Re: [Nautilus-list] Tree view question

On Mon, 2002-04-22 at 12:37, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> I don't think we should do that as it clashes with our current ui which
> is strongly based on windows explorer. Adding preferences for everything
> is bad.
> none the less, how does osx do the tree view in finder?

P.S. OS X also encourages the use of a columnar view, where you'd
have (for instance), for /home/ringo/public_html:

/             home/         ringo/        public_html/
----------    ----------    ----------    ----------
bin/          john/         Documents/    images/
etc/          paul/         public_html/  index.html
home/         george/       tmp.txt
lib/          ringo/

and can scroll sideways. This view is also used in the file chooser
dialog box. (They don't have trailing /s like that, by the way -- 
that's just me trying to make things clear.)

Personally, I strongly dislike it, as it doesn't in general allow
you to see more than about one level of context (on the size of
screen I use). But numbers of people apparently do like it, including
presumably Steve Jobs, who thought it was better than having a
properly spatial Finder. Maybe I just haven't found the killer app
for it yet.


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