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The Nautilus spatial interface

The Nautilus spatial interface

Posted Apr 4, 2004 19:39 UTC (Sun) by jzbiciak (subscriber, #5246)
In reply to: The Nautilus spatial interface by simon_kitching
Parent article: A look at GNOME 2.6

Actually, moving to "new window for every directory" is a step back towards the original Mac Finder, and away from modern browsers. It's more like moving the accelerator pedal back up as a handle instead.


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macintosh GUI was OK

Posted Apr 9, 2004 22:25 UTC (Fri) by anon (guest, #20786) [Link]

Actually, moving to "new window for every directory" is a step back towards the original Mac Finder, and away from modern browsers. It's more like moving the accelerator pedal back up as a handle instead.

This is an opinion, not a fact. Also, a file manager is not a browser.

I personally think the Mac got the file management aspect correct, and "progress" since then has been towards harder-to-use gui's. People are better at quickly picking things out based on location, color, size, than by a complex file name.

However, if you're used to one or the other, it will be easier to use the one you're used to.

I think that having both browser and file manager interfaces on Nautilus is a good design decision.


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