How to install Pantheon Files on Ubuntu

Pantheon Files is one of the many file managers available for Ubuntu. These file managers offer features that are not present in the default Nautilus file manager. One of the features I like in Pantheon Files is its Column View, where it allows navigation using Miller columns. This is similar to the column navigation in the Finder application on the Mac.

To install Pantheon Files, first add the PPA repository ppa:elementary-os/daily and update. Next, install it by using the package name pantheon-files.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt install pantheon-files

To launch Pantheon Files, type Files in the Ubuntu Launcher.

Tried with: Pantheon Files 0.1 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

One thought on “How to install Pantheon Files on Ubuntu

  1. I tried this with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Gnome to replace Nautilus. It works. I also used gksu (already installed with ubuntu gnome) and added these files to have pantheon-files able to handle open as root options :

    vim /usr/share/contractor/folder-openasroot.contract
    containing this :

    [Contractor Entry]
    Name=Open folder as root
    Description=Open current folder as root privilege
    Exec=gksudo pantheon-files %U

    sudo vim /usr/share/contractor/file-openasroot.contract
    contailning this :

    [Contractor Entry]
    Name=Open file as root
    Description=open file as root with gedit
    Exec=gksudo gedit %U

    Here, you may replace ‘gedit’ with your favourite text editor.


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