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Set standard file browser for “open containing folder”

Since I installed EasyTag on my Arch Linux several other programs use EasyTag instead of Nautilus as filebrowser. For example, Firefox starts EasyTag if I click on "open containing folder". Where ...
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What is the difference between mounting in fstab and by mounting in file manager

..and what are the consequences of the different methods? I have been trying some things with the mounting of an sda2 partition. Mounting in fstab, not mounting in fstab but from the file manager. ...
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Can I “drag” a file into a window without a file manager?

(I'm on Arch Linux, using i3 as my wm and xterm as my terminal emulator, though I don't know if any of that is relevant.) Occasionally, a website asks me to drag a file with my mouse from my desktop ...
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Changing default file manager in Gnome3 (Fedora 22)

I just switched to Fedora 22 and decided to go for Gnome3 this time instead of XFCE. I like the Thunar file manager so I downloaded it. I've had trouble setting it as the default file manager though. ...
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How do I install userscripts in Chrome on Linux?

Help! The only way that Chrome allows userscripts to be installed now is by downloading the file to my local system then dragging and dropping it into the extension manager interface. However when I ...
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How can I move all `marked` files to another directory in ranger?

When I select multiple files within ranger (using <Space> or V), how do I move these selected files to another directory? I've tried to use dd and pp, but this only moves the file that's ...
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Is there a tool to view and edit ,iso files like PowerISO?

I am looking for a archive manager that will allow me to look into the contents without needing to mount it and also to add or remove contents by drag and drop style. The Windows' equivalent would be ...
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How to avoid a program taking over the file manager when opening a folder in that program from context menu

The problem described below appears sometimes when a folder is opened from context menu with an option similar to "Open with" - "Other application" What happens is that the program selected in this ...
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Opening current directory from a terminal onto a file browser?

My current directory is buried deep in multiple subfolder layers from my home directory. If I want to open this directory in a gui-based file browser, I have to double click folder after folder to ...
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How to change the default filemanager of the Cinnamon desktop?

I'm running an Arch Linux machine with the cinnamon-git desktop from the Arch User Repository. The default filemanager is Nautilus, is there any way to change the default filemanager to thunar?
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easy rsync solution with file manager (thunar or nautilus or…)

A common tasks I teach new users in UNIX is how to make backups. Since most are not comfortable with the command line (CLI) and I want to have them make backups (more than forcing them to use the CLI),...
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How to add 'open folder as root' in Elementary OS file manager context menu?

Here it is the solution in order to add the 'open terminal here' into the context menu of Elementary OS' file manager (generically called 'Files' - the executable is pantheon-files). For that ...
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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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How to add 'Make executable' and 'Run' entries to Elementary OS file manager context menu?

I know this is to be done by creating a .contract file in /usr/share/contractor. For example, one like this will add a menu option to open a folder as root. [Contractor Entry] Name=Open folder as ...
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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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How to switch from Debian 9 Cinnamon's default file-manager “nemo” to another one?

How can I do that? I'd like to switch to another one mainly due to all the bugs I'm encountering with nemo.