So why shouldn't Explorer have tabs? Because Windows Explorer sucks... It's slow, has weird initialization routine, doesn't remember the last places I browsed, and every now and then it crashes unexpectedly.
I've been using xplorer2 Lite lately, and so far I'm impressed. The first thing I loved about it, is that it has tabs. And it remembers them!
It's got quite a few other cool things. Here's what impressed me:
- New Tab (Ctrl Ins) - just like Firefox, you can start a lot of tabs, which are automatically remembered next time you start it.
- File Rename (F2) - yes, it got it right - when doing rename, only the file name is selected (not the extension). Oh, it it doesn't ask me: "If you change the file name, the file could become unusable". Who came up with that question anyway?
- New File (F7) - yes, finally it's sooo easy to create a new file: just press F7. A file is created, and the file name is selected, so you can rename it anyway you like. Unlike the stupid Explorer, where: first, no file should be selected (otherwise, it will not have any way to create a new file) and you have an extra step: the file type.
- Fixed column sizes - finally I don't have to resize my "Name" column every time I enter a directory - it's always the same (if I resize it once, it will remember it). Kudos guys!
All in all it seems quite a good product, and I think I'll definitely buy it...