Reasoning for Removal of Extra Pane Mode?

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.


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