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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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Uploading files to website from URL doesn't seem to be possible like in Windows

Often, I need to upload a file to a website (often an image) from within a browser. The file manager opens so that I can select the file to upload. On Windows, you can enter a URL in the Explorer file ...
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Having trouble getting Caja to sort by date

I am having trouble getting Caja to sort by date. Even when I select a preference of having a date format of YY-MM-DD-HH:MM:SS, it still seems to be sorting the files by the default date format which ...
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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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What happened to my file manager that I can't use it to copy files to USB drive?

I can't past any file to any USB stick using file manager (Nemo on Ubuntu). Copying with cp or mv works just fine. How dit it happen: I was removing large number of files from my pendrive with rm -r ...
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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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How to edit Caja's / Nautilus' “open with list”?

Due to testing several programs I've ended up with a lot of entries on Caja's "open with list" menu when opening files. How does one edit that list in order to remove undesired entries?
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Use ranger as my default file manager in i3wm

When download a file via browser, the download status message box has an option named show in folder, How can I configure it to open ranger when I click it? Reason I want to do it: I'm currently ...
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Removable volume not appearing in file managers

Neither Nautilus, Caja or Thunar show my removable storage device in the list of devices. I can mount it manually using udisksctl: $ udisksctl mount --block-device /dev/sdd1 Mounted /dev/sdd1 at /...
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ranger “set preview_files true” does not work

Since quite some time the file-preview-window in ranger stays empty. I.e. it indeed shows up but does not preview the content of text-files. Image preview and .pdf preview however does work. The ...
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How do I customize Nautilus / Caja file manager?

I'm using Caja and I miss several features that I had with Windows Explorer. I'm willing to tweak some configs or even develop code to get them but I wouldn't know where to start to collaborate... ...
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How to set Midnight Commander as the default File Manager?

I want graphical applications such as transmission-gtk and Firefox to open up directories with Midnight Commander through new instances of my default terminal emulator running on Debian. I've noticed ...
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Krusader - progress window for copy/move not showing

I have just installed Linux Mint 19 "Tara" (Ubuntu Bionic derivative) and Krusader is not working as in 18.2 "Sonya" (Ubuntu Xenial derivative). Progress bar for copy/move is not showing and I see ...
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How to configure Linux Mint in order to file manager sort filenames using different algorithms?

I'm not being able to sort files the way I want with my file manager on Linux Mint and I would like to know if there's any hidden config to change that. For example, I'm sorting: "a.txt", "(b).txt", ...
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Why does hdparm -y not spin down a HDD while the file managed does? (using Ejection option)

A HDD, which is older than 10 years, is getting read using a SATA-to-USB adapter. When using sudo hdparm -y /dev/sdj, the HDD does not shut down. But when using the Eject option in the File Manager, ...
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Is there a GUI tool to organize 'open with' entries?

As there are several places where a file manager can get its entries for the context menus 'open-with' list, and some of these entries are not too easy to identify by hand, I asked myself if there is ...
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Hiding btrfs drives (part of raid0 array) in Gnome Nautilus?

I have a raid 0 array consisted of sdb to sdf devices. My issue is that all 5 devices show up in Nautilus. I've tried other distro like deepin and I had the same issue. Mdadm and ZFS, this issue is ...
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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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Filemanagers (nemo, etc) “mount archive/disk/image/etc” mount points

When browsing the filesystem I can mount various things: archives .zip, .tar.gz, images .iso, etc. which then appear to be located in: archive://file%253A%252F%252F%252Fpath%252Fto%252Farchive.tar....
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Samba network discovery fails through file managers, but works with smbtree

In file managers (Caja, Nautilus, PCManFM, Dolphin), under Network there is an entry for Windows Network but double-clicking this brings up an empty window with 0 items. However, smbtree does list ...
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How to open the default file explorer in shell?

Different Linux distro have different file explorer. Is there any universal way(type the same command) to open the file explorer to a certain directory in shell(command line)? If it is possible, it ...
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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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Why is Nemo displaying each of my MTP devices twice?

There isn't much to add outside of the image posted. I have a Walkman and an Android device plugged into my computer, and each of them show in the Devices list on the sidebar twice. One of each of the ...
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How do you add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu for folders/directories for caja?

I know about that question, but how to do this in caja ?