Re: What I think spatial nautilus needs

On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 17:47, Alan wrote:
> > In particular I'm looking at implementing the following enhancements for
> > spatial mode:
> > 
> >
> >
> >
> The third bug here (representing the file path with buttons like the
> file chooser in the nautilus status bar) looks like a good idea to me.
> One of the complaints I've seen about the new nautilus is that the
> dropdown with the file path isn't very discoverable.  I'm not sure how
> this would really work (ie: would a double click open a new window,
> switch the current window to the clicked window, ?), but it would bring
> an air of consistancy to connect nautilus to the rest of gnome.

I had originally planned to do that as tabs but having a path bar on the
status bar is a far more elegant and unobtrusive way of doing the same
thing. As for clicking them, left and middle clicking the path bar would
behave the same way as it does with folders and I plan on making that

The first bug I was going to implement by allowing GConf keys to define
what should happen when you left click and middle click folders/path bar
(options would be Open Spatially, Open spatially with close behind and
Open in Same Window. The default of course would remain as it is now).
That way an advanced user could set up nautilius to work like Windows or
OS/X whilst still having some of the benefits of spatial nautilus -
mixing efficient drill down with spatial file management should give us
the best of both worlds.

> Just my $0.02.
> alan
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