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    HOWTO add single-click support to PCMan File Manager

    PCMan File Manager is a fast, lightweight file manager by Hong Jen Yee.

    http://pcmanfm.sourceforge.net/


    Have you ever wished you could use single-click to open items in PCMan?

    I did, so I made this patch and now you can!


    This tutorial will show you how to patch PCMan 0.3.9.10 to support single-click opening of items.
    Step 1

    You will need the source for PCMan version 0.3.9.10, get it here:

    http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...ease_id=585699

    Step 2

    Extract the archive somewhere, it should extract into a folder named "pcmanfm-0.3.9.10".

    Step 3

    Download my patch here:

    http://nuqlear.com/crap/pcmanpatch.zip

    Step 4

    Extract the patch into your "pcmanfm-0.3.9.10" folder.

    If it asks if you want to overwrite existing files say yes.

    Step 5

    Prerequisites for compiling PCMan: (taken from the PCMan site)

    automake
    libgtk2.0-dev
    libglib2.0-dev
    libgamin-dev
    libstartup-notification0-dev
    If you are unsure if you have these packages try to install them using 'sudo apt-get install'.

    For example, if you wanted to install libgtk2.0-dev you would enter the following into the terminal:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev
    Step 6

    Open up a terminal and navigate to the "pcmanfm-0.3.9.10" folder, then enter the following:

    Code:
    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install
    To uninstall PCMan:

    Open up a terminal and navigate to the "pcmanfm-0.3.9.10" folder, then enter the following:

    Code:
    sudo make uninstall
    To un-patch PCMan:

    First, uninstall PCMan using the previous instructions.

    Delete the "pcmanfm-0.3.9.10" folder.

    Extract the PCMan source.

    Compile using the instructions from step 6.
    Thanks for looking!

    If you find any bugs etc please reply and let me know what's up.

  2. #2

    Re: HOWTO add single-click support to PCMan File Manager

    Interesting. I'm not a single-click fan, but it's always good to see someone add features to a great little file manager.

    Did you submit your patch to PCMan?
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    Talking Re: HOWTO add single-click support to PCMan File Manager

    Great!

    But, like mrjnoobles said, you should get this in to source code. The PCMan FM project invites everyone to participate, and it would be great if "one-click" was supported by default.

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    Re: HOWTO add single-click support to PCMan File Manager

    Thank you.

    I think PCMan should make this an option on next versions.

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    Re: HOWTO add single-click support to PCMan File Manager

    Quote Originally Posted by TrD View Post
    Thank you.

    I think PCMan should make this an option on next versions.
    Please don't mix this patch with the latest version of PCManFM.
    Since PCManFM 0.4.6, single-click is already well-supported.

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