Re: Volume handling proposal

On Wed, 2003-09-17 at 14:28, Mark Finlay wrote:
> > Note that this does not include the root, nor "Computer". I think
> > these are not used often enough to require a desktop icon.
> One option is to have a Computer/System/Go menu on the menu panel
> something like this:
> Go ->
> 	Location
> 	----------------------------
> 	Network
> 	Cd Creator
> 	Fonts
> 	Printers
> 	-----------------------------
> 	Floppy Drive
> 	Dvd Drive
> 	Cdrom Drive
> 	Digital Camera
> 	-----------------------------
> 	Trash

I agree with the idea of putting a "Go" menu in the panel but I don't
agree with the layout of this menu.

For me, CD Creator should not be there. Clicking on "Cdrom Driver"
should open the "CD creator" if the CD Rom is writable (not necessarily

Also, "printers" and "fonts" shouldn't be there. They definitely belong
to a kind of control center because they are not really locations. The
fact that you can drop fonts to the fonts:// vfs doesn't justify its
presence in the go menu IMO. And for the same reason, there shouldn't be
a "themes" entry in this menu.

Finally, I think that the "Location" entry should in fact be a sub-menu
enabling you to browse the file-system from /home/yourself.

So, we would have:

Go ->
       	Home -> browses /home/yourself
	Trash -> browses trash://
	Floppy Drive (always) -> browses /mnt/floppyX if mounted
        Dvd Drive (if inserted/mounted) -> browses /mnt/cdromX
        Cdrom Drive (if inserted/mounted) -> browses /mnt/cdromX
        Digital Camera (if inserted/mounted) -> browses /mnt/usbX
	USB Storage media (if inserted/mounted) -> browses /mnt/usbX
	Any mounted network place -> browses /mnt/netX
        Network browser -> launches network://

In fact, this "Go" menu would simply be a representation of your desktop
plus the network browser. That means that if you have files/folders on
your desktop, they should appear in it as well.

What do you think of that ?

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