I know gfdice that you disapprove of my rows idea, how about the columns portion? Wouldn't that just be making the column lengths stick to what was set? Could incorporate my "parent directory" accessiblity there too.
Hi deztox. Although I'm a programmer, I'm just a user of double commander here. I'm not a developer of double commander. You seems to having some experience of using FreeCommander, so somehow you want dc works and looks like it.
About your row idea, I don't think the current look of the file panel of dc is ugly, and from the standpoint of programming, you suggestion might need some code which most programmers would not like to write(kinda not elegant I guess). It's just a problem of habit, you will feel better if you get used to it.
To display the size of a directory, it seems that dc calculates all the files under that directory and then does a sum, this operation needs quite a while to finish if that directory has too many files and too many child levels(sub-directory). So they seperate that operation to an individual user command. I guess FreeCommander uses some other way to calculate the size of directorys, or it just calculate the files of the first child level(You can try this out in FreeCommander).
There is another commander written in java(swing) which is also open-sourced, you can try that one(sorry I can't remember it's name). I don't use it because it's slow to startup. But in recent days, the snapshots of double commander takes much longer time to startup, so the startup advantage of dc no longer exists,
PS: That commander is written in java(swing), you might need some time to fall in love with that UI look and feel.