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PCManFM-Mod 1.1.3

PCManFM-Mod v1.1.3 is available. This update adds the command line switches ––desktop, ––profile, and ––desktop-pref for compatibility with PCManFM 0.9. This will help LXDE users to use pcmanfm-mod as a desktop management replacement for pcmanfm, without the need to change LXDE’s startup files.

(LXDE users who want more control over desktop management may also want to consult /etc/xdg/lxsession/ If that folder is copied to the user’s home as ~/.config/lxsession, those config files may be edited on a per-user basis to control pcmanfm startup.)

This update to pcmanfm-mod also provides a workaround for a dbus error produced by Roxterm when running pcmanfm-mod as root.

November 27, 2010 - Posted by | Mods


  1. Thankyou for this file manager – looks like I’ve finally found a competent tool to replace Nautilus (segfaults during transfers are completely unacceptable).

    Do you look at the SourceForge project’s feature requests tracker? Made a request about a month ago: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=3102432&group_id=320091&atid=1345642

    Thanks again for finishing the job with this program :)

    Comment by OmegaPhil | November 30, 2010

    • Thanks for letting me know about your feature request – it didn’t notify me. I’ll check that account shortly.

      Comment by igurublog | November 30, 2010

  2. For reference, made another feature request:

    Command-line option to create a tab open at a specific path:


    Would be a nice addition to PCManFM_Mod’s capability :)

    Comment by OmegaPhil | December 21, 2010

    • Thanks but this is already an option – just list folders on the command line, or use
      -t to add tabs to a running instance.

      Also, instead of a bash script you can create a custom .desktop file for pcmanfm-mod in ~/.local/share/applications which has the desired command line.

      Comment by igurublog | December 21, 2010

      • Cheers. I had just read –help prior to making the request… clearly Im blind to stuff I’m not expecting to be there (just read it again, clearly states what you’ve said).

        Comment by OmegaPhil | December 21, 2010

        • np – also I have notification working on the sourceforge project tracker now, but feel free to let me know here if I’m unresponsive.

          Comment by igurublog | December 21, 2010

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