Re: displaying uris in titlebar
- From: Damien Covey <djcovey softhome net>
- To: Dave Bordoley <bordoley msu edu>
- Cc: Luca Ferretti <elle uca libero it>, nautilus-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: displaying uris in titlebar
- Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003 09:25:24 +1000
Dave Bordoley wrote:
On Fri, 2003-01-31 at 14:23, Luca Ferretti wrote:
Il ven, 2003-01-31 alle 16:58, Dave Bordoley ha scritto:
Right now for special uris like fonts:// and burn:// are used for the
window titlebar for these folders. I see several potential problems with
1. At the most basic level they are untranslatable (to the best of my
knowledge), hence these names become about as useless as "/" to
2. They force the implementation detail of uris upon users. Ideally we
would provide some sort of click and open solution to accessing these
folders (maybe via start-here or the desktop it self).
Other related troubles
3. You have to know that the uri exist
4. You have to know that the uri is "installed"
Personally I like a start-here page more like an "all available
resources" view, where you can find and manage all non-file stuff
available for/from nautilus ('Available Fonts' , 'Installed Packages' ,
'Network Servers' , 'Desktop Preferences' , 'Applications'...).
Well here's my general idea when it comes to accessing theses uris
through the ui. I've posted this in a few bugs, but can't hurt to post
it here as well.
1. Access to the fonts:// folder should be provided via the control
center font capplet. (open fonts folder...)
I agree here.
I figure that most "users" would not really know what a "Network Server"
was, so I think this is a sensible naming proposition. Also, on the
desktop makes sense since that seems to be the place where people access
most other resourced, floppy, home, cd etc.
2. Network should be on the desktop by default. I recommend
calling it "Network Places" seems more friendly than "Network Servers"
3. A link to the "burn" directory could be added to the desktop
whenever an empty cd-r is placed in the cd drive (I think this is how
the mac works).
Not too sure what the benifits of this are! Can you explain.
Why? Dont most people access applications from either the menu panel or
the gnome menu on another panel. I would not like to see the desktop
become cluttered, nor would I like it to be doubling up with things
already easily accessible elsewhere.
4. smb:// is accessible from the network:// uri, although its kind of
crappy since smb:// is not a sub dir of network:// (which can be
5. Applications:// should be on the desktop by default too...
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