View Full Version : Spatial or not spatial Nautilus ?
29th July 2004, 05:57 AM
I tried the spatial mode of nautilus since the release of FC2, and I went back to the brower mode, and stick with it because I prefer it.
So that's just a poll to see if people prefer the spatial mode or not...
29th July 2004, 06:11 AM
what is all the hoopla about...spatial? what exactly does that mean...too many windows open
maybe I am a old fogey...but i like dual pane file manager (Midnight Commander)..in windows I have used Norton Commander and its clones...it just makes sense ...how many times to you need more than 2 windows?
I like Konqueror's "Midnight Commander" profile...in terminal I use mc
29th July 2004, 10:33 AM
Spatial is fantastic. I love the simplicity of it, and yes it does make better sense to novices. ;)
29th July 2004, 11:04 AM
I love spatial. It really makes sense too me. I don't have to know the location of my files, they are just there. It's great. Besides, I drag & drop a lot, so I need windows open. Drag & drop is great. (Try to drag & drop a html file to from nautilus to your browser, or a .ogg file to rhythmbox. It just works. Great!
29th July 2004, 12:51 PM
Gah! Too many windows open!
I turned spatial off. It was tricky: ran gconf-editor, and changed /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_browser to true (I think, it was a while ago.)
Hooray for Midnight Commander!
29th July 2004, 12:57 PM
DESKTOP CLUTTER IS UGLY
1 window for folders,
1 window for all IM convos
1 other (current task of the day)
thats all the windows i can stand (i have gaim, Rhythmbox, and Azureus in the sys tray)
29th July 2004, 05:15 PM
One of my biggest peeves is that people don't know where their files are....and I find that for me a dual pane setup is the best...file from one side move it to the other (and you will always know where it is)...:)
When is Norton Commander for linux coming out???:p
I'm with you JMAN, MC is the best....
29th July 2004, 07:51 PM
You're all so wrong. ;)
29th July 2004, 07:55 PM
i agree its pretty cool....i can have multiple windozs open at the same time :D
29th July 2004, 08:48 PM
took some getting used to...........now can't live without it ;-))
30th July 2004, 01:34 AM
Spartial nautilus is great. If you do not like too much windows open, switch to another desktop :D ;)
30th July 2004, 04:11 AM
Love it. If too many open windows is a bother for you, simply use the middle (wheel) button and that will open only one folder. Neat!
30th July 2004, 04:35 AM
realy dident know that what else is so great about it
30th July 2004, 05:38 AM
You're all so wrong.
ok ok I will try it again....sheesh....you were right about gnome(former kde user)...so maybe you are onto something with nautilus...may be I should read the manual
30th July 2004, 11:51 AM
I wasn't a big fan of nautilus before the multi-window change. Now I have to say that
I like it less than before. I don't mind them switching, but I think that they should make
it easier for newbies to change the setting. Editing cryptic config files just to get
legacy behavior was a bigger mistake (in my opinion) than the change itself.
30th July 2004, 02:15 PM
I have 4 Virtual Desktops. I use desktop 1 for browsing and email. I always have about 3 or 4 windows up on desktop 1. Desktop 2 is for irc and IM. Desktop 3 is for browsing of files and terminals, desktop 4 is for whatever task I'm working on at the moment, everything from GIMP to tuxracer or neverball.
By having a desktop dedicated to file management, having 5-6 windows of nautilus up at once isn't a problem. Drag&Drop is the best thing in GNOME I think. You can drag files from any directoy and just drop them in a music player, web browser or instant messaging client and it will do what makes sense. I love spatial.
30th July 2004, 04:22 PM
I never caught on to the multiple desktop concept either. I just want one file manager open on one desktop. But to each their own preference.
1st August 2004, 07:53 AM
I hate Spatial mode... turn it off NOW!!!
24th August 2004, 02:15 PM
I have to say I'm a bit undecided on this one. I never had a problem with a spatial window manager until Win98 (I think) provided a non spatial one. It's probably just the windozing of the world again! I'm gonna stick with the spatial for a while - I do have 4 desktops after all!
26th August 2004, 01:42 AM
It's easy to retain the choice of spatial vs. browser in Nautilus. If you double-click on (for example) the Computer icon on the desktop, it opens in spatial mode. Select it, right-click and choose Browse folder, you get the browser view.
"It's a floor polish...and a tasty dessert topping!" (SNL, sometime in the '70s, I think)
30th August 2004, 07:11 AM
Spatial mode really pisses me off, it just makes me waste taskbar space. I have not really got around to doing so many things that I would really make use of the virtual desktop, but I use it in windows and I like the feature. I prefer browser mode for nautilis.
30th August 2004, 07:13 AM
thats exactly why i turn it off
30th August 2004, 09:03 AM
spatial all the way baby. it felt really weird in the beginning but I kind of grew into it.
30th August 2004, 09:14 AM
for some people is great and for others not......at least we can choose which way to go....the beauty of linux :D
5th November 2004, 04:42 AM
I prefer browser. I have a TON of directories and I end up with upwards of 20 windows open while traversing the directory tree in spatial mode. And if I happen to end up with two or three different directories open named "work" ...
Browser is much cleaner to work with. I find it hard to believe that people see "spatial" as an improvement. Maybe if there was a tree mode like OS/2 had, and if you could see the path in the window titlebar. Otherwise, browser is more efficient.
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