PCManFM-Qt – Qt-based file manager

PCManFM-Qt is a lightweight Qt-based file manager which uses GLib for file management. It was started as the Qt port of PCManFM, the file manager of LXDE.

PCManFM-Qt is used by LXQt for handling the desktop. Nevertheless, it can also be used independently of LXQt and under any desktop environment.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • 4 view modes: icon view, thumbnail view, compact view, and detailed list view.
  • Customizable view settings – The item sorting, showing of hidden items and view mode can be changed globally. The item sorting and visibility of hidden items can be changed by using the folder’s right-click menu; then subsequent windows will reflect the changes. But each folder can also have customized view settings of its own.
  • Tabs – each tab has a forward/backward history.
  • Filter bar
  • Bulk renaming – method of renaming multiple files without getting a prompt dialog for each one.
  • Thumbnails – creates thumbnails of images internally but it can also use external thumbnailers for other kinds of files.
  • Can be launched as root under X11.
  • Custom actions – actions can be defined and added to the right-click menus (aka. context menus) of files/folders.

Developer: Hong Jen Yee (PCMan) and contributors
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

PCManFM-Qt in action

PCManFM-Qt is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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