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Tablacus Explorer 18.10.9

Browse your hard drive with this tabbed file manager

by Mike Williams

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License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, Chinese (Traditional), Japanese
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 10 October 2018
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Downloads To Date: 6789
Developer: Gaku
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Tablacus Explorer
Browse your hard drive with this tabbed file manager

Tablacus Explorer is a file manager with lots of features, including tabs, completely customisable menus and interface, mouse gesture support, and optional addons. The program is portable and extremely small (1.13MB), yet still manages to squeeze in both 32 and 64-bit editions.

Tabs can be created with a keypress, or managed by right-clicking an existing tab (there are all the usual open, close and lock options). Files can be dragged and dropped from one tab to another; and once you've spotted the tiny icons in the top-right corner, you'll also be able to switch between a 1, 2 or 4-pane interface, each of which can have as many tabs as you need.

The program doesn't always behave as you expect. We clicked the Help menu, for example, and found it mostly contained a list of folder names, like "Documents" or "Start Menu". These acted like shortcuts, and selecting one opened that folder in the main interface. Okay, that's perhaps useful, but why list these under "Help"? Especially when there's already a system for "Favourites"?

There's also little in the way of documentation. Tablacus Explorer has plenty of options and settings, but figuring out exactly what they might do is a real challenge.

If you only want a portable tabbed file manager then maybe none of this will matter too much. All you have to do is choose your preferred pane layout and you can simply ignore everything else.

If you're actually hoping to use the more advanced features, though, be prepared to spend quite some time exploring, because the program is far from straightforward.

Build 18.10.9 brings these changes (full changelog):

- Some fix

Verdict:

Tablacus Explorer is fine for simple tabbed browsing, but a horrible configuration interface and total lack of documentation mean its more advanced features are very hard to figure out.

Your Comments & Opinion
 

Minor bugs

Posted by: Robert Immersoll, 02 June 2016 22:00

This currently looks like the most frequently updated freeware program in history, and always for "minor bugs". Makes you wonder how many were in there originally.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

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Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

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The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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