Shortcut Target Size Columns needs adjustments

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Thy Grand Voidinesss
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Shortcut Target Size Columns needs adjustments

Post by Thy Grand Voidinesss »

[Coming out of this discussion: viewtopic.php?t=14264]


#1] Currently data in this Column of Target Size has format

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0000000000
which is hard to read. So please change it to

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0 000 000 000
at least; but preferably just make it succumb to the rules set by the user for showing of data in the Column of Size


#2]
Currently data in this Column is aligned to the left side, which makes it hard to compare between items [assuming that user has his whole operating system with alignment set to right side / left-to-right text order]. So please change it to to right at least; but preferably just make it succumb to the rules set by the user for showing of data in the Column of Size


#3] When LNK is leading to an empty folder the value shown is

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0
and when LNK leads to a removed / non-existing element then it shows

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i.e. nothing. I would argue that instead of empty space it should show something like

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DEAD LINK
so that a user would know it is really a dead link and not a case of Everything for whatever reason not being able to access and / or report the target
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void
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Re: Shortcut Target Size Columns needs adjustments

Post by void »

Use format-size() to format sizes:

*.lnk addcolumn:a a-label:="Shortcut Target Size" a:=format-size(get-property($shortcut-target:,"size"))

format-size()



Everything 1.5.0.1367a adds column alignment options.

Everything will try to automatically align numbers to the right.

To override the automatic alignment, please use:
a-align:left
-or-
a-align:right

For example:

*.lnk addcolumn:a a-label:="Shortcut Target Size" a-align:right a:=formatsize(getproperty($shortcut-target:,"size"))
*.lnk addcolumn:a a-label:="Shortcut Target Size" a-align:right a:=formatsize(getproperty($shortcut-target:,"size"),1)
*.lnk addcolumn:a a-label:="Shortcut Target Size" a-align:right a:=formatsize(getproperty($shortcut-target:,"size"),2)

a-align:
Thy Grand Voidinesss
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Re: Shortcut Target Size Columns needs adjustments

Post by Thy Grand Voidinesss »

I settled on using

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*.lnk addcolumn:a a-label:="Shortcut Target Size" a-align:right a:=formatsize(getproperty($shortcut-target:,"size"),3)
and unfortunately noticed an issue:

Everything Target Size Column sorting issue.jpg
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i.e. when sorted by it this Column of Target Size Everything puts an LNK leading to 11 GB file between a one leading to 10 MB and a one leading to a 12 MB file


And also:
I wish for this Shortcut Target Size to utilize by default a common format of

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X.YY
even if fraction YY digits [after the dot would] be

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00
i.e. to show for example

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10.40
instead of

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10.4
And it more advanced version: to let the user decide how many digits are to be shown, just like in is possible in case of Column for Size, for which [as it is shown in the above screenshot] I decided to utilize format

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X.YYY
thus seeing for example

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1.006 kB
instead of

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1.01 kB
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nikov
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Re: Shortcut Target Size Columns needs adjustments

Post by nikov »

Thy Grand Voidinesss wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:12 pm and unfortunately noticed an issue:...
I also noticed this issue, this not only happens for size property, this also happens for duration/length, date-time and maybe for many other properties as well.
But then I thought what if, someone really wants to sort by "code-point" instead of "context/meaning"? For them this might be a feature. Also, it maybe harder to make it context/meaning aware.
Then I also thought its workaround can be:
Adding two columns. One for sorting (column without the format) and another for displaying (column with the format).

Thy Grand Voidinesss wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:12 pm And also:...
I don't know how much this is related to your format but this reminded about string format operator (%) or format() function or f-string of Python or some programming languages; not sure whether Everything already has this but it can be a nice addition.
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Re: Shortcut Target Size Columns needs adjustments

Post by void »

I'm thinking an a-format:size search function be useful here..

For example:

*.lnk addcolumn:a a-label:="Shortcut Target Size" a-align:right a:=getproperty($shortcut-target:,"size") a-format:size
Sorting by column a would be done as bytes and displayed using your size formatting options (Tools -> Options -> View).



As you mentioned, for now, you could use a secondary column to perform the sort:

*.lnk addcolumn:a a-label:="Shortcut Target Size" a-align:right b:=getproperty($shortcut-target:,"size") a:=formatsize($b:,3) sort:b




There's printf() and TEXT() for formatting.
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Re: Shortcut Target Size Columns needs adjustments

Post by Thy Grand Voidinesss »

void wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 4:11 am [...]
*.lnk addcolumn:a a-label:="Shortcut Target Size" a-align:right a:=getproperty($shortcut-target:,"size") a-format:size
Sorting by column a would be done as bytes and displayed using your size formatting options (Tools -> Options -> View).
This does nothing, i.e. no items are shown and there is no Property Search being conducted

void wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 4:11 am [...]
use a secondary column to perform the sort:

*.lnk addcolumn:a a-label:="Shortcut Target Size" a-align:right b:=getproperty($shortcut-target:,"size") a:=formatsize($b:,3) sort:b
I do not get an additional Column


And I already had chosen

Tools > Options > View > Size standard > Metric
Tools > Options > View > Size format > Auto
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Re: Shortcut Target Size Columns needs adjustments

Post by void »

This does nothing, i.e. no items are shown and there is no Property Search being conducted
a-format: has not been implemented yet.


I do not get an additional Column
No additional column is added.
However, your sort order should now be correct.
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Re: Shortcut Target Size Columns needs adjustments

Post by Thy Grand Voidinesss »

I am now on Everything 1.5.0.1371a x64 Portable and still using Bookmark

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*.lnk addcolumn:a a-label:="Shortcut Target Size" a-align:right a:=formatsize(getproperty($shortcut-target:,"size"),3)
which still
Thy Grand Voidinesss wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:12 pm [...]
when sorted by it this Column of Target Size Everything puts an LNK leading to 11 GB file between a one leading to 10 MB and a one leading to a 12 MB file

And what about
Thy Grand Voidinesss wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:12 pm [...]
wish for this Shortcut Target Size to utilize by default a common format of

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X.YY
[...]
Is it going to happen, at least in a foreseeable future?
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