[clug] Back in the Linux fold and also a file manager question

Paul Rands lists at paulrands.com
Sun Apr 20 01:01:40 MDT 2014

Hi Scott,

I haven't been able to get any success adding any new plugins / 
extensions to the current version (3.10.1) of Nautilus shipping with 
Ubuntu (even the 'open as root' plugin for the version shipped with 
13.10 doesn't install. After reading a few forums, it seems to be quite 
dumbed down to older versions, and I vaguely remember from my Ubuntu 8.x 
and 9.x days that it had more features. Ubuntu call it Files as well, 
which seems to suggest it's a customised version. When I look at my 
installed software, it tells me Nautilus is installed and when I type in 
Nautilus in the dock menu, it loads and shows Files.

On 20/04/14 12:39, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> On 20/04/14 09:53, Paul Rands wrote:
>> After becoming accustomed to using my Mac for a number of years, the only
>> thing I am really missing is colour-coding files in the file manager.
>> Nautilus doesn't support it, and I can't even put emblems on things
>> anymore. I resorted to installing Marlin the other night, which does have
>> it as a feature, however it's a little glitchy. Does anyone here have any
>> suggestions for a GUI file manager that supports being able to colour code
>> filenames and looks similar to Nautilus?
>> Thanks in advance!
> I believe GNOME and Nautilus also support Open Desktop formats - so
> should be able to do that same things Dolphin/Konqueror do in KDE -
> which is support custom icons for directories (and files). That includes
> "custom colours"[*1].
> Are you sure those functions are unsupported in GNOME? Have you fully
> explored Nautilus themes?
> Kind regards
> [1*] http://ge.tt/9pqw0Gc1/v/0

Paul Rands
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