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Tool Tip for File Explorer (Path Expansion)
« on: December 15, 2009, 04:36:12 pm »
When I use the built-in File Explorer of HE I deal most times with very long folder names/paths.
Currently, the File Explorer does not expand in say tool-tip the path in full when a cursor is on a long path, like you can see in the image. What I would like it to do is to expand the path beyond the File Explorer boundaries similar to what Windows Explorer does (again, picture provided).

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Re: Tool Tip for File Explorer (Path Expansion)
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 05:45:55 pm »
Hi Arthur,

that is good idea and not time consuming in implementation.
What is better to show: truncated path or complete full path (for My Documents it will be strange...)?
Will be added in new beta.

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Alex.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 05:47:57 pm by alex »

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Re: Tool Tip for File Explorer (Path Expansion)
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 06:20:40 pm »
Full path to my taste will work better, perhaps it can be configurable then?

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Re: Tool Tip for File Explorer (Path Expansion)
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 06:58:48 pm »
I have placed inside both values (as displayed as full path). Looks OK.
And if somebody will complain, then I can think about making this customizable.

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Re: Tool Tip for File Explorer (Path Expansion)
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 02:31:09 pm »
Hi Arthur,

the feature you have requested is already inside of the beta installation on server.
So you can check. I have not done any announce, just because this is only one (and I have done fix to installer) change inside.

Best regards,
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Re: Tool Tip for File Explorer (Path Expansion)
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2009, 05:26:09 pm »
Thank you Alex.

The double-label is serving its purpose.

One small note though here: the tool-tip brings redundant information in form of repeating the drive letter (image below).

So, perhaps, you can enhance it further I believe.