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The ability to adjust field widths in file manager.

Les Mower shared this idea 5 years ago
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Several members of my team work on the same websites in file manager. Each have noticed that our systems display the layout differently, some have very large name columns taking up half of the total page width, others see as much as 25% of the screen width devoted to the file size or permissions column.


All of us tried to click on the divider to move the column edge and found that this doesn't work. Neither is there a config file to adjust column width. Contacting cpanel support confirms that this capability doesn't exist at this time and that I should request it as a new feature and noted that the more people agreed it would be beneficial the more likely it would be accomplished so please comment, reply or vote for this any way you can.

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What would be the purpose of resizing the Size, Last Modified, Type and Permissions columns?

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Seriously, how hard a fix is this, if I can resize this text window with the lower-right-hand corner grabber. PLEASE make this change already.

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perhaps so that I can see all of the information I want to see without scrolling. I often keep a small window open on my second monitor, actually several tiled windows so I can quickly reference information about the sites I am working on. Currently, but subject to change for reasons I don't understand, the left column with the full drive listing takes half the screen but only needs about 10% and the rest is blank space, then the next column takes the rest of the screen showing the listing of files, but only uses a small portion of the space allotted, then to see, for instance, the date, size or permissions I have to click to the other screen and scroll right which of course means I can't see the file names anymore but still have that giant left column taking up space.


The ability to adjust column width, like I can in any other file manager I have seen in the last 30 years, would me I could make this tool more valuable and useful.

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In my web hosting I see just the first letters of the file name, specially when I'm working from a mobile device (but also from my home computer, which has a 1024x768 resolution). If I have to apply a critical patch in summer, when I'm away from my computer, I need to know I'm decompressing the right tar file - and file version number uses to be at the end.

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I also can only see a few letters of file name, making manager mostly useless. Using Galaxy Tablet, both Chrome and Android browsers

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Yes please. None of the columns or panels in the file manager are adjustable and the auto column width makes the file name column the smallest of all columns in the view. On low resolution monitors, tablets, etc, its impossible to use because you can't see the filename.

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On the iPad you literally can't ready any of the filenames in the file manager because the file name column is 2 characters wide. However all of the other columns like file size, permission, etc are wider than they should be and waste alot of space. Totally counterintuitive.

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