TkDesk – graphical file manager

TkDesk is a graphical file manager for Unix and the X-Window System.

It offers a very rich set of file operations and services, and provides the user with an immense amount of configurability. TkDesk’s configuration flexibility results from the use of Tcl/Tk as the primary implementation language.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Arbitrary number of automatically refreshed file browsers and file-list windows.
  • Configurable file-specific popup-menus.
  • Drag and drop.
  • Files and directories may be dropped onto the root window (a.k.a. the desktop).
  • Configurable application bar, with several displays (currently date, load, mail, state of dial-up link) and cascaded popup menus for each button.
  • History of visited directories, opened files, executed commands, and others, which is automatically saved to disk.
  • Find files through their annotation, name, contents, size, ownership or age.
  • Trash can for safe “deletion” of files and directories.
  • Calculation of disk usage for directory hierarchies.
  • All file operations (find, copy, disk usage, etc.) are carried out in the background.
  • Traversal of directory hierarchies through recursive cascaded menus.
  • Bookmarks, create menu entries for often used files/directories.
  • Built-in multi-buffer editor, providing virtually unlimited undo.
  • Comprehensive online help.
  • Powerful on-the-fly configuration, allowing for unlimited extensibility.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Christian Bolik
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


TkDesk is written in Tcl/Tk. Learn Tcl with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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