Re: [Usability] File type system redesign

Seth Nickell wrote:
> > i was wondering if you could provide a less verbose summary of your
> > email regarding file types.
> sure, here's a version that skips the analysis and pretty much gives the
> conclusion:
> 1) Having a single central place for setting file types sucks because
> the list of types ends up being too long, and its not when the user
> needs the information anyway
> 2) A better solution would be to make the mime type system localized to
> document (well, really document-types) by putting it in the file
> properties tab in Nautilus like so:

3) Another complimentary (although harder to do it generically) method
be to also have mime type system 'localized' to the application. I
really hate 
duelling browsers, media players, and the like.

> As well as a second tab that allows setting information about the type
> (need to finish glading the mockup). There are some tricky interaction
> details, particularly surrounding the case when a type does not yet
> exist, so if one were planning to implement such an interface, it would
> be good for them to read the last section of the long version which
> describes these interactions. I'll try to add more detail (and of course
> a mockup) as to how the sub-dialogues like "Add Application"
> could/should work later.
> cheers,
> -Seth
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