Re: Mega patch to make spatial nautilus rock!

On Wed, 2004-07-14 at 10:49, Christian Schneider wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>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).
> >
> >  
> >
> Also don´t forget the option of opening new window and closing the 
> current. So we can have
> spatial mode without a cluttered screen.

It has that too - remember my patch doesn't change the default settings
for spatial (which are apparently good for newbies).

> Btw. regarding our discussion of spatial vs open in same window. Would 
> it make sense to have an option to
> open a new window and close the current for paths below a certain depth 
> and open in same window for deeper nested folders? So we could combine 
> the spatial mode for shallow paths with the hybrid mode that is indeed 
> better suited for deep structures. The length of the path could be 
> decided like in the pathbar. So you get e.g. 4 levels below / and four 
> levels below your home dir in spatial mode.

The problem with that is its inconsistent for new users (and probably
all users who dont know about that feature). We shouldn't dynamically
change mouse actions/behaviour based on folder depth - it should be up
to the user by using left or middle clicks to determine how to navigate
in any given situation.

> ---
> Christian Schneider

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