Total Commander GUI evolutions

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How do you think TC GUI should change?

I'd like to have full skin support
49
11%
I'd like to have a smaller/cleaner interface
57
13%
I only want new "modern" icons/fonts
53
12%
I want new selectable "sets" of icons (themes support)
45
11%
Current TC GUI rocks, don't change it!
86
20%
I’m satisfied with TC GUIs but I'm not against changes
137
32%
 
Total votes: 427

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Post by *Kowalski » 2003-11-10, 11:22 UTC

i hate skins!!! skins are for babies . i hate such things which does nothing accept eating up system resources. say no to skin support
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Post by *Nightburn » 2003-11-24, 09:50 UTC

Yea - no on skin support, absolutly no point with programs such as windowsblinds and themes for XP.

However, one option I would like to see is the ability to make a custom "tileable" background for the window panes in TC. Much like what miranda IM has.

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Post by *Ivan Moratinos » 2003-11-25, 18:26 UTC

i hate skins!!! skins are for babies . i hate such things which does nothing accept eating up system resources. say no to skin support
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Post by *havanna » 2003-11-25, 19:43 UTC

Ok, let those have skins who want them - I don't.
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Post by *Boofo » 2003-11-25, 19:50 UTC

I say don't add anything that doesn't improve the functionality of a program. Make the room available for additions that will maximize it's usefullness, not it's looks. Just my 3 1/2 cents (inflation) worth.

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Post by *tombik » 2003-11-25, 22:34 UTC

Hi!

What could happen with skins is that TC will not fit on a single 1,44 disk.
And that wouldn´t be very nice. :twisted:

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Post by *oblomov » 2003-11-26, 09:10 UTC

Uhm. I have the impression that the TC6 install already fits barely?

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Post by *avis » 2003-11-26, 11:27 UTC

Skins means: more complicated code, more ways to implement errors, more to test. I would like to keep TC efficient.

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Post by *Lefteous » 2003-11-26, 11:48 UTC

Take a look at the screenshot. Do we really need a "TC skin system"? I don't think so.

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Post by *SanskritFritz » 2003-11-26, 13:47 UTC

Lefteous wrote:Take a look at the screenshot. Do we really need a "TC skin system"? I don't think so.
Agreed. And I like the comment above the screenshot, lol
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Post by *joro_abv » 2003-12-02, 12:04 UTC

I'd like to have a smaller/cleaner interface
Absolutely !!! Please, do it ! This is the major remark I have - TC's workspace is not flexible at all. I can't even put the toolbar and the menubar on one row ! Don't forget to put the command line in a draggable toolbar too.
Other bad point for me is the obsolete look of TC - the tree view, for example, looks even like the win3.1 file manager !!! This can be fixed by simlpy adding WinXP visual styles support. NO SKINS , please. Just add the visual styles and some modern icons for the toolbar.

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Post by *Lefteous » 2003-12-02, 12:18 UTC

2joro_abv
the tree view, for example, looks even like the win3.1 file manager !!! This can be fixed by simlpy adding WinXP visual styles support.
Adding visual style support to a custom drawn control is possible, but it's definetely not simple!

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Post by *joro_abv » 2003-12-02, 12:43 UTC

Well, I don't have an idea how it's made, I just know that the others do it and it looks good, isn't ?! Btw, SpeedCommander (www.speedproject.de) is very close to what I like, but TC's functionnality is better. Especially the plug-ins concept is one of it's best advantages. But, guys, it's really ugly! Don't get me wrong - even with this look/workspace it's the best file manager I've tried (and, believe me, I've tried a lot of them). But my point is : the fans that like the current TC can always make it look like it looks now. Why then loose the others (like me), who want it more flexible ? When I launch it, it gets me years back with this obsolete look. I'm wondering - U're throwing so much efforts to make TC's functionality flexible with this highy editable toolbar, plug-ins etc, and suddenly ... the user can't even change the place of same this toolbar ... I really can't understand this.

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Post by *Ivan Moratinos » 2003-12-02, 16:19 UTC

In my TC I don't use the button bar, I don't use drive buttons, the command line is not shown (when I want to type a command I press the right-arrow and the command line automatically appears), I don't need the function keys to be shown (I know the keys I need); so my TC is quite clean and clear. I don't need icons in the menus (I can read) and definitely I don't need skins.

I don't need the TC to be cool, I need it to be fast and handy. If you don't like its look use windowblinds or whatever. The only thing I miss is the possibility of having the tabs under the file list (I hope it will be implemented soon)
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Post by *raeubi » 2003-12-02, 17:00 UTC

I need it to be fast and handy
I agree. I need the TC for professional use at work. It must be fast and small!
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