Thursday, May 20, 2004

Gnome 2.6 rocks!

I was a little worried about how I would like the 2.6 nautilus interface. Especially when I read a bad review.

http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/software/story/0,10801,92934,00.html

I love the new spacial setting. This is a new way to look at desktop managment and it takes a while to get used to it. The annoying part is that a new window will open up for every folder when you left click.

After using it for a while it seems obvious why it is there. The Gnome Development team realized that people can easily remember items spacially, so when you open your home folder it always will show up in the same location you left it and the same size. This unconsciously helps me know what folder I am working in.

Nobody wants to see more than 3 folder windows on the desktop, so you have to press Ctl-Shift-W or when you click on a new folder you can use the middle mouse button or press the scroll wheel. It does take some time getting used to the new commands. I have my system set up to work with a single click which helps.