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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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How can I stop seeing hidden files in the Midnight Commander?

The Midnight Commander is a very helpful tool when we're using only the text mode. But sometimes it bothers me that I have to see all the hidden files inside a folder (files that begin with "."). I'...
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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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Is there a good combination of command-line and graphical file browser?

Is there a feasible solution than combines the advantages of a command-line and a graphical file browser? For example, the command-line is good to change the directory and execute commands but can't ...
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How to create folder shortcuts in file manager?

I'm using Thunar. What i want is remove Networks since i don't use it, and add Lello below videos. I know if you right click on any folder like videos you can remove the shortcut, I don't know how to ...
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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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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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Is there a program like MobaXTerm for Linux systems? (SFTP GUI browser & terminal)

I am coming from Windows, where I ran the program MobaXTerm. Essentially I used it as an SSH client (though it has other uses). It has a great feature of showing the files and directories on the left ...
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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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Is the “computer:///” address only something symbolic, or can it be used somewhere?

I am using Linux Mint 15 (Mate). When I double click the Computer icon on my desktop to see the available drives, the address bar of file manager (Caja 1.6.1) shows this address: computer:///. Is this ...
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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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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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Where do file managers save their bookmarks?

In pcmanfm and Thunar you can add bookmarks of folders to the left bar. Are they stored somewhere in the filesystem as symlinks? I´d like to use the bookmarks from other applications (terminal etc.),...
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How can I disable single-click to open on Pantheon/Elementary?

Elementary's default file manager, Files, has single-click to open enabled by default. For those who prefer double-click to open, how can this setting be disabled?
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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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Where is the trash directory for PCManFM and xfe?

I've got PCManFM and Xfe as graphical file managers in my Arch Linux with Openbox. When I click on the Trash link in PCManFM I get an error saying "Operation not supported". Question: Where do ...
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Nemo Filemanager suddenly looks different

Today I started Nemo and noticed it's new (ugly) look which looks like some kind of fallback mode: When looking at the package history, I only see recent updates of phonon packages and the ...
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File manager which is able to filter using regular expressions

Is there any graphical file-manager which supports thumbnails for linux like thunar or nautilus, which allows me to filter a directory by a regular expression. For example typing /home/user/*tex ...
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Why I cannot move to trash from /var/tmp?

I just found out on Fedora 20, that neither with Thunar nor Nautilus (I'm using Xfce4 here), I can't move file from /var/tmp to Trash. More precisely, in Nautilus the menu option is not available, ...
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Ranger file manager - Open gnome-terminal instead of xterm

I recently started using Ranger as my default file manager, and I'm really enjoying it. Right now, I've managed to change rifle.conf so that when I play audio or video from Ranger, mpv opens in a new ...
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How do I get the menu bar to reappear

This sound like a really simple thing, but it has me stumped. I was using Thunar file manager on my Xfce desktop and I wanted to try it without the menu bar at the top (the one with File, Edit, View ...
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Show in folder does not select file

In various applications when I do "show file in folder" it simply open the file-manager (nemo) but does not select the actual file. How can I make show in folder also select the file?
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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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Flat view of directories

When I was in windows I used to use Total Commander as my file manager. There was a function called "Branch view" (CTRL+B), which basically showed all the files within a particular directory including ...
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Alternatives to Nautilus that support a list of files to hide in .hidden

Are there any good alternatives to Nautilus that support the same .hidden file? That is a file in which I can write file and directory names, and then the file manager hides them. I have already ...
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Netbook Remix [EasyPeasy]: How to add a Mozilla Prism to Favorites

I'm setting up a old laptop with EasyPeasy, the only Linux distro I could get to install on it. I want to put a Prism in the favorites that will bring up a web site we use frequently. I created the ...
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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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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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File manager of common dialogs like Open or Save

Are those dialogs common to most X windows programs, such as open, save as, etc, something that you can tweak? I am trying to reduce my use of the mouse and I find it hard with the default one (I am ...
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How to find out the default file manager in the terminal?

I'm working on different Linux distributions. In my .bashrc I'd like to set up an alias that opens a window of the default file manager (e.g. nautilus, nemo, pacman, ...). Is there a way find out ...
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Can I add the Twig file type to Linux?

I generally give Twig files a "twig" extension. As I understand it these Twig files are usually recognised as HTML like files by Linux using some sort of scan algorithm. So Nemo for example ...
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How does 'Create New Folder' short-key work?

In many file managers there is a shortcut/key to create a new folder. In Nautilus, Thunar, Panthon-Files, this is Ctrl+Shift+N, in Dolphin it is F10. How does this shortcut work? I imagine that ...
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ranger: open many files with mplayer

I use the file explorer called ranger and I wonder if it is possible to open many files in different directory with mplayer? What I can already do is to select all the files (pressing v) from one ...
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Is there any file manager able to restore the windows opened?

We know that chrome and firefox can remember the status of the tabs and can restore them next time. Is there any file manager can do the same thing?
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Use nautilus instead of thunar with desktop folders?

I've installed Nautilus and removed Thunar in a Debian Wheezy XFCE install. I've gone into the settings and set Nautilus as the default application for the file manager under Settings > Preferred ...
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Desktop environment agnostic folder backdrop for wmaker

I recently stripped down my debian box, abandoning all desktop environments and running just WindowMaker with some self-written startup files. While I love the simplicity and speed of this setup, ...
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Is a file manager in Linux a necessity or a luxury? [closed]

I agree that this is a kind of a personal issue - to use a file manager or not in Linux, but I heard that it's also a bad practice to use a file manager especially for newbies because first of all ...
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Does linux have pause/resume feature like in Windows 8?

I'm looking for some feature which will allow me to pause/resume copy-paste process similar to windows 8. Is there any file manager that will allow this process? Is it extension to file-manager. Does ...
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How to restart file operations (file explorer) in the MATE desktop?

I was emptying the trash on my machine (Debian 8 Jessie with the MATE desktop) and then did some other operation. Long story short, the whole file explorer is frozen. I can't seem to find anything in ...
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Mounted devices are not shown in File manager folder tree items

Good day everybody recently I've installed Arch on my computer and I'm still trying to figure it out why are the mounted devices (HDD) are missing from the Home folder tree in my File manager? To see ...
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“scope.sh” is lacking for ranger file manager

Ranger is a file manager using Miller columns to navigate between the tree. It has an external script called scope.sh that previews files utilizing external applications such as the .torrent files ...
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Kodak still camera udev problem

My still camera is not includev in udev list. lsusb stands: Bus 007 Device 016: ID 040a:058b Kodak Co. Digital Camera So I add to /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/40-libgphoto2.rules ATTRS{idVendor}=="040a", ...
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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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What command line to use to set up Double Commander's “Run in terminal” feature to use XFCE terminal?

Double Commander has a handy "Run in terminal" feature but it is configured to uses xterm by default. Needless to say many prefer to use their desktop environment native terminal client and so do I. ...
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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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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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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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Lines and spaces everywhere disappeared

I wanted to use WebDav so installed Nautilus on my Linux Mint, but after that suddenly lines and spaces have disappeared all over the systems. Find below the screenshots for the same, I tried ...