Nautilus 3.4 re-added to Ubuntu 12.10 (landed default updates)
Days ago, Nautilus 3.5.90 was released, reducing the "immense" gap between the "old" Nautilus' features and prior-to-3.5.90's, "reconstruction" effort materialized via the new addition of extra buttons on the toolbar (useful for 1-click away actions) and properly organized relevant actions into the top-right "gear".
Nevertheless, "old" but still highly appreciated (by various users) Nautilus actions have been removed and there are, according to various GNOME developers, no plans to land the "old" features into the new reconstructed Nautilus.
Basically, the mentioned reconstruction was psychologically rooted into the belief of removing old features and making "free" space for new features, yet new features shaped/designed/aimed (according to various GNOME developers) at up-to-date user necessities and modern form factors.
Shifting, removing, landing, adding, etc, are actions that, according to various Ubuntu developers, have not been properly communicated by the GNOME developers, communicated in the sense of mapping the about-to-be-landed features into a time interval, needed for optimal usage, such as the Ubuntu developers, while in the Quantal development cycle, to be clear about upcoming Nautilus features in order to properly integrate it into the desktop (full HUD support, alignment with Unity requirements, etc).
Along with the adoption of the 3.4 version, users are now able to enjoy the appreciated features (such as the split view, accessible by pressing the
F3 key, type ahead, ability to display its statusbar featuring free space details, compact view, "full"
Go menu, support to create a new document by right-clicking on the desktop, etc).
Along with the mentioned features, Nautilus 3.4 comes with the "old" look, removing the fancy monochrome icons, the rounded addressbar's location "containers", the full-state compact addressbar, etc, basically, ditching all of the new GNOME interface additions.
The shifting approach is probably not permanent, according to the developers, "revert to 3.4 for quantal. We'll go back in R once we have time to deal with upstream changes" ("R" being the next Ubuntu version, Quantal+1).
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