Gene Heskett gheskett at
Sat Nov 28 13:07:22 UTC 2015

On Saturday 28 November 2015 05:43:26 Colin Law wrote:

> On 28 November 2015 at 10:34, Petter Adsen <petter at> wrote:
> > On Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:13:59 +0000
> >
> > Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
> >> On 28 November 2015 at 09:34, Petter Adsen <petter at> wrote:
> >> > On Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:06:12 +0000
> >> >
> >> > Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
> >> >> Is there no way any more, in Nautilus, of having the window at
> >> >> the top showing the path, instead of the buttons?
> >> >>
> >> >> Nautilus 3.14.2 (the standard repo version) on Ubuntu 15.10
> >> >
> >> > Ctrl+L? (Or Enter Location in the menu, top-right.)
> >>
> >> Great, thanks.  I was looking in preferences and in the View menu
> >> for an option to show it, it did not occur to me to look in Go.  It
> >> took me a little googling to discover that to revert to the buttons
> >> you have to click there then hit escape.  Not very obvious.
> >
> > No, I agree with that, but unfortunately "not very user friendly"
> > seems to be the case for a lot of the GNOME3 tools, and they seem to
> > lose functionality with every new release. For an alternative, I'd
> > recommend Thunar or SpaceFM, although they lack much of the
> > integration Nautilus has with some other tools. Some of it is easy
> > to add, though, and you can find a lot of scripts/plugins online.
> I did try Thunar a little while ago but it was still very buggy then.
> I might try it again.  Thanks.
> Colin

It seems like the underlieing ncurses interface for mc is getting easier 
and easier to destroy, but mc is still the king of 2 pane file managers.  
Anything that is a one window file manager is operating under a false 
name IMNSHO.

I had hopes for krusader, 2-3 years back, for about an hour, until I 
found that underneath the pretty face, its was only about 5% of what mc 
is. When it trashed a text file moving it from one directory in my home 
tree to another, also in my home tree, was when it got nuked. mc just 
works once you can convince the window managers to quit stealing the Fn 
keys that make it truly fast and efficient to use.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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