Marlin: an interesting alternative to Nautilus

¿Nautilus Does it seem slow and heavy? ¿Thunar does not suit your needs? Maybe it's time to try a new ultra-light file browser called Marlin.

This browser was born together with the Elementary project and was designed to be simple, fast and easy to use.

Some of the main characteristics of Marlin

  • Tabs
  • Multiple views
  • One click to open files / folders
  • Fully configurable interface
  • Support for extensions (plugins)

Installation on Ubuntu

To install Marlin on Ubuntu 11.10 it is first necessary to add the corresponding PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: marlin-devs / marlin-daily
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install marlin marlin-plugin- *

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  1.   kesymaru said

    One of the things that I like the most about this file browser is that it has the column view, to navigate between multiple subdirectories it is very easy, it is also super light.

    One feature you forget to mention is Unity support, the progress bar in unity, as well as a submenu in the launcher for Marlin.

  2.   Hache said

    I tried it on Arch a week ago, but I couldn't set the "one click to open files" and discarded it for that. How could I do it?

  3.   Lucas Matias said

    mmm ... I don't know the truth, my machine has resources, and opening files with a single click is configurable in the old Nautilus: S

  4.   Demon said

    Mmmm ... that "daily" sounds like everything is going to break, won't there be a repository of stable builds?

    Gnome should put a bit of a twist on the performance of your applications ... but Nautilus, never use a slower file manager, on any operating system.

  5.   lalala said

    gtk3, good for gnome-3, bad for xfce. I keep mate-destop box (ex nautilus gnome 2)

  6.   Jesus Ruiz said

    anyone know how to use it in fedora ??

  7.   Hache said

    Yes, I have been a Nautilus user for a long time and used the «monoclick», but in Marlin I could not configure it: S