Disabling right panel completly instead of simply hiding it

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WebMaister
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Disabling right panel completly instead of simply hiding it

#1 Post by WebMaister » 22.05.2008, 19:30

It would be nice to have a small fature to disbale the right panel totally.
In this way I could use only the left panel with the view Tree feature on, and Freecommander looks more similar to Windows Explorer which is convinenet for newbyes like me. :shock:

Freecommander is great it shows also Photoshop CS2 thumbnails that WXP Windows Explore is not able to show.

Thanks so much for such a cool application. :P
At www.vanylla.it we use Freecommander :)

txr
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#2 Post by txr » 27.06.2008, 20:37

i agree completely!

why the hell there must be two panels?
i need only one.
two panels make the visualization horrible in tree mode.
please, do a option to use only one panel.

thanks.

obs: free commander is a really good tool, but i think it needs a interface polishment, people may become lost with so many features, specially technically ones.

BadDog
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#3 Post by BadDog » 30.07.2008, 09:22

Yep, I agree totally.

As I wrote in another duplicate post, it would be simple to implement: Under menu "View" add a choice to remove second window. Could just toggle the controls boolean hidden property if it removes it from memory.

Call the selection something like "single window mode."

mensoc
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#4 Post by mensoc » 21.08.2008, 11:32

I agree as well.
Most of the time one panel is enough.

Goose
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#5 Post by Goose » 21.08.2008, 17:35

+1. That would be great.

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#6 Post by sangorys » 01.09.2008, 09:24

+1.


How ever, I know it is possible to have almost this function by :
o hide the right panel
o hide the drive (c: d: e: )

Nighted
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#7 Post by Nighted » 27.09.2008, 18:11

+1 here also. :)

Nice program btw. Zip/Rar support is awesome!

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#8 Post by Ars » 01.10.2008, 06:58

I think that two panels - it's a "phylosofy" of FC and similar classic commanders. For single-panel view, Windows Explorer is the case.

But, if you still want this in FC... Shift+Ctrl+F3 will help.

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#9 Post by boroding » 06.03.2009, 14:52

Ars wrote:I think that two panels - it's a "phylosofy" of FC and similar classic commanders. For single-panel view, Windows Explorer is the case.

But, if you still want this in FC... Shift+Ctrl+F3 will help.
It's not a good idea.
cos even "Ctrl+Shift+F1/F3" can hide left/right panel quickly, but when you resize the window, then the hiden left/right panel will show out again.

I totally agree to apply Single Panel View.
cos single panel view with tree+folder tab, it's enough for us.

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#10 Post by JohnFredC » 06.03.2009, 18:49

I totally don't "get" this request.

The whole purpose of the commander-style interface (such as in FC, TC, SC, Dopus, Salamander, xplorer2, Magellan, Frigate, Accelman, EFCommander, etc. etc. etc.) is the dual-panel mode. It's what makes these tools so much more efficient UIs for file management than the single panel alternatives. Plus, new wide-screen monitors make functionality of dual-panel UIs even better.

Why bother with these softwares if you don't like to employ the dual-panel paradigm?

There are plenty of mono-panel explorer clones out there, and of course there is Explorer itself (much improved in Vista) and all it's add-ins.
Mouse-centric

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#11 Post by clanman » 10.03.2009, 03:24

JohnFredC wrote:I totally don't "get" this request.

The whole purpose of the commander-style interface (such as in FC, TC, SC, Dopus, Salamander, xplorer2, Magellan, Frigate, Accelman, EFCommander, etc. etc. etc.) is the dual-panel mode. It's what makes these tools so much more efficient UIs for file management than the single panel alternatives. Plus, new wide-screen monitors make functionality of dual-panel UIs even better.

Why bother with these softwares if you don't like to employ the dual-panel paradigm?

There are plenty of mono-panel explorer clones out there, and of course there is Explorer itself (much improved in Vista) and all it's add-ins.
I absolutely agree with you JohnFredC.

FC already has enough options to cover the times when a single pane existence may/is best.

On the issue of FC having too many options the ones not required can simply be removed from the toolbars.
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#12 Post by azcrc » 13.03.2009, 16:00

Use Windows Explorer if you like one panel.

Hands off two-panel style!

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#13 Post by mmelo » 16.03.2009, 11:49

I assume there are performance penalties to having two panels, esp. if both have a treeview tacked to one side.

Therefore, and although I do normally use two panels, it makes perfect sense that hiding the second panel actually collapses it rather than just moving the bar to the right/left and making the panel ugly "sneak out" when you resize the window.

+1

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#14 Post by JohnFredC » 02.04.2009, 19:06

mmelo wrote:I assume there are performance penalties to having two panels
Um, why would you assume that?
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#15 Post by rKAnjEL » 03.04.2009, 14:15

But, if you still want this in FC... Shift+Ctrl+F3 will help.
I too wish I can turn it off completely rather than just hide it, but thanks anyways.

Why bother with these softwares if you don't like to employ the dual-panel paradigm?
Use Windows Explorer if you like one panel.

Hands off two-panel style!
You guys don't get it, the "dual pane" style is pretty much useless now because of the "tabbed interface", it's as simple as that.
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