Re: Nautilus usability and nit-picks
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Cc: limbo-list redhat com, nautilus-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Nautilus usability and nit-picks
- Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 22:37:12 +1000
<quote who="Chris Chabot">
> First of all, when i drag & drop a file (from window to window or
> window to desktop) it copies the file, instead of moving it.. This for
> me feels as very counter-intuitive (in real life when i move stuff
> around, it doesn't copy it self, but actualy 'moves' ;-) Also this is
> the type of behaviour Windows has made me to come to expect from a file
> manager.. drag&drop = move..
Windows and Nautilus seem to follow the same behaviour, but it's a bit less
obvious under *nix. That is:
If you're dragging to a location on the same volume, move. If you're
dragging to a location on a different volume, copy.
> Secondly when i right-click on a folder (with files copy or cut) and
> select 'Paste Files', it pastes it to the root, and not into the folder
> i right clicked! Again i have come to expect that this would mean 'Past
> the files into the folder i selected' and not 'paste it into the current
Interesting one. In bugzilla?
> Also, when you try to double a file that hasn't been associated with an
> application yet, it will ask you if you want to do so now.. Then when
> you do (forinstance in my case, associate a .php file with gedit) it
> doesn't open the .php file when you ok'd the association.. (ie: you have
> to double click it again). This also feels counter-intuitive and
> Lastly, but thats just a nit-pick, it seems odd that the menu reads 'Cut
> File' (or files with multiple selected) instead of just 'Cut'. First of
> all a user might not have a 'file' reference.. its his 'document' right?
> Secondly, it's different from that i'm used to (in windows, etc you
> always 'cut' whatever you selected.. be it text, files or whatever).
> Lastly it gets to be confusing when i select folders and files.. cut
> files.. does that include the folders i selected?! I apreciate the
> 'wordy user friendlyness' attempted, but it has only served to confuse
> me in that case)
It might not always be a document, so perhaps changing these strings would
be good (in 2.1.x!).
> (Note: sending to both gnome and redhat lists, since it feels apropiate
> for both. Experiances are based on redhat's latest beta (null) with
> nautilus 2.0.4)
I've replied to both, and added nautilus-list, where it is 100% relevant.
Self-assertive pants are filled with confidence.
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