Comment 21 for bug 386150

I remember seeing a mockup of Nautilus once (on planet.gnome.org) where the zoom and view controls where moved to the status bar. In place of these controls was a search field.
It's a pretty good idea because it makes use of a mostly unused space to keep functionalities.

(Maybe this was this mock up, although the list/icon control is missing: http://img15.imageshack.us/i/nautilus1.png/)