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I am a Fedora user and my current file manager is Thunar. The OS is quite nice but I am not satisfied with Thunar. There are a lot of features I think it's lacking but mainly I am missing more urgently two:

  1. having a straightforward way to search files in my machine, and,
  2. when viewing files as a detailed list, having a column showing the bit rate of my mp3's files so I don't have to go Right Click -> Properties -> Audio -> Properties on each file to know if it is 128kbps, 256kbps or 320kbps.

I would like to receive some advise on a file manager meeting this two needs.

  • Almost any decent file manager does this. – Braiam Aug 18 '14 at 20:44
  • Not true unfortunately. I have tried almost half a dozen (Dolphin, Xfe, PCManFM, Thunar and Krusader) and they lack one of the two, most commonly the second. – Carl Vidal Aug 18 '14 at 20:46
  • You are right. I checked out nautilus and saw that it has the feature, and presumed that other file managers should do it. – Braiam Aug 18 '14 at 21:41
  • Not sure why this should be closed -- he's asking about the presence of a specific feature rather than the relative merits of one program or another. – Shadur Aug 19 '14 at 8:01
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Nautilus has these features.

sudo yum -y install nautilus

Launch nautilus and there will be a magnifying glass in the top right corner, this can be used to search for files.

Navigate to your MP3 folder and select Edit->Preferences and select the "List Columns" tab. Select "Bitrate" and close.

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[EDIT]

It appears this is an Ubuntu specific plugin called Nautilus Columns that uses Python. More info on that here, http://www.webupd8.org/2012/05/add-pdf-audio-and-exif-metadata-to.html

I am currently downloading Fedora and will try to build this plugin and update with instructions.

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