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  • Started 11 years ago by sonjaym
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from sonjaym
  • sonjaym Member

    I've been a loyal and enthusiastic Fetch user for many years, but since upgrading to OSX and using 4.02 running under X, I keep getting annoyed at the window display.

    I loved the simple interface of the "old" Fetch: A small window that doesn't take up much desktop real estate with a listing of my files and their modification dates.

    Now, with the new X Fetch, the smallest I can set my window is larger than I like and gives me less of the information I want. I can see fewer files in the directory listing and I have to jigger with the column order and widths every time I open a new Fetch window to get it to display the way I want.

    Here's a screenshot that shows what I'm talking about -- I opened Fetch in X and in Classic and put them next to each other for the screenshot, so this is an actual lifesize image:

    <img src="http://sonjay.home.mindspring.com/resources/fetchwindows.jpg">

    Is there any possibility you will allow restore the lovely tiny footprint of the old Fetch window and allow us to set the default display of columns and column sizes? If I could set my own defaults, I would do away altogether with the file type column, and I'd get rid of the those huge space-wasting Get File and Put Files buttons so that the user can see more files in the directory without scrolling. With drag-and-drop, who needs a "Put File" button anyway? And why does it have to be so big?

    Edit: Oops, it appears I can't place an image here. Here's the URL:

    http://shrinershq.org/misc/fetchwindows.jpg

    [This message has been edited by sonjaym (edited 06-14-2002).]

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the feedback. I am trying to figure out how to conserve screen space while using the bigger Aqua controls and without hiding features that new users would not be able to find. In the meantime you can collapse the status pane (the right side of the window) by clicking the disclosure triangle control to the left of the dividing line, and that saves some space.

    Thanks again for the feedback; I'll keep working on it.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Rand Hill Member

    I agree with sonjaym. It would also be great to have the ability to drop an item(s) to the Fetch in the dock and out inages int othe current directory. This may be a way to help save screen real estate.

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the feedback -- I'll see if something like that is possible.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • sonjaym Member

    It's so lovely to receive a direct response from the actual developer!

    Fetch is still the best Mac FTP program available. I've tried all of them, and I keep coming back to Fetch.

    Posted 11 years ago #

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