Re: idea to end browser and spatial problems

On Wed, 2004-05-12 at 12:51, Alan wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 07:05:04AM -0700, David Wagoner wrote:
> > Well here is my idea on how to make everyone happy
> > with the whole spatial vs browser situation. Instead
> > of using a gconf entry make a preferences option for
> > nautilus which will allow users to select which mode
> > they want. This will make it easy for new users to
> > disable it if they dont like it since preferences is
> > the first spot people check to change things.
> Why not just make it easier to switch between the two?  The mac finder
> has a button on the top right of each finder window which essencially
> switches between spatial and browser view.  Would it be possible to add
> something like this to nautilus?  Have a button or toggle somewhere
> which basically just switches from browser style to spatial style?  
> There probably isn't a way to do this directly (IIRC spatial and browser
> mode are completely different codebases), but there might be some sort
> of magic that allows this or can fake it.  
> Just a thought.  I have been using spatial for a while and still find
> that there are times I prefer to use browser mode, and sometimes it's a
> PITA to navigate down to the same location via the browser instead of
> just being able to change modes.
> Alan

Yes. Choice. That's what we need.

Don Henson

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