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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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How to change the default filemanager of the Cinnamon desktop?

I'm running an Arch Linux machine with the cinnamon-git desktop from the Arch User Repository. The default filemanager is Nautilus, is there any way to change the default filemanager to thunar?
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Is there a good combination of command-line and graphical file browser?

Is there a feasible solution than combines the advantages of a command-line and a graphical file browser? For example, the command-line is good to change the directory and execute commands but can't ...
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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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How do I install userscripts in Chrome on Linux?

Help! The only way that Chrome allows userscripts to be installed now is by downloading the file to my local system then dragging and dropping it into the extension manager interface. However when I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Is a file manager in Linux a necessity or a luxury? [closed]

I agree that this is a kind of a personal issue - to use a file manager or not in Linux, but I heard that it's also a bad practice to use a file manager especially for newbies because first of all ...
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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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Where is the trash directory for PCManFM and xfe?

I've got PCManFM and Xfe as graphical file managers in my Arch Linux with Openbox. When I click on the Trash link in PCManFM I get an error saying "Operation not supported". Question: Where do ...
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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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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 ATTRS{idVendor}=="040a",...
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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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What command line to use to set up Double Commander's “Run in terminal” feature to use XFCE terminal?

Double Commander has a handy "Run in terminal" feature but it is configured to uses xterm by default. Needless to say many prefer to use their desktop environment native terminal client and so do I. ...
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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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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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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 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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Can't see files on my cell phone

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 as my cell phone and Debian Squeeze as my desktop. When I connect them using USB, Debian recognize it and allows to open it with file manager. Problem: it displays only ...
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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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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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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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Documentation for vifm?

vifm looks like a good file manager, but it lacks documentation. Is there a manual or tips on how to use it? I'm looking for information on copying/moving a dir, creating a new empty file, editing a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 with spring-loaded folders?

One thing I miss about Finder, Mac OS X's file manager, is the spring-loaded folder function where if you drag a file(s) over another folder long enough, the folder would open and you can "navigate" ...
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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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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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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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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 ...