Re: [Nautilus-list] Constructive Criticism Revisted
- From: Johnathan Bailes <johnathan bailes esi baesystems com>
- To: nautilus-list lists eazel com
- Subject: Re: [Nautilus-list] Constructive Criticism Revisted
- Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 12:02:06 -0500
On the whole thread of a more simple sidebar I was wondering will there be any movement to allow network browsing like Lin Neighborhood?
I have never seen any conversation on this but I am a recent reader of this list. Maybe it has been nixed in the past blah,blah...
Right now, I am part of an engineering group making the move off of Windows for engineering/development and onto Linux. It would be nice to have that sort of functionality for those users who have always worked the unix command line from a Windows PC workstation. (Lots of em out there by the way).
Including networking browsing from a sidebar would be nice.
On Tue, 2002-01-29 at 02:35, Chris Heywood wrote:
a more simple sidebar would rock. I think there's been talk about this
kind of thing around before, but I think it'd be great to have one like
this, where there are multiple roots to the tree view. being able to
fit more into the view would help too.
I guess it's a bit of a 'show me the code' situation though.
something else I've been wondering: is there some way to make one
sidebar panel appear in the sidebar all the time? (eg have the tree
view come up all the time)
one other small tree view question... I don't understand why the tree
view remembers what parts of the tree have and haven't been opened (when
a new window is opened). it's pretty system demanding opening all those
places, and I would have thought only opening the directory which you're
currently in would make more sense.
On Tue, 2002-01-29 at 05:22, Ryan Muldoon wrote:
> I would tend to agree that "Places" is exactly what the sidebar seems to
> be for. There already has been talk of doing a "simple" tree view, so
> users aren't exposed to the whole UNIX filesystem. a nice sidebar that
> defaulted to the basics, like homedir, floppy, cdrom, (whatever is in
> your /etc/fstab, I guess), and had drag and drop support to add more
> drop points would be pretty useful. The trouble with putting all of
> that stuff in the toolbar is that you will need huge (wide, at least)
> windows for nautilus, which isn't always that convenient....and will
> kill users on smaller screens.
> On Mon, 2002-01-28 at 11:13, Seabstian Mannke wrote:
> > Hi James,
> > > This is what I meant in terms of navigation. As of now, I think the
> > > navigation in nautilus is pretty poor. If you don't have "draw desktop,"
> > > your navigation is very limited with the UI. Nautilus also needs to have
> > > a SU/ROOT button so that I can click it, enter in my root password, and
> > > have it open a new nautilus window with root permissions.
> > >
> > > Any comments on the UI I've presented?
> > The 'Places' idea is nive but ihmo not on the Toolbar - for me the
> > toolbar is for navigation an not the right place for this. I have
> > symlinks to my cdrom, zip etc in my ~ so i normaly whant to have these
> > 'Places' in the file box...
> > What do you think about a Places-Sidebar ? So there is a Tree-View, so
> > just add a Places- or Devices- or something like else-View.
> > Would be better ;-)
> > Sebastian
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