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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Hmm... fixing a non-existing problem
by dylansmrjones on Tue 21st Jul 2009 20:29 UTC
dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

Hey guys... you know you can customize Nautilus, right?

Press F9 to remove the side panel, and you suddenly get a lot better chrome vs. data ratio.

Of course you lose access to "Places" but I prefer that over losing my menues.

The layout coming from the fixes can almost be obtained in the existing Nautilus. Just remove the main menu. It doesn't work nearly as well, but then the culprit is really the silly side panel.

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