Changing the GNOME File Manager to use Browser mode

A really quick look at how to switch the GNOME File Manager into a browser mode rather than its default spatial mode. The setting is quite hidden in menus and dialogues, so if you\'ve lost it - here\'s where it is!
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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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Discussion: Changing the GNOME File Manager to use Browser mode

  1. isecore (guest)

    # Posted on 07 November 2007 at 03:01 PM

    I've never understood why the Nautilus developers decided a few versions back to make the spatial filemanager default. There really is no use to it, and it's just a relic from the mid-90s when spatial file-managers were all the rage. These days every major OS (MacOS as well as Windows) prefers the browser-based managers. Spatial filemanagers is in my opinion the best way of cluttering ones desktop with unnecessary windows.

    Additionally most distributions make the browser-style default, such as Ubuntu, so it seems very backward by Fedora to default to the spatial style.

  2. anonymous (guest)

    # Posted on 20 May 2008 at 06:54 PM


  3. RedTuttle (guest)

    # Posted on 30 October 2008 at 06:43 AM

    I never understood the hate for spatial file managers.

    "It's inherently inferior because it's not what I'm used to!"

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