Alternatives to Nautilus
- X File Explorer (Xfe) is an MS-Explorer or Commander like file manager for X. It is based on the popular, but discontinued X Win Commander. In my opinion it's not so nice to use it - looks like software written in mid 90 :(
- This file manager is a component of the XFCE desktop, which is not on the same level as GNOME and KDE but file manager is quite nice.
Pros are: small size, responsiveness, lots of plugins and familiarity for new users.
Cons are: no desktop icons support, bugs in resizing of icons (especially navigation bar), icons are too close to each other (no way to change it).
- It's really similar to Thunar, but it's better. PCManfm is probably one of the most useful competitors to Nautilus - (pros) it has tabbed interface, it can load large directories quickly, it has bookmarks and several great views it is also stable.
Cons are: there is no way to change thumbnails size (photos), no recycle bin support - deleting is done right now, default file drag-and-drop on the same disk is copy not move. I think PCManfm is the best alternative but not every feature from Nautilus is implemented ... but I will probably use it soon.
- Other software tested
- rox-filer - GUI from early 90 - ugly :(
File managersSometimes I would like to easily move some files easily and quickly. File managers described below can be an "alternative" to Total Commander on Windows.
- A file manager that implements the popular two-pane design based on Gtk2. Some people like it, but I don't - GUI is not very functional other wrong thing is missing progress bar when moving large files and function keys doesn't work :(!.
- And we have winner - checkout it - see screenshots. I will use it.
- Other software checked
apt-get install pcmanfm tuxcmd