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Am 27.03.2011 15:26, schrieb Christoph Wickert:
I have to admit it is not a really technical question and doesn't
much to do with development, but as the developers of gnome-shell are on
this list, I'll ask my question here not only to get a reply but also to
provide user feedback.
We have been at Chemnitzer Linuxtage last weekend, one of the biggest
community events in Germany. The audience ranges from newbies to real
At the Fedora booth we had two Laptops to showcase the latest F15
desktop. The most asked question - regardless of beginner or advanced
user - was: "Where are my files?"
So if you are in gnome-shell, how do you open a window of your home? We
had 5 Fedora ambassadors there, all of them are package maintainers, we
even had the German GNOME translation coordinator with us, but none of
us was able to answer that question in an intuitive way. The only way we
found was to use the search field. Is there no better way?
One suggestion was to have a 'Places' tab besides 'Windows' and
'Applications' that includes the content of the old 'Places' menu. I
guess it is already to late to implement this for F15, so what are we
going to do? Can we at least have nautilus in the favorites?
I noticed exactly this inconvenience as well when I started using the
"new" Gnome Shell (without the bookmarks in the activities overview).
For almost all users coming to Gnome Shell it will not be the natural
thing to open the file manager program to manage their files.
In most desktop environments this program is pretty well hidden, and
people open folders, not the file manager. Gnome2 didn't even have it in
the menus as far as I can see.
It would probably be best to solve this problem upstream, but as you
said, there's probably no chance of including any such enhancements in
F15. Adding nautilus to the favourites seems like the best compromise.
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