Favorites / Drives / Quick Access as panel not just toolbar

Share any ideas you have on improving Explorer++
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djsilver
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Favorites / Drives / Quick Access as panel not just toolbar

Post by djsilver » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 am

Love many of the features in Explorer++ and would like to switch over but the inability to set 1-click shortcuts in a panel form is stopping me as that behavior is such a useful feature to me.

See the "Quick Access" panel on the left from the following screenshot:
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The "Quick Access" panel provides a great blend in that it shows some recent folders that have been opened, but it also lets you pin folders and rearrange their order. I detest the Explorer++ favorites bar across the top of the window because my mouse cursor almost never goes there, and it is so much easier to read down a list than across a bar. I can also have a long, scrollable list of shortcuts in a window panel which can show more items at the same time, is more effecient than a bar when showing text labels, and it's easier to scroll down than the Explorer++ method of having to go all the way to the right of the favorites toolbar and click the expansion arrow which then creates the bettor list-style presentation.

Please make the "favorites" be a panel that you can put on the left side of the window, or even re-arrange/float. Notepad++ does this exact thing with the Doc Switcher and Function List and it is clearly a superior method for presenting file/folder shortcuts. In fact, implimenting the panels like Notepad++ would be flawless!

rjc
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Re: Favorites / Drives / Quick Access as panel not just toolbar

Post by rjc » Wed May 23, 2018 3:39 am

I just downloaded Explorer++ and it looks like a great replacement for Windows Explorer. However, I also make extreme use of the Quick Access feature, so I need some alternative that works in a similar way. If it were possible to create folders in the Favorites toolbar and then put favorites in those, that would solve the problem for me. That's exactly how I organize bookmarks in Firefox. In fact, that would probably be an improvement over Quick Access since the one thing that annoys me about that feature is that fact that I have to scroll the folder list to see the QA links - I'd really prefer them to be two separate things.

Lou Sigety
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Re: Favorites / Drives / Quick Access as panel not just toolbar

Post by Lou Sigety » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:45 am

Ditto: Miscrosoft's Quick Access functionality is sorely missed here. In fact it would be best if you simply interfaced to the File Explorer's Quick Access data so that we won't have to recreate it when moving to Explorer++.

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