Go to filter-as-you-type directory history like in FMAN

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Go to filter-as-you-type directory history like in FMAN

Post by *jsmith42 » 2018-08-15, 13:24 UTC

There's a two-panel file manager called FMAN.
It has a feature I found very useful when working with multiple directories. The author calls it "GoTo on steroids", and it has been sort of adapted from Sublime. What it does is allow the user to quickly go to any of the visited folders, sort of a filter-as-you-type directory history window. It might also have some weighting for more often visited directories and suggests subdirectories if a path is entered.

Author's description available at this link, with a GIF of the function in use:
https //fman.io/ blog/goto-on-steroids/

TC has a recent directories list (alt+down), but it is not filterable and inconvenient to use as it is large when populated.
TC also has a fav dirs list (Ctrl+D), but it has to be manually populated, and if one works with a multitude of folders, it also becomes cluttered and has no filter-as-you-type filter capability.
Finally, TC has a quick search\quick filter capability (ctrl+q etc), but it also works only within the current directory.

So this "go to" feature is extra useful and I'd love to see it included in TC.

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Re: Go to filter-as-you-type directory history like in FMAN

Post by *Rob Weinstein » 2018-09-08, 14:31 UTC

+1

@jsmith42, based on your comment I installed fman and spent some time with it. Its 'GoTo on Steroids' function is really slick. fman also has a similar function for commands called the 'Command Palette', obviously borrowed from Sublime Text. After spending some time on the website and interacting with the author, Michael Herrmann, on fman's Github issue tracker, I now understand that he's going for a minimalist approach, mostly keyboard-driven, and expects any special functions to be added in the form of plugins - and he will "strive to give plugins the means to implement the required functionality".

A few years ago, I tried a little add-on program for TC called 'xcd' that provided a similar function but I'm unable to find a working download link anymore. Currently, I use 'Everything' to quickly find a folder and open it in TC, and in my opinion, I prefer the way Everything works over either xcd or fman. Like Everything, fman's 'GoTo on Steroids' provides incremental, as-you-type results, however, 'GoTo on Steroids' "only suggests directories you have already visited" (I think xcd had a similar limitation). It's the as-you-type results that make these tools so slick.

fman is a little too austere for my taste but I'd love to see something like 'GoTo on Steroids' built into TC.

-Rob

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Re: Go to filter-as-you-type directory history like in FMAN

Post by *Stefan2 » 2018-09-08, 15:13 UTC

Rob Weinstein wrote:
2018-09-08, 14:31 UTC
A few years ago, I tried a little add-on program for TC
called 'xcd' that provided a similar function
but I'm unable to find a working download link anymore.
Search the forum for user "matbal" (*), see his signature to DropBox, download XCD.




* = e.g. https://ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.php?p=154810#p154810

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