Re: [PATCH] Re: Unable to browse web pages from nautilus

Am Montag, den 11.07.2005, 13:23 +0200 schrieb Alexander Larsson:
> On Fri, 2005-07-08 at 19:25 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> > Am Freitag, den 08.07.2005, 18:32 +0200 schrieb Alexander Larsson:
> > I don't see why we shouldn't offer external apps as a fallback if
> > Nautilus can't display an URI. People obviously want [1,2] this feature.
> > The onliest reason why one would like to see why displaying a particular
> > location by Nautilus failed is for debugging purposes, and since we
> > (hooray for OSS!) have printf debugging, there is IMHO no reason to
> > display this dialog if we haven't utilized all available funds for doing
> > what the user wants - displaying an URI.
> Given that the location bar is pretty hidden these days I think
> extremely few people will try to use this feature. Maybe one in ten
> thousand or so. Not adding this feature doesn't hurt these people much
> (its a small feature and they can use the run dialog which does it
> better).
> However, if we add this feature the primary feature of the location bar,
> namely entering a directory, will be hurt,

A few remarks:
(1) "Run Application" is totally hidden, even more than the location bar
(2) People don't suppose that they can enter URIs in the "Run
Application" dialog
(3) Opening a location (spatial windows: file->open location) in my
opinion suggests that whatever does the backend magic ensures that the
right application is opened
(4) After applying the patch, I suppose also the sidebar tree view would
do the right thing when clicking an item.

> since the error dialogs and
> behaviour when accidentally entering a file name or a non-existing
> directory name will be confusing.

(5) we can fix that. We can tell the user that Nautilus wasn't able to
display the location and there was no external application capable to do

This is an example where users don't use this feature how it's meant to
be used. But they don't care, they want to get their tasks done. They
don't care what's in the scope of a file manager and of another URI
handlers. They just want to have some URI displayed and suppose the
file-manager handles this for them.

Christian Neumair <chris gnome-de org>

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