TkDesk is a graphical desktop and file manager for several brands of UNIX (such as Linux) and the X Window System. It offers a very rich set of file operations and services, and gives the user the ability to configure most aspects of TkDesk in a powerful way. The reason for this is the use of Tcl/Tk as the configuration and (for the biggest part of TkDesk) implementation language. TkDesk has been influenced by various other systems and file managers: NeXT, for laying out the file browser windows, Apple Finder, for the idea of file annotations and, (shock horror), Windows 95, for some other (of course minor and unimportant ;-)) inspirations. This is a brief overview of the most prominent features of TkDesk: o Arbitrary number of automatically refreshed file browsers and file list windows, o Configurable file-specific popup-menus, o Drag and drop, o Files and directories may also be dropped onto the root window, o Configurable application bar, with several displays and cascadable popup menus for each button, files can also be dropped here, o History of visited directories, opened files, executed commands and many other things, which is automatically saved to disk, o Find files through their annotation, name, contents, size or age, o Trash can for safe "deletion" of files and directories, o Calculation of disk usage for directory hierarchies, o All file operations (find, copy, disk usage, etc.) are carried out in the background, o Traversal of directory hierarchies through recursive cascaded menus, o Bookmarks, create menu entries for often used files/directories, o Comprehensive hypertextish online help (slightly out of date in this.