Showing a file in the file manager

frederik.nnaji at frederik.nnaji at
Thu Oct 6 10:39:50 PDT 2011

The intelligent and fast search algorithms in both GNOME Shell and Unity's
"Dash" make both UIs much better candidates for focusing a single item and
providing details as well as interaction options for it. An alternative POV,
considering that most of the discussion here seems to be based on the
assumption that a classical file-manager will do the job.

As Federico Mena already suggests in "Circulation for your
context information about the to-be-focused item is useful, yet classical
file managers do not do this well, since they have no apparent visual way to
create an obvious contrast of a focused item against its relational
"background" (except the ordinary "select" highlight)

This is much easier to achieve in a minimalistic UI with a symbolic d-bus
api, such as Dash or "Shell" if i'm correct.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 19:53, Thiago Macieira <thiago at> wrote:

> On Thursday, 22 de September de 2011 19:51:31 Aleksei Lissitsin wrote:
> > This could be a nice approach. The D-Bus service file for FileManager1
> > could then just (be installed by and) call xdg-open to start the right
> > file manager if none is running.
> D-Bus requires that the process it starts claim the name. If this process
> exits before the name is claimed, the message will return to sender.
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