Re: [PATCH] Remove "Use Default Background" from folder context menu

On Tue, 2005-25-01 at 09:46 +0200, Daniel Brodie wrote:
> Mike Hearn wrote:
> > On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 20:18:31 +0100, Martin Wehner wrote:
> > 
> >>However, I doubt many people use the folder background stuff at all
> > 
> > 
> > I do, it makes it easier to tell folders apart when there are many opened
> > at once. But I do admit it'd be nicer if you could have images "pinned" to
> > particular corners rather than just repeating patterns.
> > 
> > Anyway, I am not objecting to this patch in any way, just wanted to point
> > out that in the spatial world having more visual anchors is useful (at
> > least for me). It'd make for some spiffy eyecandy if Nautilus could
> > support Windows XP style folder backgrounds.
> > 
> > thanks -mike
> > 
> I think the problem is that there are both emblems and backgrounds, and 
> neither are easily accesible. They is no way way to set a bunch of 
> files/folders to be the same, or filter based on these keywords.
> Even more annoying is that you can't really choose easily. With emblems 
> you have a bunch of weird categories I would never use with keywords I 
> would use even less since they are not customized to my needs. And even 
> if I add my own there are still a bunch more and it is annoying. Also 
> when you switch icon themes you sometimes lose emblems.
> With backgrounds you get to choose between the patterns and colors, but 
> metadata wise they mean nothing.
> Thats why I would like to suggest to merge the two into 'categories'. 
> Basicly each category has both a user selected emblem and a background, 
> when you are viewing the parent folder of the file/folder it shows the 
> emblem, but when you go into a fodler with a keyword it shows the 
> background.
> The prexsisting categories should be relativly small (Urgent, etc..), 
> and make it easy for the user to add and select items to certian categories.
> Just talking to the air,
> Daniel

I think its interesting, and would be a nice touch (a.k.a. a good idea).
Instead of specifying graphics (red exclamation mark), you'd be
specifying semantics (urgent), and the actual rendering would be "theme-

Care to open a bug for it?


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