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wrong mime-type displayed for empty text files

I have tried to install a new mime-type for textfiles with a .w extension as follows: <?xml version="1.0"?> <!-- In file ~/.local/share/mime/packages/w.xml --> <mime-info xmlns='http://...
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Why are all files detected as application/octet-stream in nemo?

nemo sees all files as Binary (application/octet-stream), so these kinds of things happened: All files (.mkv, .mp4, .torrent, anything) lost their association to any program All .pdf files could not ...
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Linux Mint not using full screen, menubar gone

I seem to have entered some strange "mode" in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon that I don't know how to exit. It persists between reboots. This results in the following changes: The desktop is only usable in ...
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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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Changing Nemo's Text color using a GTK 3.20+ theme

I have this issue with a certain theme that I love. I am editing the theme currently and I am having issues locating where the nemo bar (with the URI and buttons such as back, forward, up, etc are ...
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Mount a Thunar/Nautilus/Nemo gvfs bookmark using command line

I have some bookmark that use smb/sftp through gvfs, how to mount them using command line? when I click them (mount using mouse click), it shows on /run/media/myuser/BookmarkName So, is there any ...
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How to enable Linux Mint List View alternating row colors

I'm setting up a new development environment so I've been doing some tinkering with my newer install of Mint 17. I've been having a lot of fun! I wish to achieve the following kind of "striped" color ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Nemo fails to open SMB share: "Connection timed out"

Recent events forced us to upgrade our windows share servers to use Samba version 3.0. Nemo, the file manager, cannot open the windows network share, producing an error on every attempt. Using both ...
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Set default program for one specific file in Nemo

There's a lot of questions on how to change the default program for a specific file extension, but I want to know if I can change the default program for a specific file. Reason: Some PDFs don't ...
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How to add ffmpeg/avconv command to Nemo actions?

I would like to have a command like this one ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -vn -acodec copy audio.m4a into a Nemo action (context menu). But that would mean using variables instead of real names of files. (...
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How to set nemo as default file explorer in i3 desktop?

I use i3 desktop on Arch linux and I use nemo as file explorer. When in any application I use the option of show in file explorer, it pops up a browser window loading file://path/to/folder. I'd like ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Could not display /location "the location is not a folder" error - mount of other user displayed in Nemo file manager

I added another say user2 on Linux Mint system (19.2), logged-on and started X, then Nemo file manager. On the left on Devices expandable list I see links e.g. /media/user1/data (/dev/sda5), when I ...
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The longer Nemo is open the slower it becomes to gain focus

I am using Nemo v 3.8.6 with Mint 19 and if I have Nemo open and leave this application running within an hour it is completely unusable, taking maybe 50 seconds to switch focus to it, this doesn't ...
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extremely slow listing with many files

I have an external hard drive formatted as NTFS, cotaining a folder with >100 000 small PDFs (max size is 5Mb, and there is 12Gb total size). When trying to navigate into that folder, Nemo version 3.6....
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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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Setting an application to launch on a filetype in a specific folder?

I am currently using Fedora 26 with Cinnamon 3.4.6. Using Nemo as my default file manager. I have a folder for Retro Arcade games, and some file types are a .bin. I want to change it to where ...
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Dropbox - Nemo integration under Fedora

I want to add a right-click copy Dropbox link under: Fedora 25, Cinnamon 3.2.x, Nemo 3.2.x The nemo-dropbox doesn't work under Fedora. Info: https://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/nemo-...
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XFS Resize Possible?

Can I dd XFS home to backup drive then nuke home & resize root recreating new XFS home then dd file structure back?!? Cannot upgrade Mint 17.3 to 18 as not enough room in root. Would this work ...
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Opening a file from Nemo does not set current working directory

Suppose I have a file ~/work/report.txt. If I open a terminal and change directory to ~/work/, then issue gvim report.txt I get a gvim window where report.txt is opened and :pwd gives back ~/work/...
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Open image files based on header?

Very new Linux user here! Okay, so in Windows, when I have a jpg file saved as x.png it doesn't matter much. I can open it and even the thumbnail works. Linux Mint (Nemo Explorer) doesn't show me the ...
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Linux Mint Search launcher doesn't do anything

In Mint 17, using Cinnamon, if I go to System Settings > Keyboard > Keyboard shortcuts > Launchers there is an option to set a shortcut for something called Search. However, whatever key ...
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How do you hide "Generic USB SD Reader" in nemo file manager when a card is not present?

I'm running Linux Mint 16. I have a external card reader that has CF, MS, SD, and SM readers in it as well as 3 USB ports. Is there a way to hide the card reader ports from nemo's my computer when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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rsync --size-only -avbr fails to create backup file

I've recently discovered rsync and started to use it. I want to compare files based on filename & filesize only. If both match, then skip, if different size, then keep dest version (renamed) and ...
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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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File transfers knock all the system files out of memory and slow everything down

On my desktop installation (no ssd), sometimes (sporadically) when I try to move files between drives with the Nemo file manager, the system slows to a crawl and becomes basically unusable. My guess ...
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Which is the command who execute all file manager in Ubuntu or Debian?

I working in a custom bash command for open all files(*.*), the command who i make in bash is named "open". This is the content of my bash command file named "open": #!/bin/bash xmessage -center "...
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Can I somehow skip the run in terminal prompt?

Always when I want to execute my script, I need to confirm that I want to run it in terminal. Is there a way to easily skip that, or set this as default? I am using Nemo file manager (Mint)
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Backup files as owner using a Live CD?

My partition in Linux Mint 18 is in need of repair, but first I will backup some files using a Live CD. I can't copy the two files that I want, Bookmarks and Bookmarks.bak, because I am not the owner ...
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