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Old 11-06-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
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Stupid GNOME Question - Probable simple answer.


When opening folders on my GNOME desktop and then opening folders within that folder, GNOME creates a separate window for each folder.

Is there a way for GNOME to open subfolders in the same window. I am sick and tired of closing all the windows I am opening when going deep into a directory.


Thanks for any help lended.


Jordan
 
Old 11-06-2004, 08:01 PM   #2
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No.
There is no way.
I hated it too, so i started using KDE and icewm.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 08:56 PM   #3
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Actually it is changeable. Instructions are here:

http://fedoranews.org/dowen/FC2/
 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:32 AM   #4
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Re: Stupid GNOME Question - Probable simple answer.

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When opening folders on my GNOME desktop and then opening folders within that folder, GNOME creates a separate window for each folder.

Is there a way for GNOME to open subfolders in the same window. I am sick and tired of closing all the windows I am opening when going deep into a directory.
Actually, it is VERY easy in Gnome, I found it while comparing Mandrake 10.0 (classic browser behavior) and 10.1 (separate windows). Right click on the "Browse Filesystem" (or "Nautilus", whichever your distro calls it) and select "Properties". In the command box, after "nautilus" add the options "--no-desktop --browser". That will make it behave like the Nautilus we came to know and like.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 05:53 AM   #5
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I quite like the spatial view, but found it very annoying initially.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 08:58 PM   #6
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I'm still a bit torn on it. Sometimes it is nice having the "back trail" of windows, but other times it gets awfully cluttered. I'm glad there is Shift+Control+W to close all the parent windows in one fell swoop.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 01:41 AM   #7
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Open GConf Editor (to edit GConf). apps -> nautilus -> preferences -> check alyways_use_browser. That's how I do it.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 10:54 AM   #8
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Thanks! I have been trying to resolved this same question myself.
 
  


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