Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jul 2009 15:43 UTC
Gnome Quite a little interesting tidbit on Planet GNOME today. As we all know, the default file manager for the GNOME desktop is Nautilus. While there's nothing inherently wrong with it, it does have this odd interface where actually more screen space is dedicated to controls and buttons than to the actual part that matters: your files. As part of Ubuntu's Papercuts project, a fix has been worked on.
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RE: Check your premise
by aacs on Tue 21st Jul 2009 16:32 UTC in reply to "Check your premise"
aacs
Member since:
2008-12-13

What you show here is a sort of mini-mode Nautilus that I find annoying in Fedora. By default this is what you get when opening something from the desktop, and seems to use its own separate config. It also opens folders in new windows. Don't get it how this mode is useful and why it's there.

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RE[2]: Check your premise
by bloodandsoil on Tue 21st Jul 2009 17:53 in reply to "RE: Check your premise"
bloodandsoil Member since:
2007-08-24

Wow, you are confused.

This is not a mini-mode or some Fedora thing.

The mode I show in my picture link is the default vanilla Nautilus from GNOME. Spatial mode is the default behavior for GNOME's Nautilus.

I think you must be one of those Ubuntu users that thinks Ubuntu makes GNOME and so the way they do it is the "right" way?

Edited 2009-07-21 17:55 UTC

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RE[3]: Check your premise
by jonathane on Tue 21st Jul 2009 17:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Check your premise"
jonathane Member since:
2009-05-31

One of the first things I do when installing Fedora is change the nautilus behaviour to act more like a browser. I think this decision is rather popular. The default browser-like interface is ugly, as evident in these images. If you prefer the spatial mode, then by all means, there is no problem.

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RE[3]: Check your premise
by aacs on Tue 21st Jul 2009 20:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Check your premise"
aacs Member since:
2008-12-13

I didn't connect "spatial mode" to that, reading the first comment should've made it obvious, my bad.
But no, I do not think "Ubuntu makes GNOME" and neither I use that distro. So far I witnessed spatial mode in Fedora only and directly running Nautilus avoided it. It seems that most distributions I came across are eagerly changing GNOME defaults.

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RE[3]: Check your premise
by chemical_scum on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 02:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Check your premise"
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

The mode I show in my picture link is the default vanilla Nautilus from GNOME. Spatial mode is the default behavior for GNOME's Nautilus.

I think you must be one of those Ubuntu users that thinks Ubuntu makes GNOME and so the way they do it is the "right" way?


Ubuntu Breezy (or was it Hoary) still used Spatial Mode as default. I was bit surprised when they changed the default to Browser Mode. Back seven or eight years ago I criticized Nautilus as "the world's slowest File Manager" on OSnews. That was why I used to use XFce 3 with its file manager or Gnome 1.4 with Rox instead of Nautilus. Nautilus is not as desperately slow as it used to be, but PCMan and Thunar are faster.

I think I will switch Nautilus to Spatial Mode and give it a try again. Though I am tempted to return to XFce as my default desktop. When XFce 4 came out I didn't like it which was one reason why I switched back to Gnome. I a have been trying out XFce 4.6 and it is very good most of the little niggles I had have now gone and Thunar is an excellent file manager.

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