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Author Topic: [Feature Request] Show file extension when file browsing only  (Read 3210 times)

d4ni

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Not a big feature request, but I'd like to have an option to show file extensions, only when browsing for files. I hope you can somehow distinguish between file browsing and results that come from search folders. I am aware of the 'Result Label Extension' option to show the file extension. However, in normal results I don't need the file extension since I primarily use FARR to launch programs, which are always .lnk, hence making the extension completely obsolete, and not to mention plain ugly.

It was not until today I noticed extensions are hidden in file browsing mode as well. I primarly use this mode to navigate to folders so I am guessing this explains why I did not notice. When I was searching for a file I suddenly saw the extension was missing - which was not very helpful to identify a file I was looking for. So my request is simple: could you somehow allow to show file extensions when file browsing, while hiding them on other searches / results?

Regards!

~edit | Seeing an option that you named "Switch from Large to Small icons on DirLists" (@ Display Options), I suppose this will not take you very long to implement (as you can cleary distinguish between DirLists and other results)  :-[
« Last Edit: June 29, 2008, 05:54:54 PM by d4ni »

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Re: [Feature Request] Show file extension when file browsing only
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008, 08:45:28 PM »
good idea.  :up:

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Re: [Feature Request] Show file extension when file browsing only
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008, 12:25:40 AM »
+1 as suggested here  :D

Would it be possible to add another set of "Report Columns" options in the display tab for the large icon slide display style. This way you would have a "Report Columns" for each display style and could specify different columns to use for each style. To be more accurate it would probably be a "Report Columns" for the small icon report and "Report Rows" for the large icon slide style. I think this would work well especially with the functionality to automatically switch display styles. I find myself using the large icons for regular app launching etc where i wouldnt normally need to view a lot of the other columns however when it automatically switches to the small icon report for dir results as well as a lot of the plugin results i would like to see the other columns.

Likewise it would be great if in the Fonts tab you could have the option to set the font/size for the other rows besides the "Name" row when using the large icon style. Being able to change the fonts would imo be very helpful in making the "Name" row more prominent and distinguishable from any other rows the user has specified.

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Re: [Feature Request] Show file extension when file browsing only
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 08:20:55 AM »
Mouser please do not forget about this :-*

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Re: [Feature Request] Show file extension when file browsing only
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 08:55:50 AM »
Me too! 8)

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Re: [Feature Request] Show file extension when file browsing only
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008, 10:27:04 AM »
I just noticed in Options you added it :-* Thanks. I don't think it was added to the changelog though.

For anyone interested; you can enable this feature by going into Settings > Display Settings > Result Label Extension > only dir listings.