Re: Mega patch to make spatial nautilus rock!
- From: Greg Haywood <ghaywood gmail com>
- To: nautilus-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Mega patch to make spatial nautilus rock!
- Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 11:35:06 +0930
well I will add my 2c in favor of this patch, it certainly improves
things for me and should not cause the "strict" spatial/navigator
camps any issues.
On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 17:49:19 -0700, Raul Acevedo <raul cantara com> wrote:
> 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 :
> > http://www.jamiemcc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Nautilus_pathbar.png
> > > 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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