Nemo is a complete fork of Nautilus and its goal is to extend the Cinnamon user experience to desktop and file management. Nemo has features like: compact view, all desktop icons, etc.. which are missing in Nautilus 3.6 version, Open in terminal and open as root, File operation progress while copy/move files shows percentage and details, Has nice GTK bookmarks management, up/forward/back and refresh buttons, Nice proper status bar, better search, better widgets and many more.
What Nemo offers:
- Built in “Open as root” context menu item
- Detachable tabs
- Unified, configurable toolbar: you can add/remove the following: up icon, refresh icon, toggle button for the location bar / path bar, home icon, computer icon and search icon.
- Option to show the full path in the titlebar and tab bars (Preferences > Display)
- Displays an “elevated privileges” banner when running as root
- Built in “Open in terminal” context menu item
- Added “Set as Wallpaper” to the context menu
- Added GTK bookmarks to the MoveTo/CopyTo context menus
- Switch view buttons on the toolbar (Grid, List and Compact views)
- Collapsable sidebar categories
- Drag and drop support for the bookmarks in the sidebar
- Sidebar: indicators under each drive, displaying the free/used space
- Support for sending files via Thunderbird and xdg-email
- Image properties improvements (merged from Nautilus 3.6)
- Memory leaks fixes (merged from Nautilus 3.6)
- and More!
Note: If you are going to install Cinnamon then first remove this PPA also Nemo because Cinnamon PPA contains Nemo File Manager.
To install Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/mint
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install nemo
Install Extra plugins for Nemo File Manager, First add PPA from above then install:
- sudo apt-get install nemo-compare nemo-dropbox nemo-fileroller nemo-pastebin nemo-seahorse nemo-share
To remove Nemo and PPA, Enter following commands:
- sudo apt-get autoremove nemo nemo-compare nemo-dropbox nemo-fileroller nemo-pastebin nemo-seahorse nemo-share
- sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
- sudo ppa-purge ppa:noobslab/mint
- sudo apt-get update