Marlin: Fast File Browser and Low Resource

Marlin is the gnome file browser that is designed to focus on speed, simplicity, ease of use. developed and written by ammonkey, Lucas Baudin, Mathijs Henquet, Robert Roth,Vadim Rutkovsky, and Rico Tzschichholz.

Marlin: Fast File Browser and Low Resource

Marlin was developed using GTK3 file browser with features that are unique and interesting as DropBox integration and Ubuntu One,  allow to color the labels files and folders. Here’s a full-featured file browser marlin:

  • Tabbed browsing
  • Multiple-views
  • Single-click to open (default)
  • Configurable toolbars and interface
  • Plugin framework

Install Marlin in ubuntu 11.10

Marlin has not been available in the official Ubuntu repositories, but the PPA is already available. To install it, open a terminal and type this command:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:marlin-devs/marlin-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install marlin

Install Plugin DropBox and ubuntuone for Marlin

sudo apt-get install marlin-plugin-Dropbox marlin-plugin-ubuntuone

How to make Marlin File manager as the default file browser

to make marlin as the default file browser, you can set from menu Edit → Preferences → Tabs Behavior On →  Set On Properties Dialog Modal→ click Make my default file manager

Marlin vs Nautilus

In fact, the marlin is fast file browser and a low resources in comparison with nautilus, following screenshot of the test results marlin and nautils that run in same runtime, look at the sytem monitor Marlin uses less memory

Marlin vs nautilus

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