Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#3849 closed Feature request (rejected)

Native File Browser

Reported by: Martin Murphy Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Native File Browser Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version:


It would be great to have a native file browser for the local view. You could have it be a view option so that the views are togglable if you were reluctant to remove the existing view.

It would also open up the possibility of having other shell extensions and context menus available without additional programming.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Martin Murphy, 15 years ago

Type: Bug reportFeature request

comment:2 by Tim Kosse, 15 years ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

While a native file browser would be nice to have, there are lots of drawbacks:

  • Difficult to integrate since FileZilla is cross-platform, it runs on many different operating systems, not just Windows
  • Several key features of FileZilla, like filters or directory comparison would not be possible with a native file browser
  • I don't even know how to implement it, I'd probably have to use COM which is overly complex and not well supported by MinGW (the compiler used to create the Windows binaries of FileZilla)
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