Re: Nautilus annoyances - can configuration change these, if so how?

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On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 10:32:12AM +0000, Stuart Sears wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
>>     Nautilus opens a new window for every directory, this rapidly gets
>>     annoying with deep hierarchies.  Is there an option to get
>>     Nautilus to open a new directory/folder in the *same* window?
>>     (Windows can do it, when using XP I always have this option set)
> No. Not as far as I can tell. Even when delving into the depths of the 
> (mostly undomcumented) hideosity that is gconf.
>>     When using the File - Open Location option nautilus defaults the
>>     location to the home directory *and* selects it so that it
>>     overwrites what's in the clipboard.  This is *intensely* annoying
>>     if you have just carefully selected the directory you want to go
>>     to (in another window) and have put it in the copy buffer already.
>>     Can I turn off the auto-entry of the home directory and/or the
>>     automatic selection of the text?
> Also no.
> Welcome to GNOME. "our way or the highway" :)
I wonder why I use the command line most of the time!  :-)

> Incidentally, if you want a filemanager that does behave the way you like 
> (and has some *very* cool features, like proper regex-based 
> search-and-replace file renaming, or renaming based on audio tags), you 
> should look at Thunar, which is also gtk-based so has a fairly small 
> footprint. I use this for preference on whatever desktop env I run.
OK, thanks, I'll take a lok at thunar.

Nautilus has some other annoyances that would be good to be rid of.

Chris Green

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