Re: Spatial Nautilus

El jue, 18-03-2004 a las 18:13, Brad Barnich escribió:
> Thanks everyone for the responses, I have read the article a few times 
> and I just feel that most of the spatial features are a step backwards 
> (relying on keystrokes, tons of windows, lack of toolbar) especially 
> since everyone and their mom knows how to use a web browser these days.

Although you might not know it, or notice it, using keystrokes is MUCH,
MUCH more usable than using the mouse.  It's also way faster.  And the
keystrokes are not an issue since you can use the mouse as well, for all

The lack of toolbar is also not a problem, you can right-click on files
or selections to get the operations.  It's also known that using a
toolbar is slower, because you have to actually aim and point at the
toolbar button, which is much, much slower than using a key or

> I think i'll just use the gconf key. btw, is there a chance this makes 
> it into a preference dialog?
> --brad
> Jens Knutson wrote:
> >On Thu, 2004-03-18 at 13:39, bbarnich umich edu wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>Well maybe someone can enlighten me... Since when did nautilus decide to become
> >>a MacOS 6 clone? I've been running the latest versions of everything since the
> >>2.3 beta days, so I've been using spatial for a while. I hate it. It reminds me
> >>of the default windows 95 settings. I understand that this is supposed to be
> >>better for people who are new to Linux and gnome but let us veterans at least
> >>keep a normal file browser, make a dialog to configure how the file browsing
> >>works. To do even basic navigation I need to learn all these key strokes, to me
> >>this doesnt seem like progress. IMO all these "features" should be options not
> >>defaults. Sorry to troll. responses?
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Brad,
> >
> >Some simple responses to your questions:
> >
> >1) Nautilus uses the spatial model now for many of the reasons listed in
> >this article:
> >
> >2) Right click on a folder and select "Browse Folder" - you'll be
> >pleasantly surprised.
> >
> >3) *After* reading the Ars Technica article, try using spatial mode for
> >a week or two.  If the benefits don't add up for you, then you can do
> >this: in a terminal, type 
> >
> >gconftool-2 --type bool --set
> >/apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_browser true
> >
> >(note that should be on one line, not many)
> >
> >Give spatial nautilus a shot, though - I hated it at first, too, but
> >once I understood it better and used it for a week or so, it really grew
> >on me - now I wouldn't have it any other way.
> >
> > - jck
> >
> >  
> >
	Manuel Amador (Rudd-O)
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