Re: Nautilus design choices redux

On Sat, Jul 13, 2002 at 02:45:49AM -0700, Michael Toomim wrote:
> Aren't these really just two instances of the same question: "Should 
> documents be opened in the same window or in a new window?"
> (Where "documents" are either files or directories.)
> When looked at from this perspective, the differences don't seem all 
> that consequential.  Sometimes one wants to open a file, directory, or 
> web page in a new window, and sometimes in the same window. 
> Furthermore, the differences between the two probably can't be stated in 
> terms of hard usability issues -- it's more a matter of fitting a 
> person's volatile "style of work".
> Maybe the most important thing would be to make it easy for a user to 
> open any document either in a new window or the same window as he/she 
> wishes?  If this were done well, I think the whole problem would go 
> away.  What do you think?

IMHO this is the right approch. The more i think about this is that it will be
best to have both, in windows I use the magical ctrl modifier very often to get
for web-browser like open directory in current window(my personal setting) to
open in new window. It's just I need both.

But the other issue, that this dicussion is about is will it benefit users to
open the new directory and close the old instead of replacing these? [no] 

Just my thoughts,
Martin H.

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