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Some proxy objects shouldn't be proxies #654

skurfer opened this Issue Jan 23, 2012 · 2 comments


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skurfer commented Jan 23, 2012

For instance, see #217. It occurred to me that if “Mounted Disks” was just an object instead of a proxy object, you could get to the children with a single right-arrow. For an example, see the AirPort object added to the catalog by that plug-in.

It generates children on-the-fly only when arrowed into. Another example can be found in the unreleased Safari plug-in (Open Web Pages).

I’m not sure what to call these types of objects. Proxy object seems appropriate, but they aren’t literally proxy objects from Quicksilver’s point of view. Some people might not like the idea of mixing these in with all the regular objects. I’m not opposed to somehow identifying them as special in the catalog prefs (maybe redefining the proxy objects category to include things of this type), but none of that is necessary to actually implement these things.

So, in other words, Mounted Disks (and probably a few others) should be redefined not to be proxy objects.


tiennou commented Jan 23, 2012

You're right... I can't see any use in having "Mounted Disks" being a proxy.

Suggestions from the top of my head :

  • Use DiskArbitration to get the list of volumes. This means you could have both mounted and unmounted volumes in the Source ;-).
  • Create a specific QS object type for that, like QSFSVolumeType, adding a 'volumeType' meta key for local/remote/whatever, and 'volumeState' for mounted/unmounted. Then check that FileHandling works the same.

(BTW, while I'm not directly working on QS atm, I keep my IRC open anyway since I'm on WebDev frenzy).

@ghost ghost assigned skurfer May 4, 2012


skurfer commented Sep 19, 2012

Here are the ones we need to change:

  • Visible Applications
  • Hidden Applications
  • Running Applications
  • Removable Disks
  • Mounted Disks
  • Network Disks

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