[TxMt] Suggestion for files panel..

Chris Thomas chris at cjack.com
Thu Dec 8 18:46:02 UTC 2005

On Dec 8, 2005, at 10:36 AM, Allan Odgaard wrote:

> On 7/12/2005, at 18:23, Eric Coleman wrote:
>> i'd like to see an option to sort folders first in the files  
>> panel.  I am not sure how possible this is with the cocoa controls
> Currently not possible in TextMate at least. I'm undecided if it  
> should be allowed in 1.2 -- I preferred it that way myself when I  
> first switched to the Mac (since it was what I was used to), but it  
> seems that “the mac way” is to always alphabetize regardless of  
> type, presumably to allow “type letters to select”, though  
> currently unsupported in the project drawer.

Not so. The Finder has included a "sort by kind" feature in list mode  
for a long time.

1. Go to Finder.
2. View > as List.
3. Scroll right, until the Kind column comes into view.
4. Click the Kind header.

The column/browser view does not support sorting of any kind, to my  
everlasting irritation. But that's not a Mac-native limitation, it's  
a limitation inherited from NeXT.


  (a) Finder's "type select" doesn't rely on the order of items in  
the view.
  (b) There's nothing unMaclike about sorting options.



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