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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I gave up on Gnome the other month
by alcibiades on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 08:29 UTC
alcibiades
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2005-10-12

I finally got sick of waiting for Nautilus to condescend to open my home directory, and went to Fluxbox and Thunar. What a relief. No more negotiating all those menus to configure anything, instant opening of folders, edit your own menu without a wizard....

Try it, you'll find you do not need any human interface guideline influenced crud at all. If they ever mess up thunar, there is always xfe or pcmanfm.

Less is more.

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