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Bug 145427 - Optional Navigation aids for Nautilus
Optional Navigation aids for Nautilus
Product: nautilus
Classification: Core
Component: Navigation
0.x.x [obsolete]
Other All
: Low enhancement
: ---
Assigned To: Nautilus Maintainers
Nautilus Maintainers
: 145588 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-07-05 00:10 UTC by Jamie McCracken
Modified: 2005-07-12 13:09 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

mega patch (82.50 KB, patch)
2004-07-05 00:12 UTC, Jamie McCracken
none Details | Review
megapatch 2 (83.38 KB, patch)
2004-07-10 01:14 UTC, Jamie McCracken
none Details | Review
MegaPatch for Nautilus 2.8.1 (107.00 KB, patch)
2004-11-06 13:55 UTC, Jamie McCracken
needs-work Details | Review

Description Jamie McCracken 2004-07-05 00:10:58 UTC
Navigational aids:

1) optional bookmarks in spatial
2) bookmarks to have shortcut keys
3) ability to set folder actions for left and middle mouse buttons
4) have an open in same window option for (3)
5) have an optional pathbar displayed instead of the location button

(apologies if this request dupes previous entries in bugzilla but I have a patch
for all the above and i need somewhere to put it!).
Comment 1 Jamie McCracken 2004-07-05 00:12:44 UTC
Created attachment 29226 [details] [review]
mega patch

Patch provides all of mentioned above and an extra tab in global preferences
window to easily turn on or off the settings.
Comment 2 Christian Neumair 2004-07-05 21:06:29 UTC
While I really appreciate your efforts it is very unlikely that this patch will
go into Nautilus as-is. Therefore it would be helpful if you splitted out the
various parts. Proposed split-out (without looking at the patch):
- Preferences Changes
- Bookmarking Changes
- Pathbar Changes
- Folder Actions

Comment 3 Christian Neumair 2004-07-05 21:07:16 UTC
BTW: "Open in the same window" is an odd description. Nautilus is supposed to
always open a new window - it's just some close-behind magic.

Comment 4 Jamie McCracken 2004-07-05 21:30:29 UTC
I cant really split them up cause they are mostly interdependent (eg Bookmarks
and pathbar depend on folder action beings in there) and thats why its done as a
big patch and not a series of little ones. 

As everything is optional ( 1,3,4,5 are switchable and it doesn't change the
defaults) I dont see why it shouldn't get added as a whole.

BTW, "open in same window" is a perfectly sane option (even windows gives the
user the choice).
Comment 5 Jamie McCracken 2004-07-10 01:14:45 UTC
Created attachment 29394 [details] [review]
megapatch 2

I have added a tweak to the pathbar to make it behave more like the file
chooser when dealing with the home path. The full home path (eg /home/jamie) is
now replaced with a single Home button (with home stock icon). This helps
insulate the unix hierarchy from ordinary users.
Comment 6 Vincent Noel 2004-08-12 17:05:19 UTC
*** Bug 145588 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Renato 2004-09-03 07:35:22 UTC
Open in the same window si NOT a sane approach: how can you save position and
dimensions? Moving and stretching around the window? I much prefer the close
behind as it is now.
Comment 8 Jamie McCracken 2004-11-06 13:55:04 UTC
Created attachment 33493 [details] [review]
MegaPatch for Nautilus 2.8.1

Improved version of the Megapatch which now compiles on Nautilus 2.8.1

New Features:

* Bookmarks now integrated into Places menu
* Bookmarks now use GTK bookmarks (same as the file chooser)
* Bookmarks auto update in Nautilus when changed in file chooser
* "Copy Files To" added to selection popup
* "Move Files To" added to selection popup
* New "Plus" tab in preferences
* Open a terminal window using current nautilus directory via Ctrl+shift+T

Installation instructions:

Note this will only install on Nautilus 2.8.1 so retrieve that version from CVS
prior to adding this patch (use CVS commands below) -

cvs -z3 co -r NAUTILUS_2_8_1 nautilus
patch -p0 < patch_filename
make install


Comment 9 Christian Neumair 2005-05-21 12:04:33 UTC
We really appreciate your great efforts, but what I said is still true: This
will never ever be merged at once, since it just touches too many edges. It
would be great if you could resubmit a pathbar patch, which (hopefully) doesn't
interfere with all those other changes. Next, you could split out the bookmarks
stuff, and shift the "move/copy files to" stuff into a third patch, having a
fourth "Plus tab" patch. The Open in terminal part doesn't seem to be
appropriate, considering that there is an extension for this
Comment 10 Christian Neumair 2005-07-12 13:09:49 UTC
Most of this has already been integrated into Nautilus due to your great
fragmentation work. The useful remainder will hopefully soon be integrated as well.