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How to make “Focus follow mouse” for Dolphin File Explorer?

I use Dolphin file explorer, in which I frequently switch back and forth to the terminal panel. So I was wondering how to make "Focus follow mouse" within Dolphin, so that I don't need to click the ...
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share - send via email in Dolphin does not work

I'm using KDE Plasma with Mozilla Thunderbird as my default email client and I realized that when I right click a file in Dolphin and select Share - Send via email, I get an error popup titled Error -...
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sign in with google temporarily disabled for this app in KDE Dolphin

enter link description here I used Kubuntu before. Now i switched to Debian KDE. I faced the same problem here. Whats wrong with the app? Will be any update in future?
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Increase Size of Navigation Buttons in Dolphin File Manager

How do you increase the size of these navigation buttons in Dolphin? :
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Can Dolphin create copies of a file in the same folder without prompting for a new name?

As a former Microsoft Windows user, I'm used to using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V on a file, which then creates a copy/copies of the same file. Attempting this in Dolphin results in a prompt that the file ...
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How to show creation time (crtime) in Dolphin Buster?

I am using Dolphin version 18.08.0 (KDE Frameworks 5.54.0, Qt 5.11.3) which has, besides the access and modification times, a separate column for the creation time. Unfortunately this column is empty,...
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KDE Dolphin Service Menu scripting difficulties

I'm trying to transfer (at least some most frequently used) Nautilus/Nemo Actions/Scripts to Dolphin Service Menu Actions, which is a challenging task for me with elementary level scripting skills. ...
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Dolphin has no icons on Pop!_OS 19.10

I installed KDE's dolphin on Debian/Gnome-based Pop!_OS. Now, I know installing KDE apps on Gnome will not always be painless, but in the past I've always been able to get Dolphin to work flawlessly ...
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Ask what to do when dragging & dropping a file in file managers other than Dolphin

Dolphin file manager is showing a list of options when dragging & dropping a file (copy/move/create link). Can the same options be made available in other file managers?
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KDE Dolphin: All file associations lost and “open with” provides no options

The other day, KDE/Dolphin seem to have lost all file associations, and the "open with" dialog box no longer presents a list of my applications. If I type an application shortcut name like "kate" into ...
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Opening file manager from terminal, without annoying error message

Say that I work in terminal and I want to open with a terminal command the file manager. I read online that the way to do so is running dolphin . and it opens the file manager at the current location. ...
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unable to create a file in another partition of disk in manjaro

I am new with Manjaro and I am really enjoying it and I have a dual boot system(Window-10 + Manjaro). In starting everything working fine but since when I boot the window and after that I am not able ...
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How can I set Debian 9 (Dolphin file manager) to recognize .m files as Octave programs?

Octave .m files are seen as some sort of text files in the Dolphin file manager on my Debian 9 system. They do not show the Octave icon. I'd like to be able to open the Octave script directly by ...
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Error unlocking a LUKS partition (failed to activate device:file exists)

I'm having problems unlocking a luks-encrypted disk with KDE dolphin, in a system with manjaro. The issue is not critical. It can be solved by rebooting, but sometimes it is not convenient to do so, ...
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How to actually-really-copy a file to an ext4 pendrive using dolphin?

Dolphin is lying to me. When I copy some files to a pendrive, it happens far too fast. Suspiciously fast to actually be doing something. When I initially read the just-copied files, I do get the ...
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How do I stop memory issue caused by baloo_file_extractor?

I using Arch Linux with XFCE/XFWM4. The default FM is very lightweight thunar, but I installed dolphin for some more functionality. I was studying about large files and creating some 2 gigs of files ...
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rename and move a file via Dolphin menuservice

I tried with this code in a .desktop servicemenus file (in /home/.local/share/kservices5/servicemenus): rename '/s/$(basename "%u")/'date "+%F"'$(basename "%u")' && mv %U inviati I'd like ...
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How to get unmounted disk partitions in Places automatically?

I've 4 partitions on /dev/sda. During installation I've mounted /dev/sda2 on /, /dev/sda1 on /boot/efi, didn't to anything for /dev/sda3 as well as /dev/sda4, that's what I did for all linux distros ...
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Use Dolphin on a non KDE environment with KDE icons but not the mouse cursor

I'm using a Debian Buster minimal install with i3 as the window manager. I'm trying to move to Dolphin from the KDE Project for a file manager, but no icons are displayed. If I export ...
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KDE Dolphin change user when in ssh folder?

I am trying to use KDE Dolphin to access a server over SSH. My .ssh/config contains this: Host myhost HostName my-linux-server-name.somewhere.nl User myuser IdentityFile ~/.ssh/...
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Integrated Konsole in the Dolphin File Manager

----------------------------- OS: Fedora release 30 (Thirty) x86_64 Host: Latitude 5580 Kernel: 5.1.8-300.fc30.x86_64 Uptime: 6 hours, 52 mins Shell: zsh 5.7.1 Resolution: 1920x1080 DE: KDE WM:...
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Chromium can't open Dolphin with 'Show in folder'

When clicking on the option 'Show in folder...' on Chromium, on the Plasma panel where app tabs show up, Dolphin tab shows up with the circular loading icon and then disappears, without ever opening ...
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Dolphin Background and Font Color are both white

I installed dolphin (18.12.2-1) as file manager (for most the things I use "ls" but sometimes a preview is helpful) in i3wm on an Archlinux and would like to be able to change the background color or ...
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How to get file path which was selected and make copy in dolphin KDE and paste on zsh?

➜ ~ cat .zshrc | grep xclip alias c="xclip -selection c" alias -g v='"$(xclip -selection c -o)"' ➜ ~ v zsh: 没有那个文件或目录: file:///home/roach/Downloads/pure.png ➜ ~ The Chinese words "没有那个文件或目录" ...
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cat: append a text file in another folder as Dolphin action

How can I append an md-file to another md-file in a subfolder as Dolphin action? I tried cat %U >> subfolder-name/%u, but I get this error message: cannot create subfolder-name//path/to/md-...
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ssh X forwarding: GUI window opens on remote

I am running dolphin (KDE's file manager) over SSH as follows: [abhishek@brixpro ~]$ ssh -Y optiplex [abhishek@optiplex ~]$ dolphin . The dolphin window opens on the local machine (brixpro). However,...
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Avoid notification “kdeinit5 closed unexpectedly” in Plasma 5.14 when starting Dolphin

After upgrading Kubuntu from 18.04 to 18.10 and that to Plasma 5.14.5 through the "backports" PPA I am lucky enough to face almost no bugs, except annoying notifications saying "kdeinit5 closed ...
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KDE Dolphin Folder Already Exists “Write Into” prompt default

I generally find KDE Plasma enjoyable to use, with one exception. If you copy files and a folder with the same name exists in the destination it prompts. I have search for a setting to change the ...
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convert a md file in odt with correct name

I added this command in Dolphin menu for convert a .md (Mark Down) file to .odt (Open Document Text ) file: pandoc %U -o %F.odt and I get the right file, but with two extension: fileorig.md.odt ...
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Dolphin File Picker everywhere

I'm currently on KDE 5.51 Is it possible to use the dolphin file picker everywhere? Some apps use the Qt file picker. This gets annoying as I prefer the single click in dolphin and don't want to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to focus the file list in Dolphin?

When using Dolphin, I often end up with focus on the "Places" left-panel. Moving keyboard focus to the main file list is a horrible process, involving pressing Tab once per entry in the location ...
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Can Dolphin file-manager administer the desktop outside Plasma/KDE?

I am trying to set Dolphin to manage the desktop in LXQt installed on top of Kubuntu 18, instead of PCManFM-Qt, but this answer says that Dolphin cannot do that, (also this answer) not even on Plasma ...
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Set Dolphin to manage the desktop in LXQT

I don't know much about the quality of the Lxqt desktop environment per se, but on top of Kubuntu 18.04 it works great. (It is lighter and more responsive than Plasma 5 (which is good by current ...
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KDE Dolphin stopped using folder icon for regular folders

How do I make Dolphin use folder icons for regular folders? Icons for all the special folders—Downloads, Pictures, Music—work fine. This affects all installed themes, so this is not some kind of ...
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Dark theme in Dolphin file manager

I'm using a dark theme in Debian, but the Dolphin file manager just ignores it. I have seen some examples of a dark theme in Dolphin, but I can't find a way to do it. I've seen some ways to set a ...
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kde-services dependencies

I'm trying to install "kde-services", an extension of the Dolphin file manager. Technically it is already installed, but most of its features aren't working yet. The list of dependencies includes ...
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Why is GNU find so fast in comparison with graphical file search utilities?

I'm trying to find a file that doesn't exist in my home directory and all subdirectories. find ~/ -name "bogus" gives me that information after few seconds, yet KDE's dolphin file manager needed ...
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Hide FreeBSD swap partition in XFCE or KDE file manager

I have just installed a FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE (amd64) desktop system following the Cooltrainer guide. For some reason, both XFCE's Thunar and KDE's Dolphin file managers both show an 8 GB device in ...
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KDE Dolphin will not connect to DropBear SSH server

I have the Android SimpleSSHD app installed on my phone. From my Arch Linux desktop I can ssh to my phone from the command line. I can also sftp to my phone from the command line. However, KDE ...
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Are there mimetype-to-application association files other than those in this list?

Context: I have an Ubuntu/Dolphin misbehaviour where it seems to think *.mkv files are opened with ark. The below screenshot indicates opening the Properties dialog then clicking File Type Options ...
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Access denied on samba share created with net usershare [closed]

When creating a samba shared folder using net usershare command, I can't login to it via Dolphin or other file browsers. I get as far as an authentication dialog, but not matter what credentials I ...
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How to properly move weblinks from my browser to a folder via drag and drop in Debian with KDE? (page titles not shown)

Besides having my desktop span over multiple monitors I'd also like to be able to move weblinks to it (or to folders on it). I'm running Debian 9.1 with KDE and am using the standard Dolphin file-...
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Can't execute KDE Dolphin from web-based PHP Script - but works for all other X programs

In a PHP script running under nginx/php-fpm, I can execute any X program using this PHP code: shell_exec("DISPLAY=:0 /usr/bin/nohup '{$command}' > /dev/null 2>&1 &"); This will open ...
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How do I get file metadata in Dolphin?

On Fedora 26 KDE I don't get any metadata for files (video/audio duration, picture size, etc.) in Dolphin. I have tried various settings from this, particularly this, but to no avail. Can anyone let ...
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Dolphin user settings (KDE)

I figured out that when I change settings in Dolphin that a file called ".directory" gets created in the folder in question to stored said settings. However, I would like to change settings for the ...
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Dolphin does not recognize USB device if inserted before loading (Arch Linux)

So Dolphin is behaving funny. I can't tell you if this is new or not. System Info: Arch Linux 64 bit up to date, standalone startx with i3. The devices in question are fat32 and exfat (stupid windows ...
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How to switch pane in Dolphin using keyboard?

I'm a long time user of KDE Dolphin and love the pane mechanism. I know you can open/close pane using F3. However, I can't find a shortcut to switch from one pane to another like Pycharm, Tmux or ...
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How to auto-refresh KDE desktop?

If I add or remove files from my desktop on KDE by using, for instance, a terminal or Dolphin, the desktop isn't automatically refreshed. It's missing the new files and still shows the removed files. ...
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How to make Konqueror to be the default file manager?

When I press a folder and in most other situations Konqueror is used as I want it to be. However there are situations when I press a file path and Dolphin is opened instead. I am not entirely sure ...
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Add another sub-level to KDE-Submenu in Dolphin actions/services?

Is it possible to create lower levels of sub-menus in Dolphin context menu than the one created by the line X-KDE-Submenu= under [Desktop Entry]? Example: I have created an action called "Subtitles"...