File Browser Applet 0.6.6
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.
* 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
* Middle-clicking (or F4) on file will open with the configured editor,
right-clicking will execute the default action including running binary
* 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.
See the file INSTALL.
* Drag-n-drop configuration.
* A better icon.
* Generating distribution packages.
* See http://code.google.com/p/gnome-menu-file-browser-applet/issues/list
* Plus some memory leaks.
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