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[Bug 1546347] Re: Add removed functionality of split view


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** Changed in: nautilus (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Wishlist

** Changed in: nautilus (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Triaged

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  Add removed functionality of split view

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Bug description:
  For easy file operations there was an option to split view in past, removed by following https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=676858 .
  Putting two windows side by side is not the same. They argumented it would be easier on touchscreen, but especially on touchscreen it's pain.  Most common use case is kind of comparision of two directiores. It would involve -pressing F3 to split, moving to parent directory in second split tab. Then viewing files with gedit , making file move/copy on that basis. First drawback is when you do this with windows instead split tabs you must choose nautilis from bar, then its instance if you have two windows(2 actions). Then shortcut for positioning windows on left or manual resize. (3rd action) Then the same for second window. So totally 6 actions in total instead simple F3 key. Very iritating if you need to a lot file operations.
  Second drawback is that in addition to neutilis operation we need often another gui tool - webbrowser or editor to make on that basis decisions on files or note something. So we can't simplify that to putting one window on the left and second on the right, need manual resizing. This could be pain if you do it often, especially on laptop with touchpad or touchscreen.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
  Package: nautilus 1:3.14.2-0ubuntu13
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-27.32-generic 4.2.8-ckt1
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-27-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: wl
  ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Tue Feb 16 23:12:49 2016
  GsettingsChanges: b'org.gnome.nautilus.list-view' b'default-column-order' b"['name', 'size', 'type', 'date_modified', 'date_accessed', 'owner', 'group', 'permissions', 'mime_type', 'where']"
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-05-08 (284 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
  SourcePackage: nautilus
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2015-11-15 (93 days ago)

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