Author Topic: File Browser - streamline navigation  (Read 6351 times)

stevefal

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File Browser - streamline navigation
« on: May 31, 2013, 06:56:58 PM »
Suggest to put current folder/file in titlebar of dialog, and rely on Q to back up the tree:

Current:

File Browser               <Q
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A:/
B:/


File Browser               <Q
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../
DCIM/
MISC/


...would become:


File Browser               <Q
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A:/
B:/


A:/                            <Q
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DCIM/
MISC/


... and at the file level:


M31-0945.RAW          <Q
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Delete
View


This saves having to 'dial' down every time when forward navigating, and it adds the current location in all cases.
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Re: File Browser - streamline navigation
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 09:26:43 AM »
I read codes.
The "File Browser" title string is not a just only for title string. It's also using identify the menu groups in the codes.
So I think , It can't do it . but we need a lot of codes to make it, I guess.


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Re: File Browser - streamline navigation
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 08:15:11 PM »
I just found this code.
Code: [Select]
static MENU_UPDATE_FUNC(update_action)
{
    MENU_SET_VALUE("");
    MENU_SET_HELP(gPath);
    if (entry->selected) view_file = 0;
}
it means a , current browsing path is shown on bottom of the LCD. So may be I think that this request is able to close.

If you agree this , Please add [done] sign on the title bar.


a1ex

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Re: File Browser - streamline navigation
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 08:31:50 PM »
That was a hack to get something similar with minimal effort. Not sure how to implement it cleanly.

stevefal

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Re: File Browser - streamline navigation
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 09:58:18 PM »
How about eliminating the "../" item since Q does the same thing? That saves having to dial down every time when forward navigating.
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Re: File Browser - streamline navigation
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 03:24:40 AM »
Yes same meaning.
Because, If you first time to see the menu, You don't know the "Q means a Browse Up ".
It means a lot of asking are comming to forum, and devs need to asnwer it.

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Re: File Browser - streamline navigation
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 05:38:44 AM »
The <Q icon in the right side of the title bar always means to navigate up - everywhere in ML..
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Re: File Browser - streamline navigation
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 11:51:33 AM »
Yes. But this file browser has multiple hierarchy. So I think "../" sign is good for understanding it.
You have enough skills I guess. So  you don't need it. But I think all of users has not enough skills like you.

I guess someone make a new feature request which is "pls add ../ " near future.
So I mean , it's a each persons preference.

Anyway, We must make a core functions for file browser itserlf(copy/move/multiple select/progress) first.
Then , we are looking for best GUI interface IMHO.

If you agree, your first request , Please close this request. And If you want to remove "../", make a new request when we finish to make a core functions of file browser.

See also:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5522.new#new

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Re: File Browser - streamline navigation
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 12:21:53 PM »
Already deleted "../" by alex.(lol


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Re: File Browser - streamline navigation
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2013, 04:49:32 PM »
File browser is great. Thanks for making it.
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Re: File Browser - streamline navigation
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2013, 05:05:31 PM »
../ was natural looking for me, whether Q navigates up or not.

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Re: File Browser - streamline navigation
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 06:30:22 PM »
When playing back recorded raw video in the file browser, is there anyone to stop/cancel playback???
Sometimes I'd like to see what clip it is, before deleting, it takes a bit of time waiting for 1,000+ frames to play back.

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Re: File Browser - streamline navigation
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 06:31:29 PM »
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Re: File Browser - streamline navigation
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2013, 07:35:51 PM »
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Thank you!
I thought I tried that already. If not, foolish of me. Lol