I really like the Baobab disk usage analyser that is included in gnome-utils, but more often than not I’m in the middle of using Nautilus to sort through my files and folders when I want to analyse the disk usage. So I thought, wouldn’t it be convenient if I could just get to Baobab straight from a context menu in Nautilus? It turns out writing Nautilus extensions was much easier than I thought, especially when you start by copying an existing one. Within a few minutes, I had my Analyse Disk Usage context menu item. I’ve posted it in bugzilla as a patch to gnome-utils, in case anyone else thinks it would be useful. If it was integrated into GNOME, it should probably be disabled by default and an option in Baobab would enable it.
And in case I haven’t explained it very well, he’s a screenshot: