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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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Is there a file manager with Mac Os like column view for Linux? [migrated]

Is there a file manager that supports navigating the folders and sub folders in the same window as finder does in OSX?
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Removing directories: Shell vs. File Manager

I've noticed that some graphical file manages such as Thunar allow you to remove any directory as long as you are the owner of this directory -- even if this directory contains a sub directory which ...
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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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Choice between Dolphin and Nautilus

Clicking "Open File Manager" in the popup menu of Kate (KDE text editor) Open dialog I usually got Dolphin. Now clicking the same, I get Nautilus. How to get Dolphin back? Debian Linux "testing" ...
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Ranger file manager - Open gnome-terminal instead of xterm

I recently started using Ranger as my default file manager, and I'm really enjoying it. Right now, I've managed to change rifle.conf so that when I play audio or video from Ranger, mpv opens in a new ...
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open several directories from the terminal as tabs inside a single file manager window

I want to open several directories from the terminal as tabs inside a single Nautilus window. If Nautilus cannot be used then I want to know what GUI based file explorer can open directories in ...
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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 .contract 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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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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How does 'Create New Folder' short-key work?

In many file managers there is a shortcut/key to create a new folder. In Nautilus, Thunar, Panthon-Files, this is Ctrl+Shift+N, in Dolphin it is F10. How does this shortcut work? I imagine that ...
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Navigating Linux Mint Open File Dialog with Keyboard Only

Seems I don't know how to use a keyboard again. I often use gedit to keep notes on my instance of Linux Mint/Ubuntu but I find when opening files, navigating the dialog without using the Keyboard not ...
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Transfer files from linux (of linuxdeploy in android) to android (in which linuxdeploy is installed)

I am using Linux on my Android phone via use of Linux deploy. I have some files in /root/android/ - folder of that linux partition. And I want one of those files to move to my /storage/sdcard1/ - ...
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Linux Mint 17 has become slow and unresponsive

I have been using Linux and windows for a while now, Linux has been working like a Swiss clock. A week ago, I started working with Windows again (a matter of editing pdfs). After a whole week of ...
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Is there any file manager able to restore the windows opened?

We know that chrome and firefox can remember the status of the tabs and can restore them next time. Is there any file manager can do the same thing?
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What is run when a program offers you to open a file in Linux?

There are several programs that give the option for the user to open a file on their computer (text editors are a common example). This opens a window allowing me to find the file I want to select. ...
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konqueror create new document with user text input

I am using TDE on puppy linux, which has Konqueror as the default file manager. I'd like to add more entries to the "Create new" menu with additional user text input (like the "Link to location (URL)"...
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debian 8 cinnamon file manager ssh as super-user

On a linux remote server I've a user who can become super-user without typing the password, e.g. simply typing sudo -s. Using winscp on windows there is an option to pass the sudo command (sudo su -),...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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] Name=...
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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 etc.),...
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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 CLI),...
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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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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 to ...
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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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Netbook Remix [EasyPeasy]: How to add a Mozilla Prism to Favorites

I'm setting up a old laptop with EasyPeasy, the only Linux distro I could get to install on it. I want to put a Prism in the favorites that will bring up a web site we use frequently. I created the ...
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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 /etc/...
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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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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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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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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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File manager which is able to filter using regular expressions

Is there any graphical file-manager which supports thumbnails for linux like thunar or nautilus, which allows me to filter a directory by a regular expression. For example typing /home/user/*tex ...
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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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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 ...