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Why are downloaded files not highlighted
« on: May 18, 2013, 07:19:34 am »
 Hi Guys


I put this in this section as it's not really a help request (although it would be nice if it could be sorted) as much as a simple question

In my Windows PC at work if I download a file in Chromium the file is placed in my Downloads folder and when I open that folder the downloaded file is highlighted and instantly recognisable, but I've noticed with Linux lt doesn't highlight the downloaded file, this happens with Peppermint & Mint so I'm assuming this a Linuxwide thing
although it could be a Chromium issue but whatever it is it seems to only happen with Linux.

Now you may think well what's so hard about looking for the file, well nothing really but it can be annoying when say for example you have a load of torrent files already in the downloads folder and you download one of these torrents with the obscure names or similar names to torrents previously downloaded making it sometimes difficult identifying the latest download.

Now I know you might think this not worth bothering about well I disagree and if i don't get an answer I'm gonna take a major strop and not speak to anybody on this forum again (well at least untill I need help with something) then you'll be sorry   ;D




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« Last Edit: May 18, 2013, 07:23:44 am by Emegra »
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Re: Why are downloaded files not highlighted
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2013, 10:17:09 am »
I haven't the faintest idea why it's not highlighted .. possibly a file manager shortcoming, possibly a Chrome/Chromium shortcoming.

If I had to take a pure guess, I'd probably put it down to the sheer amount of file managers available for Linux .. maybe this "feature" isn't implimented the same for Nautilus as PCManFM, or Dolphin, etc. .. so Google decided not to bother ???

Best place to ask, or throw your strop might be the Google Chrome/Chromium forum:
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Re: Why are downloaded files not highlighted
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2013, 01:05:11 pm »
Hmm.. I am using Windows at work, but never noticed (nor missed) this "feature".
It is entirely possible that due to Explorer being interwoven into the OS (try uninstalling it) possibly highlights last accessed file.
If the Chrome downloaded file is treated as user accessed file then that is a mis-function. 
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Now you may think well what's so hard about looking for the file, well nothing really but it can be annoying when say for example you have a load of torrent files already in the downloads folder and you download one of these torrents with the obscure names or similar names to torrents previously downloaded making it sometimes difficult identifying the latest download.

So what is wrong with sorting the files in date/time order? ;)

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Re: Why are downloaded files not highlighted
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2013, 04:40:22 pm »
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So what is wrong with sorting the files in date/time order?

I just knew somebody would come up with a smart ass answer  :)


I'm only kidding SeZo don't take me seriously, never take me seriously :)

To be honest i've always preferred alpha-numeric to sort through files, but you're absolutely right that would solve the problem  :)


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