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

Ed Greshko wrote:
Mark wrote:
On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 10:16 PM, Noel Zeng <inkybutton gmail com> wrote:
Mark <markg85 <at> gmail.com> writes:


The question is simple:
Lets use the browser view of nautilus in the next fedora release.
Hi all,

I decided to set up a poll in Fedora Forum -
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=208330 - vote there guys!

At this moment there are 10 votes already. all in favor of the browser mode.
I, of cause, voted as well ^_^


I hope you realized this type of "poll" is totally unscientific and

Well, scientific or not, I never use Nautilus in any mode other than browser mode. I do this by checking the check-off box in the "Behavior" options that says "Always use browser mode."

For the life of me, I cannot understand the thinking of the inventors, or the adherents, of the so-called spatial mode. Why force a user to open a window for every single folder as one opens one subfolder after another? Now I can understand, up to a point, wanting this as an option--say, to be able to move a file from one folder to another. (Although I hope everyone realizes that trying to use Nautilus after executing the command known as "su" gives a hiccup, and if logging-in a root is no longer to be allowed, that could get to be a serious problem.) But if all one wants to do is open a file-management window and then open a file with an associated application, one might have to close ten windows in the desktop if spatial mode has been in operation.

For that reason I never use spatial mode. If I want to open two file browser windows, then that's exactly what I do.

It occurs to me that the development and user communities cannot seem to make up their collective minds whether they want to encourage their users to use xterm (or even log in on Runlevel 3) exclusively for all file-management tasks, or to use a graphic desktop. And if you're going to encourage the latter, then it hardly serves the purpose to make a key graphical applet, namely your file manager, difficult or even annoying to use.


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