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[3]: Check your premise
by chemical_scum on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 02:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Check your premise"
chemical_scum
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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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