Re: [Nautilus-list] Integration of gmc and nautilus desktop directories.

On 13 Apr 2001 23:56:56 -0700, Ben Ford wrote:
> Tuomas Kuosmanen wrote:
> >Now at this point I tried to say something like "Well. it takes 10
> >minutes to clean it up with nautilus.. and you make subdirs on your
> >homedir anyway to organize your stuff, right?" but usually the emotional
> >charge for even mentioning the "$HOME should be the desktop" is too
> >strong for most people to overcome and actually listen to me.. Sigh.
> >
> I think it is the opposite.  I don't want all the application launcher 
> files in my $HOME.

I don't think having application lauchers on your desktop is a very good
idea. Rather than giving quick access to your _applications_, desktop
should give you quick access to your _documents_. Start you apps from
Gnome panel or use keybindings.

> >I know this is not a perfect solution. Bad Things happen if you rename
> >the ~/evolution or ~/Nautilus or ~/nsmail dirs for example. But all
> >these things could be solved somehow. A list of "common things to hide
> >on the desktop" for example. Maybe automatically hide those for Novice
> >user level? Whatever.
> >
> Way too complex.  Not all file managers will implement it and people who 
> shouldn't will set prefs. to advanced.  I know.  I provide tech support 
> for them!

~/evolution and ~/Nautilus should be changed to dot files anyway. I
don't know if netscape can easily be changed to use ~/.nsmail. There's
nothing in ~/evolution that I'd want to access on regular basis, and
things in ~/Nautilus could as well be on my desktop (services already
is) except for the scripts directory, that could as well be on

Dot files might as well always be hidden in the desktop. Anyone who
wants to modify them probably knows how to do that outside of nautilus.

> >The above is what my desktop looked like after I symlinked it. So I know
> >it gets messy. But the other thing is after 10 minutes it wasnt like
> >that anymore. And I had planned to clean it up for 3 years now...
> >Watch a hardcore shell-user love a graphical shell for a change :)

Nautilus did that to me too. And helped me clean up my home directory as

- Rami Valta - rami valta pp inet fi

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