This page lists a few problems which were observed more than once and the best current answer.
Please come to miaou if something isn't clear or if you want to propose a change or addition.
Those aren't my colors
Broot's initial colors ensure that everything is readable whatever your settings. But you may want to have something more similar to your usual terminal colors, or maybe to define the whole skin.
I have trouble with tmux
The first problem you might see is the presence of artifacts. This may happen in other terminal multiplexers too and it seems related to their bad proxying of some style related codes.
A workaround is to create a skin (for example by uncommenting the one in
conf.toml) and to remove all
Additionaly, if backgrounds can't be properly displayed, you may consider marking selected lines.
Another problem is the fact the
br function doesn't set a proper pane name (you'll probably see the name of your shell instead of broot). This may be solved with a modified shell function.
alt-enter (or other shortcut) isn't available
Most terminals intercept a few keyboard shortcut for their own features.
If a shortcut isn't available for broot and you can't or don't want to remap the one of your terminal, the solution is to change the shortcut in broot.
Searching is slow when I mount a slow remote disk
Broot dives into all visible directories to look for the best matches. This can be a problem if you mount a remote disk. The solution is to tell broot not to automatically enter the directory. It will still be entered if you focus it yourself.
My system has neither xdg-open nor any equivalent and doesn't know how to open files
In such a case, which isn't rare in server systems, you can rebind enter to the program of your choice.
Broot doesn't seem to work on msysgit or git bash
I have no solution for that. If you know how to tackle the problem, the maintainers of Crossterm would be interested too.
Broot doesn't seem to work correctly on Windows before 10
Even Microsoft doesn't support them anymore. If you have a cheap solution it's welcome but I don't have any.
Broot doesn't seem as fast or feature complete on Windows
It isn't. I'm not a Windows programmer and I don't even have a machine to test. I'd welcome the help of a programmer with the relevant competences and the will to improve broot.