Tabs, empty windows and extra closing.


  • Alpha Testers

    This seems to be a variation of an old (fixed) bug that seems to have resurfaced.

    Open a new tab, empty window.

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    Close the new tab and I see this.

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    I have to click on the close tab again to return to the proper state.

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  • conexware

    @Luxor @Mili Thanks, i noticed this…we fixed same issue when explorer hdd view is off, and i guess that triggered this one back… @Mili will log it in for next release. Also we can call that first tab a bit better.


  • Alpha Testers

    Cheers!

    You can maybe answer a question that has been bugging me.

    When I open a new tab should there or should there not be something in the left pane of the main window?

    If there was something there it would make finding an archive easier than having to go to Open archive in the toolbar then searching your HD for it.


  • conexware

    @luxor said in Tabs, empty windows and extra closing.:

    Cheers!

    You can maybe answer a question that has been bugging me.

    When I open a new tab should there or should there not be something in the left pane of the main window?

    If there was something there it would make finding an archive easier than having to go to Open archive in the toolbar then searching your HD for it.

    if you have hdd browsing, it should be filled with treeview of your hdd?

    But good idea about something there if user is not using/browsing hdd? Maybe MRU archives? Or output from favorite archives window? @Alpha-Testers - i know @Brian-Gregory is using classic with folders, maybe he can give some input?


  • Alpha Testers

    @spwolf said in Tabs, empty windows and extra closing.:

    if you have hdd browsing, it should be filled with treeview of your hdd?

    That’s what it’s like as in the last screenshot in first post. But as soon as I click on a new tab, then it’s as in the first screenshot. As you can see a totally empty window.


  • conexware

    @luxor said in Tabs, empty windows and extra closing.:

    @spwolf said in Tabs, empty windows and extra closing.:

    if you have hdd browsing, it should be filled with treeview of your hdd?

    That’s what it’s like as in the last screenshot in first post. But as soon as I click on a new tab, then it’s as in the first screenshot. As you can see a totally empty window.

    yes, that tab shows its own folder panel… so whatever is in the tab, it shows there.

    since tab is empty with no archive open, then it shows empty folder panel currently.

    this is why I have suggested that maybe we can show MRU or favorites there, that allows you to even more easily click on recent archives


  • Alpha Testers

    @spwolf said in Tabs, empty windows and extra closing.:

    yes, that tab shows its own folder panel… so whatever is in the tab, it shows there.

    Ah! Got you now. 😉

    @spwolf said in Tabs, empty windows and extra closing.:

    this is why I have suggested that maybe we can show MRU or favorites there, that allows you to even more easily click on recent archives

    Get’s my vote as I feel it should show something i there.



  • @spwolf said in Tabs, empty windows and extra closing.:

    But good idea about something there if user is not using/browsing hdd? Maybe MRU archives? Or output from favorite archives window? @Alpha-Testers - i know @Brian-Gregory is using classic with folders, maybe he can give some input?

    How will this work with your proposal here?

    • 1st tab on opening with no arguments: Files and folders/folder pane shows “My PC”
    • 1st tab on opening with archive: Archive content/folder pane shows archive folder structure
    • opening an archive will open a new tab, folder pane shows archive folder structure
    • opening a new tab by (+) will show MRU list/Favorites?

    On the first guess, I would vote for “Favorites” to fill the empty pane 🙂

    Probably, that will make it pretty confusing for the standard user…
    But the pane should never be empty. That is confusing, too.
    Maybe restricting browsing “My PC” to explorer mode and using folder pane in archive mode consequently for Favorites/MRU and for archive folder structures, in case an archive is open, is smarter.


  • conexware

    @bigmike said in Tabs, empty windows and extra closing.:

    @spwolf said in Tabs, empty windows and extra closing.:

    But good idea about something there if user is not using/browsing hdd? Maybe MRU archives? Or output from favorite archives window? @Alpha-Testers - i know @Brian-Gregory is using classic with folders, maybe he can give some input?

    How will this work with your proposal here?

    • 1st tab on opening with no arguments: Files and folders/folder pane shows “My PC”
    • 1st tab on opening with archive: Archive content/folder pane shows archive folder structure
    • opening an archive will open a new tab, folder pane shows archive folder structure
    • opening a new tab by (+) will show MRU list/Favorites?

    On the first guess, I would vote for “Favorites” to fill the empty pane 🙂

    Probably, that will make it pretty confusing for the standard user…
    But the pane should never be empty. That is confusing, too.
    Maybe restricting browsing “My PC” to explorer mode and using folder pane in archive mode consequently for Favorites/MRU and for archive folder structures, in case an archive is open, is smarter.

    both folder panel and browsing hdd in archive mode are optional features, default is that there is no folder panel and there is no hdd browsing in archive mode.

    So i dont think it will be too crazy for pro users… and it is useful for sure.


 

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