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

On Mon, 2005-07-11 at 14:11 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> 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

But they do suppose they can enter files in the location uri? How come
they suppose one thing, but not the other? Even windows allows you to
type in folders and files in the run dialog. Does windows explorer
handle typing in a filename in the location entry?

> > 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
> so.

I guess we could add this if we make absolutely sure the error dialogs
in the case of "no file" or "no app to launch the file with" are non
confusing in the context. I.E. they don't assume the user knows he tried
to execute a file instead of going to another folder (which was the
operation he requested).

 Alexander Larsson                                            Red Hat, Inc 
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