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Bug 142073 - "Places" menu and "computer" contents unification and simplification
"Places" menu and "computer" contents unification and simplification
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 155928
Product: nautilus
Classification: Core
Component: Navigation
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: Nautilus Maintainers
Nautilus Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-05-07 05:11 UTC by Michael Favia
Modified: 2004-12-22 21:47 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.5/2.6

Description Michael Favia 2004-05-07 05:11:27 UTC
After putting some thought into it i was wondering if we might consider unifying
the user experience for these two interfaces. The thought originally came from
my desire to add a "home" entry on the places menu but after a little work i
think that we might just be better off making them the same thing. I dont
profess to understand the inner working or capabilities of either feature but my
unified interface would work something like this.

The "places" menu and the "computer" "folder" will both contain the fiollowing
Home directory
All user mounted filesystems (including present cdroms and mass storage devices
if we have that capability)
CD Creator

I think that simplifying the interface for these two features will increase the
adoption and efficient utilization of each. Maybe even rename the "Places" menu
Computer or vice versa. Please let me know what you think.
Comment 1 Michael Favia 2004-05-07 05:14:35 UTC
i should have specified that i am refering to the new spatial interface which i
am starting to like alot.
Comment 2 Pete Black 2004-05-11 21:26:36 UTC
I would like to see a places:/// magic url where you can drag whatever you like
to the folder and have it appear under the places menu.

Currently it seems impossible to alter the places menu without editing the xml
etc. directly, and items like 'CD Creator' appear when the PC may not even have
a CD-Writer (or even a CD Drive) attached. I understand you can still make
.isos, but the Places menu is not very useful as it stands
Comment 3 Michael Favia 2004-05-17 18:35:49 UTC
Customization is a great idea and a welcome one from this side. I also think
however that we should attempt to build the most robust default operation as
well for those users who arent advanced enough to attempt to do so. Do you also
think that we should unify the two?
Comment 4 Sebastien Bacher 2004-10-20 11:51:04 UTC
Marking this bug as a duplicate of #155928 which has been created for a global
discussion about the bookmarks/places unification in nautilus.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 155928 ***