Re: Nautilus Sendto -- opportunities for generalisation

On Mon, 2004-08-23 at 21:31 +0200, Reinout van Schouwen wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, Edd Dumbill wrote:
> >>       * Nautilus context menu component ("Send To...") .
> > (2) I made a "Send to Bluetooth device..." extension for Nautilus.  If
> > there's a "Send to..." menu item, it would make sense to fold it under
> > that.  Furthermore, someone might write one for sending faxes.  Is there
> I'd like to remark here that in my opinion, the Nautilus context menu is 
> way too crowded already with >= 12 items. Having random apps add their 
> items to Naut context menus makes things even more complex, and goes 
> against the HIG[1]: "Popup menus need to be as simple as possible to 
> maximize their efficiency. Do not place more than about ten items on a 
> popup menu, and do avoid submenus."
> My alternative solution is to make the GNOME Phone Manager phone object 
> just another icon in Nautilus that people can use as if it were a 
> network volume, or a launcher on the panel etc. The same thing, by the 
> way, goes for printers too.

No, because it's not the same thing.  File transfer is nothing to do
with the phone manager.

Bluetooth has two ways of doing file transfer.  OBEX FTP, which would be
handled with a gnome-vfs method (not yet implemented), and OBEX PUSH,
which is "beaming" (implemented in gnome-obex-send).

"Send to" is the correct semantics here.  Maybe the answer is a similar
way to the way the panel applet choice has been solved.

-- Edd

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