[Bug 56086] File system entry not useful for most people.

aruiz aruiz at synaptia.net
Fri Aug 11 22:21:44 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: nautilus

The side panel "File system" entry is ok for people that is used to the
unix file hierarchy, but, IMHO, it doesn't have any useful meaning for
most people.

I think that it would be better to hide it whit a gconf key option to
restore it if user want to (and an entry in the preference dialog to
swicht that behaviour). I wonder what people that have no clue about
unix would think after double clicking on file system and seeing all
that bin, boot, var, ... etc folders that have nosense (non english
speakers won't even have a remote idea of what they means). I think that
hiding it and only showing meaningful locations would hide that

Since nautilus is a multipourpose desktop, I don't think that nautilus
should fix this (thus, I haven't reported this bug at bugs.gnome.org),
but ubuntu has a user target that it is supposed not to know the unix
file system.

** Affects: nautilus (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Untriaged
         Status: Unconfirmed

File system entry not useful for most people.

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