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KDE applications configuration - how do they do it?

I've been tackling a project more seriously lately, a project that probably every Linux dev goes through at some point - dotfiles management. KDE (and it's applications) has a history of resisting ...
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Arch Linux: Mixed themed settings: Trying to set Code-OSS Desktop Application's icon from its property window

First here's my current setup: I have Arch Linux installed through VirtualBox on Windows 10 Pro. I'm using VirtualBox because I am only limited to WSL1 since my CPU does not have Hyper-V SLAT ...
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How to trigger KDE trash cleanup?

I have enabled auto-delete files older than 30 days in Dolphin trash settings. See https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/kio/kcontrol5/trash/. However, the check seems never to happen. 1+ year old files ...
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Open top-left menu in Dolphin explorer with keyboard shortcut

I am looking for a way to open this menu in the Dolphin file explorer with a keyboard shortcut. (It can be invoked by clicking on the icon in the top-left.) I looked through the available keyboard ...
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External drive doesn't mount

I was transferring a file from my external hard drive to a USB device on my laptop, which runs Arch Linux with the KDE desktop environment. After the transfer reached 30%, I paused it and put my ...
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ZFS nested datasets shown in KDE dolphin as mounted NFS shares. How to keep visible only parent mounted share?

I have the ZFS pool called zdata on our server which is mounted at /mnt/zdata, and it is also shared with NFS, so clients can mount it. The NFS share configured /etc/exports only for the parent ...
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Dolphin service menu to run konsole command with copied data in working directory

I would like to combine these two elements that I already use: Konsole terminal running a yt-dlp command in order to download from a copied link (like konsole -e yt-dlp 8 %u) A Dolphin service menu ...
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How to configure appearance/theme of KDE Dolphin app

I am using a Raspberry Pi astronomy package that runs under Arch-Linux and KDE. Amateur astronomers often prefer keeping their computer screens very dark to avoid light pollution. But my use of this ...
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How to fix themes in ArchLinux

I am using a Raspberry Pi astronomy package that runs under Arch-Linux and KDE. Amateur astronomers often prefer keeping their computer screens very dark to avoid light pollution. But my use of this ...
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Dolphin on Mint: "/mnt/some_id does not exist" ... but it does

Linux Mint 21.2, Cinnamon 5.8.4 I saw the entry with Dolphin on Kubuntu, but it wasn't useful in my case. My PC has three drives: OS, Work, and Backup. I much prefer Dolphin to Nemo or Nautilus. When ...
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How to preserve file creation date when overwriting files?

When I'm overwriting one file with another one, not only it's modification time updates, but also birth time, which is unwanted. I want to make Dolphin overwrite files that way, so target's birth time ...
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How to config kde to make it follow freedesktop trash specification?

My trash cli follows freedesktop trash specification but dolphin does not, i want to config them to use same trashcan.
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Accidentally moved a directory using Dolphins GUI. After cancelling, the dir is empty

In Dolphins places menu on a Debian system I dragged a directory (Desktop) to another (Home) by accident. I then canceled the the action. I then killed the window. The Desktop had a shortcut to ...
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Why would the firefox of my running system automatically open files from an external USB drive that used to be the boot-drive of another system?

I have an SSD that another laptop was booting from (before the other hardware in that laptop failed) but now I'm using it in one of those little SATA enclosure shell adapter things in order to access ...
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unable to use fish:// in Dolphin on Fedora

I have an up-to-date Fedora 38 box but I seem not to be able to use the fish:// protocol in Dolphin. When I enter fish://hostname/ or fish://IP, all I get is the Connecting... and Loading folder... ...
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Dolphin file manager hangs when opening a directory from the terminal

Whenever I attempt to open a directory with dolphin (both with dolphin /home/user and dolphin --select /home/user) from a terminal it hangs, which seems very odd since opening dolphin without ...
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How to change modification date for files in dir to match name order?

This is a self answered question for something others also might find useful. In Dolphin, I sometimes switch between sorting by name and sorting by modification date. However, it can be annoying since ...
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Can I make Dolphin more robust to file system issues?

Using Ubuntu 22.04 with Plasma (5.24.7 on X11). I have an NSF mount served by another computer (Ubuntu 20.04) and mounted by this computer that, on a good day, works fine. Sometimes, however, it ...
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Remove Dolphin context menu entry 'Activities'

On my plasma 5.24.6 I have this entry that seems deprecated, supposedly to create links for files and folders to an activity or other. I couldn't even find what linking a file to an activity could ...
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kde dolphin terminal is not loading ~/.bashrc or ~/.profile

Since upgrading my debian. Bash in dolphin's terminal is not loading the config files. However, bash in Konsole is loading these. What can I do to get Dolphin's terminal to load these? After some ...
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How to create a custom deeply-nested right-click menu items in dolphin?

I wish to make app (on windows and on linux with dolphin desktops) that lets users create custom-right-click menus. Is there a way to add deeply-nested right-click sub-items? To be clear, i wish to ...
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How to transfer photos without losing exif data about date

I need to transfer photos without losing exif data about the creation date and the modify date. Why? Explanation: Using Windows, when I transfer photos from my camera, it preserves the creation date ...
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Is it possible to add a new option "Open Folder With X" on right click in Dolphin like there currently is "Open Folder With Kate"?

My current OS is Kde Neon, I am using Plasma with X11, it is up to date. I noticed some applications (Gwenview for example) add extra options in the right click menu, without being associated as the ...
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Double-click JavaScript files in KDE Dolphin and open in editor instead of trying to execute

I've been searching for an embarassingly long time without finding a solution for this. Having to right-click files all day would be an exceedingly miserable experience. Is there any way to fix this? ...
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How to share a folder in KDE Dolphin?

I want to be able to share a folder in Dolphin. Right click on a folder, then go to Share tab. Unfortunately I see a message there: "You appear to not have sufficient permissions to manage Samba ...
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KDE daemon asks for disk password on every login

I installed Manjaro KDE edition a couple days ago. I opened Dolphin and in the Devices section I accessed a Windows drive from which I copied some files. The drive is protected by Bitlocker. Now ...
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Scripting tesseract for file manager context menu

File manager context menu scripts sometimes do the job far quicker than using a GUI utility. So I've been using dozens of simple and more complex scripts for a long time in file managers Dolphin, ...
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Recent files and locations listed in Dolphin and other applications are very old, date is false

I have noticed that files and locations shown in Dolphin (and thus in KDE file dialog too) under 'Recent files' and 'Recent locations' are not recent at all. All I see is files (in 'Recent Files') and ...
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How to refresh a view of a folder in KDE Dolphin?

In Windows' explorer, the address bar has a refresh button: This button refreshes the view of the open folder (directory). This is useful, for example, when some file operation has been finished ...
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What is the canonical way to run a .sh from file manager?

Hope, this belongs here and not e.g. on SU. I would like to make my life a bit easier and therefore want to be able to run a script.sh from file manager. This is possible in other distributions (or ...
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`kate -n new.txt %u` in Dolphin service menu saves one level up

When creating a new Dolphin service menu to create a new text file using Kate (given there is no shortcut for that like for folders and that the menu option is rather hidden under multiple clicks as ...
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Large delay on switching directories in Dolphin

I am using Debian testing with KDE and for a few weeks now (I assume it coincides with updates of Dolphin or other KDE libraries) every time I switch directories in Dolpin (21.08.2) there is a delay. ...
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Can't open files with arabic or german letters from Dolphin - Arch

I am using Dolphin as my file manager in Arch. Whenever I try to open a pdf with an arabic name or has german letters like ä/ö/..., it opens the index file:/// in the browser. The file name itself is ...
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Howto prevent Dolphin from triggering /foo/nfs-share.automount

since i switched to auto-suspend there's an unwanted delay when reactivating due to the lost nfs-mounts (debian 11) I created some auto(u)mount (systemd) which is working fine... as long as dolphin is ...
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How to make Dolphin the default file manager on RHEL 8?

I installed Dolphin successfully, its icon is in Application → System Tools and it works well. But, in Settings → Details → Default Applications there's everything else just not File Manager. Why this?...
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kde dolphin customs menu how to run a python script and pass the dire and file as?

In running XFCE In Dolphin I wish to have a right click context menu, says myPythonScript, that will run the python script with directory and path as python sys.argv[1], sys.argv[2] In Thunar to run ...
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The process for tag protocol died unexpectedly

IDK why but my Arch-based garuda OS throw an error all the time: kf.kio.core: "The process for the tags protocol died unexpectedly." kf.kio.core: "The process for the tags protocol died ...
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not finding icons in dolphin in pop os 20.04

I have installed dolphin of KDE in pop os. But I found that folder icons and back forward icons were not showing in that file manager. Looking for the solution, I found that installing qt5ct and then ...
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Dolphin error opening folder as root. Linux mint 18.3 KDE

After first "Open as root" I've got error: The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly.
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How to stop dolphin from updating file access times

I would like to utilize access times as an indicator to figure out which files I am actually still using. But whenever i view a directory in dolphin, the access timestamps of many of the contained ...
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How to backup and restore Dolphin toolbar settings?

After installing Dolphin I spend a lot of time customizing it, something which is normal in Plasma. But can we save these detailed changes for future use? I am interested in backing up as many ...
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sftp permissions access denied

My local computer has Debian 10 and I'm using Dolphin on KDE. I am using it to connect to a remote computer running ubuntu 16.04. I am able to connect and browse through the files using the sftp ...
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Dolphin starts with wrong shell when restored from last session

Dolphin has it's own embedded terminal (which is a KDE Konsole). My default shell is zsh. When Dolphin is restored from the last session (via KDE Plasma session management), it starts with bash ...
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Entries on the left side bar does not show automatically in dolphin file manager

I use mx linux kde version and mistakenly, I clicked on hide entries on the left side bar of the dolphin file manager. Now each time I click on dolphin, the entries on the left side bar does not show ...
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Dolphin File manager List of devices disappeared

While I was using Dolphin file manager, suddenly the list of devices disappeared while i was copy/pasting some files and the category itself called Devices. How do I bring this back?
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Clicking a file that is executable in KDE's Dolphin file browser will not open it for editing

Even though I associate the file with a text editor, say gedit, it still won't open if I click/double click it in Dolphin. It does open will if I do the same thing using Nautilus. KDE will open it for ...
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Open new instances of Nemo File Manager in tabs instead of windows

I'm using Linux Mint 20 and whenever I decompress a zip file it opens the content to a new Nemo window. In Kubuntu when extracting files it opens the content to new Dolphin tabs instead of new Dolphin ...
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Dolphin Mount ISO - Where does it go?

With the latest version of Dolphin, you can right-click ISOs and select "Mount": But it doesn't appear anywhere on the sidebar or in the device notifier. Does anywhere know where it goes so ...
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Key sequence ambiguous in Konsole

My Arch Linux machine has KDE Plasma desktop installed and I'm using Konsole as a terminal. In Konsole, when I highlight text and press Ctrl+Shift+C on my keyboard to copy it, I get this popup message....
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Why are file managers not using top-dir trash dirs?

I'm making a FUSE filesystem with fusepy and I want to give a special meaning to deletion. I'd like to intercept moves to trash too. For this I would like file managers to use the trash dirs at the ...
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