Re: Connect to Server feature

On Mon, 2002-07-15 at 03:02, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> writes:
> > 
> > I'd like to get this merged in upstream. These are changes against
> > gnome-panel, gnome-vfs and gnome-vfs-extras (not in the current patches
> > for gnome-vfs-extras).
> > 
> >
> >
> > 
> > It adds a "connect to server" menu item to the actions menu, so you just
> > have to enter your url, and nautilus will connect to it.
> What's the difference between this and typing "smb://foo" into the Run
> dialog?

Apart from the fact that putting it in the run dialog doesn't work you
mean ? ;)

> Maybe instead of network: it should be shares: or something? And the
> menu item "Open File Shares" or "Open Shared Disks" or something like
> that. Or "Open Location" more generally?

It's for iDisks, samba shares, ftp sites, and whatever file sharing you

> Maybe a "Shared Files" link next to Home Folder in applications:, or
> in start-here, would be a better way to do the browsing?

Adding new shortcuts would still be painful.

> To me it makes sense to have Open Location somewhere that opens any
> URI, and then a shortcut to the network: URI specifically somewhere
> (but as a button in Open Location doesn't seem logical).

"Connect to server" is to connect to file sharing servers. Under MacOSX,
it mounts it on the desktop. Here, it pops up a new window, and
automatically saves your server's Url to a shortcut in network:

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