Alternatives to Clover for all platforms with any license

  • QTTabBar icon

    QTTabBar

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    • Extends functionality of Windows Explorer - adds tabs and much more to it. Works fine on Windows 10.
      KillyAug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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Clover Comments

Indispensable

Positive Comment by Erqo
about Clover Oct 2016

There is no way you can do without Clover.

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Sad it's discontinued -2 Helpful

Positive Comment by jackmurphy
about Clover and xplorer² Apr 2016

works fine from Windows 7 til Windows 10.
Although I use xplorer² I always appreciate the multi tabs when using the native browser.
I'm so sad that it is discontinued

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Great!

Positive Comment by EvinKegger
about Clover Jan 2016

Great, fave extension to Windows ever!

To resolve issues on Windows 8/8.1/Blue[copy-paste from reddit, comment by ]:

In Explorer window go to View -> Options;
In opened Folder Options window go to View tab, scroll down to "Launch folder windows in a separate process" and make sure it's UNCHECKED.

Also, right click exe and disable DPI scaling if the above doesn't work. Another method you can try is setting compatibility mode to Windows 7, but the tips above should be enough to make it work.

That's it- Clover should be running and kicking again!

Good Luck!

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Great!

Positive Comment by EvinKegger
about Clover Jan 2016

Great, fave extension to Windows ever!

To resolve issues on Windows 8/8.1/Blue[copy-paste from reddit, comment by ]:

In Explorer window go to View -> Options;
In opened Folder Options window go to View tab, scroll down to "Launch folder windows in a separate process" and make sure it's UNCHECKED.

Also, right click exe and disable DPI scaling if the above doesn't work. Another method you can try is setting compatibility mode to Windows 7, but the tips above should be enough to make it work.

That's it- Clover should be running and kicking again!

Good Luck!

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Clover is beautiful. But...

Negative Comment by stuarthalliday
about Clover Aug 2015

It doesn't work very well in Windows 8.1 and even worse in Windows 10.

Shame the Author has dropped it as it just needs a few tweaks to stop it crashing.

Sad to see this useful and well designed program go to the Recycle bin. :(

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Stay Away

Negative Comment by TaosePanda
about Clover Aug 2015

Crashes all the time on windows 10. Wehn it doesn't crash laggs are common.... no thanks

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Compatibility?

Comment by coryz40
about Clover and QTTabBar Aug 2015

Anyone else using this on Windows 10? How's it working for you? I was having really annoying issues and had to uninstall it. I really need tabs in Explorer, but qttabbar simply doesn't cut it.

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Good overall

Comment by Autumn
about Clover and QTTabBar Sep 2013

It's very clean, although Yandex hasn't provided any skins for it yet.

I was running it on Windows Vista, and sometimes it loaded a bit slow, other times it crashed. I'd considered again in the future though.

For now, I'll use QTTabBar for my customized shells on Windows.

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Really nice tab-browsing of folders

Positive Comment by Thelle
about Clover and Listary Sep 2012

Clover is really nice for tab-browsing your folders on your windows machine!

My only issue is that is breaks the functionality of Listary which I use for browsing my folders - but Listary is working on Clover support for version 4 :)

[Edited by Thelle, September 19]

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It's quite good

Positive Comment by Bziur
about Clover Aug 2012

In comparison to other tab addons for Microsoft Explorer this one I found the the most stable, the most good looking, and the fastest. No clippings, no ugly toolbars, no crap, just what you want. The only complaints I would have is disability of setting icons for bookmarks bar, and no ability to hide the menus, having them behave as they do on default in bare explorer. Aside of that It's really comfortable even with mouse only (it has hotkeys).

[Edited by Bziur, August 27]

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