Re: Reasoning for Removal of Extra Pane Mode?

On 07/29/2012 12:26 PM, Thomas Bollmeier wrote:
Hi Nautilus-developers,

today I came across a news article that mentioned among other changes related to GNOME 3.5.4 that the extra-pane-mode will be removed in the new version of Nautilus. Since I use the extra-pane mode on a daily basis I first couldn't believe that such a handy feature should be removed - but after some research I found that it is indeed going to be removed: In my humble opinion the saying "It's not a bug - it's a feature" couldn't be more true in this case. Of course the support for the extra-pane-mode might cause some code complexity. But actually an easy way to copy or move files/directories from one location to another should be regarded as a core feature for a *file manager* like Nautilus. Of course I could instead open two Nautilus windows and place them on the left and right side using GNOME shell's "autosnap" feature. But compared to simply clicking "F3" this is quite cumbersome. So I really hope that this decision will be revisited again - at least in future releases. Otherwise Nautilus will become less usable for me. For
Hi Thomas!
For moving files from one location from another there is now "Move To" in the context menu. Extra pane was awesome in some respects, but also had a lot of bugs and some interaction hierarchy issues. There are also bugs open to improve the autosnap feature, and we need all the help we can get if someone wants to help with patches for this. (and with Nautilus 3.6 roadmap issues in general
- Andreas

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