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[REBOL] request-file questions [again]

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 15-Oct-2002 14:08

Hi I know this has come up before. But I keep asking in case there are now nicer alternatives or undocumented techniques and treasures... Q1: How to make the 'dirs' section of request file larger? It's such a pain in the **** to scroll around that area. [usabilitysucks c.1987 :-((] Q2: What's the best way to separate directory path and filename from request-file? I notice that if one wants to set the default to open politely in a certain drive and folder , it behaves strangely using the /file refinement :
>> rf: request-file/file %/e/
Displays blank. User must pick from all the available system drives.
>> rf: request-file/file %/e/art
Displays %/e/ but user must still select the "art" dir by hand to view the files. But, it does return what was set by default:
>> rf: request-file/file %/e/art ;[user immediately clicks SELECT]
== [%/e/art] and likewise
>> rf: request-file/file %/e/art/ ;[user immediately clicks SELECT]
== [%/e/art/]
>> rf: request-file/file %/e/art/somefile.sfx
OK this now opens in the right directory, even if "somefile.sfx" does not exist. User can now immediately view contents of %/e/art/ TIP A nice thing I discovered: you can use a block with the /filter refinement to display several filetypes: rf: request-file/file/filter %/e/art/ [".swf" ".html"] WISHLIST My basic wishlist for request file: - resizing of all areas and the tool itself. This is so basic!!! - auto-resizing by width so file name are ways fully visible. - color display of different filetypes - option to use more standard single listing to displays directory names along with files and also "../" items, so you don't have to click the "parent" button. - add function buttons built-in This last would be an "/addbutton" refinement allowing one to directly include a named button in the requester and assign a function to it. 50% of the time that's probably what people want to do anyway. Does /IOS have a better request-file interface or tools? If so how do we get some? If not, I cannot imagine how people in businesses must react then when they get to that part of the demo. [clunky-funky..grumblmumble] File requesters are probably the most commonly used interface of all operating systems. thanks ./Jason