View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to display files/folders infos pointing mice cursor on them?

April 11th, 2010, 10:45 PM
Just wonder if this windows xp option is there for ubuntu to find. Personally i donīt care for this, but my friend just switched to linux and he is asking me if there is something like that in ubuntu...

April 14th, 2010, 08:15 AM

Here is the picture to explain what i want...

April 14th, 2010, 05:45 PM
Well, I had to look high and low...... :^o

1. http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=linux+file+manager
2. http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20081224191928555/FileManagers.html
3. http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20080409161552309/Xfe.html

It has "Tooltips with file properties", which I think is what you want.

There might be others on that first list that have it. He may have to try several before he finds one he likes, but this one is designed to be like windows explorer.

If he's already using nautilus, then he should look through the nautilus extensions available through apt.
apt-cache search nautilus

April 14th, 2010, 05:55 PM
Well, thanks-but it seems that i have to change file manager...? And i just donīt want to do that. I am using nautilus.
So, maybe the question should be-how to display files/folders infos pointing mice cursor on them in nautilus file manager?