Re: [Usability]Re: Nautilus preferences proposal

On 30Apr2002 03:50PM (-0400), Ettore Perazzoli wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-04-30 at 05:41, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> > I'm the one who did it that way originally, and at first it was an
> > arbitrary decision. It did turn out to be somewhat useful, though, for
> > two reasons. First, it's a nice quick way to move files. Second,
> > Nautilus has the ability to view some types of files, such as text
> > files and images, in-line, so you can use the feature to step through
> > a folder full of images without having to go back to the directory in
> > the main view every time. 
> > 
> > I have to admit that few people realize this is even possible,
> > though. So maybe a good start would be to toggle the setting and see
> > what the ratio of complaints to accolades is.
> Yeah, I don't think this actual matches common usage patterns at all.
> BTW, that kind of thing is achieved beautifully with the horizontally
> stacked list view that the MacOS X Finder has...  I.e. when you click on
> a file, you could get a preview on another pane on the right.

I don't like the Finder multi-column view very much, but this use of
the Tree (now Folders) view for files is the same basic idea. What
makes the multi-column view better to you?

 - Maciej

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