Right click menu on (nautilus) icons become longer and longer. It could be difficult --- especially for new users who are not accustomed to using shortcuts --- to realize simple actions like delete or copy a file/folder. In order to enhance interaction with icons, different ideas could be implemented, like right click alternative, renaming enhancement or easy preview. The mockups below summarize some of these actions.
Right click menu alternative
Small icons could appear when mouse hovers an element (file or folder). These icons will help to execute very quickly some actions like copy/cut/paste, delete, create a link, search, compress, share, send to, etc (these action are examples and could certainly be changed by some better ones). Available actions could be different between a folder and a file and even change with MIME type of files (e.g. Open with...). Right click should not disappear but it should be use for advanced uses only. General interaction
Users should be able to personalize the style and color of files/folders name. It could be very useful e.g. to tag important files in red ! Renaming enhancement