Re: PATCH: Bug 82463

Please please don't remove it from the desktop! I use this all the time
as it's the fastest way to open my home folder (instead of
doubleclicking my home icon or using Applications -> Home Folder). Maybe
it should be renamed to "Open Home Folder"?
I even use it a lot in Nautilus windows but I guess I can get used to
File -> New Window as it's the first item here and easy to reach.

- Daniel

On Sun, 2002-09-01 at 06:09, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> Removes "new window" from the context menus. This is a Calum approved UI
> change.
> Rational
> -----------
> daveB says:
> Based on the theory of OO UI design, context menus
> should provide menu items that perform some sort of action on the
> selected item, in this case the selected window. However new window
> doesn't do any "work" on the current directory so it violates this
> principle.
> Calum says:
> I'd go along with Dave's suggestion... and a quick check on Windoze
> Explorer confirms it does the same.  "Open in New Window" is fine for
> a selected icon(s)' context menu, but when there's nothing selected,
> "New Window" is somewhat of out of place IMHO.
> Actually I'm not convinced it makes a lot of sense on the desktop
> context menu either, as there's no indication of what's going to be in
> the new window when it opens.  (Again, Windoze XP doesn't give you
> this option either, not that I'm advocating we just copy Windoze for
> everything of course...)

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