[Usability] Re: display full path in spatial nautilus

On Sun, 2003-11-16 at 23:32, David Adam Bordoley wrote:

> Using the full path as the window title makes the window list thoroughly 
> unusable for *most* users who aren't going to have ten folders with the same 
> name.[1]

Perhaps in general there ought to be a way for a window to suggest a
sensible "abbreviated" name to any window-list-type app (e.g. just the
current document's filename, or just the current folder name)? 
Slavishly copying whatever's written in the titlebar has always seemed a
rather unhelpful idea to me, given that you're almost never going to be
able to read it all however styleguide-compliant it is.


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            GNOME Desktop Group
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Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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