Ars wrote:Well, a Type is actually deduced from Extension. So at least it is expected to put together all Images, then all Executables, then Archives etc. But, the order is undefined in the latest version, so it's a bug (for example, it puts 7z, then exe, then files with no extension, then gz, then bat, doc, zip and so on).
That was first, and the second is - I can see only Type column, NOT Extension. This is confusing, I have to use Shift-Ctrl-F4 or dropdown menu in order to sort by Ext, but after this, I can not see where the key sorting column is. Moreover, I can not do descending sorting by extension.
1. Bug with Type should be fixed.
2. Extension column should be added as well, otherwise it leads to misunderstandings.
When I first started using Free Commander, I found that in order to obtain the look and functionality I wanted, I needed to use the Custom Columns feature.
I found that feature by clicking on the View
menu then selecting the Custom Columns
option and finally selecting the Settings
Once I was at that dialog, I chose the Add To List
button and typed in a Profile Name
in the text entry box and pressed the Enter
With that profile name highlighted I chose the Define Columns
button (it's on the far right and use a hammer as the icon)
It was from that dialog that I defined the column layout that I preferred.
The first field title Name
is already present by default. To define other column titles, I chose the Add To Lost
button and selected Extension
from the pop up list that appeared after clicking the button. I then repeated that procedure to add the Size, Modified and Attributes columns.
Next I adjusted the Alignment and Width for each column title and when finished, clicked the OK button on that dialog. I then clicked the OK button on the Settings
dialog which returned me to the main program interface.
From there I chose the View
menu item, then selected the Custom Columns
option and then chose the name of the Profile
that I had typed in earlier to apply that particular column profile.
I then could click on any of the headers just above the list of files to sort by that column.
For instance, when I wanted to sort by Extension, I clicked once on header titled Extension
. A small black arrow showed up next to that header title, which indicates if that column is shown in Ascending order or Descending order. If you click that column header a second time, you can see that it can act as a toggle between Ascending and Descending views.
The same is true for each of the header titles.
I just followed that procedure and I think I was able to replicate the bug you were referring to.
While the NAME column appears to sort properly, the EXTENSION and TYPE columns do not.
I will do more testing to be sure, but it looks like somehow the sorting is no longer working properly, at least for those two columns.
For the Extension column, it seems that the sorting is applied to the folders / directories, but is not applied to the files in that folder.
And for the Type column, it appears not to sort properly as well. If I click on the Extension column to test sorting, and then click on the Type column, I seem to get unexpected results. Sometimes the Recycled
entry is shown as File Folder and other times just Folder.
Very odd indeed.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention so we could try to duplicate your result.
I hope this will be corrected shortly and a new beta version released soon.