Nautilus considered a nuisance.
Posted Apr 1, 2010 17:33 UTC (Thu) by drag
In reply to: Nautilus considered a nuisance.
Parent article: GNOME 2.30 has been released
All it requires is just one Gconf change. A change from a '1' to a '0'. It works fine, Gnome
works fine, Nautilus works fine... no breakage or anything like that. I use it all the time.
I don't understand what the big deal is really. If the objection is that you have to use gconf-
editor or the command line version to make a configuration change and that is just too
irritating or daunting, then the only fix would be to add a option to disable desktop ownership
in Gnome's file-manager preferences dialog.
One of the lovely things about gsettings or whatnot is that you can make a change from any
application and it won't interfer with Nautilus and the change is pretty much immediate.
That is you can make a 'tweak' program that is entirely seperate from Gnome's official stuff
and it would work just fine.
There is a 'Gtweakui' program that does just that: GTweakUI
It's been last updated in 2004, but what is packaged by Debian still works just fine.
This is similar in concept to Microsoft's Tweak UI in their
Weirdly the UI is not that
surpisingly different from Gconf-editor:
Of course editing the Gconf registry stuff is safe were as editing the Windows registry manually
is usually going to be disaster for most people.
In fact I think that 'Gnome PowerToys' would be a interesting tool for 'Power Users' to play
Just a add-on not included with the default Gnome install or whatever, that contain odd UI
changes that users can perform and play around with easily.
Stuff like swapping out Metacity for Gnome-shell/Compiz/OpenBox. Disabling/Enabling
Nautilus browser mode, mucking around with multimedia buttons and whatever else oddball
things people can think of.
It can be a 'for fun' thing that does not need to be HIG friendly or anything remotely like that.
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