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The default Windows explorer.exe is unbearable after using SpaceFM on Linux for so long. I can't deal with multiple windows even with all the shit that's cooked into Windows 8.1 to supposedly help.

I need a tabbed explorer, and not some oddball replacement file manager.



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Midnight Commander desktop icon

(on Wikipedia)
Chocolatey: mc
http://www.midnight-commander.org/

A commandline file manager.

Particularly easy to use and featureful. I consider this an essential tool, but usually forget it exists.



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(on Wikipedia)
http://blog.lxde.org/?cat=28/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcmanfm

For some reason, this is still included by default in many distributions.

It's an awful, awful program. Its UI is such shit that I've still got habits to double-check where my cursor actually is before interacting. Fuck you, PCManFM. Fuck. You.

  • (almost) Entirely obsoleted by SpaceFM.

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(on Wikipedia)
https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm
http://ignorantguru.github.io/spacefm/

The current god of file managers.

Originally a set of modifications to PCManFM, called PCManFM-mod. It got a life of its own, and was rewritten.

It's bloody amazing, and does so much "just right". I can tell that the author has his head on straight. It ought to be the default in Linux distributions.



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