Re: [PATCH] Add Pathbar to Nautilus Browser

Alexander Larsson wrote:
On Fri, 2005-07-08 at 13:18 +0100, Jamie McCracken wrote:

Alexander Larsson wrote:

On Thu, 2005-07-07 at 20:03 +0100, Jamie McCracken wrote:

Alexander Larsson wrote:

First a bit on the general UI. I don't want to have the pathbar in
addition to the location bar, I want it to replace the location bar. For
a long time a major goal of nautilus has been to avoid displaying
pathnames (as in absolute pathnames or uris) in the UI. Going from
location bar will help with this. It will also help us look less like a
web browser, which is nice, as that can confuse people at times.

Of course, we can't totally remove the location bar, as its needed for
typing in addresses, and some people still might want it. What we'll do
is put the path bar and the location bar in the same place, but only
show one at a time. Normally we show the pathbar, but on "go ->
Location" in the menu (or ctrl+l) we temporarily show the location bar,
similarly to how this is handled when the location bar is not visible.

okay done.

This wasn't really what I meant. I changed it to how i think it should
be and commited.

must say I prefer the path bar to the left of the sidebar but at least its in - thanks for that.

I don't understand why you would like the toolbar beside the sidebar,
that is very unusual. Not at all the typical app layout. It only causes
the pathbar to get less horizontal space (which it needs) and the only
advantage from that is that the sidebar gets an extra row.

Its that law (fitz's law?) that states the less you have to move the mouse the better. Having it next to the sidebar makes it easier to access and more like the file chooser. Its also more compact overall.

Of course this is all opinion so I'll leave it to others to add their voices...

For convienience here is a screenshot with pathbar next to and above sidebar.

which do people prefer?


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