Is like a freshwater fish in salty water, or a saltywater fish in freshwater … Nemo depends on Cinammon Desktop and some particular settings/configs/etc that are only available in Cinammon Session. Since Nemo si a Nautilus fork, maybe Nautilus will play nicer in XFCE, even tho … i wouldn’t count on that much.
What kind of answer is that ?
It is fully functional and work just fine in Xfce. Only that sluggishness which wasn’t present in previous versions. I don’t think there are any new “settings” which can cause that.
Cinnamon 4.0.3 came to stable branch, from 4.0.1 version, in 2018-12-02. That means quite a lot of changes including to Nemo, and as i explained, Nemo depends on Cinammon Desktop (Session).
With that said, i’ll step out from this conversation.
It is not that I cannot use Thunar but Nemo is a more advance FM
Nemo additional features :
the adding of “favorites” in the left pane
usefull set of actions icons on the upper right bar (toolbar) like quick folders presentation, new folder, search etc
left toolbar - reload - workspace icons
preferences options are more advance ; double-click -> renaming, double-click -> upper folder etc
nicer design and more advanced
According to www.slant.co of the best Linux file manager (rating - 2018)
First place : Dolphin (92) (which I agree totally having use KDE for a long time)
Second place : Nemo (89)
Eight place : Thunar (69)
Linux give you the choice. I am not sure why people think we should settle for Thunar in Xfce. Nemo was working fine before a bunch of updates so if the Manjaro developers can have a look to restore it, that will be nice. My post was just to let them know that it was broken.
Sadly I notice that Thunar is now suffering too from strange temporary hang up. Right clicking in Thunar - “create new document” menu is gone. It will then hang Thunar for a while. There is something going on with files management after recent updates.