View Poll Results: Do you prefer Folder Based Settings or One Global Settings?

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  • Folder Based Settings

    15 68.18%
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    4 18.18%
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Thread: Folder Based Settings Vs One Global Settings

  1. #1
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    Folder Based Settings Vs One Global Settings

    Folder Based settings allow each folder to have it's own zoom, and it's own view type (list view, icon view, compact view). While one global setting means there is only one zoom setting and one view setting and it will be used on all your folders.

    At the heart of this, is the question are all folders the same. For me they clearly are not.
    Folders that contain photos and videos are different to others as you will prefer to have see them displayed in icon view and with a higher zoom level.
    While with a folder consisting of variety of file types I would prefer the list view and normal zoom. For the downloads folder I would prefer to have contents ordered by a descending date. For folders like /usr/bin I would prefer the compact view.

    With a folder based settings all those settings mentioned above are remembered when you open that folder in file manager. While with one global setting you have to adjust all those again every time you open the folder.

    I was wondering what people prefer.

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    Re: Folder Based Settings Vs One Global Settings

    The reason for this post is that Nautilus for sometime including in 12.04 supported folder based settings. But with Gnome 3.6 they are dropping folder based settings for one global settings. This would mean from 12.10 you will also lose folder based settings in Nautilus.

    http://www.iloveubuntu.net/nautilus-...d-new-features

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    Re: Folder Based Settings Vs One Global Settings

    I sort of wish they got rid of folders already. They are such an outdated view of things. I would prefer it if files had tags.
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    Re: Folder Based Settings Vs One Global Settings

    ^ I am assuming you don't do project based work, or code applications.

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    Re: Folder Based Settings Vs One Global Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by pt123 View Post
    ^ I am assuming you don't do project based work, or code applications.
    Nestable Tags could do anything folders currently can and more.
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    Re: Folder Based Settings Vs One Global Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by vexorian View Post
    Nestable Tags could do anything folders currently can and more.
    Sounds like you don't

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    Re: Folder Based Settings Vs One Global Settings

    A combination of folders and tags is obviously what is needed. Both folders and tags should be nestable.
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    Re: Folder Based Settings Vs One Global Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by pt123 View Post
    Folder Based settings allow each folder to have it's own zoom, and it's own view type (list view, icon view, compact view). While one global setting means there is only one zoom setting and one view setting and it will be used on all your folders.

    At the heart of this, is the question are all folders the same. For me they clearly are not.
    Folders that contain photos and videos are different to others as you will prefer to have see them displayed in icon view and with a higher zoom level.
    While with a folder consisting of variety of file types I would prefer the list view and normal zoom. For the downloads folder I would prefer to have contents ordered by a descending date. For folders like /usr/bin I would prefer the compact view.

    With a folder based settings all those settings mentioned above are remembered when you open that folder in file manager. While with one global setting you have to adjust all those again every time you open the folder.

    I was wondering what people prefer.
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    Re: Folder Based Settings Vs One Global Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by pt123 View Post
    The reason for this post is that Nautilus for sometime including in 12.04 supported folder based settings. But with Gnome 3.6 they are dropping folder based settings for one global settings. This would mean from 12.10 you will also lose folder based settings in Nautilus.

    http://www.iloveubuntu.net/nautilus-...d-new-features
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    Arrow Re: Folder Based Settings Vs One Global Settings

    Folder Based settings..Just because it's got a few Grey hairs,does not mean it should be left on an ice flow somewhere.

    But you know how developers are...Once they discover users like a feature,they have to kill said feature. If we say we hate everything, maybe they will take a more hands off approach.
    Last edited by Linuxratty; August 24th, 2012 at 03:25 PM.
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