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If I can't shrink window size can I roll back to a previous Filezilla version

#1 Post by HenryELenz » 2020-03-13 15:16

As of a couple of updates ago, the Filezilla window will not allow you to shrink the width to a quarter of the screen.

It now takes up well over a third of the screen at it's minimum size. Being able to shrink it down to a quarter of the width made it very useful for the large number of files I have to process. It allowed me to have Filezilla and several other windows viewable at the same time.

By taking away the ability to make the window more narrow, you have made it so cumbersome (because of all the switching back and forth between windows I now have to do) that the tasks that used to only take an hour, now take well over two hours to complete. By this 'simple' move you have turned a fast convenient program into a slow, cumbersome ordeal to use. This one change has more than doubled the amount of processing time it takes me to work on files and frankly smacks of something Microsoft would do. Considering that I have to deal with tens of thousands of files, doubling the processing time stinks.

Why have you taken away this convenient feature? I saw the comment that if you shrink it down too far, it won't work. If someone shrinks it down to where it can't be used, then they will open the window back up to where it works - so why disable the ability to shrink the width? Frankly, it worked GREAT at a quarter of the width of the monitor screen. Now, at over a third of the available screen size, it is no longer the usefull program you had before.

Is there a way to roll back to a previous version for Filezilla? Frankly, the 'new and improved' version is inferior to the old one when it comes to ease of use. Had I realized you were going to take away a very convenient feature I would not have updated as the updates didn't apply to the work I was doing.

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Re: If I can't shrink window size can I roll back to a previous Filezilla version

#2 Post by botg » 2020-03-13 16:43

This is intentional, FileZilla is unusable if resized too small.

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Re: If I can't shrink window size can I roll back to a previous Filezilla version

#3 Post by HenryELenz » 2020-03-13 19:40

I understand that but it worked GREAT at a quarter of the screen width. And if someone drags it down to the point it is unuseable, they can just drag it larger until it is useable.

This has more than doubled the time it takes me to get through files because of all the window switching I have to do now.

Why take away a user control that was so convenient? When I searched, the last post about a problem with size was when someone dragged a column too far down in size in 2018 - viewtopic.php?f=2&t=50073&p=166220&hili ... ll#p166220

Having the Filezilla window too narrow doesn't seem to an issue people are having. Please consider reinstating that very, very convenient feature.

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#4 Post by botg » 2020-03-16 08:27

You can comfortably fit two windows next to each other even on an entry-level full-HD screen, with plenty room to spare.

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#5 Post by boco » 2020-03-16 22:18

Just tested, on my UHD screen I can fit 5 FileZilla windows next to each other, at minimum width.

What DPI size do we speak about, here? If at 125%, 150% or even higher, the OS scales the windows up and they require more space. That's by design.
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Re: If I can't shrink window size can I roll back to a previous Filezilla version

#6 Post by HenryELenz » 2020-03-17 18:48

Fitting two windows side by side does me no good since I need four open windows at a minimum - two Filezilla and two work-in-progress folders, to make the workload go smooth. As it is, the workload has been taking me MORE than twice as long to deal with because of all the flipping back and forth between the windows.

With no idea of what size UHD screen you have, there is no way for me to respond about the five instances you have open. I am not opening Filezilla through the browser so the resolution is whatever the automatic native resolution the monitor got set at when I used the auto adjust. There is no magnification (scale up) of the window size. It is merely at 100% - no larger.

I am using a 40 inch Sony LCD set as a monitor, and used the auto adjust feature on it to optimize the screen resolution.

Again, since adjusting to a smaller size Filezilla window for a specific task was not something that seemed to be causing problems, why not simply give that control back to the users so they can optimize it to suit their personal needs?

This was not a feature that was broken, so why 'fix' it?

Is there a way to roll back Filezilla to an earlier version -- before this 'fix'?

Thank you

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