Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 29th Mar 2005 05:28 UTC, submitted by Kelly Rush
SkyOS In the next beta of SkyOS, users can look forward to seeing a completely re-designed Viewer. The new Viewer will take advantage of the powerful features of the SkyFS (derived from Haiku's BFS), including extremely fast searching and organizing of files, on-the-fly filtering of files and folders within the Viewer, fast insertion of meta-data into multiple files, and more. Update: Screenshots!
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by J@F on Wed 30th Mar 2005 18:36 UTC

how are you invovled with skyos? do you help code viewer and other apps? If you liked the editable file Idea, It was mine. I posted it on the previous page.

Some other Ideas I have: *I Want all file types to be viewable/playable from within viewer.
*I want all files to be editable from within viewer with the help of a plugin. The plugin should provide only basic functions, so to speed things up and make more viewing area. It might be wise to make viewer a shell over the plugin app, so to save on resources, and garentee a consistent UI. Also, make sure the app that the plugin's talking to is coded so it can quick load and not waste time loading the non-basic functions. I want it this way because of my next idea.

* Double click, a tab/file to have it opened in an app outside of viewer. (so if I click on a file I want to quickly edit, a app will quick load and talk to the viewer shell, which then displays the file and the app's editing functions, and I can get to work. If however, I decide It might take a while, I'll double cick the tab it's in, to have it opened outside of viewer. Because the editing app has already loaded some of itself, the time it takes to open outside of viewer, with all the features, is reduced.But, if I know I will be spending some time editing a file, I'd just double click it, and wait for the app to load.)

*Opera style navigation- middle click to open file in new tab, or to close tab

right+left click to go back, oppisite clicks to go forward.(Just implimenting this feature as an option would have me hooked)

*(I don't know if this will work so well but it should be fun.)a fast cut copy paster- left click and hold a file or highlighted files scrowl the wheel and a box (don't know what their called) appears showing the files and sub directories in the root dir their organized accroding to popularity. scrowl to the directory you want right click and navigate sub dir ontill you find were you want to put the file. right click (while still holding down the left button) to copy file. let go of left click to cut&paste.

If you like My Ideas use them. If they get implemented(spicificly the Opera style navigation ones) I'd switch.