Nautilus finally receives full-state toolbar, monochrome icons and polished look
Weeks ago, Nautilus received, along with new features, under-the-hood code reorganizations, in the sense of removing years-old features, approach received by various users as regression, bearing a high degree of improper usability, unclear ways of accessing options, etc.
It is now definitely clear, judging by the latest Nautilus code from git, that the GNOME developers have started a Nautilus' in-depth reorganization, that is to probably take a period of time, adding, removing, enhancing, etc, items in steps with between periods of time that, due to probably unclear communication, tend to be perceived as inappropriate, mistakes, etc.
The new Nautilus 3.5.3 from git introduces exciting new changes with long-awaited visual refreshments:
- full-state toolbar with compact look
- monochrome navigation icons moved at the beginning of the toolbar, with a + for ease of use, natural position, consistency with web-browsers and other applications, etc
- the Search label/text has been removed, the actual search action is housed by the monochrome search icon
- new top-right "cog" monochrome icon, that allows users to easily access
New Tab, etc, distinct from Preferences (accessible via
- fancy new addressbar/pathbar with tight look, decreased size, up-to-date look&feel
- sidebar's category naming changes
- option to disable the sidebar
The above pictures are not mockups, but real, official code available on http://git.gnome.org/browse/.
- Ubuntu 13.04's Nautilus received recursive search support
- New icons for Nautilus and Software Updater landed in Ubuntu 13.04
- Right-click empty document feature (re)added to Raring's Nautilus (desktop included, too)
- Nautilus 3.4 re-added to Ubuntu 12.10 (landed default updates)
- Nautilus 3.5.90 landed in Ubuntu 12.10 with enriched toolbar and new features