Necromancer’s Dos Navigator is a freeware clone of Norton Commander. That’s not truly a unhealthy factor, as Norton Commander is nonetheless fairly well-liked in the case of file managers.
Let’s learn the way this one fares.
The important display of NDN is known as the File Panel and has a dual-pane interface which makes it simple to maneuver information and folders from one listing to a different. The program helps mouse and keyboard shortcuts, so it is fairly user-friendly in that regard.
A clock is displayed on the top-right nook, and it type of overlaps the “Import” menu if the window is too small. You would possibly wish to drag on the sides of the window to resize it, or use this system in maximized mode.
The file and folder listings show data in columns. Five are listed for every: title, dimension, date, time and outline. Hit the TAB key to leap between the tabs. The menu bar up high may be accessed by urgent alt + the primary letter of the menu’s title. Alt + F for File, Alt + D for Disk and so forth. You can configure QuickDir shortcuts utilizing the quantity keys, which type of acts like a pace dial for opening folders (Alt + 1, Alt + 2, and so forth). Use the perform keys (F1,F2….F9) to entry the choices accessible on the toolbar on the backside of the window.
You can use the arrow keys or left-click to pick, double-click or enter to open, drag to resize the columns. NDN additionally helps drag and drop which is extraordinarily helpful for any dual-pane file supervisor.
You can kind instructions like dir or cls and hit enter. To view this system’s command console hit escape and to modify again to the NDN view use escape once more. The cd command will take you again to the Windows consumer folder, however you possibly can change to different directories and drives by typing the total syntax (like cd d:downloads or cd e:).
File Viewing, Editing and extra
Selecting a file shows its full title and dimension under the tab. You could have observed that the file title column additionally shows the file kind (extension). You can handle directories, examine them, rely the folder size, search for content material utilizing RegEx or use macros.
The program can be utilized to browse ZIP and RAR archives natively (preview), and helps about 28 different codecs.
NDN has a built-in textual content editor/viewer that you may entry by deciding on a textual content doc and utilizing the F4 key. You can open textual content information of their respective default handler applications with a double-click.
Enabling quick-view switches the fitting listing pane to a preview pane, which can be utilized to view textual content paperwork.
The program additionally comes with a calendar, ASCII Chart, Task Manager, a calculator (additionally accessible in a larger view) that helps fundamental arithmetic in addition to scientific expressions. You also can work with Spreadsheet capabilities utilizing NDN, and export the outcome to a textual content file. The File Extension utility shows a listing of all file varieties within the present listing together with the quantity of information per kind, their dimension and the full folder disk house they add as much as. This is rather more than a common file supervisor has to supply.
You can customise NDN to a nice extent, from altering colours, reordering or enabling columns, swapping panes and extra. The program runs within the system tray, however that may be disabled by right-clicking the icon and unchecking the choice.
Screen-saver mode and Games
NDN has a few screen-savers that you may allow when it is idle within the background. This is fairly the stroll down reminiscence lane. There are a few built-in video games that you may entry from the = menu. Don’t blame me if you find yourself enjoying Tetris whereas try to be working.
Help, my Mouse is not working in NDN?
If you’re unable to pick something with the mouse or click on on merchandise or scroll, don’t be concerned. There is a easy repair (skilled command immediate customers could know this already), proper click on on the title-bar of the window and choose properties. While below the Options tab, disable the Quick Edit possibility. And it ought to allow you to click on on objects as an alternative of deciding on them.
NDN is a moveable software, and runs on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows methods. An official Linux port is accessible on the developer’s web site. The software is primarily based on the Dos Navigator shell made by Ritlabs.
Necromancer’s Dos Navigator does handle to resurrect some nostalgic reminiscences from the previous. If you are trying for another FAR Manager is a good selection.