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



On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 15:56, Douglas Furlong wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 14:44, 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:
> > > > 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.
> > 
> > I was admittedly not away of these key bindings, however I still don't
> > think this is really a valid solution, it just means that much more
> > effort. The number of times I would want to have another window opened
> > each time would be may 0.1% of the time. when I am working and desire a
> > new window, it's much easier just to hit CTRL + N, or some thing
> > similar.
> > I can accept that this may not be the default for many, that's why I
> > just said I want the option.
> I should have really tested this sooner (however the idea itself was
> unpleasant to my mind), however I just tried using this solution, and it
> resolves the problem of my screen being cluttered, now I just have to
> play "chase the new window" as the newly spawned windows play kiss chase
> around the screen.
> 
> Reminiscent of the puerile java pop up's that say some thing like
> 
> "Do you have a small Todger?" and the "No" button keeps on either
> moving, or being replaced with "Yes" on mouse over.
> 
> Great, loads of fun.

Ah, but another core feature of spatial mode is that folder windows 
always remember their position, so once you've used a spatial file
manager for a while your windows tend to automatically come up in the
right place.

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