SpaceFM - Was: Nautilus

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Sat Nov 28 16:22:57 UTC 2015

Hi Gene,

On Sat, 28 Nov 2015 16:11:47 +0100, Petter Adsen wrote:
>> I just installed the gtk3 version to see what it looked like.  What
>> it looked like was a 1 pane file locator that couldn't even find *,
>> and I could not find in the menu's, any way to configure it as a 2
>> pane file manager.  So I nuked it.  
>You can't have looked very hard ;) View -> Panel 2 (or 3 or 4). You can
>enable more than one of them at a time, so you can get up to 4 panes,
>as I said earlier.

I don't know if the gtk3 and gtk2 version's GUIs differ.

I guess by default on the right side of the menu panel there are 4
green "LEDs", that can be clicked to split the window, instead of
using the View menu. If you close SpaceFM it remembers the view.

What I called "actions" is named the Tool menu. Click the menu and when
it opens right-click in the menu to add commands or scripts and if
wanted the shortcuts you are used to, to execute them.

Maybe helpful too: $ spacefm --help

Command line's   $ ls -ld ~/.a*
by SpaceFM's bar would be ~/.a without the asterisk, resp. for more

$ spacefm -f

or File > File Search

Add a place to search, e.g. your home and then search for e.g. hidden


now with asterix.

Take a look at View > Design Mode

E.g. chose File > File Search, then right click, chose Key Shortcut and
press the wanted shortcut, for example Ctrl+Alt+F, then push Set.

To remove the shortcut File > File Search, then right click, chose Key
Shortcut and push Unset.


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