Feature request: Quick sites panel

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Feature request: Quick sites panel

#1 Post by kornacho » 2017-10-19 21:54

Hello everyone!
Here's a small but useful suggestion for those of us that have hundreds of sites and folders are not enough to organize them and quick use.
A new toggle panel to show all sites with easy access to edit, connect or search for a specific site.
The menu and current sites window are useful when you have only a handful of sites, but it becomes harder to use at 300+ sites :/

Hope you like it and it can be done!
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Re: Feature request: Quick sites panel

#2 Post by botg » 2017-10-19 22:28

Please elaborate, why is the Site Manager difficult to use with 300 sites?

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Re: Feature request: Quick sites panel

#3 Post by kornacho » 2017-10-20 06:54

Sorry, hard might not be the right word to use.
It just takes too long to get to a site entry to connect sometimes, specially if I go to it from the dropdown menu instead of getting into the full site manager and selecting from there. I have a folder that I cannot really subdivide* with around 80 sites. Scrolling with mouse over the menu's down arrow in Windows takes long to get to the last entries.
That's why I thought of a search function, that seemed to fit into a quick panel to have the sites available all the time, since as you can see, it doesn't really take much horizontal space to consider a nuisance.
Hope I explained my situation correctly!

*Not only because those sites fit together, but also because there's no easy way to move sites across folders from the GUI, at least that I know of.

Thanks for your consideration!

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Re: Feature request: Quick sites panel

#4 Post by botg » 2017-10-20 07:35

there's no easy way to move sites across folders from the GUI, at least that I know of.
Drag&drop.

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Re: Feature request: Quick sites panel

#5 Post by kornacho » 2017-10-22 03:11

Thanks! I see that I can rearrange them that way.
But the problem is the time it takes to get to a particular site even on the site manager, as there is no search function and the tree remembers what directories where open last time, so there are cases when I need to close a few so that the screen keeps "manageable", then open the one that has the site I need, and THEN scroll to the site I want.
For cases like mine, with lists so huge, any kind of quick find would be a real time saver, on the existing sites manager on a solution like the one I propose (which in turn can be left open to save a few clicks a day too). :)

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