Friday, July 24, 2009

Nautilus Chrome Uses Too Much Real Estate?

David Siegel posted that Nautilus uses too much space for user controls (chrome). He uses a patch and a PPA supplied in the referenced story to go from this:
to this:
In addition to the patch to Nautilus, David also used GlobalMenu, reduced font sizes, and turned off the status bar. If you agree with David, you can get 90% of his improvements without needing to patch or add a repository.You can't remove the "Home" and "Computer" icons or move the breadcrumbs onto the toolbar.

Step 1: Open a Nautilus window (Places > Home) and go to the View menu. Uncheck "Location Bar" and "Status Bar."

Step 2: Go to System > Preferences > Apearance in the main menu and click on the "Interface" tab. Change "Toolbar button labels" from "Text below icons" to "Icons only."

Step 3: In the "Appearance" dialog, choose the "Fonts" tab and change
Application Fonts to Sans 9 or Sans 8.

The result?
Want even more real estate? Use Globalmenu. More? Press F9 to get rid of the sidebar.

Want the max? Open the Nautilus preferences and go to the Behavior tab. Uncheck "Always open in browser windows." Welcome to "Spatial Nautilus."



how do we get this working?
is this only a mock up or, is this available right now?

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