New term for "Flat View" needed

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New term for "Flat View" needed

#1 Post by Marek » 03.12.2011, 10:56

Hi,

the term "Flat View" is trademarked by GPSoftware and I must use an other term.
My proposals:
Plain view
Structureless view

What do you mean?

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Re: New term for "Flat View" needed

#2 Post by uwee » 03.12.2011, 11:41

What about "deep view"? I think this is quite intuitive, because the main principle of "flat viewing" is looking in inferior = deeper folders.

Perhaps even better than copying the old word with the same meaning but only another translation....

"Structureless view" is also a good explanation but too long in my opinion.

By the way belongs the trademark problem also to the german translation "Flache Ansicht?"
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Re: New term for "Flat View" needed

#3 Post by joby_toss » 03.12.2011, 13:13

+1 Plain view

By the way, has anyone put a trademark on "toilet seat" yet? I don't know guys, one could make good money out of it! ;) :evil:
Another reason not to use DO!

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Re: New term for "Flat View" needed

#4 Post by Dreamer » 06.12.2011, 14:41

This is sick. What if someone put a trademark on "thumbnails view", or "details view"?!

I'd call it "FC Flat View".

Don't know what is the best, native English speakers should decide, but the best and exact word is "flat", then perhaps "branch", used in TC, so unusable?!

What about "Flat structure"? It should be free and we would not have to change the translations - or the translations are trademarked too? Another plus is that FC users know the word "Flat", so it wouldn't be anything new to them. Perhaps it's a bit long, but the translations of old term might be even longer, so it's not such a big problem IMO.

Moreover - "Flat structure" is better than "Flat view" because the "view" is used for the form of the file list and it's not changed if the flat view is enabled, only the structure of the files is different.

Another option is "Flat layout", but layout is used for another feature and is not so accurate.

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Re: New term for "Flat View" needed

#5 Post by C_John » 19.12.2011, 02:15

Marek wrote:Hi,

the term "Flat View" is trademarked by GPSoftware and I must use an other term.
My proposals:
Plain view
Structureless view

What do you mean?
How about "Expanded View"?

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Re: New term for "Flat View" needed

#6 Post by stepp2 » 21.12.2011, 14:19

Hi Marek & everybody,

maybe you could use tearm "Flat List", "FC View" or "FC List".

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Re: New term for "Flat View" needed

#7 Post by PeCe » 22.12.2011, 11:40

Like Uwe I find structureless view a little to long, although it is a good explanation of the view.

For me "plain view" sounds best.
Greetings Peter,
using Win7 (64bit), FreeCommander XE and EssentialPIM

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Re: New term for "Flat View" needed

#8 Post by Free4all » 10.05.2015, 10:56

In what country is the trademark located?

What is the serial number or reg number of the alleged trademark?

Here are the results when performing a USA trademark search for "Flat View":

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INAL, but none of those trademarks appear to be valid.

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Re: New term for "Flat View" needed

#9 Post by Anti-Distinctlyminty » 12.05.2015, 06:43

Folderless view.
It's self explanatory.

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Re: New term for "Flat View" needed

#10 Post by Free4all » 15.05.2015, 01:33

Anti-Distinctlyminty wrote:Folderless view.
It's self explanatory.
When I first read your suggestion, I loved it.

Then I got to thinking, it kind of sounds like "show all files but not the folders".

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Re: New term for "Flat View" needed

#11 Post by Dreamer » 16.05.2015, 15:00

Folderless view.
+1 , but I don't know if it should be changed again.

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