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



On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 15:44, Douglas Furlong wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 14:26, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 12:13, Douglas Furlong wrote:


> > File->Open Location, or Ctlr-L lets you specify a pathname by typing it.
> 
> This would be my preferred option if we had tab auto-completion, or a
> better method of showing multiple options to the directory structure. At
> the moment i need to remember the exact folder name, and capitalisation,
> this sucks.

The open location window does have auto-completion, although not using
tab.

> > or, use the navigational mode.
> 
> Is this the one with the tree structure down the side?

Its the one that looks like a browser and doesn't have a folder to
window one-to-one mapping. It can have the tree view in the sidebar if
you wish. http://www.arstechnica.com/paedia/f/finder/finder-1.html is an
article describing the differences between spatial and navigational
models. Its not the greatest article, but its pretty easy to read.

> When you say hidden, is this the equivalent of having to go in to the
> windows registry to get some thing working?
> 
> Bloody brilliant that is, not trying to be argumentative, but why can't
> you just make it a nice "easy" tick option in the options boxes? If we
> are afraid of cluttering up said options boxes, why can't we have an
> advanced tick box to show more, or some thing similar? :(

This has been discussed a billion times before. I'm not having this
argument again. If you want to see the rationale for it, read for
instance http://www.ometer.com/free-software-ui.html or google for some
of the discussions about this. 

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