GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 664311
Inability to move/customize main toolbar buttons.
Last modified: 2012-05-03 04:55:52 UTC
The main toolbar in default Nautilus has the toolbar buttons (forward, backward and reverse) on the left. Is there anyway to customize the location of these buttons? More specifically, to move the toolbar buttons between the sidebar and the location bar?
This is rather a question for a support forum or the mailing list instead of a bug report if you're not sure. :)
Toolbar buttons are part of the toolbar and have nothing to do in the sidebar.
Then I would rephrase this into a bug report as follows: currently, the toolbar navigational buttons (previous, next) are positioned to the right from the location bar. This is inconsistent with what most users probably expect, which is the way they are located in a web browser.
The three web browsers I currently have installed on this system position these elements as follows:
1. Epiphany 3.2.1: previous, next buttons above the left end of location bar.
2. Firefox 9.0: previous, next buttons to the left from location bar.
3. Chromium 15.0.874.121: previous, next buttons to the left from location bar.
From my personal anecdotal evidence, with this background, I say suddenly finding the navigational buttons from the right end of the location bar in one app is undly arduous. Thus this bug's title should be: Move the navigation buttons to the left of the location bar.
(IIRC this was also how the buttons were back in Gnome 2. If there was some usability reasoning behind moving them to the right, I'd be interested in reading about it.)
I agree; this is annoying. People are even recompiling nautilus to move the buttons around.
Could there at least be dconf keys added to move the buttons back?
Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further bugs you find.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 662539 ***