RE: [Nautilus-list] Re: [gnome-love] GNOME user environment brainstorming

You have some really terrific ideas, but in the interest of seeing them
implemented, you should really follow up to make sure they get into the
bug tracking system as wishlist items.  i put some of my comments

On 25 May 2001 03:09:17 -0400, rpmuldoon students wisc edu wrote:
> I thought that I'd jump in with a few things that I think would make GNOME a more pleasant desktop.
> 1. An "Open" dialog for the foot menu.
> Basically, you type in a filename/uri, and it uses gnome-vfs to figure out how to open it...whether it be a nautilus instance for a directory, or a galeon/mozilla/nautilus for a web page, or eog for an image.  
> Either add this functionality to Run, or make it a separate dialog. (maybe a command line utility called "show" or "open" or something could do the same thing)

I vote for somehow making Run smart like this.

> 6. Virtual folders.  Virtual folders really are an awesome idea, and I'd love to see them integrated into the desktop.  Things like a "music" folder that has all of my music files in one place would just be convenient.  Same goes for things like Recently Modified, Documents, and anything else the user comes up with.  It should be trivial to make new ones (like a checkbox in the find program to make the current search a virtual folder).

I agree, that would be terrific...

> 7. Allow Nautilus Emblems to be associated with scripts/tasks/whatever.  Like "secret" should encrypt the file.  "Shared" should actually share the file.  "Important" should back it up.  Things like that would make somewhat complex tasks pretty trivial to accomplish.

This is absolute genious.  I would kill for this feature.  I've always
thought that easy encryption of individual files and directory trees
needs to be made dead simple.

> On the subject of themes, and a new capplet to make changes to fonts and colors, I hope that fonts and colors are uniformly applied to both the WM and the gtk theme.  I *really* like the fact that the Crux Sawfish theme can use the gtk theme's highlight color.  More themes should do that.  It just makes it easier to get a consistent look for your desktop.

> Also, with gconf-based preferences, something that would *totally* kick ass is some means of doing roaming preferences.  So, no matter where I log on to a gnome computer, I can download my gconf settings for how my desktop should behave.  That would simply be unbelievably cool.  It would probably be at least half of a solution for making locked down configurations.

This needs to be in big, bold letters.  It would indeed be a killer
feature to be able to sit down at anyones Gnome box and have all my
favorite keybindings and everything else.

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