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Re: gnome-volume-manager blank CD defaults

On Thu, 2004-10-07 at 12:37 -0400, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Oct 2004 12:02:57 -0400, John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com> wrote:
> > I wanted to get the Fedora communities opinion on popping up a burn://
> > folder when a blank CD is inserted into the drive.  Right now we pop it
> > up which makes sense because if you pop in a blank CD most likely you
> > want to burn to it.  Problems come in when a user is using browser mode
> > in Nautilus.  If you pop the CD in and out a couple of times you get a
> > bunch of burn:// folders.  Since you get a CD icon on the desktop which
> > you can double click to open up the burn:// folder I am wondering if I
> > should turn this off by default.  I am of no opinion either way so I
> > want to see how everyone else feels.
> 1) what toggle in the volume management preference gui turns the burn
> window appearing on and off?

Preference/Removable Storage/"Preform action on blank CDs when

> 2) Considering that browser mode is NOT the default mode of operation,
> i find it difficult to justify turning off a default setting because
> its not ideal for browser mode. So any argument as to why it should or
> shouldn't be on by default in context of a default desktop experience
> holds large buckets more water than any discussion primarily backed by
> whats happening in non-default nautilus browser mode. What matters is
> if all the defaults together make for the best experience. If someone
> sets nautilus to browser mode and finds the volume management defaults
> to no longer be ideal, they are free to reconfigure volume management
> settings as well to create the customized experience they like best.

It also has to do with is it really all that more usable popping up the
burn window when they can just double click the icon like any other app.
Another problem I could see is a user pops in a CD to burn from
RhythmBox but uses burn:// to burn occasionally it might get annoying
having the window pop up and they have to close it.  

> 3)I say if it makes sense to open up a window for other types of media
> by default then it should make sense for blank media as well. I
> personally hate having any window open by default for any media...but
> I'm not going to suggest my personal preference should be the default.
> I'm not overly burdened by toggling the volume management preferences
> to suit my tastes. But I think consistency on handling all media in a
> similar way is important. So if by default if data cds are going to
> open up a window, i think blank cds should as well. To underscore that
> fact, I think people unfamiliar with nautilus's cd burning features
> are going to benefit by seeing a burn window open up for them.

Ok, good points.

John (J5) Palmieri
Associate Software Engineer
Desktop Group
Red Hat, Inc.
Blog: http://martianrock.com

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