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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:08 am    Post subject: [have one :) ]Looking for a good File Manager Reply with quote

Hi,

im looking for an File Manager similar to Nautilus or *gulp* Windows Explorer *sorry* for xfce4. I tried to install nautilus, but when i start nautilus strange things happened to my desktop.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try running it as
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$ nautilus --no-desktop --browser

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out Rox if Naut doesn't work for you. You could also use Konqueror.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rox is a great file manager for light wm's, because it looks great, its easy to configure, and highly functional. However it has a different feel from konqueror or nautilus, and it certainly has a different feel than *gulp* windows explorer :wink:. I would try to get nautilus to work, since XFCE utilizes the GTK tookit, as does Nautilus. Konqueror uses QT, so that is going to increase loading times and add to memory overhead. I think codergeek's solution should work though, so good luck. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, i'll try nautilus again. I'm emerging (updating) it right now.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for ROX here: Ive recently used nautilus but it was almost like *gulp* windows explorer. Especially the message "WARNING: The file you want to open is a ASF-file, but it has a WMV-filename extension! I wont open it..." when opening a wmv-file made me very upset! :evil: ROX is easy to use and it is fast! BTW: It also uses GTK and fits perfeclty to Xfce4.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want something that looks like Explorer then I can recomend Xfe. Here is a screenshot.
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*  x11-misc/xfe
      Latest version available: 0.72
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Size of downloaded files: 809 kB
      Homepage:    http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/
      Description: MS-Explorer like file manager for X
      License:     GPL-2
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, nautilus now runs perfectly. But I think i will try Rox, too...

@Wolven: It even looks like MS Exploer *g*

Thank you all!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I first tried rox when I made the switch from KDE->XFCE->fluxbox (yep, I finally found what I was looking for). At first I didn't like it, and I found myself loading konqueror for just about everything. But now I just use rox, and I couldn't be happier. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally find ROX to be one of the absolute worst filemanagers ever made.

Try gentoo or krusader, if you want something extremly fancy and totally different from anything seen, emerge tdfsb!

I'm personally fond of OneFinger.

Another simple one but with an integrated command line is xplore.

if you are into fps games, an interesting filemanager is BFM - Brutal File manager

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:55 pm    Post subject: evidence Reply with quote

evidence from enlightenment rocks :-)

http://evidence.sourceforge.net/features.html

one featue they don't mention is that you can just press /
and start typing and use tab to jump to directories just like in a command line

It's still in development.So might be unstable
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for a fast, straight-up old school file manager,
emerge xfe
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROX :D
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cp, mv, rm, perl, sed, bash.

MC is a good one too. But I like my other one better ;)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote for emelfm
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use aterm and nautilus ;P

Tried Rox, loved the speed but could not grasp all of the functionality... It just left me in the dust when I wanted to get something done other than browsing my file structers at blazing speeds...

And if you are using nautilus, you can also use gconf-editor to change nautilus's behavior... this goes along with codergeek42's comment:
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Try running it as
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$ nautilus --no-desktop --browser
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking for something too. Right now, I use Konqueror because I still have KDE on here, but I've been using Fluxbox alone for the past few weeks. I'd like to uninstall KDE, but the Konqueror would not still work. I just tried xfe, but it didn't have quite the options I wanted. I'd try Rox, but it looks like it has way too many dependencies.

BFM looked very entertaining :)

What do the majority of fluxbox users use?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any terminal with simple bash commands is perfect.... cp, mv, rm, tar cvf, tar xvf, etc etc etc ... For image viewing... I'll go with evidence & entice ;)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol... xfe just freezed my whole X until i killed it via text console
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kerjo wrote:
I'd try Rox, but it looks like it has way too many dependencies.


???

Rox doesn't have many deps at all - I think just GTK2 and maybe 1-2 extras. What does "emerge -pv rox" say?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using xfe and krusader (needs only kdelibs) together with enlightenment here...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must have been looking at the wrong lists for Rox, my mistake.
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

please continue on this thread
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