Selection bits

I’d love to see this mockup (by tigert) implemented in GtkIconView. It would be a great improvement for Nautilus, EOG and all other GtkIconView users. See bug #382544. Actually, the current selection visual feedback (selection border on label and “darkened” icon) of GtkIconView is not good at all. So, it would be more than an improvement. It would definitely be a bug fix.

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Lucas Rocha is just a brazilian guy who loves hacking and music. He lives in the frozen lands of Finland with his lovely wife Carol. He works for Nokia in the development of Hildon and Maemo. In his free time, he's a happy GNOME contributor. He has a mustache, a beard and big smile in his face.

18 thoughts on “Selection bits”

  1. Should this be introduced into libsexy, because its well, sexy!

    Anyone gonna push it for 2.18, I think its a must have! Especially for nautilus even if it has its own thing, this must be used!

  2. It’s gorgeous! How did I miss this?

    I wonder how it fits in with themability. The selection colors is obvious, but the gradient and border?

    Definitely would like to see this, though! :)

  3. Yum. It’s great hearing people brainstorm on usability which free software allows (no corporate deadlines to abide by). Hope the file selector gets a little love too; I’d love to see some more functionality in it.

  4. It’s gorgeous, and not so great at the same time.

    It looks better than the old one, but still manages to carry some of the same weaknesses.

    Mainly the fact that it just looks like a colored background for the selected items, rather than a selection. It needs to mask the icons as well.

  5. Looks really good, performance matters, but looks do also, look at example of beryl/other eyecandy. Please try to get this atleast into 2.18 if not 2.20.

  6. What if nothing were selected in row 2? Would there still be a join? What if something were selected that had scrolled out of view? Would there be something to indicate that?

  7. How can it be *cough copied cough* if GNOME doesn’t have it? Also, that isn’t “KDE” per-say, just another file manager (Dolphin).

  8. IMHO, it’s really cool to see this already implemented. Based on all the positive comments, it definitely proves that it’s worth having this in GNOME too.

  9. Dolphin is the file manager of KDE 4.

    And why it is a copy from gnome, is described by the sentence: “I saw a mockup (that it was originally for Gnome project) on kde-look”

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