Re: suggestion for FTP in nautilus

On Sat, Nov 20, 2004 at 03:33:33PM +0100, Danny Milosavljevic wrote:
> Hi,
> Am Samstag, den 20.11.2004, 13:11 +0100 schrieb Andreas Nilsson:
> > Hello there, I'm new to this list, so don't shoot me if this has been 
> > suggested before.
> > I recently discovered the FTP abilities of Nautilus and once I managed 
> > to connect to my webserver (that was a bit hard in itself, but maybe I 
> > get back on that one some other time) it has been a really nice experience.
> > I have one small problem though. Since I often manage a lot of websites, 
> > I often have similar directory structures in both my home folder and on 
> > the webserver. I often run into the problem of not knowing  which of the 
> > folders one is on my computer and which is on the webserver and often I 
> > drag files from the wrong folder and instead of uploading a new file, I 
> > download an old one.
> > I thought about this and came up with a solution of the problem and made 
> > a mockup.
> >
> > As you can see in the mockup, the folder on the server has a globe in 
> > the background. Pehaps an svg image would be suitable, so it can scale 
> > when the user changes the size of the window.
> > 
> > Yes, this is the eye-candy approach, the lesser exciting way to do this 
> > is to put the text foldername host domain in the window list, but 
> > displaying the image in the back makes it really fast to see where the 
> > folder is located.
> So open the ftp folder, go to Edit->Backgrounds and Emblems and drag
> some background from the dialog onto the folder (in icon view). From now
> on it will show up as you wished.

Yes, but having a default background for ftp/dav/sftp/etc would give
some nice visual feedback that the window you're dealing with is remote.
It can be done on a per-window basis of course, but that's not very user
friendly :)

Alan <alan ufies org> -
"Backups are for people who don't pray."                 -- big Mike

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