Re: Accelerator for New Window

On Tue, 2002-05-07 at 12:05, David Moles wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-05-08 at 09:40, Justin Davies wrote:
> > On Tue, 2002-05-07 at 16:40, Calum Benson wrote:
> > > Christian Meyer wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > Hi all!
> > > > 
> > > > I've added an accelerator for New Window. (it's quite annoying without
> > > > it!)
> > > > Therefor I also had to change the accel for New Folder to Ctrl-f.
> > > > I hope that doesn't conflict with anything else.
> > > 
> > > Hmm... if and when we get Medusa or some other search facility back into
> > > Nautilus, Ctrl-F ought to be the shortcut for Edit->Find.  Perhaps
> > > something like Shift+Ctrl+N could be used for New Folder instead?
> > > 
> > 
> > I think we have to think about what would be used more, requesting a new
> > window or find ?  From my experience, I use a shortcut for a new window
> > much more than anything else.  And talking about a "find", any reason
> > why we can't have a find entry in the nautilus toolbar (ala finder in
> > osx 10.2).
> OS X uses Shift+Ctrl+N for New Folder and Ctrl+N for New Window.
> While my fingers aren't used to it yet (they're still used to
> Ctrl+N for New Folder and open-something-if-you-want-a-new-window),
> it seems more reasonable than overriding the usual meaning of a key
> sequence.

I havn't read this thread so sory if this is a duplicate:
One problem with Ctrl+N for new folder is that those people used to
emacs/shell keybindings instinctively use ctrl+N instead of reaching for
the down-arrow key. Many times I've found ``New Folder''s on my desktop
from when the desktop had focus rather than a text-editor and I hit

BTW: There's a similar problem for pressing ctrl+D while editng the name
of a file in icon view. Perhaps I should open a bug for that one(?) I
don't think people would really want to be duplicating a file when they
are already editing the file name.


> If "find" did The Right Thing, I might use it more often than New
> Window. After all, with a new window, you're going to want to *go*
> somewhere, aren't you? :) If it was as simple as Ctrl+F -> <type
> path with tab completion> <enter>...
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