Bug 144414 - nautilus two view modes
Summary: nautilus two view modes
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexander Larsson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-01-06 20:14 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-02-09 09:38:59 UTC

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2005-01-06 20:17 UTC, Need Real Name
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Description Need Real Name 2005-01-06 20:14:41 UTC
Currently nautilus has two view modes:
"file view" and "object view"
This makes interface very confusing.
In addition to that popping up windows in "object mode" 
make things even worse.
I propose to disable "object view" in default settings of fedora desktop.
A single unfified view mode would be a significant usability 
improvement, especially for new users.

See my expanded arguments at

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2005-01-06 20:17:46 UTC
Created attachment 109439 [details]

This is a screenshot.
My proposal is do disable (at least in default settings, but better
object view (second one on this screenshot).
Such "unified view mode" and absense of popping up windows 
would be, from my point of view, 
a very significant usability improvement.  
Another benefit of "file mode" set as default  is absence of popping up 
windows in default desktop settings.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2005-01-06 20:41:59 UTC
Another thing - once this unfied view is accepted - people
would definetelly enter web adderess in location 
(what by the way is a very natural behaviour).
Because nautilus does not support web browsering I would suggest 
in such situation start a default web browser with entered address.

Comment 3 Alexander Larsson 2005-02-09 09:38:59 UTC
This is not the right place to discuss the spatial vs browser split,
nor is it likely that such a discussion will lead to a change.

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