[Nautilus-list] PIM integration, context options, views, defaults, etc.

One of the things I like about GMC is the PIM integration... I can
right-click on a .prc or .pdb file to install it.

One of the things I like about Windows Explorer is the way that Winzip
integrates with it -- when I right-click-and-drag a zipfile, I get an
option to unzip it to the target directory. Right-click on a files and
directories, and I get a chance to make a zipfile out of it.

It would also be nice if Naut were desktop/workspace-aware; if I have a
Nautilus window open, and switch to another desktop, then double-click
the "my home dir" icon, thing happens, apparently. Actually, the
existing open window was madeto go to my home directory, but I couldn't
see that, as it was on another desktop. Similar problem on a single
desktop; I open a Naut window to some folder, then open my home
directory by double-clicking the desktop icon. Rather than two windows,
I still have the one window, now displaying my home directory. It's
inconvenient to have to choose "new window" to get two windows, and
Naut's supposed to be all about convenience.

Is there a way to set the default layout behavior? And/or to have
subfolders inherit the current view? I.e., I have my home directory in
"view as list." I open "photos/" and it's in big-icon mode, non-tight. I
switch it to tight. I open "photos/family/" and it goes back to
big-icon, non-tight.

One last little thing -- the Menu Panel obscures the "home" icon on the
desktop; Naut doesn't seem to understand/respect the max desktop size,
as the size windows become when "maximized".

Okay -- one more last little thing -- will we see any integration
between Evolution and Nautilus? There's some overlap there. I'm sure
this point's been made already, so I won't belabor it.


On 11 Apr 2001 10:15:03 -0700, Bart Decrem wrote:
> If anyone would like to help Miguel with the .gnome-desktop hack
> described below, pls let me know or follow up with Miguel directly.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: nautilus showstopper.
> Date: 11 Apr 2001 12:09:33 -0400
> From: Nat Friedman <nat ximian com>
> To: bart eazel com
> References: <m3eluzcws8 fsf lamarck ximian com>
> <3AD480B8 B2DE5ADC eazel com>
> Bart Decrem <bart eazel com> writes:
> > I just sent mail to nautilus-list about this and will try to have an
> > answer for you in an hour or two.  
> Great.  Also, just FYI, we're having to hack Nautilus up a bit so that
> it uses gmc's .gnome-desktop directory.  This is so that users can
> seamlessly switch between Nautilus and gmc: a total pain in the ass
> for us, but we've had a lot of users mail us concerned that they want
> to be able to use gmc.
> Finally, we should talk about branding.  I'm trying to make the
> desktop look as little like an advertisement as possible.  We've got
> one monkeybutton in the upper left corner (very small; 14x14) and we
> have a few optional wallpapers that have monkeybuttons in the middle
> of them.  The default wallpaper is totally unbranded.  So, to be
> candid, the Eazel throbber looks a bit out of place on our default
> desktop.  What are your thoughts on this?
> > You guys must be killing yourselves right now to get 1.4 out the
> > door no?
> God, yes.
> Nat
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