My current file manager is nemo (since i use cinnamon)
i like how it handles tabs (when i have several tabs open and i close one it opens the right tab to the closed one, or the first left one if its already the last tab).
however one of the constant problems cinnamon still has even after its apparent thumbnail update is how it gets really laggy with drag and drop after a while.
just wanted to see which of the plenty file manager could have a similar functionality
(my backup file manager is caja, if it could replicate how its handles tabs or if it could remember what view i used on a folder specific basis id use it all the time.
thunar is pretty nice, however the way it display folders sizes is less than optimal, if it could display the number of items in it instead of the 1 mb it shows, even if there are files in it it could be a serious contender.
Not quite sure what you’re getting at here - my Thunar display on entering a folder includes: (example /home/freebird): 30 folders, 20 files: 69.9 MiB (73,316,547 bytes), Free space: 177.6 GiB
I am not sure what else it could say?
Perhaps an older one acted differently, but this is the current edition (4.16.1).
i think you refer to what it displays when im IN the folder, i mean when i am not in it.
i need it to display the numbers of how many items are in a folder without having to go into it, like this, this is not what i am after:
i have tried a few in my time, sadly my results where less than stellar.
nemo (of fcourse cause cinnamon)
caja (if it werent for hwo it handles tabs and that compact mode it would be almost perfect)
thunar (only if it werent for the whole size of folders issue)
dolphin (feels bloated and slow)
konqueror (id like a single program for a single purpose)
nautilus (does not remember individual
deepin file manager (wont download from the aur)
pcmanfm (not a friend of itsd ui and how small thumbnails are)
if there are any other gui file manager that would serve my need im all ears
Just wanted to say, @AmandaONeill, I totally understand your struggle. I’m also not totally satisfied with any of the file managers out there. All of them have their strengths and their weak points. So in the end I just picked the one that was closest to what I needed.