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Change the view format in the active panel

Posted: 2019-10-23, 00:05 UTC
by jgkwiatek
I have been using ES File Explorer and am considering changing to TC4A. However, I cannot find a solution for changing the view format of the active panel.

From what I see, directories and files are displayed in what I would call a "detail view", showing the file size and date and time last edited. I would like the ability to change this, especially for certain folders, so that I see only the icons and perhaps have the ability to view the icons as small, medium or large like ES File Explorer does. This is useful when looking through folders of graphic files.

Beside detail view and icon view, a simple list view would be nice too, just like in ES File Explorer.

I would also like to see Read/Write attributes in the detail view.

Thanks,
John

Re: Change the view format in the active panel

Posted: 2019-10-24, 08:45 UTC
by ghisler(Author)
Thanks for your suggestion. Currently a simple one line view isn't supported because it is very hard to touch such narrow lines with a finger. It wouldn't be a problem with a mouse, e.g. with Samsung DEX desktop mode. But for a touch screen it's not a good idea.

Re: Change the view format in the active panel

Posted: 2019-10-24, 12:01 UTC
by Usher
2ghisler(Author)
Some people use stylus pens, tablets or larger touch screens, so narrow lines may be useful for those cases.

Re: Change the view format in the active panel

Posted: 2019-10-24, 19:54 UTC
by jgkwiatek
ghisler(Author) wrote:
2019-10-24, 08:45 UTC
Thanks for your suggestion. Currently a simple one line view isn't supported because it is very hard to touch such narrow lines with a finger. It wouldn't be a problem with a mouse, e.g. with Samsung DEX desktop mode. But for a touch screen it's not a good idea.
Thank you for replying. What about having a view option to show only icons? This would be useful in folders that have mostly graphic images. It would also be nice to then also have an option to select between small, medium and large icons.

Re: Change the view format in the active panel

Posted: 2019-10-25, 16:03 UTC
by ghisler(Author)
You mean like a gallery app? Yes, this would indeed be useful for viewing images.

Re: Change the view format in the active panel

Posted: 2019-10-25, 16:46 UTC
by Hacker
Christian,
You mean like a gallery app? Yes, this would indeed be useful for viewing images.
Support++.

Roman

Re: Change the view format in the active panel

Posted: 2019-10-25, 19:12 UTC
by jgkwiatek
ghisler(Author) wrote:
2019-10-25, 16:03 UTC
You mean like a gallery app? Yes, this would indeed be useful for viewing images.
Yes, exactly. Without showing the details for each file, more images can be shown in the same amount of space because several of them can be displayed on each line. I'd also like to add that it would be nice to have options to view the icons as small, medium or large so that you can see them clearer if need be.

Re: Change the view format in the active panel

Posted: 2019-10-25, 21:07 UTC
by Tippfehler
You mean like a gallery app? Yes, this would indeed be useful for viewing images.
- - - Support :x

I wouldn't enjoy having more thumbnails clutter to periodically remove - use a gallery app for looking at large thumbnails, like Simple Gallery, or F-Stop.#
To have TC do something useful with files shared from these apps, now that would be nice! As it stands, sharing is only good for copying files (unchanged) from one place to another.

Re: Change the view format in the active panel

Posted: 2019-10-26, 05:07 UTC
by jgkwiatek
Tippfehler wrote:
2019-10-25, 21:07 UTC
You mean like a gallery app? Yes, this would indeed be useful for viewing images.
- - - Support :x

I wouldn't enjoy having more thumbnails clutter to periodically remove - use a gallery app for looking at large thumbnails, like Simple Gallery, or F-Stop.#
To have TC do something useful with files shared from these apps, now that would be nice! As it stands, sharing is only good for copying files (unchanged) from one place to another.
I believe that you misunderstood what this request is all about. It has absolutely nothing to do with thumbnails.

When browsing through folders with TC4A I may come across a folder that is comprised of image files. To make it easier to see which of these files should be moved to a different folder, it would be nice to be able to change from the current detail view to a view showing only the icons. This way each line can display several files instead of just one, so you can see more files on each page(screen). It would also be nice to have the added ability to view the icons in various sizes, small, medium and large, in order to better identify files. If you can recommend another Android app that can already do this, please let me know. Otherwise, I think it may be a nice addition to TC4A.

Re: Change the view format in the active panel

Posted: 2019-10-26, 11:23 UTC
by Usher
2jgkwiatek
Well, an icon with picture preview is called a thumbnail. So what exactly do you want to see - standard icons (the same for all files of the same type) or thumbnails with picture preview allowing to select pictures by their theme?