PCMan File Manager - Simply Rocks!
An extremly fast and lightweight file manager which features
tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface
Our goal is not to make PCMan File Manager powerful, but to make it "good enough".
- Why I made this software:
- Konqueror is absolutely a great file manager, so is GNOME
nautilus, but the problem is, I don't need that much functionality.
Since I'm using an old machine, what I want is lightweight,
not all-in-one and very powerful. I've tried
ROX-filer, which really rocks, but I cannot get used to its user
interface. After trying XFCE thunar, I think it may be the
best, but It really lacks something I desire, especially something like
tabbed-browsing. I surf the web, try to dig in SourceForge
and Freshmeat, but nothing special found. Some file managers
are lightweight and fast, don't support i18n, though. So, the
best solution I can figure out might be developing my own.
That's why this project is started, and why it's named after
my nickname on the internet, PCMan.
- The goal of this project is not to build a huge yet
powerful file manager, but a slim and useful one.
I'm not going to add too much functionality to this software.
If UNIX has told us something, that must be "One program had
better do one thing, and do its best." Let file manager
be file manager, not a combination of web browser,
media player, archiver, CD-burner, and anything you can think of.
A file manager containing everything actually looks like
nothing, and make the newbies confusing.
- I borrow the interface from Firefox, Windows Explorer, and
nautilus, and try to aggregate their useful parts. Most
hotkeys are compatible with Firefox, so users can get used to it
Files can be easily dragged to other tabs in the same window.
You can open related folders in the tabs of the same window
without making the task bar over-crowded, and keep your desktop cleaner.
- Currently, this software is still under development and
there is still much improvement to do.
Anyone intreasted in this project and wants to join
us is welcomed. Any kind of contribution, such as testing,
bug reporting, translation, patches, advertiing, and artwork are highly
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