Introducing you Dash – File Browser Project by DanRabbit

This isn’t a mockup. It’s a GTK# app, that Dan is working on.. very slowly. The view is drawn completely with Cairo.

It’s not the best quality code in the world, but I’m learning”

If you want to check out the code, pop open a terminal and type “bzr branch lp:~elementaryart/+junk/Dash”


Okay, so I haven’t made many visible changes, but here goes. The blue and green squares have been replaced by file and folder icons loaded from your theme. At the moment this is still boolean, more specifically, it won’t show different icons for different files types. Under the hood, I’ve been code cleaning. There’s now a nice method for drawing icons onto the grid, not a bunch of duplicate and sloppy code.

So, next couple things to do:
1. Center labels on icons.
2. Get icons based on file type.
3. Add a toggle to view hidden items.

Big Bugs:
1. The cairo view isn’t scrollable.
2. files with really long names don’t get elipsized.

So I recommend you to keep an eye on that app, and everyone who can help with C# is invited to.

Eye of GNOME will help you when setting image as wallpaper

The GNOME Image Viewer

Do you remember, when you set an image as wallpaper through EOG, then gnome-appearance-properties was opened at the wallpapers tab, allowing you to align the picture as you wish?

Forget it, it is already a history. Now The latest version of EOG is getting better, and better. Now when you try to set a picture as wallpaper, a nice pop-up dialogue will show up, asking you does you need to modify the image appearance, if no – defaulting to zoom. So if you are using latest development version of GNOME, be sure that you have this nice improvement, other way, just wait until your great distro includes the new stable version of GNOME – 2.30.

PS: Other long-waited improvement is, that, you will finally be able to load animated GIF’s through EOG, So prepare to be surprised with these improvements in the GNOME’s final release soon!

Nautilus gets nice thumbnail borders

Nautilus icon.svg

As I told you in the previous post about the nice thumbnails borders, that are coming into Nautilus, they are already a fact. Thanx to the nautilus developers for the fast reaction and Hylke Bons for his cool improvement! So if u cant see these borders, just update your system and they will be just on the right place.

the old look                                                                  &                                                                    the new look

Besides that amongst the other changes in Nautilus:

  • Don’t show weird border around desktop
  • Correctly put focus on view for new windows
  • Extra view does not get focus when created
  • Add nicer thumbnail border
  • Fix crash when hiding search bar
  • Support AIFF for audio preview

Even more… whoopee!

Nice thumbnails borders are coming into Nautilus

Nautilus icon.svg

We know that this is one of the bad little things in Nautilus that matters and need to be changed.

Hylke Bons, on the GNOME mailing list, has offered up his improvement on and as he says:

"I made a new thumbnail frame for image previews in nautilus. The current looks
old and really needed some love.
In my opinion, it looks much nicer and less crude than the current."

You can see the changes below:

the old look

and the new one

This change is going to be included in Nautilus in short (but i think, not in time for Lucid), so we are waiting for it.

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