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What keycodes can be used for keyboard shortcuts in Nemo file manager?

In the Nemo file manager (the default in Linux Mint), what keycodes can be used to specify non-alphabetic keyboard keys? Specifically, I want to assign Ctrl+; to a built-in Nemo function. I have no ...
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Better understanding accels/nemo file syntax to add keyboard shortcuts for custom Nemo scripts

I carefully followed the instructions to add keyboard shortcuts to custom Nemo scripts as explained in this Ask Ubuntu answer and this Stack Overflow answer. Although this technique works great to ...
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Help Creating Nemo Custom Action

I am trying to add a custom command to Nemo (Linux Mint). I have the following script I've been running via the terminal (by manually changing directories): ls | cat -n | while read n f; do mv "$f" "$...
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Nemo file manager is completely ignoring `_` at the beginning of directory name, when sorting

Ex. suppose some directories are named absorbing appreciate arrive connect depend drop few fold littlel popcorn shrill sticky In Windows, if I put _ before the directories, it would be at the top, ...
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Using Nemo in Linux Mint to connect to ftp server

I have a USB drive connected to my router to access files remotely, and it can use ftp to connect (not ssh or sftp). I have the router login set to the same login as my desktop computer, and I can use ...
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Make Nemo show another name for a folder

I know about that xdg-user-dir stuff that helps make home subdirs in desired language. My locale is Russian and the system created 'download', 'documents', etc dirs in Russian language, and Nemo shows ...
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Nemo in Linux Mint - Reset all Preferences and "My computer" pane in List View

I am struggling a little bit with this issue I'm having with Nemo in Linux Mint (I just upgraded to 17.3 but this is happening since 17.1). In brief, I accidentally removed some shortcuts from the "...
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custom nemo actions / bash script

i am trying to add a custom action to the nemo file manager. The purpose of the action is just to replace all whitespace in the filename by "_". My action file looks like this: [Nemo Action] Name=...
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Restore file on failed move?

I'm running a recent Linux Mint and tried to move a file within the same mount using Cut and Paste in Nemo (file manager). Although there was a file with the same file name already present in the ...
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Nemo file manager - change focus from the sidebar to the main view (automatically)

Edit: GitHub issue report I find it hard to change focus (either by keyboard, or automatically) from the sidebar to the contents view in Nemo 2.8.7 on Ubuntu 16.04. Nautilus does not have this ...
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Dolphin on Mint: "/mnt/some_id does not exist" ... but it does

Linux Mint 21.2, Cinnamon 5.8.4 I saw the entry with Dolphin on Kubuntu, but it wasn't useful in my case. My PC has three drives: OS, Work, and Backup. I much prefer Dolphin to Nemo or Nautilus. When ...
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Open new instances of Nemo File Manager in tabs instead of windows

I'm using Linux Mint 20 and whenever I decompress a zip file it opens the content to a new Nemo window. In Kubuntu when extracting files it opens the content to new Dolphin tabs instead of new Dolphin ...
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Keyboard shortcut in Nemo to open terminal in active folder

Nautilus has the ability to assign a keyboard shortcut to open a terminal at the current folder. Is this possible in Nemo (I have version 2.6.7, running on Linux Mint 17.2)?
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How to configure Nemo's right-click "Open in Terminal" to launch "gnome-terminal"

I realize the default of the Nemo's right-click "Open in Terminal" is to launch "gnome-terminal"; however, my installation is opening "xfce4-terminal" instead. A while ...
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Launch Terminal with Ctrl+Atl+T instead of new Nemo window

when I do Ctrl+Atl+T it launches a new Nemo wiwndows, instead of launching a terminal, whereas settings/keyboard/shortcuts/launchers indicates "Launch a terminal" --> Ctrl+Alt+T Can you ...
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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 add "rotate video" items to context (right-click) menu in Nemo

I want to add 3 right-click items to the Nemo context menu to rotate a video file clockwise, anticlockwise, or 180°. This is useful when going through video collections that might not have rotation ...
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Nemo crashing the whole system at Linux Mint 19.2

Recently, Nemo has stopped opening my folders in Linux Mint. When I click on a folder icon, it simply does not open. After a few minutes, it even opens, but stops running and becomes impossible to use....
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Modification date fields are not up to date in Nemo

I have a big folder containing several folders. When I open the big folder in Nemo, I noticed that the modification date of several of the subfolders was not up to date, even if files they contain ...
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How to install nemo-terminal on Linux Pop! Os 22.04

I am trying to install nemo-terminal on Linux pop-os 6.0.12-76060006-generic. I used the command: sudo apt install nemo-terminal but I got the following error: E: Unable to locate package nemo-...
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Save Nemo tabs in Linux Mint

Is it possible to always load a specific set of file browser (Nemo) tabs in Linux Mint? I would like to have five folder locations opened by default every time I start Nemo.
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How to run scripts named with spaces via "open with" list of applications in Nemo for Linux Mint?

TL;DR Exec=gnome-terminal -- bash -c 'script="%u";if [[ -e "$script" ]] ; then "$script" ; else exec bash ; fi' line in GNOME desktop file runs scrips, but only w/out ...
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How to display apps correctly in nautilus?

How do I get apps inside folders to display correctly in nautilus? The apps show as Desktop Configuration Files and have no icon, also, when double-clicked, they open up with the text editor. This is ...
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How do I make the minimize, close and maximize window buttons visible?

I am pretty much a linux noob, and I just recently started using Pop OS version 22.04 with GNOME version 42.4 Desktop icons weren't showing correctly on Nautilus so I've installed Nemo. Used xdg-...
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Trying To Make Nemo File Manager Remember A Specific Group Of Tabs And Open Them On Nemo Launch

i followed the below link tutorial as follows and had no luck getting nemo to remember a group of tabs "opened bin as root, created the above nemo-tab.py.,made it executable, installed xdotool and ...
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Showing hidden files by default in file browser except home directory

I have pretty much the same question as this guy but not for Ubuntu - for Cinnamon and Xfce Mint and MX (though of course an answer that is valid for many distros / GUIs would be especially helpful ...
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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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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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Show stdout and stderr in Zenith

I am trying to install .deb file by right clicking on it in Nemo. My Nemo Action Looks like: [Nemo Action] Name=Install Deb File Comment=Install %F Exec=<scripts/install_deb_file.sh %F> Icon-...
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If an application takes a really long time to start up, what is the best way to diagnose the problem?

I have been using Nemo on Pop_OS 21.04 & GNOME 42 as I prefer it to the default GNOME file manager, Nautilus. It has been working great until recently where I have been observing delay in ...
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Nemo: Forget encryption password

I have mounted an encrypted disk by selecting it in Nemo (1.1.2), then typing a password. I can unmount the disk using Nemo, but now it can be remounted without requiring the password. Probably ...
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Gnome 42 Wayland - nemo-desktop on org-gnome-Nautilus-desktop doesn't work properly

Using Wayland with Gnome 42 (default of this distribution), when icons are dragged across nemo-desktop and then released, they are not moved to the new position, always returning to the top left of ...
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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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Starting background process from command line (different behavior)

In Ubuntu (21.10), I start a file manager from the command line window (gnome terminal 3.38.1): nemo . Sometimes, the command line returns and I can enter more commands. Sometimes, the command line ...
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How do I change the command of delete key of nemo file manager?

I use debian with cinnamon (desktop environment). If I want to delete file on nemo file manager I have to select file with mouse then I have to press delete key to delete file. I would like to change ...
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Right click menu in Nemo missing 'create shortcut' and 'copy/move to'

I recently did a clean install of Linux Mint 17.3 with Cinnamon on my machine. Before the clean install, if I right clicked on a file or folder in nemo, the menu would have a 'create shortcut' option....
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Is it possible to integrate pdfgrep into nemo search?

I often find myself looking for PDF documents. Luckily, I found pdfgrep that really does a great job at finding PDF documents by content. Following command lets me search for documents that have my ...
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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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boolean metadata with value other than true or false when launching nemo

When I launch nemo I get this error ** (nemo:55622): ERROR **: 19:38:37.567: boolean metadata with value other than true or false Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped) How do I fix this? System: Linux ...
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How to make nemo support compressing files by context menu?

I use Cinnamon on ArchLinux and Nemo is it's default file manager. I've tried 3 GUI file archivers (p7zip with WxGTK, peazip & file-roller), but none of them add a "compress option" in the context ...
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Cannot type file paths on any Open File Dialogs?

There is no way I can type/paste a file path when I use some Open File dialog: There is not right click option or anything. I use linux Mint XFCE 19.1: linux@linux:~$ uname -a Linux linux 4.15.0-20-...
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Cinnamon: lost default nemo launch for shortkey win + E

I don't know what changed and I don't know how to set it back, but now Super+E launches baobab instead of Nemo. I have check the keyboard - shortcuts configurations. and Launchers/Home Folder is ...
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In Nemo's treeview, I want a "Open with..." in the right-click menu

In Nemo, I like right-clicking on a folder and opening with... Visual Studio Code. But I don't get an "Open with" option in the context menu when I right click in the tree view on the left. ...
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show "detailed type" instead of "type" as default in nemo

I would like to differ between SVG, JPEG, PNG images in a folder. It is anoying to always change it, so I want to set "detailed type" instead of "type" as default.
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How to specify option for connection to windows/samba share for mounting?

There is a windows share on my network that I can access using smbclient //192.168.1.1/MyShare --option="client lanman auth = yes" --option="client ntlmv2 auth = no" --option="...
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How can I associate a specific program to run against a specific file?

By default (on a double-click action), my GUI file manager (nemo) runs a text editor, for all files of mimetype=text/plain. I currently have a user text file gnuplot.speedtest (with mimetype text/...
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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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bash script - request input via gui

I'm currently writing a nemo action script in bash, and I need a way to get input from the user. How?, the terminal isn't showing when running an action script. is there anyway to popup a query window ...
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Could not find "/home/user/%U" after changing default file manager

I'm running Mint 20 XFCE, I kinda didn't liked the default Thunar file manager, so I installed Nemo. What I tried I set as default file manager nemo from the preferred applications settings and also ...
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filenames with ' in, (we're) is messing with my script

I have a script that first move the selected files into a temp directory,scans the directory, takes the largest file and create a new directory with that name, and moving all files to the newly ...