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I just update to current gnome 3.6. So this will also bring an redesigned file app (nautilus). In the ListView I miss the folder expand Icon to expand the folder inline. With double click of course a new will be opened.

Has anyone an Idea how to activate the inline expand feature?
Maybe it's lost in the redesign.

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There seems to be no coverage at all on this. It's not even mentioned on live.gnome.org/Nautilus/Roadmap/3.6 . And it is upsetting me more than that split view is gone. –  Jakob Dec 16 '12 at 13:34

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Just to make clear what this is about: It is officially called "tree view" (screenshot)

This feature has been removed in Gnome 3.6 .

A poll on omgubuntu mentions it, linking to the git commit.

More to the point is the last comment in this gnome bug:

William Jon McCann [developer] 2012-08-14 21:43:49 UTC

The tree view has been removed from nautilus.

Sad.

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That's it and I also found why it's removed. It is the list view after all. Tree models don't work well on touch and it isn't consistent with the file chooser. (git.gnome.org/browse/nautilus/commit/…) This is rubbish !!! What about the power user. I don't use "finger pointing" –  derlinuxer Dec 18 '12 at 8:52
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Note that, in Gnome 3.8, THE TREE VIEW IS BACK!!! mail.gnome.org/archives/commits-list/2013-February/… –  Jakob May 14 '13 at 17:45
    
It's really crazy and upsetting they change such important daily feature just like that ... Thanks for sharing ! How to get that on my Ubuntu 13.04 ?! –  Stéphane May 16 '13 at 9:47
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This is insanity. –  o_o_o-- Aug 2 '13 at 20:08
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Stephane: add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 ; apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade –  Jakob Aug 24 '13 at 16:57

Tree view is actually available in 13.10, 14.04 beta: Under preferences, check this option:

Check Navigate folder in a tree, under Display tab.

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that made my day thanks :D –  destan May 12 at 11:43

If you mean the TreeView in the left pane, then it was removed.

Check for more changes: http://blogs.gnome.org/mclasen/2012/08/30/on-nautilus/

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Thanks, But no, I mean the expand in the main window. There has been a small triangle direct in front of the folders. So you could expand the folder without getting a complete new view. –  derlinuxer Nov 19 '12 at 8:34

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