When Does Everything Enumerate Fields

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therube
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When Does Everything Enumerate Fields

Post by therube » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:32 pm

Remind me, When Does Everything Enumerate the various Fields.
Which are known immediately, & which are gathered after the fact.

And then at what point is that data obtained?
All at once?
Only when brought into view (the "viewport" of the window)?


Where I am really going is, are there efficiencies that can be made in the display of & any subsequent sorting of the data displayed?

therube
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Re: When Does Everything Enumerate Fields

Post by therube » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:38 pm

As I'm on a slower computer, it seems more apparent that size/date are obtained after the fact, & when brought into view, is that right?

Because... Everything has to "draw" (& populate) the screen rather then it just "being there" - like happens with hddb - which uses a database, only, no real-time updating. Nonetheless, being able to sort 1 M items in a matter of a second or so does have its benefits.

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Re: When Does Everything Enumerate Fields

Post by void » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:02 am

Everything indexes file and folder names only.

File sizes, dates and attributes are gathered when displayed or when you perform a sort that requires this information.

Read Extended File Information from the file menu will also read this information for the current selection.

I will look at indexing file sizes, dates and attributes in a future release of Everything.

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