Yesterday, I put together a new column-wise view for Nautilus. Here is a screenshot:
The patchset has been submitted to nautilus-list. I’d appreciate any testing and feedback.
Update: I was asked if it’s possible to reduce the column width. Yes it is: You just have to select the tight layout option, although it’s shared with the traditional icon view ATM. Here is another screenshot:
Maybe it is a good idea to let the user pick the desired maximum column width, maybe by introducing a drag handle at the left edge of the 2nd column. We could also make this a per-folder option.
In other news, I wonder whether we have any nice backup & user data replay solutions. Of course there is rsync and plain ol’ cp, but assuming one wants to migrate between systems where a different user name is used, it is very desirable to have user data that does not contain absolute paths, and does not contain any $USERNAME, but just raw data and preferences.