A file manager is software which provides a user interface to assist in the organisation of files.
Every file manager provides basic operations such as to create, open, view, edit, search, rename, move copy, and delete files. However, file managers typically come supplied with sophisticated functionality including network connectivity, directory synchronizing, archive handling, advanced searching, shortcuts, file/folder comparisons, checksums, plugins, and more, making them an incredibly powerful tool.
Dolphin is a file manager focusing on usability. You can browse, locate, open, copy and move files with it.
It is the default file manager for the current version of KDE (KDE 4), and can be optionally installed on KDE 3.
- Supports dockable panels for places, information, folders and a
- Breadcrumb Navigation bar for URLs which allows users to navigate
quickly through the file hierarchy
- 3 view modes (icon, list and column) with properties remembered for
- Split views designed for file copy- and move-operations
- Network transparency
- Undo/redo functionality
- Support of service menus
- Zoom from 16 x 16 pixels to 256 x 256 pixels
- Tooltips show previews
- Panel tabs
- Renaming of a variable number of selected items in one step
- Supports: SMB/CIFS, WebDAV, NFS, FTP, and SSH
- Networked Environment for Personalized, Ontology-based Management of
Unified Knowledge (NEPOMUK) integration
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To install dolphin in Ubuntu:
Open a terminal,using Ctrl+Alt+T
sudo apt-get install dolphin
To make dolphin default file manager instead of Nautilus
Open a terminal using Ctrl+Alt+T
exo-utils by running the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt-get install exo-utils
Run the following command in the terminal:
In the window that opens, click on Utilities
On the File Manager section, click the drop-down menu arrow + Other...
Adjust to show all files and select
dolphin.desktop (wherever you find it)