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Author Topic: is there any file manager that doesn't enforce sort order?  (Read 2202 times)

urlwolf

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is there any file manager that doesn't enforce sort order?
« on: February 06, 2010, 07:21:49 AM »
is there any file manager that doesn't enforce sort order? I mean, if I reorder files by hand, it remember that config the next time I open it. preferrably for linux also :)

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Re: is there any file manager that doesn't enforce sort order?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2010, 02:52:55 PM »
Total Commander has an unsorted mode, Ctrl-F7, if that's what you mean?

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Re: is there any file manager that doesn't enforce sort order?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010, 03:14:05 PM »
Total Commander has an unsorted mode, Ctrl-F7, if that's what you mean?

nope... doesn't let me rearrange items, AND remember their positions next time I open that folder. But thanks!

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Re: is there any file manager that doesn't enforce sort order?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010, 05:39:19 PM »
urlwolf - I don't think this works under linux and it no longer seems to be in development but Accelman does what you want.
(See also other previous posts here about Accelman.)
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Re: is there any file manager that doesn't enforce sort order?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2010, 01:09:26 AM »
I use a workaround for this in XplorerĀ² by setting digits as comments and then using comments as the primary sort field and name as secondary. I mostly use this method to reorder folders and shortcuts (both of which accept comments) so it works.

Of course, not all file types will let you store comments, or you may just have too many files to make a manual approach feasible. Not exactly a universal solution... :)

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Re: is there any file manager that doesn't enforce sort order?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010, 05:20:03 PM »
Total Commander in conjunction with the TWinKey plugin/utility will allow you to set the order of your files (it calls them sticky files) and will remember the order you set.