I borrowed a Windows laptop for a couple of days while traveling a couple
of years ago. The first thing I noticed was that the Up button in the file
manager was gone. Microsoft had decided it was not needed. It made it very
hard for me to use Explorer since the ability to easily move both
laterally and horizontally in a file system is the way have always worked.
I installed another file manager on Windows which still had an up button.
And then it happens in Nautilus also! They remove the Up button. Did they
look to Windows and thought "We have to do that also!" I can't for the
life of me understand the reasoning for doing so. Reduce clutter? The Up
button is not clutter for me. In Ubuntu there's a patch that brings the Up
button back. That's one good reason to use Linux: Fix it yourself or hope
someone else did do. Good thing someone did in this case since I like
Nautilus (although I use MC a lot also).
Could someone here who agree that the Up button isn't needed please
explain the rationale for removing it? It's like an elevator control panel
without the I'm going Up/Down and only the "Here" button present. How do
you guys who do not use the Up button get, well, up in the file system?
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