Re: Gnome 2.6: What were you thinking?
- From: Ingo Ruhnke <grumbel gmx de>
- To: Andy Ross <andy plausible org>
- Cc: gnome-devel-list gnome org, nautilus-list gnome org, "Manuel Amador \(Rudd-O\)" <amadorm usm edu ec>, Raul Acevedo <raul cantara com>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Gnome 2.6: What were you thinking?
- Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 22:08:08 +0200
Andy Ross <andy plausible org> writes:
>> 2. It takes reading through newsgroups and searching through Google to
>> find the magic incantations to use it reasonably well or turn it off,
> Why does this myth persist?
> Select "Browse" from a context menu. Or create a launcher that runs
> "nautilus --browse". If you are using FC2, there's one in your
> desktop menu already. If you *really* hate the spacial stuff, then
> hide or delete the spatial icons on your desktop and use the launcher
> for everything.
I personally would search for a switch from spartial to non-spartial
in the 'View menu', not in the right click one. As it currently is
there doesn't seem to be a way to view the current folder easily in
browse mode, instead I have to 'browse' a child folder and up-arrow in
the browser then back to the parent folder.
> Basically, spend 10 minute configuring your desktop before flaming
> to the rest of the world about it.
Well, Gnome people might be better of not switching paradigmen with
every release without even asking the user about it.
>> 3. It takes more than two sentences to explain why it's "better",
>> Then it probably isn't.
> Try turning that around: explain to your grandmother why a browser
> interface is better,
Less clutter, text-input, a new folder for drag&drop just a single
click away, etc.
> or even what the tree on the left side is supposed to represent.
A hierachical representation of my filesystem. Yep, maybe not what
grandmother would understand, but I doubt that the majority of Gnome
users currently are grandmothers.
> The windows users of the same skill level have a heap of crap in the
> default (usually application-specific) locations.
A bunch of apps placed the users directly into that location when
saving files, which was the result of a lack of Home-folder in Win95
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