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After upgrade to 11.10 the menu for changing folder view has gone. Now you have to go through the mainmenu -> View.

I switch back and forth list / icon view a lot, so i really want that shothand menu back.

It seems not to be an option in Nautilus preferences, and there is no entry for it in dconf-editor -> org.gnome.nautilus either.

Is this "feature" for some obscure reason completely gone?

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One more reason to install cinnamon over ubuntu. If you are willing to change your whole desktop appearance give it a look. –  Presbitero Nov 21 '12 at 11:36
    
I'm very tempted. I used half a day getting rid of all the unity "features" - does cinnamon work with a "classic" setup? –  davidkonrad Nov 21 '12 at 12:06

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About Cinnamon and features that you might like.

It is level up from the classic gnome, much better in my opinion.

  • You get normal desktop bars, very nicely configurable.
  • It has Nemo instead of Nautilus, they are quite similar and will guive you that list menu you are looking for;
  • Menus don't have the same look but the structure is close from the classic one you areused to;
  • One down point is that compiz will not work, although some of the desktop related features are automatically implemented. The feature that I miss the most is the grid;
  • Applets and screenlets are available online and easy to install, just copy past folder;
  • You can configure almost everything by right clicking on it.

Here is a review about it, http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ubuntu-cinnamon.html

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