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Mathias (Author)

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Flat FileSystem View
« on: June 30, 2015, 07:37:03 »
In the latest beta there is a Flat FileSystem View is included. It is in experimental state. It is buggy and features/options around it are missing.

For the moment you activate it from the View mode popup. It might and will possible to moved to another place later on.
Pressing the "Flat FileSystem View" option it will activate it. to deactivate it just do a refresh. (It might look like a toggle button but it is not.)

Notes, Bugs, Restriction.
* The Flatview will not auto refresh if files or folders that are included in the flat view are changed.
* If a file that is shown in the flatview is deleted from outside MC, The view will NOT detect that and auto refresh.
* If a file that is shown in the flatview is deleted from INSIDE the MC. it should be removed from the flatview.
* Flat view are like a snapshot. If you want to refresh it. select the "Flat FileSystem View" option again. That will trigger a rescan.
* Copy multiple files from different subfolder will places them all in the same target folder.. Maybe this is wanted maybe not. maybe option. not sure.
* You can enable the "path" column to see the relative path for a file item
* Scanning all subfolder to be shown in the flatview will lock the main app until it has finished.
* Viewing a flat view with many 100.000+  files will use lots of memory. That is normal. But the memory is not returned when exiting flat view. (Because it is still cached. But the cache is never used again..)
* Probably some more issue that I forgot about now
« Last Edit: July 07, 2015, 12:32:19 by Mathias (Author) »

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Re: Flat FileSystem View
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 10:42:15 »
For the moment you activate it from the View mode popup. It might and will possible to moved to another place later on.
Pressing the "Flat FileSystem View" option it will activate it. to deactivate it just do a refresh. (It might look like a toggle button but it is not.)
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* Flat view are like a snapshot. If you want to refresh it. select the "Flat FileSystem View" option again. That will trigger a rescan.
I think rescan should be triggered by refresh and "Flat FileSystem View" menu option should be toggleable.