Lets take the worst of windows and make it the unchangeable default of linux
douglas.furlong at firebox.com
Wed Feb 18 11:13:39 UTC 2004
On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 08:15, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 12:36, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > > I am as keen as the next person to encourage new users, but does this
> > > have to be done at the expense of long time existing users? I truely
> > > F.....g hate this new setup.
> > >
> > > Is this bugzillable, please tell me that I am not the only one who
> > > _hates_ the new setup
> > Certainly you're not the only one who hates it. I don't much use Nautilus
> > (or GUI-stuff in general) anyway but the new behavior makes me want to
> > scream.
> I find it interesting that most people who dislike the new spatial mode
> also add a comment that they don't actually use Nautilus. For any change
> there will always be some people who don't like it. Hopefully the people
> who actually use Nautilus will like it better.
I have noticed this as well, and find it quite amusing, that they
"hardly ever user it", however say they hate the new look/feel. One
could assume they didn't actually like the old look/feel either, else
they would have used it more.
However, leaving that aside, I did/do use it and do hate the new look.
I frequently traverse many directories, and the fact that it opens up
ten's of windows upsets me. It makes it much harder to go back, or ends
up leaving my desktop a complete and utter mess. I didn't like it in
windows, but at least they gave me the choice (with out having to "jump
> Anyway, the default behaviour is decided and won't change.
This is fair enough, i suppose. I don't like it, but I don't know enough
general users to be able to state whether your decision is right or not.
> Maybe at some point before 2.6 we'll add a preference that lets you default to
> navigational mode. However, we'd like to force people to use spatial
> mode in order to flush out all bugs from it (and make some people notice
> that its actually nice).
If the "force people to use it" only applies during the testing, then
that is fair enough. I just hope that sentiment does not continue past
the testing faze as i don't really like being "forced" to do any thing,
especially if i don't like it, and it is considerably inconvenient to
As i said, default is fine, but PLEASE make it feasible to change it
once the testing is complete.
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