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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Comment by SJ87
by sj87 on Tue 21st Jul 2009 18:57 UTC
sj87
Member since:
2007-12-16

The "new interface" (it's not gonna debut in GNOME, luckily) seems to be horrible with text labels enabled. And it still wastes lots of space in having a separate drop down menu for the back button instead of a combined one for back and forward.

The real solution is to allow customizing the menus on-the-fly, it's the same the GNOME devs went with. Dunno why it took like fifteen years.

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RE: Comment by SJ87
by TheMonoTone on Tue 21st Jul 2009 20:22 in reply to "Comment by SJ87"
TheMonoTone Member since:
2006-01-01

gnome 1.4 had this feature, it was pretty nice, then magically in gnome 2 basically nothing had a customizable toolbar or menu, thats about the time I started looking elsewhere for a GUI

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