From: Alan Horkan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 06 2002 - 18:23:06 EST
> The idea is to feed this to Nautilus so that one can view the first line
> or two of their docs in the icon displaying their docs. This way a user
> can tell at a glance what each document is without having to open it.
> Nautilus has this feature already for text files - I want to extend it to
> all the files abiword can read (a LOT!)
I think this is one of the most remarkably useless features in Nautilus.
While a preview of the first 5 lines of file might be useful, a preview of
so little text in an so small as space as an icon is useless and i find it
rarely provides me with any actually useful information. On the other
hand getting nautilus to display the Document Title or some other document
description/metadata might actually be useful. (or maybe put this
information into a tooltip on mouseover, or maybe make it a tab in the
file properties dialog, ... i dunno)
A preview in the side pane rather than in the icon would be a feature i
would actually find useful.
Or possibly abiword could include a preview graphic of the first/title
page of the document. It is a nice feature to be able to say you can do
it, i just dont beleive it is a genuinely useful feature.
> I personally would find this very useful.
Im guessing you have a really huge monitor and so the text previews in
Nautilus are not as useless on your machine.
I would be interested to know how you find this feature usable.
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