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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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Mounting from dolphin vs commandline

I have been wondering how this is possible (i.e. how this works internally). When you want to mount a directory you have to be root. sudo mount /dev/something /mnt/somedir I know you can get around ...
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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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Mounting ISO in Linux/KDE

Is there a graphical, preferably integrated with Dolphin, utility for mounting ISO images?
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How to make MTP work

I'm experiencing many problems trying to properly connect and access the memory of my phone from my Linux system. I'm running openSUSE 13.1, with KDE, and my phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo equipped ...
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KUbuntu 10.04 / Dolphin File Manager: Is there a way to make .desktop files display the filename the same as the NAME= in the metadata?

As shown in the below screenshot, if I have a Folder Widget setup to point to the Desktop "place", the .desktop files appear with the filename of the Name= value in the file. However, if I browse to ...
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Get “recent files” in global file manager (Dolphin?)

I just switched to OpenSUSE (KDE) from my Fedora 20 KDE setup,and I find myself greatly missing a feature that was a default in Fedora: a "Recently Used" option in the file manager when saving and ...
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How to get larger thumbnails in dolphin

How can I increase the maximal size (when enlarging them with Ctrl +) and resolution of thumbnails in dolphin? If not, is there any other file manager which supports larger thumbnails than dolphin to ...
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How to disconnect a remote volume in dolphin [closed]

I understand how I can mount a distant volume in Dolphin, through the Network place and the Add Network Folder command, but how can I disconnect from such a remote file system? I want to ensure a ...
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Dolphin - no files visible - “file protocol died” - howto resurrect

There it is, once more: The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly in red! Dolphin doesn't show files, except of the current directory before the death. Closing every instance and ...
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Dereference copy with KDE Dolphin

From the cli I can dereference copy a symbolic link with cp -L. Is it possible to do this with the KDE Dolphin file manager?
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How can I stop dolphin from reading my entire home directory tree in order to make it usable on AFS?

At work, I would like to use KDE's dolphin as a file manager. However, our home directories reside on an AFS share [1]. When starting dolphin, it becomes unresponsive for dozens of minutes. stracing ...
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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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How does Dolphin discover the disks to mount?

After I ran Dolphin, I noticed that two new mounts, like dev/sda1 for windows NTFS and dev/sdd1 have appeared in my system. Where are they defined? It is not surprise that I could not find them in /...
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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"...
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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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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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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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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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Dolphin file manager shows nothing under artist and album columns

I am not sure if this can be fixed. The title and artist data are absent under Dolphin columns, while data is present in the info panel that can be enabled to the right (F11). I am using Linux Mint ...
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NFS connection won't mount in Dolphin

I'm running Fedora 23 Server on one machine, and Fedora KDE Spin on another. These are both very recent installs. I previously ran Ubuntu Server and Windows, and connected the two using a samba share. ...
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mtp:udi=/org/kde/solid/udev/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.4 does not exist error

Trying to connect to a Samsung Galaxy phone in MTP mode, Konquerer or Dolphin in KDE 4.14.3 throws the following error: mtp:udi=/org/kde/solid/udev/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.4 ...
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KDE CIFS mount. Can copy files with mc but dolphin won't

I have a samba/cifs mount that is accessible r/w from the commandline (mc). The KDE filemanager dolphin shows the content of the samba share, but gives me a "no space left on device" when I try to ...
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How to fix graphical issues with Qt applications? (dolphin:14635): Gdk-WARNING **: shmget failed: error 28 (No space left on device)

I'm on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela (i.e. Ubuntu 14.04) and all my QT-based applications have been ugly after an upgrade (text is scrambled, menu content disappear, cf. screenshot below). Environment $ ...
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Send multiple files to bash script via Dolphin

I would like to process photos by sending them from Dolphin to bash script with "Open with" feature. But it runs individual instance of the program for each file instead of sending all files to one ...
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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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How to automatically open terminal window when I click a script?

My Python script has an interpreter in a first line. The file is executable. Is it possible that I click on my script and the terminal windows opens, executes the script and stays open? Right now, ...
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Is it possible to add KDE/dolphin service menu for specific file extension?

In windows, you can and context menu entries that are only shown for specific file types only. In Dolphin, I know how to add service menu entry using .desktop file. but Is there way to only show ...
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KDE-dolphin trashcan on second HDD

From KDE I use only dolphin. I've pulled out second hdd for a couple of days (also changed fstab). Now I put it back and dolphin won't "see" /hdd2/.Trash-1000/ and if I delete file /hdd2/file1 it ...
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SFTP over reverse SSH tunnel?

I want to SFTP to a remote computer that is behind NAT. I can't modify the NAT router, so I have set up a reverse SSH tunnel using a middleman server. Here's what my SSH tunnel looks like: laptop---&...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 can I run ANY java class file graphically? (Linux Mint/Dolphin)

When trying to run a .class file, Dolphin will ask me to choose an application to open/run it. However, using the java command doesn't remove the .class extension from the file, so it can't run. Is ...
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linux mtp permit only read file

In Fedora 24 with KDE and Dolphin i see my old phone Samsung U700 but I can not add new file Unable to create directory /SGH-U700/Card/filesystem/New_Folder.
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generating “useful” backtraces in kubuntu

I have recently switched to kubuntu and I love it, all apart from the bugs! In particular I love Dolphin (as much as I loath all the other linux file managers) but sometimes it just quits on me. It ...
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Change how Dolphin looks and behaves (GTK / KDE)

I am using KDE Plasma 5 under Arch linux. After using the Gnome environment for testing, my file manager Dolphin is a little confused about what to wear. Now it looks and behaves like under Gnome. For ...
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Custom action calling avconv in Thunar and Dolphin

I like to use a command like avconv -i %f -map 0:1 -c:a copy %f.m4a in the custom actions of Thunar or Dolphin to extract audio from mp4 and flv without transcoding. But that will output a name ...
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Why is moving file within an ext4 partition so slow?

The short question is why is a move operation, moving within the same ext4 partition taking longer than a copy of the same files from a different drive? The longer description of the scenario: I ...
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Alternative keyboard-triggred launcher for specific file type in file managers (Dolphin and/or nautilus)

Is it possible to have an (or some) alternative launchers (i.e. Open With) for each file type and be able to trigger them using keyboard modifier keys (Shift, Ctrl & Alt) in linux's KDE and/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" ...