jules
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better default file manager

Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:06 am

my first day with Solus Budgie in May had the following frustrations (coming from LMDE):

default file manager:
- failed to show hidden files
- failed to see the path of a mounted partition
- cannot go to /

- after installing caja, cannot use it
- cannot set default file browser in settings/details

edit:
Suggestion: have a look at Linux Mint's x-apps, they are meant to look good with non-Gnome DEs and are a lot more useful than the Gnome app they were forked from (especially the file browser)!

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Justin
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Re: better default file manager

Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:27 am

Toggle hidden files: Ctrl + H
What do you mean by the path of the mounted partition? It's mount point or it's device name ie /dev/sdb?
You can go to / either via the path bar or selecting Other Locations

By can't use caja what do you mean?
Why would you need to set a file manager as a default?

I doubt x-apps will ever make their way into the repository but you're welcome to request them: https://solus-project.com/articles/pack ... ackage/en/

DGMurdockIII
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Re: better default file manager

Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:37 pm

You can look at these 2 file mangers I found

http://www.qtfm.org

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Craig-toyoracer
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Re: better default file manager

Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:36 pm

On man that qtfm just looks like XP :facepalm:


this is the 21st century, please lets move forward. :)

fbg13
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Re: better default file manager

Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:13 am

Here's a promising one:
https://github.com/teejee2008/polo

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olivir
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Re: better default file manager

Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:08 pm

Hopefully, Ikey takes the final decisions :)

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Re: better default file manager

Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:49 pm

jules wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:06 am

default file manager:
- failed to show hidden files
- failed to see the path of a mounted partition
- cannot go to /
Show hidden files: Press STRG + H or using the menu on the right side in file manager (icon with three points)
See the path: Press STRG + L
Go to / : Press STRG + H, then type in / or in the left side of file manager "Other locations"

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Re: better default file manager

Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:43 pm

here are two more i found


Dfilemanager - http://dfilemanager.sourceforge.net/

dfm - http://dfm.sourceforge.net/

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Re: better default file manager

Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:58 pm

fbg13 wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:13 am
Here's a promising one:
https://github.com/teejee2008/polo
This one looks really really good

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Re: better default file manager

Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:58 pm

DGMurdockIII wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:58 pm
fbg13 wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:13 am
Here's a promising one:
https://github.com/teejee2008/polo
This one looks really really good
I'm no judge as to the quality of the code, but it certainly looks nice.

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