- Access Rox by clicking a directory icon on desktop or choose 'File Manager' from the Start menu.
- Left click to open files and directories. Right click to get a menu.
- To copy: drag files between windows with left mouse button.
- To get an extra menu (copy, move, link, etc): drag with middle button. Symlink can be made this way too.
- Mini-buffer is a white bar that appears along the bottom of the
window and allows you to enter some text. Press Esc to
get rid of it again.
- path-entry box
- open it by pressing '/'
- allows you to type in a path directly
- Press 'Enter' - open the currently selected item;
Press 'Tab' - shell-style tab completion; Press 'Up, Down' - select the
previous/next matching entry
- If it beeps when you press Tab then you need to supply
more letters, or press Enter
- shell command box
- open it by Right-click -> Window -> Shell Command...
- provides a quick way of entering shell commands if you don't
want to open rxvt
- To show Rox manual file press 'F1' (or click on the i toolbar icon).
|Key / mouse
|| Open the file or directory clicked on.
Hold down Ctrl to select things. Hold down Shift to:
1. look inside applications 2. treat files as text 3. follow symlinks or 4. mount devices.
|| Open the file or directory clicked on.
Click on a file: open the file and close rox.
Click on a folder: open the directory in a new window.
|| Open the main menu.
Hold down Ctrl while clicking to go directly to the Selection submenu.
Hold down Shift to get the Send To menu .
|Drag an item (left mouse button)
|| Copy file(s) to the destination (an application or another filer window).
Hold down Shift to move the file
Ctrl+Shift to create a symbolic link.
|Drag an item (middle mouse button)
|| When you let go, display a menu of possible actions (copy, move, link, etc).
There is an option to make this move the files rather than open the menu.
|Drag (not over an item)
|| Select a group of items by dragging a box around them.
Then "Ctrl + left click" to add items to the selection.
Or, "Ctrl + middle click" to select and unselect.
|| Resize window to a sensible size.
|| Go to parent directory.
|| Move the cursor around.
| Move the cursor up and down a page at a time.
|| Move to the first/last entry in the directory.
| Acts like clicking on the file. Hold down Shift for other effects, as with clicking.
|| Toggles the item under the cursor between being selected and unselected,and moves to next item.
|| Moves the cursor to the next/previous selected
|Hold mouse over an item
Shows a tooltip with brief description of the application (if
available), the target of symlink, and the full name of file, if it's
too long to show in the main window.
* Mouse button bindings can be changed in the Options window.
- Open new window:
- Click a folder with middle mouse button (both buttons together simulates middle button)
- Open new Home dir window:
- Click the Home icon with middle mouse button
- Open a new window showing the parent dir:
- Click up arrow with middle mouse button
- Set bookmark
- Press ctrl+0 to ctrl+9. To change the rox dir to that bookmark, just press
the number key: 0 to 9 (it will even remember which files are selected)
- Drag file(s) to a rox icon and the file(s) will be opened with the run-action-command. E,g, select some mp3 files then drag
- From the command line type: "rox readme.txt" to open readme.txt using the default rox action
programs in the sendto menu and send files to it: E.g, select 3 or 4
pictures, hold shift and right click to get the sendto menu, and send
the pics to mtpaint ... or mp3s can be sent to gxine
- You can bind keys to menu items. E.g, right-click a file,
move the mouse over the Delete menu item, and press the D key. Now you
can select any files and press D to delete them. To reset the keys
- Drag any item from a rox window to the desktop to create a desktop icon.
- To change icon text's background: 1. right-click a desktop icon and select Rox-Filer, Options; 2. click the Pinboard tab; 3. select Text Style: No Background; 4. click Save (apply other effects to check but always SAVE).
- If you add partitions to fstab, you can mount/unmount them by holding shift and clicking the mount point (e.g, /mnt/windows3)