[REBOL] How to improve request-file ?
From: jason::cunliffe::verizon::net at: 21-Jan-2002 21:05
Apologies if this is becoming a FAQ..
Q: How can I improve request-file?
features drivin me nuts + wishlist:
a. I can't resize it .. and it truncate filenames :-((
b. /file option is handy but I need it to default to open in specified
directory, but where I do not know the names of any files there in advance.
ie: I need /folder option
c. Dir: window is *pathetically* small and cannot be resized. Unbelievable
to me in 2002 that anyone creates an interface this primitive for something
d: Does not respond to the mouse-wheel [I know that's an cross OS problem,
but is there any way to make it work in some systems??]
e. There is no doubleclicking on filenames. Users have to click first on
filename to 'select it' then again on OPEN, SAVE or whatver one names the
f. I want to add a 'rotate' type button next to the top path field near
wher it says "parent". This would allow one to cycle though the previous N
path entries. /path option would be a block one could preload. This could
make it very userfriendly epsecially if one coudl cotrnol the text label
easily on teh rotate button.
g. No history... I really want a popup selector with access to request-file
history. This would extend the very useful /keep refinement, making it more
like FileEx dialog tool for Win32 or others which offer rich history
shortcuts: recent files, recent folders, favorite files, favorite folders
etc. When doing intensive and repetitive multimedia transfer operations,
these are incredible timesavers.
h. Visited indication. Styled text: color text with highlight background
tint as required.
This is sort of a byproduct of history. Files which have been accessed
before [since whenever history was defined to start] will be styled
differently just like a:link, a:hover, a:visited, in CSS