Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Nautilus Files split screen mode

Well, they did it again.

Bloody developers thinking they always know best.

Just updated a machine to Xubuntu Saucy 13.10 and installed Nautilus, my (ex) file manager of choice.

Hit F3 for split screen and nothing. What ???

Bit of a hunt around and I find that Nautilus is now Files and was taken over my those idiots at Gnome, and decided to drop split screen as it it didn't work on touch screen. What about the millions who DON'T have split screen and are never likely to ?

Where has CHOICE gone ? I'm talking about an option to leave in the F3 code. It wouldn't have been hard.
Here's what the anally retentive snob of a developer said when I had the audacity to criticise :

André Klapper [developer] 2013-12-25 13:16:21 UTC
Another unhelpful comment that created bugmail. 
John, to answer your question, see

Why don't they LISTEN to people instead of just deciding what is right and enforcing without thinking. What makes THEM more right than any one else ?

I don't even USE Gnome per se on my Xubuntu.

Loads of posts refer:

From the diff to remove it :

From 14d39e66aeb5f6acf73e4cc4d07efcd45f7619cc Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: William Jon McCann 
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 19:58:48 -0400
Subject: [PATCH] Remove extra panes

Extra Pane mode was somewhat useful before GNOME 3 had side by side window mode.
The combination of panes and tabs is just too much. It is inconsistent
with the file chooser and doesn't work well with touch.  We would like to
add a more explicit copy/move feature shortly.


Fortunately those folks at Mint seem to listen to customers and have made a fork called Nemo.

So :

sudo apt-get remove nautilus && sudo apt-get install nemo

And two fingers to Gnome.

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