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Sidebar in file explorer

Postby manuel » Tue May 05, 2015 4:59 am

In windows xp and lower there was a sidebar in the file explorer. When you select a file appeared options such as copy, cut, delete, compress, etc. If the selected file is an image or video was possible preview it from this bar, but no longer exists in windows 7 or 8 and reactos does not. I attach a screenshot to this sidebar on windows 2000 playing a midi file without any program opened, they could implement something like this in reactos?, greetings.
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Re: Sidebar in file explorer

Postby Konata » Tue May 05, 2015 6:27 am

That would be pretty awesome. Is this planned at all?
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Re: Sidebar in file explorer

Postby oldman » Tue May 05, 2015 8:42 am

I actually don't like the side bar! So if it ever gets implemented, then who ever does it, I hope they make it so it can be turned off! What I would find useful, would be if when you hovered over an image file, a little preview window opened just above the mouse pointer and closed when you moved the pointer off of the file.
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Re: Sidebar in file explorer

Postby manuel » Wed May 06, 2015 6:15 am

oldman wrote:What I would find useful, would be if when you hovered over an image file, a little preview window opened just above the mouse pointer and closed when you moved the pointer off of the file.

and are there any plans to implement something in reactos?
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Re: Sidebar in file explorer

Postby gordon451 » Wed May 06, 2015 3:58 pm

Ummm... Something like this? Windows 7 Classic Desktop.

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But yes, for the Out-of-the-Box experience, this would be nice. Unfortunately, the screen-shot cannot capture the drop-down menu :( so youse don't get to see the gory details: in "View", just tick on "Status bar" :)

Of course, I'm also sure that the devs would make sure that Classic Explorer from ClassicShell.net will fit in ROS 8-) , so even if ROS can't, you still can. :D

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Re: Sidebar in file explorer

Postby manuel » Wed May 06, 2015 5:11 pm

gordon451 wrote:Ummm... Something like this? Windows 7 Classic Desktop.
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I think that is good idea
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Re: Sidebar in file explorer

Postby sdever » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:43 pm

Hello,

I think there is already a bug report here: https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-8814?filter=13410. However, I think it relies on Active Desktop technology or something like this, that ReactOS doesn't seem to handle at the moment (afaik Active Desktop relies on HTML and ActiveX, which requires proper MSHTML implementation to have ActiveX :( ).
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Re: Sidebar in file explorer

Postby Konata » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:00 am

sdever wrote:Hello,

I think there is already a bug report here: https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-8814?filter=13410. However, I think it relies on Active Desktop technology or something like this, that ReactOS doesn't seem to handle at the moment (afaik Active Desktop relies on HTML and ActiveX, which requires proper MSHTML implementation to have ActiveX :( ).


Correct.

I'm actually excited for Active Desktop. It's a really cool concept and I hope it can be implemented. I don't know why it crashed so often in Windows, but I don't let that distract me from the concept.
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Re: Sidebar in file explorer

Postby dsp8195 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:38 am

Just my two cents: I really think implementing such feature via WebKit library instead of forcing user to mess with Wine Gecko installation (that is currently used for Internet Explorer imitation) would be way easier. Because? Because WebKit, unlike Gecko, can be compiled into single self-contained .dll, that can be used everywhere: in Explorer, in the Internet Explorer and even in the HTML Help Viewer, not to mention it's lightweight in comparison and can be included into LiveCD/BootCD ISO image.

Edit: Saw this topic: viewtopic.php?p=89492

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Re: Sidebar in file explorer

Postby EmuandCo » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:31 am

Feel free to continue your Gecko vs WebKit discussion in the mentioned thread, not here.
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Re: Sidebar in file explorer

Postby dsp8195 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:36 am

These two are tightly related, though. There simply won't be a sidebar of the same functionality as in 98/2000/2k3 without proper MSHTML.
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Re: Sidebar in file explorer

Postby gonzoMD » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:13 am

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Re: Sidebar in file explorer

Postby manuel » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:04 pm

gonzoMD wrote:http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/3216/DirectUI-Window-as-in-XP-system-folders

nice designs gonzoMD
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