View Full Version : [SOLVED] Looking for menu bar file browsing utility

July 17th, 2011, 01:14 AM
Does anyone know of a application that will allow you to drill down a file tree to select a particular document in ANY folder (not just a bookmarked one)?

Essentially I would like to start in the Places menu in my home directory, and have any folders with subfolders indicated by an arrow (same as the Recent Documents) but that will continually expand whichever folder you hover over? I am looking to do this without setting up shortcuts. Don't know if there is anything like this, but would sure appreciate any input!

Running 11.4 classic / Gnome


July 17th, 2011, 01:38 AM
You can use this applet for that:

It's basically great. And luckily, you are using classic Gnome, because it doesn't work in Unity.

You can simply install it from the official repos:

sudo apt-get install file-browser-applet

July 17th, 2011, 02:08 AM
Excellent! Thanks Krytarik! That is exactly what I was looking for. Seems a little choppy, but I could probably chalk that up to either an indexing or rendering process (I've got a LOT of stuff in my folders).

- Scott