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Default file manager

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:18 pm
by techboy317
Right now, the file manager is Nemo.

Maybe try PCManFM as default? I prefer it.

Re: Default file manager

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:54 pm
by karlchen
techboy317 wrote:Right now, the file manager is Nemo.
This applies to Linux Mint with Cinnamon desktop only.
Linux Mint with Mate desktop uses Caja.
Linux Mint with xfce desktop uses Thunar.
Linux Mint with KDE desktop uses Konqueror.

Re: Default file manager

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:51 pm
by Pjotr
PCManFM is a fine file manager, but it's from LXDE and LXQt. Not of Cinnamon.

Note that it's almost impossible to change file managers in a desktop environment. In a very real sense, the file manager is the essence of the desktop environment. It's the backbone of the DE.

Re: Default file manager

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:14 pm
by techboy317
Note that it's almost impossible to change file managers in a desktop environment. In a very real sense, the file manager is the essence of the desktop environment. It's the backbone of the DE.
Not really. I have used PCManFM on almost ALL major DEs (and uninstalled the defaults)
Includes GNOME, Xfce, Lxde, Lxqt, Cinnamon, MATE, etc.

Re: Default file manager

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:19 pm
by Pjotr
techboy317 wrote:
Note that it's almost impossible to change file managers in a desktop environment. In a very real sense, the file manager is the essence of the desktop environment. It's the backbone of the DE.
Not really. I have used PCManFM on almost ALL major DEs (and uninstalled the defaults)
Includes GNOME, Xfce, Lxde, Lxqt, Cinnamon, MATE, etc.
OK, technically it's possible, you're right.... But it's almost impossible to do so without introducing weird bugs, inconsistencies and instabilities.

Re: Default file manager

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:26 pm
by techboy317
introducing weird bugs, inconsistencies and instabilities.
True, but couldn't you "trick" cinnamon into thinking you are running Nemo, when you are actually running something else? Could they do that in the ISO?

Re: Default file manager

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:19 am
by Lucap
sunflower-fm.org

Don't know if anyone has had a play with it but i've just come across a File manager called Sunflower that i've never heard of before.

Re: Default file manager

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:53 am
by Pjotr
If you need a second file manager, I can recommend Double Commander. It's available in the official software sources of Mint.

It's a stand-alone file manager that does not try to behave like the backbone of a desktop environment. So installing it does not create any problems.

Double Commander is very powerful, fast and has two panes by default (which is very useful). It looks a bit like Norton Commander (if that means anything to you).

You can install it like this:

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sudo apt-get install doublecmd-gtk