From other questions it became clear that I couldn't hide folders I never use from Nautilus (Downloads, Templates, Public, Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos) without also losing the right click>new document option (which I use a lot). Also the Nautilus Starred files feature seems pretty broken - it only applies to some locations, and not others. It may be causing other issues. As a result, it doesn't seem like a good choice of file manager for me.
I installed Dolphin, Thunar and Nemo as tests. Dolphin was rubbish (it gave errors for many folders), but both Thunar and Nemo seem to easily let me hide the unwanted folders and have clutter-free interfaces. As a result, I'd like to change the default Zorin file manager to one of those.
Before I get into processes (I have one that I think should work) I just wondered if there was any good reason to pick Thunar over Nemo? Does one of them have better features I am unaware of? Would making one of them the default file manager introduce problems that I wouldn't get with the other? I use file managers all the time, so want it to be kind of invisible and just work without creating irritations like Nautilus does. Or would Thunar and Nemo both be equal in terms of ease of making it the default, how it would function etc? I just want to make sure there isn't some obvious benefit to one over the other before I go through the process of making it my default. If it is just a case of slight aesthetic differences maybe I'd opt for Thunar, so if I ever go for Zorin xfce I'll already be familiar with the file manager. Thanks!
ADDITIONAL: Would changing to Thunar or Nemo lose the right click>new document option (as Nautilus does if I hide folders)? There seem to be many small differences which is why I asked about this, e.g. Thunar lets me drag a URL to a folder, as does Nemo (and Nemo is quicker as there is no prompt), whereas Nautilus won't let me ("Drag and drop is not supported"). However, neither Nemo, Nautilus or Thunar work consistently with the drag and hold Ctrl (copy) or Shift (move) to override default behaviour - that only works on some folders and some directions, so none of the three fix that issue.]