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Despite having a large enough monitor, If you keep the size of the browser window small, the "Type" column (in "Details" view mode) insists on including the complete multipart MIME string, making the column so wide that trying to limit its width makes the column useless. Sorting by "Type" renders the list into an incomprehensible mess. See More
Developers set a constraint in Dolphin that deny Dolphin to run with root permissions. Hence, if you want to perform an action that require root permissions, such as rename a file in /etc/ folder, you are forced to use terminal or switch to another file manager. See More
Dolphin is without a doubt the best fully functional and easy to use and multitask with. • Dolphin also has a refresh button which no other File manager has. It's great for tracking a large files transfer; that's what file managers are for - good common sense. See More
Like other KDE applications, Dolphin makes use of KIO which gives Dolphin access to other APIs and services. For example, it allows Dolphin to manage files stored remotely the same way you can manage local files through FTP. See More
Thunar is soldi, attractive, quick. Never had any issues See More
On recent versions of GNOME, you can click the Files entry in the panel to access the a specific location (remote or local), connect to a certain server (FTP, SFTP, SAMBA, etc.), access your bookmarks, open a new window, as well as to change its default functionality. See More
The user interface of Files is very familiar to Ubuntu users, most probably because Canonical still uses Nautilus (an old version of it) as the default file manager for its world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux. It split into two parts, a sidebar and the main file viewer. While you already know what the latter can do for you, the sidebar offers quick access to Places, Devices and Network locations, as well as any other bookmarks that you can add whenever you want. See More
The program is distributed as a single source archive, which can be configured, compiled and installed on almost any Linux flavor. There are no binary files for a specific Linux distribution, but you can install it directly from the default software channels of your operating system. See More
Polo wants people to get the file manager they want, but it's not awash with granular layout options that take ages to understand. First select whether you want one, two, or four panes, and then select a format for each pane of either List, Icon, Tiled, or Media. That's it, you're done. See More
Polo isn't perfect, but it's easily the most robust file manager I've used in Linux. Resizing jpegs from the file manager itself and mounting ISOs as loop devices without typing away at a command prompt are quickly seductive workflow improvements, and it just looks great! I've never been able to say that about a file manager on any platform before, a reminder of its status as a very progressive attempt to reinvent a key part of computing. See More
Peter J. Mello's Experience
Includes its own rclone macros for adding cloud storage access to the list of browsable locations that just works, a welcome relief in the sea of hacks which provide those features elsewhere in Linux. Currently supported: Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive / Amazon S3, Openstack Swift (Rackspace Cloud Files, Memset Memstore, OVH), Hubic, Backblaze B2, Yandex Disk. See More
All other file managers I've tried can discover shared folders via some dedicated space like "Browse Network" or "Other locations". Polo is more powerful and you can connect to Samba, SSH and FTP, but you have to manually enter the details. When you do, it will mount the share and take you to a new path as well as add it to "Places" (with seemingly no way to remove it). So if you enter ex "smb://192.168.0.99/mystuff/" it will add that to "Places", and take you to something like "/run/user/1000/gvfs/smb-share:server=192.168.0.99,share=mystuff". See More
Browse archive files as though they were just another folder, dragging and dropping files in and out of them at will while the backend uses the appropriate tools to manage the archive file itself. Archive creation includes a rich assortment of controls over compression formats and structure. See More
File managers in Linux have a nasty propensity for being closely tied to the distribution family from which they arose. Using Polo allows you to have an identical file management experience when shifting between machines from different branches of the Linux tree. See More
This is one of the best file managers I have ever used because it is simple and it uses the default unix tools. Its something I would really love to see from other file managers - I mean how often are other filemanagers broken just because some of their dependencies changed? The GNOME-guys decided to change their way of doing things in GIO? Mr. Poetter created a new awesome way to handle mount points? With this FIle manager I don't care anymore !!! See More
Holo Deck's Experience
It works with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Gnome. I also used gksu and just edited 2 conf files to have pantheon-files able to handle 'open as root' options. Pantheon Files handling both Miller columns (handled by too few alas) and 'open as root' becomes very interesting then. (See http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2015/02/open-as-root-elementary-os-freya/ for how to add 'open as root) See More
You can click the Files entry in the panel to access a specific location (remote or local), connect to a certain server (FTP, SFTP, SAMBA, etc.), access your bookmarks, open a new window, as well as to change its default functionality. See More
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