Re: Spatial nautilus - fantastic - but what about the rest?

On Sat, 2004-05-15 at 20:26, George Farris wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-05-13 at 04:20, Martin Ebourne wrote:
> > interface. All we need to do is replace all of the browser furniture with a
> > single icon; to save the file the user just drags the icon to where they want
> > it. This completely models nautilus where when you drag a file from one
> > window to another it moves/copies it.
> > 
> 100% of the support staff at our College operate with full screen word
> processing, spread sheet etc.  Dragging an icon to save it would be a
> terrible thing.  There just isn't enough desktop space to support this,
> the way I envision your concept working.

I have to disagree on this point. You should be able to drag the file
icon from the save box to the relevant nautilus window on the gnome task
bar. This doesn't take up any more space than the current solution, and
is very natural and quick.

A few people have said elsewhere that they don't think this system will
be workable on low resolution screens, but I have personally used this
on 800x600 for a long time, and even on 640x480. There are no inherent
reasons for needing more screen real-estate than there is for spatial
nautilus. Having said that if you do have a good screen size then this
approach is capable of making use of it far more than the traditional

I also don't see any reason why we can't do this without removing the
file browser for saving completely. As already suggested by someone else
both methods could share the file save window, either by default or with
a button to expand it. And as for nautilus, there's always the
possibility of a gconf key.



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