Polo v18.2 BETA Released

Polo v18.2 is now available.

What’s New

Checksum & Hashing

Polo can now generate and verify MD5, SHA1, SHA2–256 and SHA2–512 checksums. Hashes are generated using GLib functions and there are no external dependencies.

Generating Hashes

Select files and folders, right-click and select Checksum > (HashType) from context menu.

Generated hashes are displayed in a new tab.

  • Select any file to copy checksum to clipboard.
  • Select multiple files to copy both file path and hash to clipboard.
  • Click Save button at bottom of list to save results to a file.

Saved file contains relative paths and file names. It must be saved in same location relative to files from which it was generated.

Verifying Hashes

Simply double-click and open files with .md5, .sha1, .sha2, .sha256, .sha512 extensions. Hashes will be re-calculated and verified, and results will be displayed in a new tab.

Use the drop down at the bottom to filter files by result. Click Export CSV button to save results to a CSV file.

A summary dialog is displayed after verification is complete.

Video Downloads (Donation Plugin)

Available Formats

Description for audio and video formats were updated to make it more readable.

Available formats are now listed as:

<Audio/Video> <FileFormat> <VideoCodec> (Quality) ~ <AudioCodec> (Quality) ~ Size

Formats with the same codec are listed in increasing order of quality.

Move your mouse over an item to see a tooltip with more detailed information.

Fetching Info

A button was added to cancel the fetch operation.

Fetch operation will timeout after 15 seconds if videos are not found on the page. This may happen due to network issues, or if URL is unsupported. You can try pasting again, or try updating to a newer version of youtube-dl.

Progress Panel

The progress panel is now more compact and displays a thumbnail of the video being downloaded.

Hide Context Menu Actions

Options were added to Advanced tab of Settings window for hiding some context menu items.

Un-selecting items will hide them from right-click menu of files and folders. This is useful for hiding actions that are not useful to you.

Other Changes

  • Term: Hide status bar when the embedded terminal is maximised
  • Term: Use Groot for chroot action in context menu
  • Term: Run executable files in embedded terminal, instead of new window
  • User larger icons for stop buttons in progress panels
  • Devices: Mount and open the root of a BTRFS device instead of opening the mount path of a mounted subvolume
  • Fixed an issue while renaming folders. Sub-items in renamed folders were displayed with previous path.
  • Added support for remote user accounts (LDAP,etc). Previously, Polo would fail to initialise correctly if the user did not have an account on local machine.
  • Fixed: Adding new cloud account was broken with rclone v1.39
  • Bookmarks: UI improvements
  • HeaderBarMode: Use the new bookmarks popover


Polo includes a few extra features and plugins for people who have contributed to the project through donations, translations, etc. You can make a donation for $10 or more via PayPal to receive the plugins by email. Your contributions will help keep the project alive and support future development.

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