From where it has been introduced in GNOME / Nautilus, I’ve always been an assiduous, diligent, consistent and zealous user of the ‘Connect to Server’ functionality. It’s just really really really convenient, that’s all about it.
So, as soon as I finished installed something which came with Nautilus 3.6 (we’re now at 3.8, and it’s pretty much the same), which I think at the time was Fedora 18, I started looking for it, and was quite upset when I did not actually find it!
I looked for it by clicking on the ‘gear’ icon… and failed! Then I looked for it under the ‘arrow down’ icon… and failed!
At this point I was really mad, especially as I started to think the GNOME guys could have removed it, which would have been very, VEry, VERY bad for me! Then the light. Just by chance, I clicked on window name, on the left, in the top panel (usually called ‘the App menu’ in GNOME3 jargon, see below) and found it… Phew!
Oh, BTW, the same applies to ‘Enter Location’, which I also find a lot useful.
Of course, this post comes after a while that things are like this, so I guess everyone is used to the new interface right now… But, I mean, one never knows! :-P
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