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

Ryan McDougall wrote:
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,

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?



Here is the bug url:


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