Network and Drives

Design proposal for the Files app and GtkPlacesSidebar.


  • Clean up and simplify the places sidebar, so it doesn't contain so many locations by default.
  • Provide a single way to view "other places" outside of ~/.


Tentative Design

  • Internal volumes are not shown in the sidebar by default. Instead, they can be browsed through the other locations list and bookmarked.
  • Connect to server is integrated as an action bar. Recent servers can be accessed through the drop down, and are also autocompleted.
  • View options are insensitive, partly due to implementation constraints - it is difficult to provide both an icon and a list view.

Other exploratory mockups:


  • What about naming the sidebar item as "Network & Disks"? - GeorgesNeto

See Also

Design/Whiteboards/NetworkAndDrives (last edited 2015-05-13 20:53:44 by CosimoCecchi)