used in the rear position, for optical reasons.
If the 100% bar is scrolled out of view then the header would the be misleading as you'd lose the ability to see where the column ends.
Also, you couldn't resize the column if the splitter was gone.
[quote="leo"]If the 100% bar is scrolled out of view then the header would the be misleading as you'd lose the ability to see where the column ends.
Also, you couldn't resize the column if the splitter was gone.[/quote]
Yes, that´s two good reasons. It´s not that important anyway, that´s why i said very minor issue. But in case the column wouldn´t exceed the width of the lister & there would be no further columns on the right side, it would look better.
Yeah, but those bars are "relative" so without a defined end point for the column, what actually determines the case of whether or not the column would or wouldn't exceed the width of the lister? Where should the largest files "100%" bar actually "end"?
I get what you're saying about the "aesthetics" (spell check ) of what you're looking for, but think the "relative" bars are an odd choice of examples... why not the 'regular' non-relative columns as well?
Maybe a compromise is to have an option to always have the "last" column auto-fit to the width of the lister and to "hide" the separator as a sub-option"? Or have some sort of "mouse-over" behavior for it where it normally hides, but if you wander around the area with the mouse the separator is revealed?
As it stands, what I "personally" do is drag the last column separator just a bit left of the right edge of the lister display... just enough room so that if I'm in a folder with lots of files that causes the VERTICAL scroll bar to be displayed, I don't like having the HORIZONTAL scrollbar display itself - just to be able to nudge over and see the last bit of the last column that then becomes obscured by the V scrollbar... That's my own personal "aesthetic" pet peeve...
So personally, I'd use an option like I've described to auto-width that last column, hide the separator, and hopefully have the bonus of the horizontal scrollbar never showing it's face again...
Maybe a compromise is to have an option to always have the "last" column auto-fit to the width of the lister and to "hide" the separator as a sub-option"?[/quote]
steje, that´s a good idea. If this could be done, i´d be ok with that. I also tried dragging the separator into an optimal position, but i´m not a fan of the horizontal bar either. I normally use about 4 columns, having "type" removed (as it´s mostly obvious to me, which type i´m looking at) as well as the attributes. Like i said, i think this is only a very minor detail anyway.