When comparing Clover vs QTTabBar, the Slant community recommends QTTabBar for most people. In the question“What are the best Windows Explorer enhancements?” QTTabBar is ranked 1st while Clover is ranked 2nd.
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Pro Adds Chrome-esque tabs to Windows Explorer
Pro Lots of themes from Chrome
Pro Allows you to simply add tabs to File Explorer which suit the design
Pro Middle click/Ctrl+click to open new tab
Pro Plugin support
The program can be enhanced further by plugins for a variety of purposes.
Pro Good drag and drop options
Pro Preview popup buttons
Pro Ctrl+arrow keys for navigation between different tabs
Pro Ctrl+tab to go from tab to tab
Con Screen scaling issues with 4K displays
It's not recommended to be used on computers with a 4K display as it will cause many scaling problems even in other applications.
Con Bugs and no support
While it's overall performance is good, the tool overrides Windows Explorer by force which can result in bugs, crashes and screen freezes that can only be solved by stopping the task. Sometimes it crashes the explorer all together which can leave you without access to the windows toolbar.
Con VirusTotal finds adware and possible viruses
More than 40 online antivirus/anti malware scanners reports issues. Do try it your self if you think this is a competitor trying to give Clover a bad rep. I used it before, but now I've abandoned it. Especially because the installation etc. are in Chinese so you don-t stand a chance to know what you're doing.
Con Installing and uninstalling is in Chinese
Con Win 10 Quick access bar break
It breaks the win 10 quick access bar, options stop working.
Con Possibly abandoned project
Not updated since 2019-3-24. No response from developer. Is the project dead?
Con Options menu almost unusable on some high resolution displays
Options menu almost unusable on some high resolution displays, for example Surface Pro 4 2736X1824 and 225% magnification (scaling issues). Interestingly, works ok on external display 3840X2160 with 150% magnification.