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What determines the GUI file chooser launched by applications?

I am using KDE (Kubuntu), and I noticed that different GUI programs when launching a file chooser seem to use 3-4 different types of file choosers. Some are more annoying in that they do not seem to ...
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How can I enable folder shifting upon hover in Nemo?

I really like the feature of most file managers in Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu (Nautilus) that when moving a file, you can drag the file over a folder, and it will automatically enter that folder. How ...
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copy file in MIdnight Commander

Midnight Commander: How can I copy just the current file while other files are selected? Pressing F5 only offers to copy the selected files.
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Opening current directory from a terminal onto a file browser?

My current directory is buried deep in multiple subfolder layers from my home directory. If I want to open this directory in a gui-based file browser, I have to double click folder after folder to ...
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File type inode/x-corrupted

My system had an unexpected shutdown. Now when I open the file from pcmanfm or nautilus I get file corrupted error. Strangely the files are accessible just fine if I launch pcmanfmas root user. The ...
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How to add custom script in Elementary OS file manager context menu?

do you know if there is possibility to add custom script as element in context menu? I've seen similar threads related adding "open folder as root" and "make executable/run" entries, but still I'm not ...
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automount doesn't work in linux mint after upgrade to rafaela

I recently upgraded my mint, I'm using 64bit version on cinnamon. The problem is that ntfs partitions in the hard drive and flash drives and android attached phone don't show automatically in the ...
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Can't change File Manager on Manjaro ( ArchLinux )

I just had a new Manjaro but the deffault File Manager is Thunar and I was pretty cool with Dolphin and his F4 option ( terminal under the folder that is following you ). I installed dolphin by pacman ...
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Is there a web based file manager for linux?

I need a filemanager for user space (i.e. /home) for my users that is accessible using a web browser. It doesn't have to be super featured, just the basic folder browsing, click to view / download a ...
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How can I disable single-click to open on Pantheon/Elementary?

Elementary's default file manager, Files, has single-click to open enabled by default. For those who prefer double-click to open, how can this setting be disabled?
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Changing default file manager in Gnome3 (Fedora 22)

I just switched to Fedora 22 and decided to go for Gnome3 this time instead of XFCE. I like the Thunar file manager so I downloaded it. I've had trouble setting it as the default file manager though. ...
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custom nemo actions / bash script

i am trying to add a custom action to the nemo file manager. The purpose of the action is just to replace all whitespace in the filename by "_". My action file looks like this: [Nemo Action] ...
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How to add 'Make executable' and 'Run' entries to Elementary OS file manager context menu?

I know this is to be done by creating a .contractor file in /usr/share/contractor. For example, one like this will add a menu option to open a folder as root. [Contractor Entry] Name=Open folder as ...
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Use nautilus instead of thunar with desktop folders?

I've installed Nautilus and removed Thunar in a Debian Wheezy XFCE install. I've gone into the settings and set Nautilus as the default application for the file manager under Settings > Preferred ...
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Command to to restart Pantheon files manager (elemenaryOS)?

After editing context menu entries (by editing files in /usr/share/contractor) I have to restart the file manager to see the changes. How to restart Pantheon Files with a command so that I don't have ...
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How do I enable thumbnails in PCManFM?

In the file manager PCManFM version 0.9.10 (in the Debian Wheezy repositories) thumbnails are generated for images but not for other file types such as PDFs and videos. Does this version of PCManFM ...
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What is the difference between mounting in fstab and by mounting in file manager

..and what are the consequences of the different methods? I have been trying some things with the mounting of an sda2 partition. Mounting in fstab, not mounting in fstab but from the file manager. ...
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Help finding small graphical file manager

I have a console only debian install. I installed X, and then slim, and now I would like to add a minimal file manager, one step up from the terminal/console... I installed xfe, but noticed that uses ...
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How to change the shortcut directories in Files?

I'd like to redirect the documents, downloads, music, and videos that are on the sidebar of the files application to another location that is in another partition. So far my Internet research have ...
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File manager of common dialogs like Open or Save

Are those dialogs common to most X windows programs, such as open, save as, etc, something that you can tweak? I am trying to reduce my use of the mouse and I find it hard with the default one (I am ...
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Replacing Caja in Mint 17 MATE

I want to use something faster, like pcmanfm. I installed it no problem via sudo apt-get install pcmanfm, and then tried these steps: xdg-mime default pcmanfm.desktop inode/directory sudo mv ...
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Graphical view of files on server

I work at a university, and I have a personal webpage. This is located in my home directory, under public_html. I want to start editing this webpage from Linux. Under Windows, I used to map to this ...
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Automatic extraction of zip files like in osx

In Mac OSX if you have downloaded a zip/gz/bz2 file, and you double click it in Finder, then the archive is automatically extracted for you in a subfolder, which I find very nice. I am wondering if ...
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Flat view of directories

When I was in windows I used to use Total Commander as my file manager. There was a function called "Branch view" (Ctrl+B), which basically showed all the files within a particular directory including ...
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File manager that shows bit rate for mp3 files (Part 2) [duplicate]

A couple of hours ago I asked this question: File manager that shows bit rate for mp3 files. Since I am new to this site I cannot make comments on it, so I cannot ask for additional help and am forced ...
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File manager that shows bit rate for mp3 files

I am a Fedora user and my current file manager is Thunar. The OS is quite nice but I am not satisfied with Thunar. There are a lot of features I think it's lacking but mainly I am missing more ...
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Alias for File Manager

I'm writing a script to use as a button on a personal toolbar. Well, I'd like to know if there is a generic command to call the file manager which would work in any distro (or maybe in any ubuntu ...
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Can I “drag” a file into a window without a file manager?

(I'm on Arch Linux, using i3 as my wm and xterm as my terminal emulator, though I don't know if any of that is relevant.) Occasionally, a website asks me to drag a file with my mouse from my desktop ...
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Nemo Filemanager suddenly looks different

Today I started Nemo and noticed it's new (ugly) look which looks like some kind of fallback mode: When looking at the package history, I only see recent updates of phonon packages and the ...
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How do I get the menu bar to reappear

This sound like a really simple thing, but it has me stumped. I was using Thunar file manager on my Xfce desktop and I wanted to try it without the menu bar at the top (the one with File, Edit, View ...
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Why I cannot move to trash from /var/tmp?

I just found out on Fedora 20, that neither with Thunar nor Nautilus (I'm using Xfce4 here), I can't move file from /var/tmp to Trash. More precisely, in Nautilus the menu option is not available, ...
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Show in folder does not select file

In various applications when I do "show file in folder" it simply open the file-manager (nemo) but does not select the actual file. How can I make show in folder also select the file?
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Desktop environment agnostic folder backdrop for wmaker

I recently stripped down my debian box, abandoning all desktop environments and running just WindowMaker with some self-written startup files. While I love the simplicity and speed of this setup, ...
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Kodak still camera udev problem

My still camera is not includev in udev list. lsusb stands: Bus 007 Device 016: ID 040a:058b Kodak Co. Digital Camera So I add to /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/40-libgphoto2.rules ...
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How to use Caja (file manager) to organize files and folders online?

The default file manager of Linux Mint 15 (Mate) is Caja. In the about screen of Caja, it says: Caja lets you organize files and folders, both on your computer and online. My question is, how ...
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Is the “computer:///” address only something symbolic, or can it be used somewhere?

I am using Linux Mint 15 (Mate). When I double click the Computer icon on my desktop to see the available drives, the address bar of file manager (Caja 1.6.1) shows this address: computer:///. Is this ...
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easy rsync solution with file manager (thunar or nautilus or…)

A common tasks I teach new users in UNIX is how to make backups. Since most are not comfortable with the command line (CLI) and I want to have them make backups (more than forcing them to use the ...
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Does linux have pause/resume feature like in Windows 8?

I'm looking for some feature which will allow me to pause/resume copy-paste process similar to windows 8. Is there any file manager that will allow this process? Is it extension to file-manager. Does ...
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What happens between double-click in file manager and application launch?

What is the chain of apps involved in process of opening a file from a file manager? Consider these two moments, say it's Xfce 4 and a simple plain text file set up to open in Mousepad: I hit ...
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How can I make Krusader show real size of symlinked files?

In the "size" column in Krusader, there is a link's size noted, instead of the size of the actual file. This is the same as what ls -l shows (the full address of the target file, e.g. 64 B instead of ...
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What the “+” and “-” buttons do in Pantheon-files (files manager in Elementary OS)?

When setting the view to "Grid" in Pantheon Files (Elementary OS), there is this option to click a "+" or "-" button on folders and files. What is that? After clicking the "+", this may be ...
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How to add 'open folder as root' in Elementary OS file manager context menu?

Here it is the solution in order to add the 'open terminal here' into the context menu of Elementary OS' file manager (generically called 'Files' - the executable is pantheon-files). For that ...
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--no-desktop and %U what for?

I want to know why is this argument so important when lauching nautilus or pcmanfm. What happens if i don't? Also, i want to know what is the meaning of %U for: Exec=pcmanfm %U
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Looking for simple photo organizing software for Linux

I am looking for a simple Linux software to organize photos. What exactly I want to do with this application is the following: I want to view all images in a given folder and just tag/star/mark some ...
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ranger: open many files with mplayer

I use the file explorer called ranger and I wonder if it is possible to open many files in different directory with mplayer? What I can already do is to select all the files (pressing v) from one ...
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How to create folder shortcuts in file manager?

I'm using Thunar. What i want is remove Networks since i don't use it, and add Lello below videos. I know if you right click on any folder like videos you can remove the shortcut, I don't know how ...
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Alternatives to Nautilus that support a list of files to hide in .hidden

Are there any good alternatives to Nautilus that support the same .hidden file? That is a file in which I can write file and directory names, and then the file manager hides them. I have already ...
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Where do file managers save their bookmarks?

In pcmanfm and Thunar you can add bookmarks of folders to the left bar. Are they stored somewhere in the filesystem as symlinks? I´d like to use the bookmarks from other applications (terminal ...
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File manager multifunction on openbox

I've just installed ArchLinux with only OpenBox, I need a file manager and a programme to manage the icons on the desktop. I read that PacManFM can do that, which other filemanager can do each task ...
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Is there a tool to view and edit ,iso files like PowerISO?

I am looking for a archive manager that will allow me to look into the contents without needing to mount it and also to add or remove contents by drag and drop style. The Windows' equivalent would be ...