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View Poll Results: File Manager of the Year
Konqueror 41 8.40%
Nautilus 154 31.56%
Dolphin 110 22.54%
Thunar 60 12.30%
Midnight Commander 44 9.02%
KFM 0 0%
Xplore 0 0%
Xfe 5 1.02%
ROX-Filer 12 2.46%
Krusader 18 3.69%
gentoo 2 0.41%
Worker 0 0%
EmelFM/EmelFM2 3 0.61%
PCManFM 25 5.12%
Gnome Commander 14 2.87%
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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File Manager of the Year

What is your file manager of choice?

Old 01-13-2011, 12:06 PM   #2
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Konqueror 3.5.10
Ah, there's a new KDE4 ? No thanks i prefer use Plan9 instead, it's more ergonomic.
Old 01-13-2011, 06:20 PM   #3
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I normally use the file manager included with the DE. If i'm using a WM, then I may install a lightweight one.
Old 01-13-2011, 06:28 PM   #4
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Midnight Commander don't leave home without it.

I use Dolphin a lot, KDE be my desktop is why.
Old 01-13-2011, 07:49 PM   #5
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I use nautilus and I particularly like the extra pane option.
Old 01-13-2011, 08:09 PM   #6
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I love Thunar. Light, responsive, simple, and plenty of room to customize.

Konqueror comes in second.
Old 01-14-2011, 01:36 PM   #7
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Gentoo is a file manager? Had to google that.
Old 01-14-2011, 03:18 PM   #8
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'Nautilus' so far.
Old 01-14-2011, 04:26 PM   #9
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Nautilus seems to manage my files very well.
Old 01-15-2011, 01:06 PM   #10
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I've always used nautilus.

Originally Posted by manwichmakesameal View Post
Gentoo is a file manager? Had to google that.
Old 01-15-2011, 01:13 PM   #11
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Only reason I like Dolphin is because of its feature to "Group by", it makes life a lot easier when your folder is flooded with files and folders!
Old 01-15-2011, 11:45 PM   #12
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emelfm2, if only they added thumbnails id get rid of thunar as secondary
Old 01-16-2011, 12:15 AM   #13
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Nautilus + mc
Old 01-16-2011, 04:35 AM   #14
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My filemanager of the year is dolphin, but since I moved to gnome (since kde4) I use nautilus.
Still vote for dolphin, it has some useful functions that I wished, nautilus had them too (the filter for example).
Old 01-16-2011, 05:49 AM   #15
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Rox-filer 99% of the time, the 1% with mc or xfe


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