[K12OSN] lightweight file manager?

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Fri Jan 14 21:35:45 UTC 2005

I don't think so; or at least I don't run it that way.  One of the 
gee-that's-cool-but-not-everyone-liked-it features of Nautilus was its 
ability/insistance on taking over the desktop.  I never cared for it mostly 
because it was so slow and made everything else drop to a crawl also.  It has 
since gotten much better, but it still requires a fair amount of horsepower. 
There's the idesk project for creating desktop icons in lightweight window 
managers. I haven't tried it yet, but hope to soon.  It might make for a good 
alternative to Nautilus-with-Icewm for K12LTSP.


Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-01-14 at 08:52, Petre Scheie wrote:
>>A few months back I, too, was looking for a light, quick file manager to use 
>>under IceWM, and I looked at several.  Konqueror and Nautilus were too 
> Does xwc run in the desktop/root window like Nautilus with IceWM?  I
> like the way it looks/works and didn't even realize it was a separate
> program until now, but I probably don't need all the functionality.

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