Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jun 2010 21:56 UTC
Windows Yes, the day is finally drawing closer: the day Windows XP died. October 22, 2010 will be the final and definitive day for the venerable operating system, since OEMs will no longer be able to pre-load it on netbooks after that day. I might not make myself popular around here with this, but thank god, it's about time that pile of junk is taken behind the shed.
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RE[5]: XP64 == XP
by WorknMan on Sat 12th Jun 2010 00:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: XP64 == XP"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

How does one use tabs in a file manager?


How does one use multiple tabs in a web browser? ;) It is the same concept really. If you need to open up 2+ folders at once, it's more handy to have them in a single window with tabs than separate windows. If you need to move/copy files from one folder to another, you just drag them over to a folder's tab.

I use Directory Opus (best file manager on the planet, btw, and one of the apps that keeps me on Windows) and once I got a taste of using tabs in a file manager, I'll never go back.

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RE[6]: XP64 == XP
by phoenix on Sat 12th Jun 2010 04:48 in reply to "RE[5]: XP64 == XP"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Hrm, maybe I'm used to multi-paned file managers, shortcut lists, and folder lists. I just can't see how tabs would make things easier. Guess I'd have to try it.

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RE[6]: XP64 == XP
by Alex Forster on Sun 13th Jun 2010 02:49 in reply to "RE[5]: XP64 == XP"
Alex Forster Member since:
2005-08-12

It's not the same concept at all.

Each tab in a browser is its own isolated experience. There's no real reason you'd ever need to see two webpages at the same time. A file manager is just the opposite. Each window of your file manager is mostly useless on its own. You need a few of them on the screen together before any of them are useful for managing files. Their contents relate to eachother. I personally do not want to trade dragging and dropping files for tabs.

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RE[7]: XP64 == XP
by phoenix on Mon 14th Jun 2010 16:41 in reply to "RE[6]: XP64 == XP"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Each tab in a browser is its own isolated experience. There's no real reason you'd ever need to see two webpages at the same time. A file manager is just the opposite. Each window of your file manager is mostly useless on its own. You need a few of them on the screen together before any of them are useful for managing files. Their contents relate to eachother. I personally do not want to trade dragging and dropping files for tabs.


That's what my feeling was as well. I just can't picture how using tabs would make file management easier compared to multiple panes or a single pane with a folder list.

I'll have to play around with it, though, to see for my self. Using multiple Dolphin windows in KDE4 with the window-tabs feature enabled should be a good simulation. ;)

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RE[7]: XP64 == XP
by rcsteiner on Mon 14th Jun 2010 16:50 in reply to "RE[6]: XP64 == XP"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

A setup like Notepad++ would be nice in a filemanager ... you have two panes, and you can move tabs between them.

That means you can do a split view of any two tabs, and you can keep other focal points around in the background until you need to use them as source or target directories.

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