Re: Connect to Server feature

On Mon, 2002-07-15 at 04:56, James Henstridge wrote:
> 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?
> >
> >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?
> >
> >Maybe a "Shared Files" link next to Home Folder in applications:, or
> >in start-here, would be a better way to do the browsing?
> >
> >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).
> >
> >Just some random thoughts, I didn't look at the code.
> >  
> >
> This sounds very similar to the Windows "My Network Places" virtual 
> folder (hate the name, but like the functionality).  It is basically a 
> way to store links to often used file shares, computers, webdav servers, 
> etc.  To add a link/shortcut into the network places folder on windows, 
> there is an "Add network place" icon in the folder itself, which is nice 
> as it associates the action of adding the icons with the window where 
> the icon will appear.  Maybe this would be a good idea for hadess's 
> network: folder.

It's the same, except that here you add the shortcuts from the dialog,
not from nautilus.

/Bastien Nocera

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