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Old 01-09-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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Need the Tree!ExplorerQT - like for Debian / Ubuntu


Hi,

My friend learning Linux would desire an explorer very similar to Windows + beautiful + bug-free/less and finally that is capable to choose the right application or propose one to open it.

My friend is not capable to use rox even, even mount a pendrive, ... so Explorer like in Windows would be very welcome. I dont believe that progresses are so little, and friend wants Windows in Qemu even if I cannot find a similar file manager/explorer.

There is xfce browser but it requires xfce, and nope.

We dont want gnome, nor xfce, nor kde (since the pc is very old).

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:01 PM   #2
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pcmanfm? Have you tried LXDE? It's very Windows (2000/XP)-like. The side-pane in pcmanfm can be set to a tree view.
 
Old 01-09-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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To run Thunar you do not need to run XFCE (back in my Debian days I have used Thunar with Openbox).
But anyways, you can try PCManFM, SpaceFM, Xfe, QTFM and many more.
 
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To run Thunar you do not need to run XFCE (back in my Debian days I have used Thunar with Openbox).
But anyways, you can try PCManFM, SpaceFM, Xfe, QTFM and many more.
I have compiled few of them, tried, on a testing machine. Ok, for compiling, I could see the dependencies of them (except pcmanfm wich was too much work).

PCmanFm is not very much lightweight. It is cute but quite heavy.

The compilation of spacefm went fine with gtk2.0+, libudev, and few things. The spacefm is diverging from the windows explorer. To me, it does look very complicate to my friend. Any principally, there is not Copy / paste icons or neither into the menu, it is far too complicated. he will not make it.

XFE would be nicer alternative, light - weight, and closer (bit ugly). But but, it is extremely buggy and un-finished application. My mouse cursor is all the time in waiting. I'd better not check the code further, processes, .. I fear a high CPU use.

QTFM has no clear menu for very beginners. (File.... Help) On the other hand it is lightweight. /src$ qtfm
qtfm: symbol lookup error: qtfm: undefined symbol: _ZN9QListData11detach_growEPii

Would you have more hopefully?

Best regards

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:04 PM   #5
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Ok. seems that I will install him spacefm, it looks more similar to windows.

the icons are not that nice as the tree qt explorer. Would you know if I can find the source of this explorer to port it? Tree!ExplorerQT


I am now looking for gtk icons/themes to make look spacefm like windows, temporally.


** EDIT ** Spacefm is pretty buggy. It crashes time to time.

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:22 PM   #6
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May I ask why you compile all these filemanagers instead of just using the Debian/Ubuntu packages?
By the way, PCManFM is usually a very lightweight software (default filemanager of the LXDE desktop).
 
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PCmanfm is too heavy?? How old is this system??
 
  


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