Re: Mega patch to make spatial nautilus rock!

I haven't followed everything about your patch, but what you said below,
plus the screenshot, looks awesome.  Is this going to make it into CVS?


Jamie McCracken wrote:

 > On Wed, 2004-07-14 at 00:46, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) wrote:
 > > > Its also not really a third way as you put it cause we dont need the
 > > > heavyweight navigator for it as an option - even ms explorer is separate
 > > > from the lightweight browser it uses on the desktop. The navigator is
 > > > fine as a separate and more complex app for more experienced users (a la
 > > > explorer) but I actually find my patch with pathbar much much better for
 > > > general browsing. If you haven't tried the patch then I suggest you do
 > > > cuz it really makes browsing and file management really pleasant and
 > > > efficient.
 > > 
 > > I think that the bottom nav pathbar is a great idea.
 > Yes I'm glad theres a majority of you that do want this feature - its so
 > much slicker and nicer than the inefficient and irritating popup
 > location button/menu.
 > >   You just have to
 > > make it not start at / but use the topologically nearest available root
 > > out of the list of roots in the file/open dialog.  Basically
 > > 
 > > /home/rudd-o/src
 > > 
 > > shoudl appear as
 > > 
 > > [Home folder] [src]
 > > 
 > > Is that it?  
 > Already implemented and with home stock icon too so it more closely
 > resembles the file chooser's pathbar - see my screenshot for what it
 > looks like with this at :
 > > Oh and it *should* open a new window.
 > But it does! (but you can also set it to open in the same window too -
 > EG you could set it up to have left click to open in new window and
 > middle click to open in same window and that way the pathbar can do both
 > depending whether you left or middle click it).
 > Just to elaborate on why having the "open in same window" is appropriate
 > here is because it actually provides a better slicker browsing ability
 > compared to the navigator cause it has really good usability and
 > consistency with the file chooser (thanks to the pathbar) and that will
 > of course make it much easier for new users. And the icing on the cake
 > is it integrates perfectly with the spatial mode thereby allowing you to
 > mix and match the two really smartly - it creates the perfect hybrid
 > file manager thats superior to either a pure browse or pure spatial
 > implementation - there really is no need to limit yourself to just
 > browse or spatial any longer (and hopefully end the destructive
 > polarisation and fragmentation that the browser/spatial dichotomy causes
 > too). 
 > I haven't used a better or slicker file manager anywhere else on any
 > other platform - it even beats OS/X thanks to the pathbar!
 > But there's no point in me ranting on how cool it is cause you really
 > need to try it out to appreciate how slick and elegant it is - I'm not
 > exaggerating when I say it rocks!
 > jamie.
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