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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Thunar Gnome
by SoloDeveloper on Tue 21st Jul 2009 18:10 UTC
SoloDeveloper
Member since:
2008-03-16

So why not just apt-get install thunar, then set it in Gnome as the default file manager?

hell, while your at it, Dump the bloated Gnome and use XFCE.

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RE: Thunar Gnome
by bloodandsoil on Tue 21st Jul 2009 18:13 in reply to "Thunar Gnome"
bloodandsoil Member since:
2007-08-24

Hell, XFCE is bloated, I use the console exclusively and let me tell you it screams on my Quad Core CPU with 4GB RAM! /sarcasm

I'd really loooove to see some hard numbers showing how GNOME is so bloated compared to XFCE.

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RE[2]: Thunar Gnome
by KugelKurt on Tue 21st Jul 2009 20:03 in reply to "RE: Thunar Gnome"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

I'd really loooove to see some hard numbers showing how GNOME is so bloated compared to XFCE.

I can't comment on bloat of GNOME vs. Xfce. However, I run GNOME's NetworkManager applet under KDE (the KDE one doesn't work well for me) and I'm a bit confused why it loads gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor, some CD burning capability, etc. into my RAM.
I have enough RAM not to care a lot about those nm-applet dependencies. I'm just telling what I observe.


PS: Before anybody mentions it: WiCD doesn't work for me either.

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RE: Thunar Gnome
by KugelKurt on Tue 21st Jul 2009 19:57 in reply to "Thunar Gnome"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

hell, while your at it, Dump the bloated Gnome and use XFCE.

I know Xfce only from Xubuntu and at least there it looks almost identical to Ubuntu/GNOME with the only difference being that the default theme is blue instead of brown.
Personally, I don't understand the intention in developing two almost identical DEs when the main difference is a few different apps. It would be like Peter Penz developing his own Qt-based DE just because he didn't like Konqueror. Instead Dolphin was initially a 3rd party KDE 3.x application.

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