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Re: Call for vote: Nautilus use Browser view for fedora 11



Chris Adams wrote:
Once upon a time, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> said:
Can you name one that concluded that splattering windows all over the place for every directory you visit was a reasonable thing to do?

You seem to have confused me with someone who cares which way this is
set (I use xterm, ls, cp, and mv as my "file manager").

In any case, the current value is already there, so changing it would
require showing why the proposed change is better.

Huh? Why has that suddenly become the case when it wasn't when the change the other direction was made?

Someone said that Nautilus in browser mode supports tabs now, which
might be a legitimate improvement.  However, tabs are useless for
drag-n-drop, so that doesn't improve over spatial mode.

I hate tabs in general unless they have tear-off mode because I inevitably want to see two instances side by side and I can't. Besides, the window manager can collapse all your your instances into one task bar item that pops up to let you pick among them like tabs anyway. Why should other applications need to duplicate that functionality?

Personally, when I've used a GUI file manager, I preferred the Windows
Explorer mode with two panes: left hand side is directories and right
hand side is selected directory.  You can chose one directory and drag
things from it to another directory, without having to have two (or
more) windows open.

Or, if you do want two windows open for this operation (for when the directories don't have a common parent), just open another window...

I am in general against "change for the sake of change", "I'm louder so
listen to me", and "a bunch of +1 == the way it should be".

I think many people are still outraged that the change to the current default was an unjustified "change for the sake of change". And in my case it is still an unexpected shock because I regularly jump around among different OS's.

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  Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell gmail com


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