Network mounts from fstab shown twice in the sidebar.
At work, I have a good dozen of samba shares which I mount to directories
$HOME/mnt/<servername>/<sharename> because I need them all the time. They are mounted via
Half of those mounts are testing environments of our software which is installed in different versions on different (virtual) servers, e.g., there are the servers/shares
Next to these shares that are mounted automatically at boot, I access several other machines (both samba or ssh) from time to time.
These are my problems:
- The locally mounted samba shares are listed twice, once with the disk- or mount-symbol (a black square with a white stripe at the bottom) and once with the network folder symbol.
- Both mounts and shares are just named with their folder/share name. So according to my example above, I have 6 mounts named
swand six network folders named
sw. To distinguish them, I have to hover over them to the full path of the mount point (in case of the
/etc/fstabmounted shares) or the
protocol://server/dirURL in case of network folders accessed ac hoc.
- It's just too much. I mount the good dozen shares in
/etc/fstabto local mount points so that they are quickly accessible. I don't want them in the sidebar.
- Get rid of the duplicate items in the sidebar. If a network folder is mounted to a local directory, just show it as disk/mount-symbol and not once again as network folder.
- Make mounts/network folders with the same name easily distinguishable, e.g., add the server for network folders and the parent directory for mounts.
- Add an option to tell nautilus not to show locally mounted network folders altogether.
Benefits of the solution
No clutter when many shares/network folders are accessed. Better distinguishability with mounts/network folders of the same name.
I don't see any.