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Set up a shortcut to open terminal in a specific directory

As far as I know, when you hit Ctrl+Alt+T, the Linux terminal pops up. However, it opens in the default home directory. I want to set up this shortcut to open in the directory I am currently in at my ...
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LibreOffice: how to get it to use the window manager's file browser?

I think I asked that some years ago, but cannot find it anymore. I just upgraded to Fedora 36 and since then, my LibreOffice uses its own inbuilt file browser again, rather than Gnome's nautilus. The ...
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How to hide all files with a certain filename extension in Nemo?

I've got a bunch of dxvk-cache files in a particular folder that really adds a lot of clutter. I tried making a .hidden file in the folder with *.dxvk-cache as a line to hide them from my file manager ...
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Change Icon for select folders (PCManFM)

I'm using PCManFM with the Vibrancy-Colors icon theme, and I'd like to change the icons of only a select few folders, rather than the entire icon theme. Currently, all my folders in my home directory ...
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add a link/command to the "create new" context menu

I'll try to stay as straightforward as possible by not going into too much details. I want to have a way to add a dynamic template for empty pictures that I can later edit. The way I wanted to do this ...
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Convenient way to have selected files shown in the beginning of file lists in file managers?

In Windows if one wishes certain file (or directory) to be shown in the beginning of file lists in a file manager (no matter which one, really), one may choose to put the underscore character in the ...
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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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Open File Managers in remote X

I never need to open a GUI File Managers in remote X, until today. However none of the two File Managers that I have can do that, pcmanfm-qt and thunar. Typing them in my remote Xterm, they will just ...
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File manager's upload progress freezes for cifs mount

I've observed this on Arch (with Dolphin) and Mint (with Nemo). If I try to move/copy a large file to or from a CIFS mounted drive (via a file manager), the progress window pops up and the progress ...
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warning when moving file/folder in File manager

Currently I use Caja and sometimes, actually rarely but, it happens that by unintentional finger movement on the touchpad I accidentally move a file/folder into an adjacent folder or whatever where. ...
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In Mint 20.2 with Mate, is it possible to close all the open windows of the File Manager?

I use Mint 20.2 with Mate File Manager. I am new to Linux, and I am a long time user of MacOS. I am looking for a way to close all the open windows of the File Manager with one command, possibly just ...
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Opening a terminal file explorer from apps?

When I am in an application like vscode and need to open a file, it opens a windowed file-explorer app like nautilus or dolphin. Is it possible to have it instead open a terminal-based file explorer ...
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File deletion bypasses trash bin on Btrfs subvolumes

Nautilus trash do not move file to trash bin on btrfs file system instead it deletes them permanently. Thunar seems to do the same thing, and it seems related to lower level library implementation of ...
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Ranger File Manager as Default File Manager Errors

I could not get Ranger to be my default file manager using every tutorial I could find. Help is appreciated - I'll describe my attempts below: In Default Application -> Utilities -> Other... -&...
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While moving files, how to continue without halting if an error happens?

Imagine you have 1000 files. You move/copy to a different folder. You start the process, all going well, you leave the computer. At file number 10 an error dialog states if you want to overwrite, ...
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Pop!_OS 21.04: How to install file manager actions?

I would like to have more options within the file manager of pop!_os 21.04, especially printing directly (several documents) from the file manager, or directly creating a text file within the file ...
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Caja: How to paste into the current directory?

It seems that when a sub-directory has been selected, and if I execute pasting, the entities are copied into that sub-directory. The directory I had the problem had no files but sub-directories, and ...
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File manager that shows the actual path in the location bar after following a link

I'm looking for a Linux file manager that shows the "actual" path (as printed by pwd) in its location/address bar when following a link. When I open links on my desktop (say in thunar), the ...
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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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Can I create symbolic links with Nemo?

I'm using the Nemo file manager (4.8.6) within the Cinnamon Desktop environment (4.8.6), on a Devuan Chimaera GNU/Linux system. I would like to create a symbolic link to a file I have in my Nemo ...
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Chrome still opens Nautilus in spite changing the default file manager to Dolphin in Pop!_OS

Recently, I changed my default file manager from Nautilus to Dolphin in Pop!_OS by this command: xdg-mime default org.kde.dolphin.desktop inode/directory' and checked again which is the default file ...
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Weird recursion in setting the default file manager in antix/icewm

I've installed antiX Linux 19.3, and I want to change the file manager - for the first user and by default - to something other than the annoying rox (sorry, I just don't like it). So, I've installed ...
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How do I avoid the "pin board has not yet been used" error

I just installed antiX Linux 19.3. When I (auto-)login and IceWM comes up, I get an error dialog saying: The pin board has not yet been used ... set the default background. Start ROX-Filer with 'rox -...
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Ranger: custom file sorting (dotfiles at the end of listing)

I am using ranger as cli file manager. I would love to order files in this way: Folders alphabetically Files alphabetically Folders starting with . alphabetically Files starting with . alphabetically ...
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Do Linux flavored OS systems support a Window Explorer quick navigation feature to find files?

I'm irritated on having to navigate completely through the GUI folder file system with the GUI folder view. Is there any way within the GUI to just pass the path to where I want to look and explore or ...
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How can I paste an image from clipboard directly to a file? [duplicate]

I need exactly this one but on Linux: Anyone know of a way to simply paste a screenshot (taken with PrtScn or Alt+PrtScn) into a Windows Explorer folder and have it be saved as an image (possibly ...
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Is there a setting in a Linux file manager to show copy progress the way Finder in macOS does?

I was looking for a convenient file manager to move a lot of files and folders on Linux and needed to see as much detail as possible. Unfortunately I had some problems too, with some errors (details ...
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window-based file manager resistant to network drivers lost connection

I have ubuntu, and I have mounted NAS on my computer. NAS can be mounted only if VPN is active. The problem is, when a connection problem occures, or when I umount the NAS resources, the file manager ...
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Hide Docker Volumes

I decided to use a partition for all things docker. Everything went smooth and working as expected. Except one part. When I boot up a project which uses "volumes" it shows it in the file ...
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Is there a default/core File Manager provided by X11 or Debian?

I recently installed Debian without a desktop environment. Currently, I'm using OpenBox in X11 and have yet to install a File Manager. I've found that in, seemingly all, programs capable of opening or ...
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Difference between nautilus and sudo nautilus

I would like to know the difference between nautilus and sudo nautilus. Please help. Thank you.
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Lubuntu copying file path instead of file

I have a newly installed lubuntu 20.04 using pcmanfm as file manager. When I copy a file(or images) using Ctrl+C and paste it in browser (gmail or facebook chat). But when I paste it in file manager, ...
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help debugging thumbnailer script in nemo

I recently installed 'stl-thumb' as a thumbnailer plugin to the file managers, but I notice that it isn't converting all files with the .stl extension. Upon closer inspection using the shell 'file --...
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How to show the attached image as the mkv thumbnail?

I have mkv files with covers attached to them. How do I get to show them (when they are there) as the thumbnails in my file manager instead of a random frame ffmpegthumbnailer is usually does? I know ...
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copy as and mv as not behaving as expected when using nnn terminal file manager

I'm using the nnn file manager v3.2 on Mint 19.3 64-bit. If I have a file named ‘a.txt’ and I want to make a copy of it named ‘b.txt’ in the same directory, I do the following: I select ‘a.txt’ so ...
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Debian Buster XFCE: make PCManFM default, including for Open a Directory, as in Chromium - downloads - show in folder

Using Debian Buster XFCE. XFCE is married to Thunar, so cannot remove thunar. I would prefer Chromium (or any other app that might choose to open a directory), as when viewing Downloads and clicking '...
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How to open new files in a same Vim instance from my file manager or from command-line?

I don't usually navigate my filesystem from Vim, but instead use a file manager and sometimes even the good, old interactive shell (command line). Issuing vim file from the command line or from a ...
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Can I launch "window/icon" manager in specific directory in xfce

I use xfce an I am organizing my playlist folder and I would like to have some nice interface to do it. I was thinking about some 2D file manager or launching "window/icon" manager in some specific ...
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How can I figure out which is my file manager system? [duplicate]

Is there any command I can use to understand which is the file manager installed in a machine? For instance, I'm using Linux Mint and I can use the command nemo. Now I'm connected to another machine ...
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Search and select all matching files in Ranger

Say that I have the following files in the current directory : aa01.txt aa02.txt bb01.txt bb02.txt cc01.txt ... Is there a way I can search for a given pattern and select ALL the matching files at ...
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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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How to redirect a sorted list of files returned by GNU find to a GUI file manager such as Nautilus or Dolphin

Question I often fall in this situation where I have meticulously forged the perfect find command that returns exactly the ordered list of files I need to use. However, I cannot simply click on files ...
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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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how to disable or undo nnn Lock

I've been using nnn for a few weeks now. Sometimes, being a Vim user, I've hit L, expecting to get me to the last visible line, but of course it's the command Lock in nnn. I can't figure out what it's ...
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Having scripts automatically cd into file manager directory

How can I have a script detect where it's being run from in a graphical file manager? For instance, I want to run a Windows program in a directory with Wine by double clicking it in Nautilus, but Wine ...
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What is the Xfce desktop manager - given it's not Thunar? (What is the Xfce equivalent of nemo-desktop)?

Trying to make Nemo take over the desktop in Mint Xfce I found that very difficult, even if Thunar is uninstalled. Therefore, it is not Thunar by itself that handles the desktop (the icon desktop I ...
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Alternative file ”open“/“save as” user interface?

One of the greatest advantages of Windows over Linux is the IBM Common User Access user interface with “Open File”/“Save File as”. It has separate bars for breadcrumbs folder navigation, search and ...
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How do I add a kdiff3 compare option to Linux Mint Nemo file manager

I am running the latest version of kdiff3 on Linux Mint 19.1. When I install kdiff3 on Windows 10, I can then select two files in the file explorer and subsequently right click, the resulting context ...
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Preview Pane for PDF Documents in File Manager

Is there a program (e.g., file manager or PDF viewer) that provides a split view having a folder view and preview pane for PDF documents (ideally with the ability to scroll through the document like ...
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Where does Caja save folder state and icon?

I'm using icons to categorize my folders but sometimes I move the icons to a more appropiate place so the next time I load the folder, the folder icon isn't set. Could I edit manually (replace text) ...
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