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Re: How to stop file browsing creating new folders?

Ben Steeves wrote:

On 6/20/05, Jim Cornette <fc-cornette insight rr com> wrote:

I'll file a bug upstream to see if the default behavior can be changed.

It won't be, but you can file the bug anyway. Just don't be surprised
when it's closed WONTFIX or NOTABUG. See bugs 157527 147034 135690 &
134447 at bugzilla.gnome.org for a sample of what's likely to happen
to your bug.

Thanks for references to possible outcomes with bugs filed in GNOME against nautilus and "spacial" mode recovery. I think that making the option more "spacial", as in making a button or mode pull down to change the behavior of the file manager easily would stop a lot of wontfix, notabug closures of filed bug reports.
The modes should in your face or intuitively selectable from a menu. The feature is not too hard to find when reading lists that discuss the option and location of where the mode can be switched.
When setting a key option through the "Configuration Editor" and diving down several tree levels to nautilus --> preferences --> always use browser (then checking the checkmark)

Is there any way to set the configuration editor into spacial mode? Why is it not set that way by default?

There's nothing "more sane" about navigational mode over spatial mode.
But it's inappropriate to argue that here.

I'll accept the fact that this list is more to help users than to battle over what is a sane behavior for an application. The list is to solve problems, lead one to resources or to steer one in the right direction to solve their problem. No arguments here, other than this posting.

Thanks for the info, I thought that it was initialized as default on the
distribution level.

Some distributions make liberal changes to package defaults. One reason I like Fedora is that they don't. The GNOME usability wizards know what they're doing.

When you have the code and someone wants to make a highly usable distribution that is intuitively easy to use, changing from the defaults is not always a bad thing. We could bring up BlueCurve or any thing that is different from one distribution over another. I don't think that all distributions ship with a set of smurf icons as their themes. I argued about the extremely blue them before and of course lost. I use Crux as theme. Mozilla is not set to hide on all distros that I know. Anyway, a distribution is usually known by its friendliness, intuitive interfaces or its general functionality and availability of useful or desired programs. I believe as a community, we can suggest what is appealing and what is not to one's liking.

If GNOME closes the bug, I doubt that I would be as fond as previously. We do have choices and this is a good thing. Having desktops that do things on a hardliner basis could be detrimental overall to their appear to users.


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		-- Rufus Miles, HEW

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