Re: Nautilus preferences proposal

On 28 Apr 2002, David Emory Watson wrote:

> On Sun, 2002-04-28 at 14:32, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> > The a few reasons i would like it removed:
> > 
> > 1. If you change the option to a different directory, using homedir as
> > desktop doesn't use that directory (aka confusing)
> > 2. The home dir on the regular desktop will not point at that directory.
> After looking into 2) I've found that this is working by design. 
> According to
> the home link is designed to point to $HOME.  I propose that we change
> this and make the home desktop link configurable and independent of the
> shell's conception of $HOME.
> While I can understand Alex's thinking on the importance of $HOME, I
> doubt if new users will agree.  In my experience, every new user I've
> put on GNOME invariably tries to use nautilus as a web browser (this is
> probably due to their experience with Explore).  So for them, nautilus
> is a web browser and home is a homepage (location, whatever).

This all comes down to the general direction of Nautilus. Do we want to 
turn it into a full-featured webbrowser? A lot of decisions depend upon 
this. For instance the news sidebar makes sense in a Webbrowser, but less 
sense in a pure file manager.

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