Re: A modest spatial proposal
- From: Johnathan Bailes <johnathan bailes esi baesystems com>
- To: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- Cc: Nautilus <nautilus-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: A modest spatial proposal
- Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 09:09:34 -0400
On Fri, 2003-10-24 at 04:42, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 22:25, Johnathan Bailes wrote:
> > A number of people from the gnomedesktop.org forums have been playing
> > around with the spatial view version of nautilus. After reading a few
> > remarks and looking over the new Mac OS X Finder, I have a modest
> > proposal.
> > The Mac OS X Finder has a sidebar with a number of shortcuts to various
> > locations:
> > http://a352.g.akamai.net/7/352/51/2e9d5a1ab1d2db/www.apple.com/macosx/features/finder/images/finderwindow10082003.jpg
> > This seems a pretty neat way to get around the spatial view is cool but
> > it is a pain to get around arguements.
> > Just a thought.
> Did you read my volume handling proposals? They sort of address this
> issue. I'm currently working on the lowlevel support for it, so soon we
> might be able to do experiments with the UI.
> I don't like the idea of a sidebar on all spatial windows though. Window
> size is very important in spatial mode, since you tend to have many
> windows open at the same time, and repeating the sidebar for each window
> wastes a lot of space. I mean, most people seem to disable the sidebar
> in navigation mode even. However, we'll try to work on the problem of
> getting to important locations quickly.
> Alexander Larsson Red Hat, Inc
> alexl redhat com alla lysator liu se
> He's a sword-wielding dishevelled gentleman spy in a wheelchair. She's a
> bloodthirsty paranoid queen of the dead with an MBA from Harvard. They fight
I did see the volume handling message but I just thought this might be a
nice option or feature to go along with it.
I am not stuck on the rigid sidebar concept. Hope I did not give that
impression. A pull-down menu like the current go menu or a thin bar on
the bottom or underneath the file -- edit -- etc.. choices would be just
as effective and save real estate at the same time.
It is cool. It was just a thought.
Johnathan Bailes <johnathan bailes esi baesystems com>
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