OneFinger - screenshots

OneFinger in MIME mode

Here is how OneFinger's "main window" looks like (Nuvola icons, Plastik style):

In the main window you can see

I am now going to explain the purpose of the three panels:
  1. Current folder panel:
  2. The "history" panel. This panel is the most versatile. It can assume many possible "configurations": and more. All these configurations are useful in different situations.

    Selection in the history panel works like the "current folder" panel: if you click a file, it will be selected and the action panel will be narrowed accordingly. If you click a "door" icon on a folder, it will be entered. In short, you can use the history panel as if you were looking at the current folder---even though you are manipulating files that are located very far from each other.

  3. The "programs" panel. This panel is different from the other two: it does not contain files, but programs and "actions" (actions are innate capabilities of OneFinger, like cut, paste, delete, drag etc.). Here is how it works. If you click the name of a program/action:
    1. the program you click is selected and goes into the command area (possibly replacing the default program chosen by OneFinger); and
    2. the history panel is narrowed to show only those arguments used with that program.
    For example, here is what happens when I click on "Kaffeine":

    Kaffeine has been selected, and the history panel shows the files recently viewed with Kaffeine.

    The window list

    In the following screenshot you can see a new component: the "OneFinger window-list". This appears when you execute the action "Drag to other window". As described in the home page, this window makes it easy to drag to a window you do not currently see.

    OneFinger in shell mode

    Sometimes you may want to issue a shell command like
     find /usr -iname "*foo*" -ipath "*bar*" --follow 

    OneFinger can help you compose such commands with the mouse.

    Click the "shell command" tab. You will see the text area which will contain the final shell command.

    The behavior of the three panels changes slightly in shell mode:

    When you have composed the desired command, you can press the "execute" button. A popup menu will ask you whether you want to execute the command in a terminal or discard the output.