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Animating GIFs as previews in File Manager "LF" or "ranger"

The desired behavior: When I'm using a file manager "LF" I would like to have animated GIFs as previews when I am over an image/gif mime-type file. What I actually had on mind was to convert ...
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Setting icon for hidden files in LF (file manager)

What I want to achieve is to have a specific emoji appear next to dotfiles inside file manager "LF" (these can be made visible in the file manager with the "zh" shortcut). In my ~/....
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Highlight the cursor of current directory in different color with respect to cursors higher and lower in the file system tree

I am using ranger for a few days now which I find a great piece of software and I was wondering if it possible to set the highlighting of the cursor to a different color for the one poiting to the ...
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Browse kubernetes container's filesystem with midnight commander?

Assuming a kubernetes container has bash or similar installed, is it possible to use midnight commander (e.g. shell link, sftp link, ...) to browse the container's filesystem?
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Set a specific file manager for org.freedesktop.FileManager1.ShowItems

The following command opens a file manager to show the directory. dbus-send --session --dest=org.freedesktop.FileManager1 --print-reply \ --type=method_call /org/freedesktop/FileManager1 \ org....
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Progress bar shows no progress until done copying file

I need some guidance. The progress bar does not move at all in the file managers on my Arch Linux system. It stays at zero until the copy has finished. I have tried Nautilus, Nemo, and Thunar, and ...
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How can I view an image in ranger without closing ranger?

I installed ranger console file manager on Ubuntu. I'd like to view images with it in the console (which I access via JupyterLab), so I also installed caca-utils, which contains img2txt: sudo apt-get ...
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Graphics problem in 24.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 24.04 LTS inside a Virtual Box on a new Windows 11 host. Clicking on the File Manager on the Desktop (or on related buttons like trash bin or CD) does not show a normal window but ...
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Open file manager to prompt user for file

I am writing a shell script that is meant to prompt the user for a file, and since I do not expect the end user of my script to be tech-savvy, rather than starting command line for interaction, I ...
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How can I add custom entries to "Create New" on KDE Plasma?

I'm using KDE Plasma, and frequently need to package file sets into tar.gz or zip. This usually requires opening Ark, creating a new file, and working from there, which is a run-around. It would be ...
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Krusader: How to set up "Escape" key as a shortcut for "Unselect All" action?

In Krusader I would like to unselect all selected files just by pressing the Escape key. I did set that up in Krusader's configuration, but it does not work. I had to change the key sequence to Ctrl +...
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Setting default file manager and locating a file with the default file manager

Please don't mark it as duplicated before reading my question. I know that there already are those questions, but the existing answer did not work as expected, and that is why I am asking this ...
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How to partially hide big file names in Thunar?

Is it possible to hide filenames that are too big in Thunar? As for now, they stretch the row to fit their names, like in the image: It not only wastes too much space, but also makes harder to ...
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How to make File explorer Address Bar path editable in Linux Mint or in Zorin or in any Debian based OS?

I am using Zorin OS. Consider the below screenshot: I want the Address Bar editable to write the path of my intended folder location. Are there any settings that need to be configured or is there any ...
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How to make lf file-manager to show only one file types?

Basically what I want: When I browse files/dires with lf, I want to toggle "something" on the way. And only see PDF files, and make invisible any other file-types. Rationale: Sometimes it's ...
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Strange escape sequences in terminal

I have kitty, and I use nnn as file manager. I actiavted the "preview-tui" plugin in nnn. When I hover over a folder, I see something like this: What are those strange escape sequences?
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File Manager for Gnome that matches the feature-set of KDE Dolphin File Manager

Is there a File manager for Gnome that is comparable to the KDE Dolphin file manager? I am unable to use the Gnome file manager to drag and drop files into an audio VST's interface but it works using ...
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File manager time to run --- why are some very slow?

Some file managers open very slow on kubuntu, bullseye 11. I had a problem on UDisks2VolumeMonitor, so fixing this, halved the time needed to run. (ps. UDisks2VolumeMonitor --> problem on mraid2 ...
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How to Open a File with SUDO from within nnn File Manager

While using nnn, I need to edit a file that requires sudo privileges. I love that I'm able to navigate quickly to the file I want to edit using nnn, and how it immediately opens the file in my editor. ...
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How to Copy Text of a Filename Using nnn File Manager

Using nnn (which is a terminal-based file manager), how can you copy the text of a file or folder's name to the clipboard? For your convenience, this will install and launch nnn in Debian (if you'd ...
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Zenity (or alternative) with custom file selector

When I use zenity and type --file-selection, if spawns the default GTK file selector. The problem with that is, of course, the lack of image thumbnails. Considering that I want to make an image ...
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main folders in file manager unlinked after reinstall

I recently upgraded to Debian 11 Bullseye. From the previous Debian Buster I had rsync'ed the whole user folder onto an external hard drive. The internal drive was completely formatted and after the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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