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 All the time after I create New Folder I have to rename it. Written by LiudasLT the 4 Dec 10 at 12:28. Related project: Nautilus. Not an idea In ubuntu the name of just created foldes is "New folder" (or similar localized name). this name brings no info at all and needs to be renamed.
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Solution #1: The name of just created New folder should be a date like "2010-12-04"
Written by LiudasLT the 4 Dec 10 at 12:28.
I think if the name will be a date, like "2010-12-04" (or similar by local settings) - this way user in some (sometimes in most) cases wont need to rename it at all.
For example PENTAX K200D manage photos in memory card by adding photos of each day to separate folder, named like "100_1204", "100_1205",... its so comfortable, so I wish to have similar experience and in ubuntu.

I mean after I chose create new folder I get:

and I have to enter the name whatever I want, but If I would get this:

I could just hit enter and be happy :)

I just think, that this way would be more user friendly and this really wouldn't cost any problems to anyone... maybe I am wrong, but I don't think this would be so complicated to do...
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Solution #2: System Setting
Written by Akerbos the 5 Dec 10 at 09:41.
I am pretty much against creating hundreds of system settings, but it certainly is a possibility.

Create a system/Nautilus/Thunar setting for specifying default names for new folders, using common templates like %y, %m, 0, %h, %m, %u ...

See the 13 comments or propose a solution (latest comment the 17 Oct 11 at 11:10) >>

 Ubuntu logo must be shiny Written by mydoghasworms the 14 Sep 10 at 18:13. Global category: Look and Feel. Not an idea While it is OK for the logo to appear flat and clinical in print or other media, it should really ''reflect'' something of the shininess of the desktop. When I first saw this, I thought I was about to enter a hospital: This is so sterile and clinical.
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Solution #1: Make the logo shiny on the desktop
Written by mydoghasworms the 14 Sep 10 at 18:13.
I'm not much of an artist, but here's an idea:

You can probably come up with something better.

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Solution #2: #1 + animated logo
Written by andreaplanet the 16 Sep 10 at 01:02.
as title
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Solution #4: make gdm customizable agen
Written by Goury the 21 Sep 10 at 17:37.
so everybody can make theme without this !@&#%@$&# icon or with custom one or whatever they want or just go to the *-look.org and dl some or just remove icon, make it simpler! 50 votes Solution #5: Make it customizable Written by lotif the 22 Sep 10 at 19:49. Ubuntu should make this thing customizable, then everyone can put their own favorite logo (like I did on my pc). BTW, Ubuntu Tweak does the trick, but it'll be good to make it customizable by default on Ubuntu without third-party software. See the 20 comments or propose a solution (latest comment the 28 Aug 11 at 09:26) >>  the Future nautilus No information about this blueprint Information is updated every 5 minutes. Please wait till the next update. Written by Shady3D the 30 Oct 09 at 18:53. Related project: Nautilus. Not an idea nautilus sucks and something needs to be done, and now let me point to the key points that make it suck. 1. slow startup, comparing windows with nautilus explorer opens faster than nautilus 2. cluttered, too many buttons that hurts the eye and wasted space 3. library, a library feature can be very important in the near future as i will explain in the solution. 4. no eye-candy, the user should impressed by Ubuntu and the current nautilus don't accomplish that. 5. ease of use, by making mass renaming easy, opening as an administrator, set as background ...etc 926 votes Solution #1: Speedy Startup Written by Shady3D the 30 Oct 09 at 18:53. there is nothing to explain here, just find what is making Nautilus slow and eliminate it 280 votes Solution #2: MySimplified Nautilus Written by Shady3D the 30 Oct 09 at 19:02. this is my version of simplified Nautilus -212 votes Solution #3: Libraries Feature + Solution #22 Written by Shady3D the 30 Oct 09 at 19:15. i think libraries exceed the idea that Microsoft done, its more powerful than that, so let me explain uses of library Case (1): i use Dropbox for file sharing and ubuntuOne and Document are located under ~/Documents so what is the solution to make this? every one will say links links is good but at some point this becomes very bad, if you want to share some docs on UbuntuOne and the other on Dropbox also if you have some documents spread out on other places like external HDD it would be problematic to update links manually. Case (2): better suited for the cloud, imagine if you could just open your Facebook or Picasa images from nautilus how this would be done, this should work the same way with the availability of the API (and there is a project dedicated for that called "DataPortability Project") 248 votes Solution #4: Eye-Candy using Gloobus Written by Shady3D the 30 Oct 09 at 19:27. gloobus is a pretty-good project and its progressing very well, so i think its the best candidate available. gloobus project: https://launchpad.net/gloobus 214 votes Solution #5: Eye-Candy by Grabbing Movie Posters and Album Cover Written by Shady3D the 30 Oct 09 at 19:38. this solution should be available but NOT enable by default, this can make Ubuntu looks very beautiful, by enabling this feature it will see if the folder is named Movies and then its grabs the poster, and if the folder is named Music it will change every folder with the album cover or if its a band it will be the band picture. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FJH0hYZmVtc/SsX9dlPsYiI/AAAAAAAADdg/lH-qnrRNjZU/s1600 /screenshot_030.png 249 votes Solution #6: We should impress the users. Written by azhar the 30 Oct 09 at 22:19. Truth be told, for the majority of people, Linux distros is equal to CLI. Now, we all know that's false... But, yet, the majority of people do think so... You know, in my opinion.... I think when someone has a look at a Linux Distro(in that case Ubuntu), he should feel like he wants to embrace the free community at once. What I mean to say, is, that he should be soooo impressed by the background, the Toolbars' design, and the feel in general, that he wishes to go OpenSource almost instantly, and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, this discriminate view against Linux Distros should disappear immediately in his mind. Now, how do we achieve this?? Its all about the UI. We should have glassy, and glossy toolbars. And, it should be in very vibrant and lively, and cool colours. It shouldn't be some dull, dark black, or I don't know what colour. It should appeal to the user. It should feel fresh! :) Moreover, the icons should be stylishly designed. Very beautifully designed. Very trendy, and cool. Again, something that appeals to the user. And not some 2-D clunky and dull-looking icons. The time has come to show people that the open-communtiy has great resources and talents! Its time to show people that we have taste, not only for stability, or security, even though these are essential components of an OS, but that we also have exquisite taste when it comes to the UI. From the moment the user log into his account, to the moment he logs out, he should feel he is in the best OS. He should be excited to explain to his other friends how cool and beautifully designed his OS is. Even the logon tone should be classy. In my opinion, of the best tones is the BOREALIS set. Come'on guys! Lets show to teh world that the OpenSource community has some great talents!! And has exquisite taste! 60 votes Solution #7: Add search button connected to console. Written by Lachu the 31 Oct 09 at 08:26. Add search button on top of Nautilus window. It will search in man for commands operates on files. The main problem is that man is not fully readable by computer, but text style in man pages are very semantically. People needs similar thinks to Ubiquity Mozilla's project on file management. It would be great if I can input backup, select "cp -b " command and check all files in checkbox. In next step I can save some settings of this dialog, set name and put generated button on the panel. When this button is clicked similar dialog will been displayed, but option all files could be checked(if I decided that on dialog creating process). Second cases: Mathew needs to backup files from current directory onto CD. He only input burn and he got option like brasero or CLI commands to burning files. He only select some cli command and drag files to burn or select all files checkbox. 385 votes Solution #8: Ease of Use (Undo, Rename, Admin, Background) Written by Shady3D the 31 Oct 09 at 12:42. ease of use include having options available like "open as admin", "set as background", and the most important one "UNDO" another important feature is Mass Renaming without using extra applications, and one of the ways to do that is by 1. selecting the files/folders 2. right-click to rename the first element 3. rename like you are renaming a regular file BUT include special characters like # for numbering, ex: # >> 0, 1, 2 but ## >> 00, 01, 02 4. click enter and nautilus will rename the other files extra commands like converting to uppercase just type UPPERCASE and it will automatically convert them without renaming them, lowercase, switch between space to underscore, and all this cane be can be done the same way. 289 votes Solution #9: Uniform icon size Written by robinparriath the 1 Nov 09 at 14:25. Uniform icon size would really improve the arrangement of icons on screen. Say, you have 3 pdfs, 2 movies and 4 folders in a folder. The overall arrangement in Nautilus helps in identifying which is which, but at the cost of neatness. I propose and upper limit for the icon size, that can be set through the options in shady3d's solution #2 77 votes Solution #10: Integrating Gnome Do with Ubuntu Written by foplat the 4 Nov 09 at 07:01. I've read the solutions provided above and I also think that Nautilus's UI should be renewed, or creating a new way to browse through files and folders. My solution includes solutions #1 and #6 but also this: how about also including Gnome Do (http://do.davebsd.com/) program along with the Ubuntu and #1 and #6? It is a powerful tool that provides easy access not only to files and folders but also to search results, microblogging, e-mail etc. It is inspired by Quicksilver from Macs. Here is a presentation video of the Quicksilver, since Gnome Do is very, very similar program. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8493378861634507068# 198 votes Solution #11: Easier "paste into directory" Written by Leopard2A5 the 5 Nov 09 at 07:23. When i have files on the clipboard and i want to paste them into a folder that's too full (so that there's no unused space between the last file and the window border) i have to move one folder upwards and then right-click and click "paste into folder". It's way more intuitive to just right-click anywhere in the target folder (as long as you don't right-click a contained folder) and hit "paste". (Windows does it that way). I love linux, but i always thought this is a disadvantage compared to Windows. -195 votes Solution #12: Navigation more similar to the Windows explorer Written by Leopard2A5 the 5 Nov 09 at 08:17. I know, nautilus is not the windows explorer, but even this bit of software has some nice features, i'm referring to the feature in the "path-bar" in which you can change the directory of any element in the path with a drop-down list. -76 votes Solution #13: Specific "Explorer" features Written by ElliottCB the 5 Nov 09 at 11:42. There is a lot of functionality buried in Windows Explorer, in particular in the area of Shell Extensions. I happen to have done some development in this area and would be interested to know if it could be done (or has been done!) in Ubuntu. I might suggest the following specific features: 1) Allow the customisation of a specific directory and/or its sub-directories by the inclusion of a format file. Explorer does this with an HTM file. We might prefer XML. At any rate, it would be a flexible way to specify a background image, fonts, icons, buttons to start actions and so forth. Just put a file with a specified name (e.g. "customise.xml") in the directory with some tags saying what colours, fonts and so on should be applied. 2) An extension type to modify the context menu on a file or directory on-the-fly. For instance, you could modify the behaviour of text files globally or in a directory by adding an option to the context menu which invokes a library function to XML-transform it then open it in Firefox. Or whatever. "Owner-draw" context menus would enable you to actually put pictures or formatted text in the menu itself. 3) Extensions to modify the pop-up tips on a file type - again, globally or by directory. (Perhaps in "customise.xml"...) A picture file could have a picture pop-up, for instance, or a summary of the EXIF data. 4) A namespace extension to allow one to drill down into files the way one can browse ZIP files in Explorer. 5) A namespace extension to allow one to add a panel to the files view in which file content or properties can be shown 6) Drag-Drop handler extensions to allow modification of the way files behave when dropped one on the other. Photoshop "Droplets" might be a good model - you can drop a batch of pictures on a little file and the operations it defines will be applied to the picture. And a non-Explorer suggestion: x) A reg-ex enabled filter to hide/show or select/unselect heterogeneous selections of files. Excuse me if I'm re-inventing an old Ubuntu wheel. These are my first hours here! This is a lot of work, but I think the various elements could be cleanly decoupled. The role of the XML file in applying extensions locally or conditionally might need some thought. 186 votes Solution #14: Just sort out the bugs and issues Written by nlao the 5 Nov 09 at 14:10. Here is my tuppence worth of ideas, but I think fixing missing simple user enhancements and soem bugs would go a long way to making it better. Here are a couple that really annoy me, I expect there are others. Adding in features like "view as thumbnails" per folder would go a long way to helping make it better. Icon placement on Desktop, this really really needs sorting. There is not a structured grid for icons, some end up close to others whilst others are miles away and dragging them around come to nothing they still end up looking like a jumble. Further to this is the placement of removable media icons. These really should not be over other icons on the desktop. -39 votes Solution #15: Single window Written by biffen the 5 Nov 09 at 15:46. Opening a directory from anywhere outside of nautilus should open it in a new tab in an existing nautilus window (if there is one, otherwise open a new one, of course). Opening multiple windows should of course still be possible. (Think Firefox.) This behaviour would of course be optional (but default?) by settings. How this would work when there is already more than one window open, is an other question. -329 votes Solution #16: Switch to KDE and use real tools like Dolphin Written by young the 6 Nov 09 at 14:03. The title says it all. Nautilus has no future. It's a mess. 131 votes Solution #17: tabs Written by alkx4444 the 6 Nov 09 at 22:42. there should be a new tab button ans-well as the right click open in new tab button, the new tab button (if added) should open the home folder as default. or, the home button could open in a new tab as default. 271 votes Solution #18: Improved address bar Written by Mirek2 the 7 Nov 09 at 11:42. The address bar has an enormous amount of potential, and while browsers are experimenting with ways to get the most use out of them as possible, file managers are lagging behind. We could use the address bar for (just brainstorming): 1. Search (like Google Chrome's omnibar) 2. Getting to locations quickly (like in Firefox and Chrome: when you type "X11", for instance, a drop-down would suggest "/usr/bin/X11") 3. Terminal commands 4. Custom commands (for example, "Search web ", "E-mail ", or "New ") 58 votes Solution #19: Solution 8 + a few more things Written by Mirek2 the 7 Nov 09 at 12:12. In addition to the mass rename in solution 8, there should be: 1. An unintrusive balloon showing the different special characters (# or %n for number, %m for month, 0d for day in two digits, %r(text to replace, text replaced with) for replace, etc.) 2. A more-clearly-explained dialog window (perhaps similar to Total Commander's, which has done a really good job with mass renaming) 89 votes Solution #20: Miller Columns Written by Mirek2 the 7 Nov 09 at 12:23. Simply implement a "Columns" view similar to that in KDE's Dolphin and Mac OS Finder. 60 votes Solution #21: A clipboard section in the sidebar Written by Mirek2 the 7 Nov 09 at 13:06. All the files cut or copied from any application would appear in this section. It could hold multiple files, so if I dragged an image in, then a document, then an image, it would hold all of these. (Paste would apply to only the last one cut/copied.) Use cases: 1) Instead of cut/move, the user can drag-and-drop a file into the section. 2) Instead of paste, the user can drag-and-drop a file from the section to paste it to a folder. 3) To create a text file: I can copy text from anywhere, have that appear in this sidebar, and drag it to the place to create a text file. 4) Instead of save: I can copy an image from Firefox, have that appear in this sidebar, and drag it to the place I want to have it. Kind of a variation on the Clipboard/Shelf, but maybe doesn't have too many advantages to require an implementation. If someone wants to brainstorm more on this, they're welcome. Perhaps a better thing would be a system-wide revision of the Clipboard. 36 votes Solution #22: Drop GNOME virtual FS libraries and extend FUSE. Written by Lachu the 8 Nov 09 at 21:56. There should be a standard to describe FS facilities, like additional actions to perform. It could been described in .desktop file generated by VFS application. Nautilus and other file managers should read this information. 5 votes Solution #23: Mousegesture Navigation Written by paulinakrinke the 9 Nov 09 at 10:14. Would like to have an possibility to navigate through nautilus, like gestikk http://gestikk.reichbier.de/downloads/ or the firegstures add on in firefox. 75 votes Solution #24: Middle click closes tab Written by Gusiluz the 9 Nov 09 at 12:15. Middle click opens tab, middle click closes tab. Option not to show close button. -46 votes Solution #25: Let users choose their file browser Written by FiP the 9 Nov 09 at 15:05. Find a way to make the switch from one file browser to another as simple as possible. Casual users will be happy with Nautilus, advanced user will be able to use thunar/xfe/etc, and never see Nautilus again. 87 votes Solution #26: Nautilus opens multiple windows of same directory Written by sirish.gauni the 10 Nov 09 at 08:00. When the user tries to open a directory which is already open, mautilus opens a new separate window for that directory. This causes too many windows being open and causes confusion to the user. Instead when the user tries to open a directory which is already open, Nautilus should highlight the already existing window of that directory instead of opening a new window. Add an option to nautilus so that the user can open multiple windows of the same directory if he/she wants to. 128 votes Solution #27: Customize the Sidebar module-like Written by Leopard2A5 the 11 Nov 09 at 13:19. It'd be cool if you could have not only let's say "places" in your sidebar, but also let's say the "tree" view. The user should be able to put any combination of modules into his sidebar. Here's a mockup of how i think this could look: 59 votes Solution #28: Add some useful features from other FMs Written by Softwayer the 11 Nov 09 at 17:41. There are a lot of good file managers. And it's good to add some features from them. For example: built-in FTP client with support of Active and Passive modes both; file info on hover (like in Win#ow$ Explorer); editable toolbars; two panels feature (feature of making a tab a panel); image previews on sidebar.
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Solution #29: Add open new virtual desktop button
Written by Lachu the 13 Nov 09 at 07:56.
I wish be able open new virtual desktop from file manager. After that, Nautilus window would been see on Nautilus desktop and just created virtual desktop. It was connected to my work - i organize my documents into directories contains specify project files. Opening new desktop from file manager could be a great feature!
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Solution #30: Make Nautilus (>K) more object oriented...
Written by r0g the 13 Nov 09 at 12:50.
Nautilus is not object oriented, neither is GTK really and it shows.

The same objects are represented multiple times in the UI but their context menus are inconsistent e.g. your drives are represented in the left pane AND on the desktop (which nautilus maintains) but only one of the has "properties" on its context menu. The default policy seems to be properties must be deliberately made available by developers rather than everything is available by default and developers can make exclusions.

Sadly this problem extends to the rest of GTK. Which columns of metadata are displayed in open/save dialog boxes is down to the developer not the user. What options are available when you right click an item in an open/save dialog are decided by hundreds of app developers, who more often than not just go with the GTK defaults. This just bakes in inflexibility and prevents useful options trickling down like they do in Windows... I know this might sound a little obscure so here's an example...

Say I wanted to save a file "bananas.jpg" but I had already created a file called "bananas.jpg" earlier and rather than overwrite it I wanted to rename it "bananas.old" before saving the new copy as "bananas.jpg"...

In Windows I can rename the file there and then in the save box. In Gnome I'd have to fire up a copy of Nautilus, navigate to the exact same location, Rename the file and then close Nautilus.

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This is VERY frustrating and I can think of many MANY similar cases. At the end of the day GTK should have far better default open/save dialogs which offer the same functionality as Nautilus, this leads naturally to the idea that GTK should make the standard open/save dialogs plugins so Nautilus or Thunar or whatever can take responsibility for them.

Nautilus should also be made more consistent. If you see an icon representing a disk you should, by default, have access to all it's properties. It ought to remain possible to exclude context items appearing but this should be the exception rather than the rule, the user is best placed to decide which properties are important.

As to the issue of UI clutter, that cannot justify such restrictions. If clutter is liable to become an issue (and I do see it on peoples Windows Explorer context menus) then developers should find a better solution to that... how about you can right click on any context leaf and set it to:
a) Never display ever again
b) Never display for this object
c) Never display for this object in this location

Surely that would be better than preventing people from displaying the "size" column in an open box should they want it.
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Solution #31: Leave Nautilus as it is now
Written by nillbug the 16 Nov 09 at 01:46.
So far, 30 solutions for Nautilus... and counting. What for? To clutter it of no sense? My Nautilus is not slow. In fact it's instantaneous.
Leave it as it is. Don't spoil the good work done so far.
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Solution #32: Enabling the icons to turn translucent for 'Cut' function
Written by sirish.gauni the 17 Nov 09 at 15:44.
By allowing the icons to turn translucent when the file is cut will help the user to differentiate between copying and cutting the file/folder.
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Solution #33: 2 panel file management
Written by tenchi39 the 17 Nov 09 at 17:34.
Tabs are great, they made nautilus usable, but total commander and dolphin are still way better because of only one thing: 2 panels

It should be default in my opinion, but I don't care about that as long as it is avaliable...
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Solution #34: Middle button and moving mouse
Written by luislobo the 18 Nov 09 at 12:14.
I like to scroll windows this way:
- Click middle button
- while clicked, scroll bars follow my mouse movement
- It respects the length moved: if just moved a little, scrolls a little, if moved longer, it scrolls longer.

I hope to be clear enough (not a native english talker
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Solution #35: Single click to highlight file name
Written by owenduffy the 19 Nov 09 at 19:46.
A small thing, but why not have the file name highlighted for editing when its icon is single clicked, like Mac OS?
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Solution #36: enable nautilus open terminal extension by default
Written by mahdif62 the 22 Nov 09 at 10:37.
The extension nautilus-open-terminal should be enabled by default and a n F4 keyboard shortcut should open a terminal in current directory (like KDE).
There should also be an option to attach the terminal to the window.
And also enable dual-pane nautilus. http://berndth.blogspot.com/2009/06/nautilus-split-view-update.html
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Solution #37: Nautilus drag items
Written by alexsun the 23 Nov 09 at 22:24.
open (pass) the folder when you hover on it with an element or group of elements during drug & drop

on release mouse1 ask user, what to do: copy\move\ln
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Solution #38: separate view
Written by alexsun the 23 Nov 09 at 22:51.
I do not know how to anyone but for me some time will be convenient to compare the date \ size and copy \ move files via split view (horizontal \ vertical). think second @Locatio view nice in use not just for file manipulation.
user can drag tab to some place to activate split view or drag @Location back to "classical" tabs view ...
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Solution #39: FTP file permissions management
Written by obi22 the 24 Nov 09 at 08:41.
Nautilus for ages can't handle managing of file permissions on remote file systems, even like standard ftp. It's a shame that so network-oriented system's default file manager cannot change chmod rights. Solution is bring permissions management for files on remote file systems.
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Solution #40: Improve nautilus file saerch!
Written by heru.htl the 24 Nov 09 at 10:04.
Nautilus should be able to find any word or something inside the file contents, but, such feature do not seem added yet!

The ability to find something inside a file is one of most of the administrator system needs. But it is not present yet with Nautilus (but it just present with Konqueror's and Dolphin's - Kfind, the question is "should someone install both GNOME with KDE just for it?" where he/she uses GNOME by default, perhaps this idea can make a simple choice -> just install GNOME (with of course Nautilus as the only file manager) and we have all we needs!).
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Solution #41: Ease of use: do clever things with"illegal character" / \ ...
Written by v1nce the 24 Nov 09 at 18:32.
If I create a new directory called "foo/fee/faa/fuu" then Nautilus should ask if I want to create a tree of dir.

If the name contains "\" then it should ask if I really want the \ char (does someone really use the \ in a file name ?) or if I want a tree

Plus it could ask to replace character the file system can't handle with their utf-8 equivalent
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Solution #42: Make "Open With" menu remember things
Written by antaveiv the 24 Nov 09 at 20:36.
The "Open With" context menu offers a list of known applications to open the selected file. However, it does not give options to save the selection for later default use. The program-filetype association could be saved and applied later.
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Solution #43: Simultaneous vs. consecutive file transfers, editing queue and pause
Written by nickpick the 26 Nov 09 at 12:41.
When copying two or more sets of files through Nautilus, there is no way to prioritise which group you want to have copied first. Currently Nautilus allows only for simultaneous transfers. It would be great to have an ability to speed up one operation by pausing another or setting it further back in the queue (thus letting it copy the files once the first operation is complete).

Currently the only workaround seems to be to first let Nautilus copy the first batch, then manually initiate the second operation and, once that is finished, the third.

This also applies for deletion and, when preformed on separate physical media, move operations.
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Solution #44: Add a "Open in Terminal" - Button
Written by Bilbo Beutlin the 26 Nov 09 at 15:56.
Adding a button /menu item to simply change to the terminal and open the folder opened in the nautilus there (like in the nautilus of Ubuntu 9.0) would increase the user-friendliness. Why is these button /menu item gone at all?

EDIT: In "Ubuntu Tweak", there's already an option to reactivate this Button. But make it standard!
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Solution #45: Model Nautilus after Path Finder
Written by fix98-win the 29 Nov 09 at 10:00.
Path Finder is a very useful and full-featured replacement for "finder" in MacOS.

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Solution #46: Open multi directories
Written by flipefr the 29 Nov 09 at 22:20.
I like the q-dir system in windows, is a very simple program to open 4 directories in a only window allowing you to move, copy, create directories and etc. maybe a button for activate this type of view and a combo to select the number of splits in a unique window: 2,4,6,8 a number higher could be crazy.

Here is an example of what i am saying

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Written by futurenow123 the 5 Dec 09 at 12:57.
The simplified nautilus has been achieved by a guy called Marcus Carlson . Here are a Few Links !!:

http://www.webupd8.org/2009/07/install-simplified-nautilus-for-ubuntu.html

http://davidsiegel.org/nautilus-simplified/

just Adopt it into the next Nautilus update . No major release needed!!! Job Done !

AND ALSO FINALLY

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/01/nautilus-simple-install-ppa-streamlined.html

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Solution #48: Use same keyboard shortcuts in tree and file view
Written by antaveiv the 14 Dec 09 at 11:15.
One may expect to be able to rename (F2), delete (Del, Shift+Del), copy/paste etc folders in the tree using keyboard. It works in the file list view on the right side of the window.
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Written by gcbzzzz the 21 Jan 10 at 14:05.
it's a list of files, with plenty of context menu on the icons.

no need to have a bunch of buttons.

also, back and forward? back is the same as click on the parent folder on the folder hierarchy button row! forward is the same as click the folde again in the file list...

i upvoted #47, this is similar but also removes the useles buttons.
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Solution #51: offer to Save tabs on exit
Written by Andre-K the 20 Feb 10 at 21:07.
offer to save tabs on exit, and restore on start.
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Solution #52: make it possible to move tabs between nautilus windows.
Written by Andre-K the 20 Feb 10 at 21:18.
sometimes I find myself having two nautilus, one with for example 3, and one with 4 tabs
- it would be nice to be able to drag them between the windows.
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Solution #53: nautilus idea of a simple, pretty and practical
Written by desquiziado the 20 Feb 10 at 23:18.
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Solution #54: Another nautilus concept
Written by Mirek2 the 10 Mar 10 at 17:34.
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/02/future-of-nautilus.html

Really cool, streamlined, sexy.
I really hope nautilus ends up like this someday.
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Solution #55: New Nautilus design - only one bar, remove some icons, visible searchbar...
Written by TadasN the 13 Mar 10 at 22:31.
There could be something like in this mockup: http://www.design-by-izo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/new-nautilus_mockup.png

The article which describes changes: http://www.design-by-izo.com/2010/02/27/deconstructing-nautilus-and-rebuilding- it-better/

Nautilus is a good application but let's make it better.
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Solution #56: Hot location bar
Written by hali the 26 Mar 10 at 22:43.
Every word between slashes in location bar (address bar) should be a link.

For example:
If you move mouse over "local" word in "/usr/local/bin" path. Word "local" should be underlined and change color to blue. If one click "local" - Nautilus should change path to "/usr/local".

Right click on word should open context menu, same as in button based location bar, with options like: "Open link in new tab".

No need for button based location bar. Back button and links will makes it obsolete.
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Solution #57: Merging two windows
Written by la_serpe the 9 Apr 10 at 09:50.
It should be possible to merge two windows into one as well. The original windows would be transferred into tabs in the new window.
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Solution #58: Hide or remove File, Edit, View, atc. bar
Written by la_serpe the 9 Apr 10 at 12:16.
Think about it for a moment. How often do you use Help and About menu for instance? What about the Tabs menu? Isnt it easier to use mouse? Bookmarks and Go have basically the same function. Instead of File you can simply right click on the blank surface. This redundancy isn't only annoying, but it's also confusing. It would be better to add proper buttons to main toolbar and abandon the old style.
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Solution #59: Allow the user to "pin" tabs
Written by gazilla the 10 Apr 10 at 06:05.
Place a small "pin" icon next to the tab-close icon to allow any Nautilus tab to be pinned. Pinned tabs would stay pinned until they are explicitly unpinned, the tab is closed or Nautilus is closed. The effects would be...

1) The Back, Forward and Up buttons would be greyed while the pinned tab has focus, stopping the user from accidentally navigating away.
2) Nautilus would refuse to change the folder in the pinned tab in the event of the user clicking on any other location in Places or Tree while the pinned tab has focus.
3) Any attempt to do so would create a new tab for the desired folder. If the folder is already opened in another tab then focus is shifted to that tab.
4) If the tab shows a folder on a device that can be unmounted then pinning will cause the mount request to be refused (as if there was an open file).
5) maybe more (I'll keep thinking)
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Solution #60: Reconstruct Nautilus
Written by Daniel_le_Rouge the 1 May 10 at 22:44.
There is just too much unnecessary stuff in Nautilus and things are much too complicated. Why to I need to click "Search" before typing my request, when Mac's finder can do without any clicking. In exchange I get reload and abort buttons. It is not a browser!

The designer Izo proposed a reconstruction of Nautilus in his blog. There you will find further arguments against the current design.

A proposal:

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Solution #61: Tab while renaming moves to next file
Written by Bracket the 27 Aug 10 at 16:58.
When renaming a bunch of files, bulk renaming with wildcards and such can be great, but sometimes it's easier to do it by hand anyway. For example, renaming a bunch of images from a camera "DSC0001" through 0030 with thought out names, or using song titles instead of "Track 01.mp3"

Windows explorer lets you use the tab key to save the name of the file you were renaming, and moves to edit the next file in the list. It also uses shift-tab to move backward in the list.
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Solution #62: Nautilus should only show the relevant directories.
Written by Floris Laagwater the 28 Nov 10 at 14:31.
As a normal user I'm only interested in the contents of
my home-directory including personal configuration files
and the contents of removal devices such as usb sticks, memory sticks, external hard drives, cdroms, dvdees and other places, where I do store my personal files.
In nautilus I should see, what kind of files are supported by a certain application. This means something more than textfiles, for example .doc, .docx, .odt, .abw, .rtf, .txt etcetera.

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Solution #63: places bar in Nautilus
Written by punch the 3 Jan 11 at 18:07.
Add, as an option, places bar in Nautilus (to have tree view and places simultaneously).
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Solution #64: nautilus tagging fork
Written by ostralopithicus the 4 Jan 11 at 04:50.
Tags is such an awesomely powerful concept. Having only the single and very limited tag of filetype, totally sucks egg.

I HATE that! I can never choose the single folder that I should save my files to and they always end up on my desktop for sorting . . .later.

What if we could do something like: filename.tag1.tag2.tag2.tag4.etc.filetype

file browser (nautilus fork), could be designed to:
1. hide the tags
2. store all tags in separate DB
3. drop-down autocomplete when entering tags or searching for existing files.
4. if POSIX compliance is a serious issue, the tags entered in can be stripped by filemanager - stored only in new separate DB.
5. filemanager dumps all files into a few categories (say the first listed tag is maybe the category?) so files no longer appear on my desktop!!!

I think OS's are becoming dated compared with internet tech like wordpress that does this sort of tagging already.

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 Create an amazing first-boot screen a la Mac OS X Written by coder543 the 10 Dec 10 at 01:49. Related project: Live CD installer. New http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkZCtPSAGOw&feature=related I've bought a MacBook before and seeing this video when you first turn it on is a very pleasing experience. I think Ubuntu should have something nifty up its sleeve for the first-boot after installation. Especially on OEM machines.
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Solution #1: Create an amazing video with an experience similar to this one
Written by coder543 the 10 Dec 10 at 01:49.
Having "hello" in multiple languages is a very comfortable fit for Ubuntu's goal, but Apple wouldn't like that, so something else would have to happen probably, but it would be amazing to have a good first boot video.
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Solution #2: User Submitted OBE Contest
Written by djhash the 10 Dec 10 at 04:16.
Along the lines of the rationale and solution 1. Maybe a user contributed video/idea for OBE (out-of-box experience). Then have the users vote on them. Submissions can be placed as solutions to this idea.
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Solution #3: Make an announcement.
Written by azhar the 12 Dec 10 at 12:38.
I agree with CODER543(solution 1).

I can remember one time when Ubuntu asked its fans(I think it was on Facebook) to contribute their artwork for one upcoming release. Anyone interested could upload his/her artwork(s) on Flicker

Maybe you could post a similar announcement in the upcoming newsletter and facebook page...
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Solution #4: Play a video at the en of the install, under some requirements
Written by hadware the 23 Dec 10 at 11:08.
--> The video support is strong enough to play the video smoothly (a laggy video would do the exact opposite: make the OS look slow and laggy).

The video should represent the Ubuntu and the open-source philosophy: sharing, Humanity and ease of use. The video should be a 3d animation, probably using this "feeling" as a leitmotiv:

http://wallpaper-s.org/30__Ubuntu_Logo_3D_Desktop.htm

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 gnome-keyring window is annoying Written by juanefren the 3 Sep 10 at 19:07. Related project: Gnome. New This confuses to the most common users (mainly the new users). Most people don't understand why to use it, and just don't know what it is asking for.
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Solution #1: Use unsafe storage by default.
Written by juanefren the 3 Sep 10 at 19:07.
Use Unsafe Storage for default. (no gnome-keyring). This means users who want to encrypt their passwords should open Applications->Accesories->Passwords and Encryption Keys
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Solution #2: Setup during install
Written by Akerbos the 4 Sep 10 at 09:59.
Let user choose keyring behaviour during installation:

* Do not use keyring
* Use keyring with special password

Of course, an appropriate explanation what keyring is for should be given.
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Solution #3: Explain during install
Written by PaddyLandau the 7 Sep 10 at 07:13.
The default option, to save with the login password, is best, because:
* Using a different password will confuse newcomers. That is best left to advanced users only.
* Using unsafe storage will cause problems somewhere down the line, and Ubuntu will be blamed.

Therefore, I propose that instead of option #2, whenever the keyring password is prompted for, there is a "Help" button next to the password prompt. The help button simply says, "Unless you have changed it, the password is the same as your login password."

This will solve the problem, without having to use something during installation that a newcomer will forget (would you have remembered it the first time you ever installed Ubuntu?).
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Written by linuxciting the 9 Sep 10 at 16:23.
drawback is, unsafe to use in shared computers, but that is true with every "save password prompt."
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Solution #5: Setup during install w/ option to remember password
Written by joaohornburg the 20 Sep 10 at 22:32.
Merge solution #2 with solution #4

Let the user choose keyring behavior during install, with following options:
* Do not use keyring
* Use keyring with special password
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Solution #6: Don't assume people know what keyring is
Written by maddentim the 23 Sep 10 at 17:57.
Keyring is a fine name for a software project but I believe many new users will not understand what it does. Here are a couple ideas that may better communicate the purpose of keyring (please add your own)
* Private Key Storage
* Secure Identification Storage
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Solution #7: Let the Users to decide whether to create a keyring when use an application
Written by oliveryty the 23 Jan 12 at 11:46.
Keyrings are now used in the following application:

Chromium/Chrome

Pidgin/Empathy

Evolution/Thunderbird

Acturally it is not necessary at all to create a Keyring...

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 Change the Kubuntu default Browser Written by faelbluhm the 2 Nov 09 at 01:10. Related project: Kubuntu. New By default, Kubuntu comes with Konqueror as the only browser installed. But Konqueror is a browser very problematic (even on popular sites, and the flash plugin from Adobe). Kubuntu already uses Dolphin as a file browser, and could be thought to remove konqueror as browser of Kubuntu. (sry for bad english).
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Solution #1: Remove Konqueror and Add Firefox
Written by faelbluhm the 2 Nov 09 at 01:10.
Most of end users install Firefox, and not uses Konqueror.
Removing Konqueror could give more space for the inclusion of Firefox.
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Solution #2: Remove Konqueror and Add other QT browser
Written by faelbluhm the 2 Nov 09 at 01:14.
Remove Konqueror and install a Web browser written in Qt as Arora or Rekonq, for better integration with the graphical environment
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Solution #3: Change the Konqueror KHTML engine to Webkit
Written by faelbluhm the 2 Nov 09 at 01:23.
The change of engine of Konqueror could improve its performance. (This is most hard to implement because depend KDE developers).
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Solution #4: Install Firefox as Default Browser, alongside Qt Browser
Written by chipbennett the 2 Nov 09 at 22:18.
Install Firefox as the default browser, but also install Konqueror (or Arora, etc.) along with the default browser.
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Solution #5: use chromium as default... after it gets released officialy
Written by lolren the 10 Nov 09 at 20:37.
sounds bad... but just try it. its faster than any linux browser... starts faster, ... just try it....
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Solution #7: Let the user choose the default browser firefox or konqueror while installing
Written by andzaytsev the 30 Nov 09 at 12:40.
Some users still like Konqueror and some like firefox. So why not to let them to choose?

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 No easy method to write to write-protected directories Written by Alexander Lancey the 26 Aug 10 at 00:24. Global category: Usability. New Currently, administrative users have no easy method to create/edit files in write protected directories like /etc and so on. Users are forced to use sudo commands of some sort.
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Solution #1: Have a Nautilus launcher with sudo powers
Written by Alexander Lancey the 26 Aug 10 at 00:24.
Have a launcher in one of the menus that runs "gksudo nautilus /".

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Solution #2: Right-Click the application and select "Run As Root" and enter password
Written by taylaninan the 3 Sep 10 at 13:07.
In Windows 7 (I think in Windows Vista, too) the same problem exists. For example, you are not allowed to write any files to c:\inetpub\wwwroot (IIS-Web server document root) without administrator privileges. Even using Notepad you need administrator privileges. The solution is simple:

Right-Click the application and select "run as root", then enter password. The application will be launched with gksudo (or with whatever) with admin/root privileges, THEN you can write to these folders...
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Solution #3: Same as #2, but with a privilege option
Written by yanick.rochon the 18 Sep 10 at 13:25.
"Run as root" or "Run with administrator rights" is most likely to be misused and abused whenever "something does not work" even though the problem has nothing to do with having root privileges or not. The option to run an application as root should be an advanced settings (in "Advanced User settings" > "User privileges" tab)

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 Remove several wireless networks at once Written by ubu862 the 26 Aug 10 at 01:28. Related project: Network Manager. New There might be a long list of stored wireless networks on your computer. However, if you want to remove them, you have to select them one by one, and delete them one by one. This can be very time consuming. Especially if you have a laptop and travel a lot, and connect it to many different networks.
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Solution #1: Use CTRL to select and delete several at once.
Written by ubu862 the 26 Aug 10 at 01:28.
By simply using CTRL, you should be able to select and delete several networks at once.
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Solution #2: Don't store all wireless access points
Written by Darwin Survivor the 27 Aug 10 at 08:17.
There should be a way to connect to access points without storing them for later.
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Solution #3: show only # recently used networks and button named "more"
Written by Goury the 29 Aug 10 at 14:22.
or something like this with ability to mark network as always in list and some more options. like in chromes quick deal (in new tab page)
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Solution #5: add a validity timer setting
Written by dino99 the 18 Sep 10 at 13:46.
when the session/system is closed, all these networks might be removed by default, but user might be able to set a timer for validity, that way the falldown network is removed and only the available ones are authorized for a defined duration, then renewed if necessary (need to be checked before expiration of course).
When the system/session is opened again, the network(s) are detected again, and so on.
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Solution #6: Have a 'pin' style button for one-time network connections
Written by ctbeiser the 19 Sep 10 at 02:55.
For single time network connections, have a button on the side of the network name, in the style of the pin in the menu for Tomboy used to pin a note, with an icon indicating that it could be used to connect once only. Alternatively, a pin could be used to remember a network.
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Solution #7: Do not keep AP which has never been connected to
Written by komputes the 8 Mar 11 at 21:34.
Network-manager will keep and continuously try to connect to access points if this has been attempted in the past, regardless of if a connection was established or not. Only keep/reconnect to APs where connection has been made and valid IP was given to client.

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 Replace Grub 2 with Grub 1 Written by DeMus the 1 Nov 09 at 08:02. Related project: Live CD installer. New I thought the programmers want to make Ubuntu better, faster, more user friendly. Well, in that case please loose Grub 2 since it is a crime. What is wrong with Grub 1? You edit a simple text file (menu.lst), sort the order in which the menu items appear, set the default nr, set the time before the default OS is chosen and that's it. What could be easier? Furthermore, why make such a fuss about something a lot of people don't even see at all, others see it maybe 1-2 seconds per day? I am talking about the shining menu which can be added to make the choice of OS. Useless. There are many other programs which could use a boost, programs people use during normal computer operation. Concentrate on that. Please.
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Solution #1: Replace Grub 2 with Grub 1
Written by DeMus the 1 Nov 09 at 08:02.
See above.

Place all the Grub related files and folders in the /boot folder again. Now with grub2 they are also in /etc and subfolders thereof.
When using a RAID it is easy to keep /boot as a separate partition out of the RAID and all other folders inside the RAID. Now since also /etc holds important bootfiles it is much more difficult to work with a RAID.
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Solution #2: Add the option to install either Legacy or 2 when installing
Written by dstansby the 1 Nov 09 at 10:20.
Instead of tying users down to Grub 2, I think we should have a setting in the advanced options so you can choose your bootloader. I should be set as Grub 2 default though, so normal users use the latest version.
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Solution #3: A GUI for editing Grub2 configurations
Written by robinparriath the 3 Nov 09 at 07:25.
This would help in reducing the complaints. Startup manager already allows us to select the default OS to boot.

The additional capabilities it needs is:
- Editing the entries ( names like Ubuntu, Linux kernel xx.xx.xx is good, but I like Karmic Koala better
- Splash screen! This is one feature of Grub legacy, that I miss a lot. Okay, if it's available in Grub2, I just don't know how to configure it. GUI please

That's my list. Its just that I don't think going back to Grub legacy is wise. Sometimes, the 1-2 seconds of boot time can be better utilized elsewhere :)
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Solution #4: Give an option to Grub2 in the form of an invisible bootloader
Written by dwfinley the 5 Dec 09 at 00:32.
Grub2 is fun for geeks and a trap for others. When users create a second system or add a second disk, Grub2 wrecks everything as soon as the new system fails or is removed. Give users an option of installing an invisible bootloader that doesn't grab everything in sight and deliberately prevent recovery. Most users are happy to select a boot drive in the bios.
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Solution #5: Stand Alone Grub That Does Not Even Need Linux
Written by ccsidea the 30 Aug 10 at 03:27.

Make a Grub that can be installed stand alone from a disk
to make a boot menu similar to GAG. Let it find Windows,
Dos or whatever and be able to boot into any Linux system.

Finding the required files on there partitions.

That way if Windows breaks and needs reinstalling you
don't loose linux too, because you can just install a
boot on the MBR that can access any other OS.

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 Rebranding Shiretoko back to Firefox Written by phsab the 4 Nov 09 at 19:10. Related project: Firefox. New When upgrading Firefox it gets rebranded into something called Shiretoko: now it has a different icon, a different name, a different UserAgent-string. First of all I'm wondering why? When checking the Mozilla-site I can't find any indication that the name Firefox has disappeared. 3.5.4 is still called Firefox. Why not stick to how the source names its application? The UserAgent has the value of Shiretoko. This breaks a lot of webscripts because they don't know that Shiretoko==Firefox. To get things working properly again one needs to change the value in the about:config window. Furthermore it's confusing when giving users support. Imagine a support agent saying 'Now please open the Firefox webbrowser' and having the user responsing that he/she doesn't have Firefox in Applications > Internet. I think it will take a few minutes for the support agent to realize that Shiretoko==Firefox. Somehow also the searchbox got changed. Now there's only the option to search the ask.com site instead of Google, Wikipedia, etc.
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