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View Poll Results: File Manager of the Year
Nautilus 117 24.38%
Dolphin 118 24.58%
Konqueror 30 6.25%
Thunar 80 16.67%
Midnight Commander 50 10.42%
Xfe 8 1.67%
ROX-Filer 15 3.13%
Krusader 14 2.92%
gentoo 2 0.42%
emelFM2 1 0.21%
PCManFM 30 6.25%
Gnome Commander 5 1.04%
ranger 3 0.63%
vifm 3 0.63%
Rodent 1 0.21%
Andromeda 0 0%
Double Commander 3 0.63%
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #46
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+1 to Dolphin. I use it all the time, especially in gnome. Why? i like the little plus symbols for highlighting files when they're not all in a nice neat square. I also like how when you drag and drop a file in Dolphin, you get the option to, copy, move, or create a symlink. Konqueror also has these features and i personally like it better as a file manager, but i think konqueror as a web browser is horrible, and as a gnome user, i'd rather bring in just a file manager then, a swis army knife file manger web browser combo. And for these reason, i use Dolphin.

A additional note that's just come to mind, i also like how Dolphin doesn't try to take over the desktop in xfce, like bloody Nautilus does. I hate Nautilus.
Old 01-17-2012, 01:33 PM   #47
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:15 PM   #48
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Nautilus and it's forks are excellent, so is Dolphin. But I need a icon based fm with instant access to command line where I can see output on stdout/stderr. And I need a fm which actually uses the extra cores on my box for something useful. And I don't need extra crap on my fm apart from icons (like bookmarks, menus, trees and the like): I want to be distracted the least from my work, which is darn more important. And I never want to be treated like a moron: if I want bookmarks, I will define them, I do not need a filemanager to create bookmarks and directories and tell me tha't where I should keep my "videos", "music" or whatever.

That's why I use Rodent.

Granted, Rodent is still missing things like transparent access to mobile phones, ftp servers, ssh/sftp hosts and smb servers, but that stuff is in the oven and will soon be available to the general public.
Old 01-27-2012, 09:04 PM   #49
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This is by far the best file manager that I have found to date. My favorite feature is the custom actions. I will warn you though, the custom actions will make you lazy.
Old 01-28-2012, 02:07 AM   #50
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I do like Thunar, if i'm not using Dolphin, it'll be Thunar. I've never looked into the the Thunar extensions. I should, and if i'm happy, maybe i can replace Dolphin and have a more native file manager to my gtk environment.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:04 AM   #52
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I'm not dead!

Anyway, I really like the small and fast file managers. For X, I like PCmanFM. At the command line, MC rules. However, I find that even in X, I still open a terminal and use MC a lot.
Old 02-01-2012, 02:43 AM   #53
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Caja? (MATE file manager)

I wanted to pick caja, because nautilus in gnome 3 is...lacking. Oh, well.
Old 02-01-2012, 07:42 AM   #54
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File Manager

Old 02-01-2012, 02:50 PM   #55
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bash, mv, cp ...
Old 02-02-2012, 08:37 AM   #56
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Midnight Commander. Not just because I can hit F3 and instantly see the contents of a file but also because browsing through large and complex directory trees cannot be done any faster.
Old 02-06-2012, 01:43 PM   #57
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Dolphin is ok for me.
Old 02-08-2012, 12:57 PM   #58
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nautilus is good.
Old 02-08-2012, 04:59 PM   #59
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Nautilus its simple, good and basic.
Old 02-08-2012, 11:52 PM   #60
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I wish I could vote for vfu. Really the best I have seen.

Midnight Commander comes close, so it gets my vote. :-(

PCManFM seems nice at first, but then it is too buggy. Yuk!


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