Even Faster Explorer View

  • I like the new improved faster explorer view in PA9, but it could be faster still.

    Currently folders are cached when opening archives, but it seems files are not since moving to a different folder in an archive requires that folder to be read. I’d like to see files cached as well so navigating around a large archive is almost instantaneous.

    Because of the increased memory requirements, you could maybe add it as an option which can be enabled/disabled by users as required.

    It shouldn’t be too difficult to implement, and would greatly speed up navigation in the explorer view.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention that this is more noticeable with large archives on CDR/W.

  • good idea

  • conexware

    As you said, problem comes with large archives that already take up large amounts of memory for file listing. We will try to speed it up in few different ways as well, without increasing memory usage.


  • Glad to see you’ve got some other ideas for speeding it up. I look forward to testing them.

    I’d still like to see an option for caching the files as well. If people don’t require this option or are short of memory, they can disable it, but for people who want a faster Explorer view(at the expense of memory used) can enable it if they wish. Best of both worlds!

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