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Sort by custom column in thumbnail view

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It's quite annoying to switch from custom column view to thumbnail view and all the column headers including all sort opportunities are gone. What about changing this behavior to preserve the column header?

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BTW maybe combine custom columns with thumbnails? Mixed view could be interesting (list with thumbs instead of icons).
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What's the advantage of having the standard column headers in thumbnail view? I don't see why we need an option here.
maybe combine custom columns with thumbnails? Mixed view could be interesting (list with thumbs instead of icons).
Yes I suggested something like that some time ago. I thtink these suggestions should be handled separately.

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What's the advantage of having the standard column headers in thumbnail view?
They are there for sorting purposes. I'm sorry but it's not possible to have the headers from one custom columns view while the thumbs view shows other custom fields.
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They are there for sorting purposes.
I request to change this for the same reason. I want to display graphics in thumbnail view but sort by image width for example. It doesn't help me to display data below the thumbnails if I can't sort by this information.

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Support also!
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Having the column headers visible in thumbnail mode is one of the most important advantages that TC has over the thumbnail displays of other file managers.

Very very convenient!!!

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Post by *Lefteous »

I have added this suggestion to our wiki as I think it would really make a difference.

http://ghisler.ch/wiki/index.php/Make_view_and_column_header_indepedent

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This is probably the feature from xplorer2 which I miss the most in TC. It would be more convenient if the option to see thumbnails or icons was a separate settings that could be applied or not to any existing custom columns.

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How would the user switch to a different sorting header while in thumbnail view?
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How would the user switch to a different sorting header while in thumbnail view?
In the same way as the user currently changes to a certain custom column view. Example - the user has defined the column views search, pictures, music. The column right click menu currently looks like this:

Brief
Full
Thumbnail view
---
Configure this custom column view...
Configure custom columns...
---
search
pictures
music




When this change is applied it could look like this:
Brief
Full
Thumbnail view
---
Configure this custom column header...
Configure custom column headers...
---
<default>
search
pictures
music

Explanation/Remarks:
- Brief, Full and thumbnails: Change the view only. Don't change the column headers
- Configure... commands no longer define custom column views but custom headers
- <default> switch to the default column set known from long view. This is the only column header available when there is no custom column header set defined.
- search, pictures, music change the custom column headers only
- Integration with view modes highly desired (change view and columns together)




Technical remark:
Currently the current view is stored like this:

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[left]
SpecialView=5
This means custom column view No. 3 is displayed.

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[left]
SpecialView=0
This means Long view is displayed.

When this change is applied it could look like this:

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[left]
SpecialView=5
This means custom column headers No. 3 and Long view is displayed.

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[left]
SpecialView=0
This means Long view and <default> columns are displayed.

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[left]
SpecialView=5
View=2
This means custom column headers No. 3 and thumbnail view is displayed.

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[left]
SpecialView=0
View=2
This means Long view and and thumbnail view is displayed.

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[left]
SpecialView=2
This means Long view and and thumbnail view is displayed.

( The last two settings would be identical. )

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