Install nemo as extra filemanager on any ArcoLinux with many tips

Installing nemo is quite simple.

sudo pacman -S nemo

Then you set nemo as the default application via “exo-preferred-application” or via the menu “Preferred Applications“.

Deleting thunar completely might break your system. I have not tried yet. We see in the video that there are dependancies. They should be deleted as well…

I suggest leaving thunar but use nemo instead as the best option.

Correction: you do not have the complete cinnamon desktop. You can not login.

How to get a preview of images?
There is a treshold to change.

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terminal does not open

Solution 1

Nemo expects gnome-terminal to be installed so install it with

sudo pacman -S gnome-terminal

Tip : there is also a transparent gnome-terminal called “gnome-terminal-transparency


Solution 2

We want the standard terminal “Termite” on Nemo.

We found the solution on the wiki of Arch Linux at

gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.default-applications.terminal termite

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add compress and extract

There are more nemo extensions
Type “sudo pacman -S nemo-“
and press twice on tab