Re: Volume handling proposal

On Wed, 2003-09-17 at 17:52, Mark Finlay wrote:
> > I agree with the idea of putting a "Go" menu in the panel but I don't
> > agree with the layout of this menu.
> Well that layout was something I had come up with previously and I
> didn't really adapt it to the recent discussions. My main point was that
> it would be better to use a menu than have a "Computer" menu item in
> applications. So I think that Alexander's description of Computer would
> also apply to the menu:

That's what I thought but wanted to be sure :)

> "The Computer location will contain all the items on the desktop, plus
> filesystem (/) and a link to "Network". It will also contain all
> removable media devices that doesn't have media mounted, and will
> allow them to be mounted if there is no support for
> auto-detecting-and-mounting. It might be a good idea if just clicking
> on an unmounted icon here tried to mount it before opening.
> Basically, "Computer" a sort of user-level root where you can get to
> all the usable mounts in the system. " 



> > 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 ?
> I agree except two things:
> * What about / ? It should probably be in there

Yes, I thought about it too. But, in fact, I don't see why a "normal"
user would want to go there. I mean, if you can access all your mount
points without going to /, what other interesting item do you have in /
? Maybe / should only be available from Nautilus in "navigation" mode...

> * Only showing inserted items relies on magicdev - they should be there
> all the time like alex said about "Computer". For two reasons - the
> "Disks" item in the desktop context menu has to go, and having you menus
> changing depending on what is in the drives is very bad and confusing.

I don't have anything against it. I just thought that it would clutter
the menu if unmounted devices were always here.

> Another thing to keep in mind is consistency with the tree view in the
> navigation browser and in the file selector.

Of course.

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