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Default settings changes: Brackets around folder names

 
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Display brackets around folder names by default?
Yes
31%
 31%  [ 6 ]
No
68%
 68%  [ 13 ]
Total Votes : 19

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Lefteous
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:34 am    Post subject: Default settings changes: Brackets around folder names Reply with quote

By default TC shows brackets around folder names. Do you think first time users should have this experience?

This is _not_ about
- Removing this setting
- Does it make sense to show brackets at all
- Does it make sense to show brackets in certain environments
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only know the option Show square brackets [] around directories. What it means, I don't know Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though it means I will have to change one more option for fresh install (I like brackets, or maybe I'm just too used to having them), I think they should go away. Together with bold Microsoft Sans Serif and perhaps other things. Because for completely new users, current default TC must look really strange/wrong.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This poll has been done before in 2003 till 2007 (http://www.ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.php?t=1292). Than the result was 56% on by default and 43% off. I am curious if opinions have change since this time.

I still use the brackets display because I want to see more difference in name than just the folder icon. And colors are just not doing it for me.
And mostly I do not notice the brackets because I am used to them. They only annoy me when i use bracket in the folder name.

I would prefer to have bold names for folders and normal font weight for files (like requested here www.ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.php?t=13198 )

I remember there was a thread requesting to have user defined characters, like a \ or / at the end or beginning of the folder name. But I can not find that thread anymore. I would like to try that option. I would have to find out by using it to find out what my preferred display option would be.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was an old request where Mr.Ghisler seemed inclined to make the directory display customizable... but alas no.

I've tried a few File Managers that allowed directory displays such as:

\Program Files
\Users
\Windows
ntldr.dll

Which would be my preference for TC.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the forum users who voted think the default should be changed. I think the brackets really play an important role in 'TC looks like Windows 3.11'.

What about a change?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brackers are really useful when icons are disabled completely. With icons there is no need in brackets, and I doubt someone (especially beginner) will disable icons completely.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As they are still there - would you please remove the dir brackets by default in TC 9?

The DirBrackets setting could be expanded to a new state 'show brackets only if icons are hidden' which would be used automcatically when a user hides icons.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This would be a very radical step, even more radical than the font change. With only 19 votes it's a bit risky.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghisler,
It is only a cosmetic change, not functional one, so it isn't so radical. And this option is available from configuration dialog!
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