Re: Nautilus preferences proposal
- From: Alex Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- To: Dave Bordoley <bordoley msu edu>
- Cc: nautilus-list gnome org, <usability gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Nautilus preferences proposal
- Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 23:31:55 -0400 (EDT)
On 27 Apr 2002, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> I went through the preferences today and have some suggestions. Some of
> these i've already filed in bugzilla. These are in no particular order.
> 1. Remove default font from "appearance" preference, the default font
> should just be the gtk system font. I have a feeling that this will be
> important for accessiblity as well. Also while i'm on this we should use
> a font selector similar to the one used in the gtk font selection. The
> current font selection sucks.
That particular pref only controls the sidebar fonts as far as i can tell.
I agree that that should be removed in favour of always using the normal
widget font. If you really want to change it you can muck around with your
I do think that setting fonts for the icon views, especially the desktop
should be easy though.
> 2."Icon & List View" preference should be renamed. Maybe File Manager.
Maybe "File Windows"?
> 3. Remove list view font preferences. While for the icon view it may
> make sense to be able to change the font and font size for the icon
> captions, the list view imho should just use system default chosen by
> the user.
Yeah. Maybe we should keep the listview fontsize. I dunno. Maybe we should
just implement zooming in the list view instead.
> 4. News panel preferences should be in the sidebar panels preferences
> like the tree view prefs are ( assuming we keep the news panel, i vote
> for losing it)
Yeah. And the two items should be in the same frame.
> 5. speed tradeoffs: i actually like this one, except what the hell does
> "Make folder appearances Details public" mean, i have no clue what this
> preference does, but if it does anything useful well it should be
"Make folder appearance Details public" means to read and write metadata
files to the directories. If it is off all metadata is written to
~/.nautilus/metafiles/. We need to loose this setting and just never use
public metadata for security reasons. (We haven't and probably won't
review all the metafile codepaths.)
> 6. Navigation preferences: ( this need sub categories)
> 6.a.The option to change the location of the home directory seems like
> crack to me. I don't know what anyone else thinks, but in unix home is a
> very definitive location.
Yeah. This is something that was used very early to set ~/Nautilus as the
homedir for "newbies", but since we don't do that anymore this setting
> 6.b Built in bookmarks need to go. They basically were an advertising
> mechanism for eazel. I think this is also important considering right
> now nautiuls is in no way a web browser.
> 7. Sidebar panels: only complaint i have is that it kind of makes no
> sense to include files in our current tree view. If we were to
> reimplement the tree view like macos well than it would always make
> sense to include files.
Lots of eazel people complained when we tried to even change the default
for this, so I think we'll keep it.
> 8. icon captions: this dialog is lame, just integrate these in with view
> defaults for the icon view.
I don't know. Then that tab will be very large, making the whole dialog
larger. May look bad.
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