Jump to navigation. Having briefly discussed eight Linux file managers in my previous article , this article concentrates on my favorite GUI-based file manager. Konqueror is an amazingly versatile and powerful file management program that is also a very good web browser and FTP client. I find Konqueror an indispensable tool because it can do so many things very well.
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Formerly one of the most important packages in the KDE Software Compilation, it now sees sluggish development, though it's still highly functional and contains a large amount of functionality that no other single application can replace. It has also been ported to all KF5 libraries, keeping it well-integrated with modern systems.
File Management Konqueror uses the Dolphin KPart for its file management, and as such, it mostly behaves as an embedded version of Dolphin, and it follows Dolphin's settings as well. With konq-plugins installed, you can configure these straight from Konqueror's own configuration. One reason to use this instead of Dolphin is better integration with the files you open. Different KParts are used in Konqueror to allow you to instantly view and display images, text files, archives, etc.
This keeps your workflow in one place. This gives great coverage of recent web standards and keeps it compatible with virtually every modern website. The browser still isn't fully integrated with WebEngine though, and some extensions like AdBlock that are added by konq-plugins won't work properly yet. KHTML is available as a fallback, though be warned that it's extremely sluggish and does not support any recent web standards.
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A look at Linux file manager Konqueror