Re: [Usability]Re: toolbar issues

On Sun, 2002-05-19 at 14:42, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> I think your point is actually more relevant to galeon than to nautilus.
> Imo nautilus should be transparent to gnome. What I mean by that is that
> the user shouldn't care that they are using "nautilus," they should only
> have to know that they are using gnome and this is the app that is used
> to view files. It is for this reason that i think in nautilus a standard
> throbber, and no theming would be nice. Since it's a file
> manager/desktop shell. User shouldn't have to care about it.

Possibly this is crack, but: Does Nautilus need a throbber at all?
Shouldn't local file-viewing operations complete instantaneously? (Yeah,
I know they *don't*, but *shouldn't* they?)

I guess I can see a case for some sort of progress indicator for
networked filesystems, where things may not happen instantaneously.
But even there, is a throbber really The Right Thing? Seems like an
actual progress indicator of some sort (one that indicates progress,
rather than just saying "Working..." like the old Star Trek computer)
would be more helpful. Are throbbers more than just eye candy? What
do y'all think?

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