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Old 03-20-2016, 04:41 PM   #1
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Linux file managers for Mint Cinnamon


Mint Cinnamon on a Core2 Duo with 4G ram.

The default file manager is missing two features I'm used to in that other OS. I can't highlight a file and drag down to highlight a series of files in order to move or delete. Doing only one at a time is slow. And to rename a file I have to right click and then move down the menu to click on rename (instead of just a second click on the file to enter rename.)

I am happy, at least so far, that unlike Win7, this file manager respects my choice of list or compact display instead of constantly reverting to large icons or thumbnails.

Any suggestions for either another file manager to get those features or any add-ons to the default one in Cinnamon?
 
Old 03-20-2016, 09:51 PM   #2
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That's a trick I've never stumbled over.

Here's an alternative: In a Linux file manager, you can click to highlight the first in a list of files, then press SHIFT and highlight the last in a list of files, and that will highlight the first file, the last file, and all the files in between.

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Old 03-22-2016, 03:05 PM   #3
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That's a trick I've never stumbled over.

Here's an alternative: In a Linux file manager, you can click to highlight the first in a list of files, then press SHIFT and highlight the last in a list of files, and that will highlight the first file, the last file, and all the files in between.
now he got a learn keyboard sc ... learning curve
the thing is that too works in the "other OS" we now have portability.

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Old 03-23-2016, 12:45 PM   #4
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And to rename a file I have to right click and then move down the menu to click on rename
Right-click and press the r key.
 
Old 03-23-2016, 12:53 PM   #5
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Right-click and press the r key.
I got a faster way click on file then hit F2
works in Windows too we have more portability
learning curve is further lessened

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Old 03-23-2016, 07:29 PM   #6
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Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. Learning never stops.
 
  


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