Re: Gnome 2.6: What were you thinking?

On Thu, 2004-05-13 at 09:42, Carlos Garnacho wrote:
> On Thu, 13 May 2004 00:22:49 -0400, Sean Middleditch wrote
> > On May 12, 2004, at 10:16 PM, James M. Cape wrote:
> > >
> > > Two things when using spatial nautilus help immensely: 1.) There is
> > > shift+double-click to open a new window and close the current one, and
> > 
> > Also note that middle-click does the same thing.  I personally find 
> > it a lot more natural and efficient to use the middle click instead 
> > of keyboard modifiers; why use two input devices when one suffices?  
> > ;-)
> > 
> because middle clicking is a PITA in laptops :-)

My only gripe with the spatial mode is why doesn't the default left
click open stuff in the same window instead of popping up a new one? I
dont know about most people but 90% of the time I dont want things
opening up in a separate window so shouldn't the default left click
represent this the most commonly needed functionality? 

Also novice users wont be familiar with these keyboard modifiers and
middle mouse buttons so it would help prevent them cluttering up their
desktop if the default action was changed.

I would like to see Nautilus behave in a similar way to tabbed browsers
so what do people think about having a tabbed nautilus to reduce window
clutter? (you would then have left click to open in the same tab/window,
middle click to open in a new tab and right click to select "open in new
window" from the drop down menu) 


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