Remove clients "local" pane, add vertical directory tree

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Remove clients "local" pane, add vertical directory tree

#1 Post by CraiginNJ » 2009-10-06 17:24

I imagine you see this request reappear every month or so, but please allow users to opt to completely remove the left-side "local" pane. It seems a simple thing to do.
See http://forum.filezilla-project.org/view ... f=2&t=4694

Also, please make it possible to put the the remote directory tree in a vertical pane to the left of the remote files listing. (E.g., replacing the local pane.)

The current layout, version 3.2.8, doesn't feel as natural & easy to use as it could, and these would two small things would fix that. Other than this issue, FZ seems great.

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Craig in NJ

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#2 Post by botg » 2009-10-07 08:46

Do you have any idea how much functionality has to be conditionally disabled if the local side could be hidden? It's a LOT.

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#3 Post by tateu » 2009-10-08 05:06

What types of stuff are you thinking needs to be disabled? Double click on file/directory to download/queue? Disable options in the context menu for download/queue?

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#4 Post by botg » 2009-10-08 08:17

Some entries in the context menus, half of the toolbar, lots of stuff in the main menu, drag&drop from remote panes to queue and so on.

It may sound simple, but that would need a lot of UI code to be added.

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#5 Post by fizzybiz » 2010-01-15 02:41

I'd like to second this request. :)

Isn't one of the ideas behind open source the responsiveness to requests from the user community?

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#6 Post by botg » 2010-01-15 06:52

No. The idea behind open source is that the community can submit patches.

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#7 Post by fizzybiz » 2010-01-15 07:01

Not trying to be pedantic, but that sounds like effectively the same thing.

Just depends what patches people want to do.

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#8 Post by botg » 2010-01-15 19:13

Not trying to be pedantic, but that sounds like effectively the same thing.
Sadly it is effectively the same thing. Most users are lazy and don't submit patches.

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#9 Post by sarimarton » 2010-08-15 10:35

botg wrote:Some entries in the context menus, half of the toolbar, lots of stuff in the main menu, drag&drop from remote panes to queue and so on.

It may sound simple, but that would need a lot of UI code to be added.
I second the request. It's absolutely superfluous.

And it's a hide, nothing more. Height = 0, that's it. Something goes wrong by that? Nope. Something gets better? Yes, more space. UI gets inconsistent? I'm not sure. Why exactly? People can't drag and drop files from and to a hidden pane. So what?

Argumenting with the amount of effort needed to be done for the feature is certainly legit, but not against such a vital thing, with such a demand behind it.

Man, take it as an FYI, it's an important thing. No need to argue against it.

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#10 Post by botg » 2010-08-15 14:20

Read what I wrote before. In addition to merely hiding the local side, a lot of other functionality needs to be adjusted.

Take the Download item in the remote file list context menu for example. Without the local pane visible, what should that item do? It would download the data somewhere, anywhere, nowhere. Without knowing where files are downloaded, there should be no Download item.

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Re: Remove clients "local" pane, add vertical directory tree

#11 Post by gothate » 2011-05-08 16:30

botg wrote:Read what I wrote before. In addition to merely hiding the local side, a lot of other functionality needs to be adjusted.

Take the Download item in the remote file list context menu for example. Without the local pane visible, what should that item do? It would download the data somewhere, anywhere, nowhere. Without knowing where files are downloaded, there should be no Download item.
With the understanding that it isn't quite as easy as it sounds, I'd like to second (or third...or fourth...) the request to be able to toggle the local pane. The context menu Download item isn't actually as much of a problem as you think. If the user hasn't selected any local directories that item is disabled. If they have selected a particular local directory then either
1) know where they usually download to
2) can see where it downloaded to by looking at the successful transfer queue (it shows the destination)
3) can see where it downloaded to by toggling the local pane on/off (assuming there's a simple way to do that, perhaps a small dragger on the center bar that acts as a toggle button as well?)
4) in any case, they've likely dragged the file where they want it without using the context menu at all :)

Anyway, I'd be very interested in seeing the ability to toggle the local pane as well, and if there are more issues than we understand maybe they can be figured out together?

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Re: Remove clients "local" pane, add vertical directory tree

#12 Post by Pat0z » 2011-05-18 02:06

If your like me and have dual wide screens your Filezilla may look like this
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But you are looking for something like this to better utilize space.
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Fingers crossed! :D

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#13 Post by heyman1 » 2011-08-26 17:27

Just another vote to get rid of the "Local Site" window. There should totally be an option to hide it. It's a waste of space for people like me who never use it at all.

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#14 Post by Elevory » 2011-09-05 18:16

I registered to echo the thoughts of all the other FileZilla users here. Even if coding this functionality is tedious, I guarantee that it's well worth the time. There would be a significant community response and many users made happy.

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#15 Post by botg » 2011-09-05 22:11

The source code is there. Please provide a patch.

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