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File Browser Applet 0.6.6
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File Browser Applet is an applet for the GNOME Panel. It lets you browse and
open files in your home folder from the gnome panel, without having to open
a file manager. It is _not_ intended as replacement to proper file managers
like nautilus. Sometimes you (like me) just want to open a file and don't want
to have to open a file manager, browse to and open the file, then close the
file manager. This Applet just saves you couple of clicks.

Features
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    * Browse and open files in your home folder from the panel.
    * Respects Gnome mime type options and includes mime icon in menu.
    * Middle clicking (or F4) in a folder header will open a terminal in
      that folder.
    * Middle-clicking (or F4) on file will open with the configured editor,
      right-clicking will execute the default action including running binary
      files.
    * Configuration options: Select folder to show (and label), select
      icon, show/hide icon, show hidden, select terminal and editor.
    * Keyboard activation (a.k.a. hotkey) of root menu (via libgtkhotkey).
      Currently set as <Super>h.
    * Context menu with some useful actions such as open-with, new folder here,
      delete file/folder, create/extract archive, open/edit/run as root, etc.
    * Fast keyboard navigation with mnemonics.
    * Drag 'n Drop from applet to Nautilus or Desktop to MOVE files.
    * Opened files added to "Recent Documents" list.
    * Option to display a file's thumbnail if it exist.
    * Option to show folder only (i.e. hide files).
    * Useful tooltips indicating file size or folder contents count.

Installation
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See the file INSTALL.

To Do
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    * Translation.
    * Drag-n-drop configuration.
    * Documentation
    * A better icon.
    * Generating distribution packages.

Bugs
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    * See http://code.google.com/p/gnome-menu-file-browser-applet/issues/list
    * Plus some memory leaks.

Hacking
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Contributions are welcome, but it might take a while for them to make it into a
release as I (unfortunately) don't always have a lot of time to devote to this
project (and other lame excuses). Send ideas/code/patches via the bug tracker
(http://code.google.com/p/gnome-menu-file-browser-applet/issues/list).