xfdesktop Alternatives

    xfdesktop is described as 'The xfdesktop application manages the desktop backdrop. It sets a backdrop image and/or color and it can pop up an applications menu and a list of all running applications when you click on the desktop with the right or middle mouse button respectively. As of Xfce 4'. There are six alternatives to xfdesktop for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Xfce, MacPorts and XQuartz. The best alternative is Files, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like xfdesktop are Nemo (Free, Open Source), PCMan File Manager (Free, Open Source), Caja (Free, Open Source) and Pantheon Files (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 31, 2015

    1. Files (Nautilus) is a file manager designed to fit the Gnome desktop design and behaviour, giving the user a simple way to navigate and manage its files.
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    2. Nemo is the official file manager for the Linux Mint operating system running the Cinnamon desktop. It re-introduced several features removed from the file manager Nautilus, from which it originated.

    3. An extremely fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface.
    4. Caja is a fork of Nautilus from GNOME 2 and is native to the MATE Desktop Environment. It is a file manager like the Windows Explorer (not to confuse with Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge), but for Unix/BSD and Linux.

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    5. The simple, powerful, and sexy file manager from elementary OS. Pantheon FIles is one of the rare filemanagers that uses the "Miller columns" view.
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    6. Marlin is a new GTK3-based file manager for Linux, pretty slick and fast. Unlike most other file managers Marlin has included the so called "Miller columns" view.
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