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Shorten Long Filenames to Reveal Extensions a la Finder #525

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Orion751 opened this issue Oct 26, 2011 · 4 comments
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Shorten Long Filenames to Reveal Extensions a la Finder #525

Orion751 opened this issue Oct 26, 2011 · 4 comments

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@Orion751
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Orion751 commented Oct 26, 2011

One of my favorite things that I discovered early in my use of OS X is how Finder will shorten long filenames to look like this: "verylon...lename.txt". If I am looking through a list of files that share these long names with different extensions, I can easily identify one from the other.

I think this behavior could work well in QS's results window. Any thoughts?

EDIT: I know I can resize the results list for this, but my OCD is telling me to leave it the way it is.

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skurfer commented Oct 26, 2011

The results list can be resized. It wasn’t remembering the new size after a restart, but that was fixed in B61 (if not B60).

Will that work?

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Orion751 commented Oct 27, 2011

@skurfer Should've mentioned my awareness of that. I think I would prefer what I proposed.

This is by no means a must-have feature; just putting it out there.

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skurfer commented Oct 27, 2011

This is by no means a must-have feature; just putting it out there.

OK, then my next question: How is losing information from the middle better than losing it from the end? Doesn’t it suck either way?

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jkuan commented Oct 27, 2011

It's more likely that you can uniquely identify a file from the first 10 and last 10 characters than the first 20 characters.

I think it's quite common for a directory to have files with the same prefix, like this:
BackupFileOfImportantDocument20110101.pdf
BackupFileOfImportantDocument20110101.doc
BackupFileOfImportantDocument20110102.pdf
BackupFileOfImportantDocument20110102.doc

pjrobertson added a commit to pjrobertson/Quicksilver that referenced this issue Oct 16, 2012
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reproduces work done by @pjroberston - fixes #525
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