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    Nautilus in 13.04

    It's been a few weeks I'm using the 13.04 beta-1 and I've noticed Nautilus has changed a bit. There are two things that concerns me and that I wanted to share and hear other voices:

    1. No more "compact list" view (Crtl + 3).
    Now only the "icon" and the "details list" view are available.
    I really enjoyed the "compact list" and hope it will come back eventually.
    Any thoughts on that?

    2. No mass-renamer available.
    I used to batch rename my files with nautilus-renamer. But since the upgrade to 13.04 it's no longer working on nautilus. Is it just me?
    Does anyone have a GUI solution for that?

    Cheers!

    PS: currently using the up-to-date nautilus version: 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu13
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    Re: Nautilus in 13.04

    Yeah, Canonical wasn't able to come up with a new file browser in time so at the moment we are stuck with featureless Nautilus 3.6. Canonical has in fact added search back to Nautilus 3.6 in Ubuntu 13.04, but thats all they were able to do.

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    Re: Nautilus in 13.04

    Greetings,
    Nautilus at its best has been light weight. I use it for normal tasks, but have Krusader for the heavy lifting.
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    Re: Nautilus in 13.04

    Thanks for your info and suggestions.

    I avoid installing KDE apps [for they bring more than 60Mb of dependencies with it] into gnome as a way to try keep my good-n-old T60 in shape as much as possible...

    And, of course, the one app per task philosophy also captivates my attention.

    But for now my solution was to install Thunar to get the job done!
    It feels very responsive and have a quite simple (yet powerful) batch-renamer integrated.

    I suppose it's not trivial to completely replace nautilus by thunar and keep all the good desktop integration achieved so far. But I might be wrong - hopefully!

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    Re: Nautilus in 13.04

    I just installed 13.04 beta. Went directly to Nautilus to see if the bad had really happened. Yes, no compact view. Erased. Switched to Linux Mint Cinnamon. Nemo = Compact view. I know this isn't Canonical's fault directly but I won't live without compact list. I deal with too many files for that. I'm convinced that Gnome devs are trying to be the first community project to have only their own devs to use their project. It's projects like this that keep Linux obscure. I like the Gnome 4 spoof of the completely clean desktop. Only a flashing cursor. LOL. Death to Gnome. Long live Cinnamon. Unfortunately. But that's just my opinion. What's more ironic is I waited over 10 years for compact mode before even installing Gnome from KDE. It only lasted for about 7 or 8 years and then they remove it. Amazing. Gnome has always been stable for me but so was CPM. There is more to life then stability. FWIW

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    Re: Nautilus in 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by nospam2k View Post
    I just installed 13.04 beta. Went directly to Nautilus to see if the bad had really happened. Yes, no compact view. Erased. Switched to Linux Mint Cinnamon. Nemo = Compact view. I know this isn't Canonical's fault directly but I won't live without compact list.[...]
    "Zoom Out" does the same thing. Also, "Default Zoom Level". Works on text and/or icons.

    You can make the 'view' so 'compact' that you can't read the file names...
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    Re: Nautilus in 13.04

    Gnome Nautilus devs have lost the plot! Ubuntu devs should have used the new Linux mint Nautilus fork this time round. Compact is the best view available. I'm on 12.04 here and if I zoom out to the level of the compact size using icon view, the text disappears completely. Also, compact view lists files left -> right, then down while compact lists them top -> bottom, then right. Not the same unfortunately.

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    Re: Nautilus in 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobin View Post
    I'm on 12.04 here and if I zoom out to the level of the compact size using icon view, the text disappears completely. [...] Not the same unfortunately.
    Can you post a screenshot?

    I'm not a Nautilus fanboi; far from it. I use PCManFM 99.9% of the time, but...

    Here's what the icons look like in Nautilus on 13.04 (Default zoom level: 66%)




    Looks perfectly compact & usable, to me. I just prefer NOT to use it. LoL!

    There are lots of file managers out there. If Nautilus doesn't float your boat...
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    Re: Nautilus in 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by VinDSL View Post
    Can you post a screenshot?

    I'm not a Nautilus fanboi; far from it. I use PCManFM 99.9% of the time, but...

    Here's what the icons look like in Nautilus on 13.04 (Default zoom level: 66%)

    There are lots of file managers out there. If Nautilus doesn't float your boat...
    More of the screen area in the picture is devoted to redundant icons that convey no usable information to me. Waste of screen space to me. I use list which sorts by name a couple ways, gives useful size information, date modified, type, etc. while the "dumb icon" conveys no info to me at all.....BTW, I frequently have hundreds of items in a folder so the "dumb icons" would take up a lot of screen space. Yes, I've got tablets, seems to me they have in mind someone who can't read, can remember obscure pictures, and have only a few options....

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    Re: Nautilus in 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrylamos View Post
    More of the screen area in the picture is devoted to redundant icons that convey no usable information to me. Waste of screen space to me. I use list [...]
    Agreed, Jerry! I'm an oldskool list'er, too.

    I was just trying to illustrate that you can make Nautilus (yuk!) icons (gag!) compact (so called) by using zoom (trendy).
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