I had just downloaded a fresh copy of the latest version of RBrowser Lite from its home page. It's version 3.3.2 and I'm using it on Mac OS X 10.3.1.
Originally posted by Th0r
You can only spawn new viewers if there's already one open. ??
I can spawn a new viewer at any time.
It's strange and definitely a bug, but it's also reproducible. Open the app, press command-w twice to close the two window. Choose New Viewer from File menu. Close it. Try opening another new one. I can't; the menu item it grayed out.
It breaks practically every one of the years-old standard keyboard shortcuts for navigation. ??
Arrow key navigation is the same as the Finder.
command-down: move one layer deeper/open file.
command-up: move one layer up.
shift-left/right/up/down: add file to selection.
any letter(s): select the file starting with that letter(s).
hold the arrow key: move through files. RBrowser only moves the selection when you release the arrow key; so, key repeat is broken.
That's what I mean by it doesn't follow the standard navigation Apple's used for many years.
The preferences window annoyingly throws a modal dialog when I try to close it even if I haven't changed anything. ??
I've never seen this behavior.
I open the preferences. I click the close widget. It throws a modal dialog saying "Alert: Connection Preferences have been edited. Do you want to save these changes?". I didn't edit anything! This is reproducible.
Windows sometimes don't remember their positions. ??
Never seen this either.
This is in reference to the no-new-viewer problem I mentioned before. Open the app. Close both windows. Create a new viewer. For me, it's *always* positioned in the same spot in the lower half of the screen.
some icons sporadically go from being normal to being grayed out like hidden files, only they're not hidden files. ??
The only thing I can think of here is that you are looking at files that you do not own. (The icons of other users files are lighter in appearance, but it's not sporadic.
Case in point as to why you should not stray from standard, accepted behaviors. You're going to confuse the user as I was here. grayed out icon should indicate invisibility. A badge with the circle-slash should indicate non-readability. A badge with a pencil and slash should indicate non-writability. That's how it's been for years in the Finder.
Clicking the Dock icon doesn't bring a new window to the front if there are none.
I HATE the way TextEdit and the Finder do this.
I like it and I think nearly every single other app I have does this. Plus, this is included in Apple's HIG. So, it not only breaks conformity with all other apps, it also breaks Apple's official HIG.
I find this amusing because in a way the Mac OS X Finder actually tried to copy the RBrowser (NeXT) interface.
...and the Finder STILL doesn't let you:
Perhaps, but how many Mac OS X users were NeXTSTEP users? A very small minority. Writing an app to behave like a ten-year-old operating system that almost no one in your audience has used makes little sense. You write an app for today's
I guess the bottom line for me is that as an FTP app:
RBrowser Lite is free
And that's where I'll stop my rant. Since RBrowser Lite is free, I can excuse some weirdness. The regular RBrowser that you must pay for, however, should not have all these problems. I suspect it's identical, overall, to Lite, though.
*plink plink* My 2 cents.