Re: Let's remove the Nautilus News sidepanel

On Sun, 2002-04-28 at 11:41, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
    On 28Apr2002 02:34AM (+0100), Glynn Foster wrote:
    > The only useful feature in the sidebar really seems to be the
    > TreeView, which I would like to see being rolled into the Icon View,
    > List View and Tree View option.  Plus, it really seems to take up a
    > lot of wasted space.
    The List view should be converted to an Outline view (which is
    essentially a Tree view with multiple columns with a possibly-changing
    root instead of always rooted at '/'). I don't think I'm adding
    anything original by saying this though.
Me neither, but I agree anyway ;-) The macos
tree-in-main-window-instead-of-sidebar is very useful and handy if you
have a lot of files - especially the changing root feature. You have a
tree plus you can "chroot" it to keep the tree size in sane limits.

    If we had an Outline view I don't know if it would still make sense ot
    have the Tree view. I guess it would still be useful as a side view to
    navigate while looking at things in the main view.
It is useful for people who got used to windows, since one usually uses
the sidebar tree as a drag target when moving files. On Nautilus I
usually open new windows to do it. But I guess some people want that
too, although the tree usually gets awfully tall and thus needs a lot of

    I also wish the Tree view had a better name. Tree is such a nerdy term
    that focuses more on the implenentation that the actual UI and purpose
    of the feature. Can anyone thing of a better name? The best I can come
    up with is "System Outline" which is way too wordy.

On windows it is "Folders" which makes sense and sounds like a good


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