Smaller guest list - like filesystem viewer

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Smaller guest list - like filesystem viewer

Postby sej7278 » 13. Feb 2009, 13:01

Can we have a text-only, or small icons version of the VM list, mine is already scrolling well off the screen with 17 guests.

Or how about an expan/collapse system (Qt4 Tree widget?) so you could have a folder for Windows, a folder for Linux, a folder for Solaris etc.

Also how about a way to change the sort order - at the moment its alphabetical, how about being able to sort by OS or last access date?

I think a good idea would be to make the guest list more like Nautilus or Windows Explorer, treating the guests as files/folders.
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Postby TerryE » 13. Feb 2009, 13:52

This sounds like a sensible idea. This is one to raise on the public Bugtracker as an enhancement request.. If you haven't already done so, you'll need to register for a wiki user account (this is different to a forum account sorry). Once you've logged on to the wiki you can raise the ticket.
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Postby sej7278 » 15. Feb 2009, 22:56

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Re: Smaller guest list - like filesystem viewer

Postby sej7278 » 2. Mar 2009, 20:36

anyone else want to vote this up on the bugtracker so it will get looked at?
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Re: Smaller guest list - like filesystem viewer

Postby iron77 » 13. Jan 2016, 08:38

A bit of necrobump, but I would love to see this feature as well. As soon as the number of guests gets bigger than just a few, the VM list interface feels cluttered and unusable. It would be great to be able to switch to simple list view.
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Re: Smaller guest list - like filesystem viewer

Postby mpack » 13. Jan 2016, 11:38

The danger of bumping ancient threads instead of reading the current user manual: branching VM lists was added to the GUI years ago. There's no need to use silly kludges like a less visible font size.
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Re: Smaller guest list - like filesystem viewer

Postby iron77 » 14. Jan 2016, 03:19

@mpack, thank you for bringing this to my attention.

I'm guessing that by "branching VM lists" you refer to the "grouping" functionality? I have just tried it and, although not perfect, it already improves the VM usability a lot for me. Problem solved - cheers.
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Re: Smaller guest list - like filesystem viewer

Postby mpack » 14. Jan 2016, 11:59

Yes, I was referring to the grouping feature.
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