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File under cursor on inactive panel

Post by *DrShark » 2008-02-25, 14:39 UTC

Now TC show cursor on file only when panel is active.
Cursor on inactive always panel hidden.
I suggest to allocate file under cursor on it in some way.
For example, it may have column color negative to current.

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Post by *StickyNomad » 2008-02-25, 15:12 UTC

Displaying a cursor in the inactive panel was already requested. See here: http://www.ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.php?p=91238#91238.

Unfortunately this hasn't been implemented yet. I still strongly hope such an inactive cursor will be available some time...

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Post by *StatusQuo » 2008-02-25, 15:14 UTC

Support, if configurable.
In the active panel I use an inverted cursor, so for the inactive panel showing it simply un-inverted could be nice.

Would be useful for commands that use %M.
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Post by *StickyNomad » 2008-02-25, 15:44 UTC

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In the active panel I use an inverted cursor, so for the inactive panel showing it simply un-inverted could be nice.
I too use an inverted cursor, and this would be a nice solution in that case. For us inverted cursor users, this would be a great solution, so: support.

But if one uses a non-inverted cursor and the same logic would be applied in that case (inverted cursor is shown in the inactive panel), the inactive cursor would look way more dominant than the active one, which could be a bit confusing.

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Post by *StatusQuo » 2008-02-25, 16:02 UTC

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Agree, although I'd have a similar problem with the initial idea:
DrShark wrote:For example, it may have column color negative to current.
A configurable colour would be nicer here, IMO.
Perfect, if optionally/alternatively combined with a non-inverted cursor (although this would probably mean two seperate options).
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Post by *WatchUer » 2008-03-07, 08:52 UTC

Mr. Ghisler, I just want to know whether the feather request(displaying a cursor in the inactive panel) will be in the todo list or not?

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Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2008-03-10, 16:43 UTC

For now it's no longer on my to do list. The risk is just too high to mistake the inactive window for the active one when there is a cursor in both, with possible fatal error when deleting files...
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Post by *Hacker » 2008-03-10, 17:38 UTC

ghisler(Author) wrote:For now it's no longer on my to do list. The risk is just too high to mistake the inactive window for the active one when there is a cursor in both, with possible fatal error when deleting files...
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Post by *StickyNomad » 2008-03-10, 18:32 UTC

:( indeed.

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What about having some kind of a very very unobtrousive indication of the cursored file in the inactive panel then, e.g. by showing the filename underlined and nothing else?

This way only one cursor would be visible, but you could still see which file has the cursor in the inactive panel currently.

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Post by *DrShark » 2008-03-10, 19:17 UTC

StickyNomad wrote:What about having some kind of a very very unobtrousive indication of the cursored file in the inactive panel ... ?
Support... But I have no idea here. Underlined filename? Maybe... Or column color (like I suggested before...)

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Post by *icfu » 2008-03-10, 19:21 UTC

There would be no chance for confusion if the panels would have a distinct visual indicator which one is active and which is not.

In Directory Opus the active panel title bar is painted green while the inactive one is painted red. This signal is much better than what TC has to offer, which is to only dim the inactive panel title bar.

xplorer2, in opposite to TC, dims the complete panel. A small difference in brightness in TC would already allow to distinguish active from inactive with no problems.

You could also make the active panel font bolder or think about other options, but rejecting inactive cursor because of limitations in TC GUI is just sad.

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Post by *Clo » 2008-03-10, 19:24 UTC

2StickyNomad

:) Hello !

• I agree, it could be too faded, pale-greyed, the underlining as red or¦and dashed, something like THIS,
or any combination in the same painting, quite secure, I guess.

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Post by *roentgen » 2008-03-10, 19:33 UTC

For now it's no longer on my to do list. The risk is just too high to mistake the inactive window for the active one when there is a cursor in both, with possible fatal error when deleting files...
This is what happens now, after 5 years of using TC. It is what people try to avoid with the current implementation.
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Post by *Lefteous » 2008-03-10, 19:59 UTC

I think the main problem is still the question how an inactive cursor would look like if the user uses the default non-inverted cursor.

What about dropping the non-inverted cursor?

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Since 3.1

Post by *Clo » 2008-03-10, 21:14 UTC

2icfu

:) Hi Jeff !
In Directory Opus the active panel title bar is painted green while the inactive one is painted red…
• Here too, since Win 3.1 …
But indeed, that looks too colorful for the fans of black_blue_white_grey made in M$…
- It's a Win setting, easy to change within a few minutes…

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