Bracket View for Nautilus Browser

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(please, check my homepage for more details and credits)

I have hundred of folders in my home tree and I need to keep a hierarchical structure to organize them. I tried the spatial browser mode, but it is quite unusable because I cannot visualize the structure with more than one level. And the default tree view in Nautilus wastes a lot of space! I think that it would be great to have alternative views like the "bracket view" that I propose here.

(it is just a mock-up with no actual code!)

Update: an alternative version has been uploaded.

garoth

13 years ago

Hey,

I'd like to tell you that your idea was so good that someone on planet gnome has implyed that he wants to implement it or have someone else do that.

Great to see the Open Sourse world working as it should: community ideas -> developers -> reality.

Great work. I also like this idea and think that it would look really cool (as long as the arrows pointed to the folder that you were in, and as long as it could not take up as much space)

Blog entry (also on planet.gnome.org): http://chrislord.net/blog/Software/bracket-view-nautilus.essay

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ueluei

13 years ago

thanks! Maybe it is a good idea to have a 'mock-up' section in gnome-look?

By the way, open source would really benefit from a collaborative development framework. Imagine something like gnome-look but where people can post ideas, development plans, essays, actual code, test cases... all in a really distributed process. Just compensate poeple in some way (like AdSense) (or credit them adecuatelly in the final product).

I mean, I do not have time to involve 100% in a real project but I'd not mind implementing some code or giving some ideas from time to time. A wikipedia for open source? I know that in some sense everything is working yet in this way but project granularity is too big...

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garoth

13 years ago

Yeah. I agree. That would be a sweet website. Also a very useful addition to gnome.org.

Something like idea.gnome.org. That would be cool. Or maybe as an extension to the feature request bit on bugzilla.

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Gilson

13 years ago

Nice Theme and Icons.What is this?

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Uzytkownik

13 years ago

Have you /usr/sbin in ~?

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ueluei

13 years ago

the contents of my home directory are private ;)

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Cwiiis

13 years ago

I really like this - It's the same as the column view in NeXT/OSX, but a little easier to understand at a glance :) Perhaps this would be quite easy to implement too, with Ross Burton's OwlTreeModelSlice too (http://www.burtonini.com/blog//computers/slice-2006-03-12-14-40)

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ueluei

13 years ago

Thanks for the link! That OwlTreeModelSlice sounds very very interesting.

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Xilef

13 years ago

to save some space there should only be one arrow from 'usr' to 'sbin'. This is enough to show that we're in /usr/sbin

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ueluei

13 years ago

Thanks for the feed back. I'll check if other schemes with less arrows are easier to understand.

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