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Thanks for the suggestions.
The menu layout is still somewhat being decided. All file management stuff should still remain in the File menu though, "Tools" is currently being used for more generic functionality that does not belong in the File/View menus.
Folder size calculation can be done on demand by clicking "View->Details" or using the context menu to select details on a specific folder. Calculating folder sizes takes a bit of work, and autocalculating (especially for top-level items) require a good expenditure of CPU whether the user cared about it or not. We don't want to conusme CPU cycles (which translate to power/battery life) unless specifically asked.
Cut/Copy are generally the same operations as move/copy. When you select cut or copy, you are simply indicating your desire to move/copy those files somewhere else at some point. Cutting or copying actually doesn't *DO* anything to the files except taking a note of their names/locations within FX. It's only when you tap paste that an operation is actually performed. The nice thing about cut/copy is that you give the user the freedom to continue working exploring until they're ready to choose the destination for the files. As a for-instance, the user might want to create a new network connection, connect to it, and then create a new folder on the that server before moving/copying (pasting) the files to it.
Batch rename is something I'd like to add at some point, but it is a bit of a unique utility so it'll likely be post 1.0.
There will likely be a "rescan media" option coming soon to the tools menu when viewing image folders. There currently is no context menu for them though.
I do want to add some basic crop/resize functionality to the image viewer at some point. Especially useful for those times when you want to take a pic with the camera phone and send them by email; there's no sense sending a giant grainy 8MP image.
0.70 (announcement in a sec) adds support for showing image thumbnails in list views. We still don't show any image thumbnails unless they have been generated by Android, so any hidden folder with a .nomedia item in it likely won't have previews available. This will likely change in the future.