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shrndegruv
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:43 pm    Post subject: suggest a file browser Reply with quote

I run enlightenment. I like the screenshots for midnight commander, but it doesnt appear to be in portage. Can people suggest there favorite file browser please? For better or worse, I like transparency.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if you're using e17, you could try out evidence. It's alright.

Rox might be a better choice.

J.

Edit: http://packages.gentoo.org/search/?sstring=midnight (It was difficult for me to believe that mc wasn't in Portage, and so I went to check).
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im running e16. Yeah i saw after i posted that its in under mc.

Any other suggestions? Can I get evidence going in e16?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too would suggest:
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emerge rox
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i emerged it -- i dont really understand the rox philosophy -- can you explain why its good? there are a lot of rox items in portage. Which do I need?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shrndegruv wrote:
yeah i emerged it -- i dont really understand the rox philosophy -- can you explain why its good? there are a lot of rox items in portage. Which do I need?

rox is not only a file browser, but there is also a desktop called rox that incorporates the rox-filer, as it is officially known, into it. You don't need all that other stuff if you just want the file browser,
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emerge rox

is enough.
As for why I like it, here goes. I like the rox file because it is simple and very easy to maneuver through. The single window/icon-text approach fits my style perfectly and I can browse through the directories very quickly by clicking the directory icons or the up (parent directory) button. In my opinion any browser which doesn't have an up button is practically useless. If you want to move/copy/link stuff just open 2 rox windows and drag away. Setting file associations is real easy with the "Set Run Action" feature which allows you to set up a file association for that particular file type, or all files of that nature (for example: all audio files). Plus it is fairly snappy and easy on the resources.

Edit: Also you can add executable to it's right-click menu with the customize menu feature. For example I added the beep-media-player executable to the menu and now I can click on my mp3s directory and play the entire directory (random order as set in my player) in beep-media-player.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how configurable is it? That was a good explanation btw.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shrndegruv wrote:
how configurable is it?

Well by right clicking in it you can bring up a menu. There are many things you can change in the "Display" menu alone. You can change what is displayed(icons, text, permissions, owner, etc.. and how it is arranged), thumbnails for pic, size of the icons, whether or not to show hidden, etc... You can save the settings in that same menu and you can do so for individual directories (for example I usually let rox determine icon size for me, but in my pictures directory I have it set for larger icons, so I can see them, as I have a lot of pictures and by default the icons would be really small. Then there is an "Options" option in the right-click menu which allows for control of all sorts of things like behaviour, colors, what icons to dispaly in the panel, etc... To me it had plenty of features, but isn't as bloated as let's say, konqueror.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suggest one of these.
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