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#1 2007-08-20 03:33:40

xnooby2
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Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

I tried rox with the magickthumbnails and videothumbmails, but havent got it working yet.

I am now trying thunar, but it has dull generic icons.  Everything looks like a piece of paper.  I'm sure it'd look good if I was running XFCE.

Is there a standard/common file-manager for use with openbox?  Preferably one with icons for different file-types.

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#2 2007-08-20 06:07:07

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

Thunar (you can change the icons you know? smile
Rox
midnight commander (MC)
Nautilus

... to name but a few. Thunar is my favourite for Openbox sessions


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#3 2007-08-20 07:51:24

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

I like rox way better than thunar, but you can change the icon theme in thunar by extracting a gnome icon theme to ~/.icons then adding  gtk-icon-theme-name="area_04" to your ~/.gtkrc.mine
change "area_04" to whatever the icon theme name is.

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#4 2007-08-20 09:09:57

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

there's also pacmanfm

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#5 2007-08-21 13:57:43

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

My personal favorite is Emelfm2. Simple and easy to config and theme via gtk+

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#6 2007-08-21 15:09:34

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

drakosha wrote:

there's also pacmanfm

Actually it's spelled pcmanfm, otherwise you won't find it in the repos wink
It's a very cool file manager, very similar to thunar, but lighter and it's also able to manage the desktop. You should definitely give it a shot smile


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#7 2007-08-21 15:11:49

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

shen wrote:

My personal favorite is Emelfm2. Simple and easy to config and theme via gtk+

For some reason I thought this one was abandonware, but it looks up to date on their website.  i will try it, thanks!

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#8 2007-08-21 15:18:26

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

...another vote for Rox.  It takes a few days to get used to it but it's awesome once you do.


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#9 2007-08-21 15:42:58

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

xnooby2 wrote:
shen wrote:

My personal favorite is Emelfm2. Simple and easy to config and theme via gtk+

For some reason I thought this one was abandonware, but it looks up to date on their website.  i will try it, thanks!

There use to be emelfm it was gtk1 and was abandoned for EmelFM2 which is gtk2.. It may not have as active a dev cycle as some of the others but it's rock solid and lite weight. Has pretty much all the features you need at least for me anyways.

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#10 2007-08-21 19:29:27

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

I've been looking around too and Rox is still my choice. Thunar is a bit heavier than rox and it doesn't have a good shell integration. I've tried pcmanfm too but it crashed below 1 min after I started it.

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#11 2007-08-21 20:18:55

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

rox > *


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#12 2007-08-21 23:59:35

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

Dolphin? tongue

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#13 2007-08-22 08:19:02

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

I'm using openbox+thunar+xfce4-panel+xfce4-terminal, excellent integration and speed. I've tried rox, but it's way to heavy on the 'drag-n-drop' feature for me, it doesn't even have a decent cut-n-paste option and the default theme is pretty ugly. When changing themes not all icons are changed with it. Something to do with MIME.

Anyways I'd suggest openbox+thunar+xfce4-panel+xfce4-terminal, excellent combo!

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#14 2007-08-22 15:10:26

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

IMHO, the combination of XFCE4 + Rox for the desktop is unbeatable. Very light, very fast, very attractive. I agree that the default icon theme for Rox is really quite ugly - they are not doing themselves any favors. But, load up the Rox-Noia theme and things suddenly look very, very nice. Rox is a great and fast desktop manager too, and very stable. I install XFCE4 and Rox, change the theme per the above, and then alter my xinitrc to disable the XFCE4 desktop and substitute Rox's desktop (called "pinboard" in Rox-speak) instead. It is a great combo.


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#15 2007-08-23 20:16:07

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

Here are two screenshots showing what you can do with XFCE4+Rox. Warning, these are full size 1600x1200, each file is about 400K, but they will give you an excellent idea of what a good looking desktop you can create with the XFCE4/Rox combination ... of course this is a personal taste issue. This desktop looks great to me, but it may not appeal to you. XFCE4/Rox doesn't just look good - it is lightening fast too. These screenshots are taken off of a machine of mine running Arch 2007.05 (Duke).

http://www.campbell-tx.net/Misc/screenshot-1.jpg

http://www.campbell-tx.net/Misc/screenshot-2.jpg

The first one shows the clean desktop with no folders open, and the second shows the same desktop with a Rox folder window open.

If there is interest, I can post a step by step detailed "recipe" for setting this up from scratch. Post back if you are interested.

EDIT: I had posted the detailed recipe for this last year in response to a question from a member back then. I just checked and it is still accessible. See this thread:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php? … 24#p257124

Enjoy!

Last edited by mac57 (2007-08-23 20:21:47)


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#16 2007-08-24 13:01:43

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

hi,

i also recommend rox. fast and the drag'n'drop functionality is brilliant.
the default layout is truely ugly. but you can change everything.
i've changed the rox icons by hand:
in my ~/.gtkrc-2.0.mine:

# rox-filer toolbar icons 

pixmap_path "~/.icons/panel_icons/icons_2"

style "normal" {
  stock["gtk-close"] = {{"close.png"}}
#  stock["gtk-close"] = {{"exit.png"}}
  stock["gtk-go-up"] = {{"1uparrow.png"}}
  stock["gtk-home"] = {{"gohome.png"}}
  stock["gtk-refresh"] = {{"redo.png"}}
  stock["gtk-zoom-in"] = {{"add.png"}}
  stock["gtk-zoom-fit"] = {{"stop.png"}}
  stock["gtk-jump-to"] = {{"bookmarks.png"}}
#  stock["gtk-sort-ascending"] = {{"bottom.png"}}
#  stock["gtk-help"] = {{"help-icon.png"}}
  stock["rox-show-hidden"] = {{"filter.png"}}
  stock["rox-show-details"] = {{"view_tree.png"}}
#  stock["rox-select"] = {{"select-icon.png"}}
}
widget "*" style "normal"

it's quite self explanatory .

vlad

ps:
and that's what it looks like:
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2949 … 24aak4.png

Last edited by DonVla (2007-08-24 13:15:03)

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#17 2007-08-24 14:30:25

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

Hey DonVla, what is the program that is creating all that status information across the top of your screen? Looks fabulous, but doesn't look like Conky, the only other program I know that can do that sort of thing. What is it? I would love to try it out. Thanks.


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#18 2007-08-24 14:35:50

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

mac57 wrote:

Hey DonVla, what is the program that is creating all that status information across the top of your screen? Looks fabulous, but doesn't look like Conky, the only other program I know that can do that sort of thing. What is it? I would love to try it out. Thanks.

What does "looking like Conky" means ?
Can't you just change the font ?


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#19 2007-08-24 14:45:55

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

DonVla wrote:

hi,

i also recommend rox. fast and the drag'n'drop functionality is brilliant.
the default layout is truely ugly. but you can change everything.
i've changed the rox icons by hand:
in my ~/.gtkrc-2.0.mine:

# rox-filer toolbar icons 

pixmap_path "~/.icons/panel_icons/icons_2"

style "normal" {
  stock["gtk-close"] = {{"close.png"}}
#  stock["gtk-close"] = {{"exit.png"}}
  stock["gtk-go-up"] = {{"1uparrow.png"}}
  stock["gtk-home"] = {{"gohome.png"}}
  stock["gtk-refresh"] = {{"redo.png"}}
  stock["gtk-zoom-in"] = {{"add.png"}}
  stock["gtk-zoom-fit"] = {{"stop.png"}}
  stock["gtk-jump-to"] = {{"bookmarks.png"}}
#  stock["gtk-sort-ascending"] = {{"bottom.png"}}
#  stock["gtk-help"] = {{"help-icon.png"}}
  stock["rox-show-hidden"] = {{"filter.png"}}
  stock["rox-show-details"] = {{"view_tree.png"}}
#  stock["rox-select"] = {{"select-icon.png"}}
}
widget "*" style "normal"

it's quite self explanatory .

vlad

ps:
and that's what it looks like:
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2949 … 24aak4.png

That's a pretty cool setup u got there. Is that conky in the top centre? If so, mind sharing your .conkyrc.

What Icon theme are u using? is that panel-thingy AWN?

Could u also elaborate this line < pixmap_path "~/.icons/panel_icons/icons_2" > ?

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#20 2007-08-24 19:00:36

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

hello,

it's all a little offtopic so i made a new thread:
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=36624
i hope this answer your questions.

vlad

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#21 2007-08-25 07:34:57

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

Don-DiZzLe wrote:

I'm using openbox+thunar+xfce4-panel+xfce4-terminal, excellent integration and speed. I've tried rox, but it's way to heavy on the 'drag-n-drop' feature for me, it doesn't even have a decent cut-n-paste option and the default theme is pretty ugly. When changing themes not all icons are changed with it. Something to do with MIME.

That's what I use (apart from urxvt instead of xfce-terminal). As you said, rox it's too much drag-n-drop oriented, even if it's blazingly fast.
So, another vote for Thunar


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#22 2007-08-25 22:32:29

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

pcmanfm seems pretty ok, but it doesnt have trashcan option.

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#23 2007-08-25 23:11:45

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

XFE pwns:p
Small, fast and powerfull:
http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/index.php?page=screenshots
The best for *box.

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#24 2007-08-26 00:03:27

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

ProzacR wrote:

XFE pwns:p
Small, fast and powerfull:
http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/index.php?page=screenshots
The best for *box.

That looks pretty good, I never even heard of it before.

Is there a good menu bar?  It looks like many people are using XFCE4's menubar with OpenBox.

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#25 2007-08-26 14:18:33

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Re: Good file-manager for OpenBox? (with icons)

I think you talk about panel or taskbar. Here list:

ROX Desktop 
Avant Window Navigator 
kooldock 
wbar 
idesk 
visibility 
lxpanel 
perlpanel 
[b]fbpanel[/b]  - Win Xp taskbar clone I think, but it can be vry customised
[b]pypanel[/b] - good for tuning and cute look but only main functions
Tint Task Manager 
[b]xfce4-panel[/b] 
Screenpager 
Screenlets 
gDesklets 
Super Karamba 
adesklets 
[b]conky[/b] - shows system data on real time
ObPager 
bbtools 
Oboinus

Mont interesting ones I marked in bold. Some of them I never tested.

Also you can use FluxBox not OpenBox, because it has simple clock and minimize line by default.

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