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Change the animation direction for folder expansion in the project tree

Russell Keith-Magee 7 years ago • updated by aristidesfl 6 years ago 3
The direction of the animation when a folder is expanded seems completely wrong to me. This is completely cosmetic, and it may be a personal taste thing, but 'slide in from top' or 'slide in from left' makes a lot more sense to me conceptually than 'slide in from right'. Expanding a directory is a "show you the things that were hidden under here" operation, not a "pull in content from over there" operation.
I'd like to remove it. I hate animation in this cases.
There's another report for getting a preference option in to disable animations. Vote on that one I'd say. :)
This is true. One would except the files to come from the left, not from the right.
The best would be really for them to unfold from the directory, but I can imagine problems on folders with too many files.

Either way, this is not a cosmetic issue nor personal taste.
The animation reduces the usability because it causes motion sickness and increases the time it takes to read the list. It doesn't even accomplishes well the objective of looking good, since the animation is strange.

The current animation should be replaced either by unfold from top, left or fade in.
I will vote also for an option to disable the animation completely u.