PCMan works great as a drop in replacement for Nautilus.
PCMan works well with GNOME and has options to "Open Current Folder as root" and also "Open Terminal" .
Its fast, uncluttered and has tabs!
* Extremly fast and lightweight
* Can be started in one second on normal machine
* Tabbed browsing (Similiar to Firefox)
Original idea from: http://lifehacker.com/software/linux...ger-288616.php
OS: Ubuntu 7.10
Install pcmanfm from the package manager.
2.Applications > System Tools > PCMan File Manager
If you find that you like PCMan and want to have "Places" use it instead of nautilus do the following:
Start the PCMan File Manager and go to:
In PCMan "Open Current Folder as root"/usr/share/applications
3.Tools > Open Current Folder as root.
Make a backup copy of the files below (copy and paste and add "_bak" on the end of the file name.
Change the line in each with starts with Exec=
DoneFor nautilus-computer.desktop: Exec=pcmanfm /
For nautilus-folder-handler.desktop: Exec=pcmanfm %U
Note: You can go quite a bit further in replacing nautilus if you wish (see gsiliceo's post below) but the steps I have detailed above give the most change for the least effort.
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