Summary

Nautilus as many other modern file browsers provides thumbnails. Nevertheless, there are many ways to improve the functionality these provide to users. We are not necessarily having another implementation in mind, but the urge to increase functionality.

Release Note

There should be more possibilities to change various settings associated with thumbnail creation and viewing. Once, common user practices are identified, possibly the default settings could be changed accordingly.

Rationale

Then has been significant progress in the way files are displayed in modern browsers. However, with the advance of more sophisticated browsing techniques some of the response times have gone significantly down. We aim to propose various features related to nautilus and the thumbnail functionality which would respond this decline in productivity.

Use Cases

Design

We suggest users to try and test nautilus in various extreme cases e.g. folders with many files (text, images), various file types, large files, etc. This would make apparent the performance declines we mentioned and give rise to new ideas.

Implementation

The first step would be to create a thumbnail creation daemon and a suitable UI for it.

Unresolved issues


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DesktopTeam/Specs/NautilusThumbnails (last edited 2009-01-07 23:09:51 by thenasko)