Re: Features request
ritz <khadgaray <at> gmail.com>
2008-03-02 06:35:26 GMT
On Sat, 2008-03-01 at 20:00 +0530, Nageshwar M wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm a big fan of gnome and using nautilus for long time and now, I
> feel there should be some optional extra features.
> I've come up with some of my ideas. If you accept any of them, I want
> to participate in SoC08 and want to spend
> this summer to improve nautilus.
> List of the Features:
> * Integrated desktop search engines
> A search box will be placed on the right-top edge.
deskbar is what you are probably looking for.
> * Embedded previews. [supports document viewer, gthumb viewer, totem
> player, openoffice]
> The default viewers should be decided based on their loading time.
> users can also write scripts to support more views.
> * Option to remember the currently opened windows. useful at the time
> of reboot.
Save session when existing gnome desktop, and this should work.
> * Scripts should be able to create sub-menus in the right-click
> context menu, so that actions
> can be easily categorized. [I don't know if nautilus already
> supports this feature].
> * Pre-loading the contents of the next possible directories. Based on
> the previous user behavior, nautilus
> predicts next possible directories in the user navigation and pre
> loads the contents like file properties,
> thumbnails etc.,
> * Custom File Icon sizes
> * Editable file address buttons [similar to the one in vista explorer]
> * Tabbed browsing [I too don't like this option, but many people are
> waiting for this]
> But I strongly recommend for a way to quickly copy files
> from one place to other.
> Split screen should solve this problem, but nautilus should
> have its own way!!
> * Support for custom layouts. [This feature is very complicated, but
> gives a very rich look]
> layouts or nothing but similar to html pages. They supports
> only some standard
> tags like <b> <p> <div> <font> <img> etc., users can
> decorate their file browser
> as they like. There will be informative tags also.If the
> user want to know the directory name,
> they can write %directoryname%. nautilus will replace it
> with the present directory name.
> -- custom emblems and backgrounds are very easy if we implement this.
> * Option to display the album art of the music files as their icons.
> * Option for viewing and editing the ratings of the media files.
> * Using sshfs, ftpfs, smbfs support, we can implement the remote file
> browsing also.
nautilus does this, atleast in the last stable version.
GIO backend has a few problem which developers are trying to sort out.
> These features should be optional since some users like the nautilus
> for its simplicity.
> Your comments/suggestions are most welcome. I'll be glad to hear from you.
> Nageshwar M.
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