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Re: Lets take the worst of windows and make it the unchangeabledefault of linux

On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 12:13, Douglas Furlong wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 08:15, Alexander Larsson wrote:

> However, leaving that aside, I did/do use it and do hate the new look.
> I frequently traverse many directories, and the fact that it opens up
> ten's of windows upsets me. It makes it much harder to go back, or ends
> up leaving my desktop a complete and utter mess. I didn't like it in
> windows, but at least they gave me the choice (with out having to "jump
> through hoops").

There are other ways to handle it that doesn't leave it an utter mess:

Shift-double click or alt-shift down (conflicts with default metacity
keybinding) opens the folder and closes the old one.

File->Close Parent Folders, or shift-ctrl-w closes then parent windows
when you've traversed to your final destination.

File->Open Location, or Ctlr-L lets you specify a pathname by typing it.

or, use the navigational mode.

> > Maybe at some point before 2.6 we'll add a preference that lets you default to
> > navigational mode. However, we'd like to force people to use spatial
> > mode in order to flush out all bugs from it (and make some people notice
> > that its actually nice).
> If the "force people to use it" only applies during the testing, then
> that is fair enough. I just hope that sentiment does not continue past
> the testing faze as i don't really like being "forced" to do any thing,
> especially if i don't like it, and it is considerably inconvenient to
> me.

Yeah. Although it *will* be a hidden preference.

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