Anne Wilson ha scritto:
On Tuesday 30 Aug 2011 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
>> Now I'm really confused so I made a new folderview to see what really
>> happens in Fedora 14. It opens at ~/.
> The folder view widget itself defaults to ~, but the default layout script
> in 4.6 was explicitly setting the folder of the folder view created by
> default to ~/Desktop.
Even more confused, then :-) because I'm running 4.6.5, and it opened at ~.
Maybe it's something in my personal settings. <Sigh> It's so difficult to
sensible comment when so many things affect the situation.
Slightly OT, but not too much. Maybe it's been discussed before and I
The discussion about folderview brings me to a more general question
about 4.x features. In old 3.x times, the Desktop was just a folderview
showing the ~/Desktop folder contents. Whatever you wanted to be shown
in your Desktop could be either added to it by a context menu, or simply
put into the ~/Desktop folder. The only real difference between what was
shown on Desktop and what could be seen with a file manager was that on
Desktop everything was translated. It was rather simple and
straightforward, providing all the functionalities required. An empty
Desktop folder would lead to a clean empty Desktop, a Desktop folder
populated with links to folders and applications would lead to a Desktop
providing quick access to user's most needed features.
I fail to grasp the rationale behind creating Plasma and Plasmoids,
which to a simple minded like me appear to be nothing but a clumsy
implementation of what was already available, and then including the
folderview we're discussing, to mimic previous features which in old
good times were already there, and much simpler to create and to maintain.
Could someone give me a clue of why Plasma, Plasmoids and such should be
considered a step forward, and not a step back, as it appears to me?
Is there something more than parroting Mac Desktop, which is the poorest
point of Mac implementation trading off functionality in favor of
What are, by an user point of view, the extra features we've gained?
What do I fail to grasp?
Whenever people agree with me, I always feel I must be wrong (O. Wilde)