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What do you think about Rox?
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What do you think about Rox?
I like it!
50%
 50%  [ 32 ]
I don't like it!
14%
 14%  [ 9 ]
workz for me
20%
 20%  [ 13 ]
not mad about it but will tolerate it
11%
 11%  [ 7 ]
i dont love it, but i can understand why people would like it
3%
 3%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 63

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ozsouth

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2016, 02:10    Post subject:  

I prefer emelfm & spacefm.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2016, 04:02    Post subject: Rox is different, i like it.  

Rox is different, i like it.
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ASD

Joined: 22 Mar 2016
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2016, 05:57    Post subject:  

learnhow2code,

Thank you very much for your most helpful move-a-column (m-a-c) reply.

Here are "my" Rox-Filer binary sizes and (m-a-c) results:

488108 bytes Quirky unicorn 6.2.1 (works)
593576 bytes tahr-64-6.0.5 (fails)
594368 bytes Precise 5.6 (fails)

619204 bytes tahr-6.0.5 (works)

If there are any further expert observations - I would be pleased to learn more about all or any other variations in the capabilities of different roxfiler versions.

EDIT:
I have now tried overwriting the Precise 5.6 Rox-Filer binary (m-a-c fail) with the working 488108 version and whilst I did not notice any obviously adverse happening; (m-a-c) didn't work.

SUBSEQUENT EDIT:
I have repeated the action reported immediately above, remastered, rebooted and now (m-a-c) is working and the md5 sum matches with the one you gave - thank you again.

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step

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2016, 10:45    Post subject: Re: rox columns and horizontal scrollbar  

Re: rox columns and horizontal scrollbar
The "move a column" rox trick works only if the source was patched and compiled with that specific feature. Not many puppies do. I know Fatdog64-702 does. So does jun7's rox fork.
jun7's also resizes columns automatically, in details view. But still it isn't a horizontal scrollbar, and some people find window auto-resizing annoying.

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mjaksen

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2016, 16:48    Post subject:  

I came to Puppy from Windows and Windows Commander, so anything that wasn't 2-paned with lots of icons felt weird. But I've been using Rox for over a decade now, and I have to say it really grows on you. I've gotten to love how minimal it is. Remove a few of the more useless icons from the buttonbar, set auto-resize OFF and use it with a mouse (not a trackpad) and it's a joy to use. Put 2 windows next to each other for a 2-pane look.



Most of the real Linuxes out there are using some Thunar clone. The Thunars certainly look nice (especially with nice colorful 48x48 icons), and the copy/paste approach is much easier if you have tabs and a trackpad. But using a Thunar just feels clunky. Instead of drag-and-drop, you need to click repeatedly: on a tab, a selection, copy, a tab, paste. click click click.

Likes:
1. Bold recent listings.
2. Color coded filetypes.
3. Drag and drop (with a mouse, it's probably a bitch with a trackpad).
4. Everything is in the (shallow) context menu.
5. Multiple default apps at the top of the context menu.
6. It's compact

Contrast this with the brain-dead PCManFM or the endlessly complicated SpaceFM.

My wishlist does include editing the columns in wide-view. When user=root, do we really care about group and owner? I would like optional tabs, though 2-panes and "Bookmark/Recently Visited" can give you some of that. Other than that, I have no complaints.

I'm using Fatdog-702, but no m-a-c. I tried grabbing the ROX-Filer from tahr64-6.0.5.iso (580kb) and tahr-6.0.2_noPAE.iso (605kb) but no joy.

Marc
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step

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2016, 17:05    Post subject:  

@marc, sorry if I misled you about m-a-c in Fatdog64-702. I've been running Fatdog64-710a2 (alpha 2) for months now, so that's where the *2* is coming from. Probably the patch is exclusively in 710 alphas.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2016, 18:17    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
I just found out you can put the list columns where you want them.
Try it.
Go to list view.
Left click and hold on a column heading.
Drag it to the location you want it.


That works in Precise 5.7.1, can move any of the columns except permissions, but permissions will move around by dropping a column heading next to it and "pushing" it

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mjaksen

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2016, 19:27    Post subject:  

@step:

Yeah, 710a2. It works. But it doesn't seem to remember the new column layout.

This is one of those weird dev things, where the dev spent his time getting the drag and drop column reorder to work rather than give us a working configurable column layout, even if it has a XML config file.

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learnhow2code

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2016, 20:38    Post subject:  

ASD wrote:
I have repeated the action reported immediately above, remastered, rebooted and now (m-a-c) is working and the md5 sum matches with the one you gave - thank you again.


very impressive-- glad it worked.

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PostPosted: Sun 28 Aug 2016, 08:09    Post subject:  

I came over from Risc OS to Puppy Linux, after a long break from enjoying computing. So Rox was familiar and welcoming.

However, I now prefer thunar. Rox Filer can get confusing when navigating many directories, made worse by being able to have the same directory open in multiple windows.

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phat7

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PostPosted: Sun 28 Aug 2016, 09:56    Post subject:  

darkcity wrote:
Rox Filer can get confusing when navigating many directories, made worse by being able to have the same directory open in multiple windows.
Options - Filer windows - check "Unique windows"
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Illutorium

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov 2016, 10:48    Post subject:  

For JWM with PMount: Awesome.
For LXDE/Xfce: Rather not.
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov 2016, 11:27    Post subject:  

I only use one fixed ROX window, fixed size, fixed position. Use the bookmarks button for quick navigation, install MultiCopyPaste for copy, move, paste operations (more than one item can be selected) . Works excellent. No need for dragging stuff between windows.
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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2018, 14:39    Post subject:  

Well, I don't code, but use ROX as navigation in puppy. Recent changes are bold, but there seems to be a limit, since sometimes the full path is not bold.

Double clicks kill mice and trackpads twice as fast, so single click is welcome.

It might be a puppy thing, but I wish my settings would stick upon remaster.

01micko put ROX/jwm905 in Slacko5.7. They just work. But I'm sure there are different apps for that. Wink

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darry19662018

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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2018, 14:53    Post subject:  

Mmm wouldn't say I loved Rox but it is quick to use for me to use at times and I'm used to it. Mind you I really love using xfe too.

Works well with pmoiunt.Smile
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