Written by verb3k the 6 Mar 08 at 16:53.
In KDE and Windows, if you move the mouse pointer over a file, you will see a tooltip of useful information like size, filetype, permissions etc, but in GNOME, I always right-click the file and choose "properties" just to see this info. That's against the usability policy in both ubuntu and GNOME, having a similar feature would be really nice.
I would prefer it if GNOME could show other metadata as well, that the user could manipulate. That way the user can leave himself a note describing what the file is about. This metadata could be in the file itself (like with OpenOffice documents) or in a connected file. I am strugeling with the chaos on my desktop and in folders, and can never find the right document I am looking for.