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    XFCE split screen

    I switched Gnome Shell for XFCE 4.10 on my netbook Acer Aspire One(running 12.04) to get rid of lockups and increase speed. The result is fine.
    Is there in XFCE something comparable like F3 (split screen in file browser) in unity or gnome shell ?

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    Re: XFCE split screen

    Do you mean to shrink window from full screen to for example 50% of the monitor?

    Then there is program for you here:
    http://www.giuspen.com/x-tile/

    Hope this helps.

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT A QUANTAL QUETZAL IS...BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE PRETZEL AND I LIKE PRETZEL

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    Re: XFCE split screen

    Not really. What I mean is that when I have the file browser on a folder that I can have a second pane with F3 to have a second pane to go to another folder. This makes it easy to copy from one folder to another.
    When it does not exists than your suggestion might be a work around. Thanks for the tip.
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    Re: XFCE split screen

    Well no problem, but I am sure that someone who uses Ubuntu more time than I will know if this is possible or not. Maybe is that function for splitting screen only available in Nautilus, since XFCE uses Thunar (few years ago it did, but now I am not sure, since I don't have it).

    Well anyway I am glad you solve this problem

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    Re: XFCE split screen

    I didn't know about F3 in Nautilus so I window Nautilus and launch a new window. I have used Thunar very little but would the same work there? Open Thunar in a window then launch a second window?

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    Re: XFCE split screen

    You could install a two pane file browser ... http://www.ghacks.net/2010/09/08/eme...-file-manager/.

    or just open two Thunars.

    there is also "copy to" and "move to" custom actions for Thunar.

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    Re: XFCE split screen

    Install Midnight Commander
    Last edited by Jose Catre-Vandis; June 30th, 2012 at 08:22 PM.
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    Re: XFCE split screen

    I just switched to Xubu, and that's the one thing I'm missing: Nautilus's Toggle F3 for split screen and easy filing. at moment I'm cutting and navigating and pasting which is a pale 2nd! But I'll gain what I can from this thread, thanks
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