In Windows, you need to resort to other programs like WinSCP or Filezilla to visually browse ssh shares. In Linux, file managers natively support this.
First add your ssh key to the agent:
Next, for convenience, create a config file so you can use aliases to connect.
Eg: To connect to 126.96.36.199 as root, we will use the alias ovh. So config file looks like this:
Host ovh Hostname 188.8.131.52 User root Port 22
Now open a file manager, and in the address bar type this:
It will momentarily show the root directory of the remote server. You can now edit remote scripts on your favorite locally installed IDEs. Enjoy!
Thunar seems slow for this. Nemo is perfect.