Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Mar 2008 21:49 UTC
Editorial "I used KDE as my primary desktop from 1996 through 2006, when I installed the GNOME version of Ubuntu and found that I liked it better than the KDE desktop I'd faced every morning for so many years. Last January, I got a new Dell Latitude D630 laptop and decided to install Kubuntu on it, but within a few weeks, I went back to GNOME. Does this mean GNOME is now a better desktop than KDE, or just that I have become so accustomed to GNOME that it's hard for me to give it up?"
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[q]And what's wrong with the file dialog?[./q]

For one thing, it doesn't support .hidden files.
Files listed in a .hidden file should behave just like any other normal dot file.

For those of you that are not famillar with the .hidden feature in Nautilus, it makes it possible to hide files/folders in a folder by listing them in a file named .hidden.

This is would have been very useful to hide technical stuff like /etc, /dev, /proc, /boot,/usr, /lib, /bin, /sbin from non technical users like accountants and HR persons.

So, if you can have these files hidden in Nautilus, why not in file dialogs as well? After all the space to display them is much less in a file dialog than in a Nautilus window, and may even force the user to scrol and thereby slowing him down.

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