I have been interested in trying some different file managers lately, and I have installed spacefm. It seems fine, but I don't dislike Thunar either. The only thing that I am really missing in Thunar is tabs. I have read most of the spacefm posts on the forum, but they're mostly opinions as to whether they like spacefm or not. What I would like to know is specifically WHY you like spacefm better than other file manager. Perhaps you are using features that I'm not even aware of that would make it more appealing. Just curious. Thanks.
Here is a quick list of why I prefer spacefm.
1. It has tabs.
2. It has editable menus.
a. Can rename most existing entries.
b. Can add new entries and submenus of your own.
3. It has multiple panes without being forced into a doublepane mode.
4. It is fast.
5. It has plugin support.
6. The author is quick to respond to bug reports.
Strictly speaking, I still haven't set it up to be as usable as stock PcManFM for me yet... the defaults could use some design love.
However, I have a little fetish for open-ended software that doesn't make too many assumptions about what the user wants. It's better than the mainstream file managers I've tried in that respect.
LEGO won't be ready for the average user until it comes pre-assembled, in a single unified look, and glued together so it doesn't come apart.
the best to mount whatever thing you want
I just use it because it has lighter dependencies.
Just downloaded+installed it. was easy and looks good.
Thanks, I was wanting a tabed, quartered file manager. I've been opening several instances of Thunar and aranging them on my screne to work on varous things.
I had never heard of this before, but after seeing it mentioned here I decided to check it out. And I'm glad I did. A fantastic file manager. Quick, light and flexible.
guess ill have to check it out also. although im very happy with thunar. the tabs would be nice but can live without it.
I use it when I'm working with a lot of images. I've set it up with two tabbed panes on the upper half of the screen, and a single tabbed pane on the bottom. The bottom pane is set to display icons, that is, it becomes an image manager, so I don't need to have a separate image manager (e.g. Geeqie) open when I'm incorporating images into my html or odp documents.
At other times, I use Double Commander, which is very similar to SpaceFM but has a couple of time-saving extras (e.g. a button to make one panel display what the opposite panel is displaying), and, most importantly, Function-key command buttons along the bottom, as with Norton Commander, Total Commander, and Midnight Commander.