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[gcmd-usr] Some quircks/missing features

From: mntn lists
Subject: [gcmd-usr] Some quircks/missing features
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 13:43:51 +0200

Hi there,

At the moment I am in the process of switching from Total Commander (TC) to
Gnome-commander (GC). Of course while using it I stumble on quirks and
things I miss. I hope this is the right place to post them, if not, please
tell me where to post this stuff.

1. There is a little quick regarding selecting files.
- When I want to select a list of files except one file in the list I
SHIFT-LMB a list of files. Then I CTRL-LMB a file in the selected list to
deselect it. But the problem is that there is no visual feedback if the file
is deselected because the 'Cursor' color is given to the 'active' file. If
you press CTRL-LMB again (for example because you deselected the wrong file
in the list) the background and font color stay the same. In TC this is
solved by letting the active file (under the cursor) have a border (no
background color) and let the background color be the color of
selected/deselected file. I hope you understand what I mean.

2. A function I use a lot in TC is searching for files and text in files.
- In search dialog when you search for text in files via 'Find text', you
also have to set 'Search for' to '*'. I think it is very reasonable that
when I search for some text and leave 'Search for' box empty that I want to
search in all files.
- Very nice of GC is that in the result box after a search I can view a file
(F3) and edit a file (F4), second option is not available in TC. Very handy
in TC is that when I search for text in a file and view the file(s) of the
search, in the viewer I only need to press F3 to highlight the text I was
searching for:
   1. Search for text in files
   2. In result LMB to select file to view
   3. Press F3 to view file
   4. Press F3 again to find first occurrence of text I was searching for
in files
   5. Press F3 again to find second occurence
   6. Etc...
- I am missing searching at date of last file-edit action.

3. FTP connections
- I personally rather do not store passwords of FTP servers on my harddisk.
In GC I could not find an option to leave password empty and let GC prompt
for a password when I make the connection. In TC you can even leave 'User'
empty and the program prompts for it when making a connection.
- Another handy feature of TC is to set an initial directory to change to
when making an FTP-connection.

But overall I am very impressed with the application! There are no issues
that prevent me from using GC (in stead of TC) (at this time). Thanx for
developing it.

Ik hope you find my comments usefull. While using GC probably more
questions/issues might pop up, which if appreciated I will post here.

Regards, Chris

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