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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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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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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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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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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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Delete files with names that appear to begin with '?' in command line

I am running under Debian stable, Cinnamon DE and I have some files that I would like to delete with a command line (for now I delete these files with Nemo). For example, these .txt files begin with '...
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What command does nemo use to mount drives

I use Linux Mint Cinnamon. I'd like to know what command does nemo use to mount drives when you click on an unmounted drive on the explorer sidebar. I am asking because I need to automount some ...
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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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How to install Dropbox (and have Dropbox file manager integration) without Nautilus?

Running other desktop environments than Unity or Gnome with a different file manager than Nautilus, it might be a good idea to install Dropbox without Nautilus. But advice on Dropbox involves ...
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Where are the user bookmark settings stored for Nemo in Linux Mint?

I am currently using Linux Mint 18.2, Cinnamon 3.4.6, and Nemo 3.4.6 aswell. I seem to be having an issue with Nemo. My places (those bookmarks that are like Music, Pictures, Documents, etc) are now ...
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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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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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How can I add action to Nemo (Linux Mint) for playing multiple mp3 files in vlc playlist?

I have been trying to find a solution, Which I did, I want to share because I am sure someone else would need it.
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Nemo: How can I fix 'A Problem has been detected with your thumbnail cache'?

I'm repeatedly seeing this message in nemo, despite clicking Fix now each time. I'd like to know if there's something I can do to fix the thumbnail cache once and for all. A bug is filed for when the ...
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How could a script know the path of the .desktop file that launched it?

How would a bash script know if it has been launched by a .desktop file, and how would it know the path of that launcher? Extra Points: How would I extract the "comment" field of that .desktop file - ...
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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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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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Is there a way to hide a folder without changing its name?

I have a few apps that create visible folders in my home directory by default. I would like to hide these folders so I don't have to see them when I open Nemo. I prefer to see only the folders I ...
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How to associate *.md files with my editor? [closed]

I want to open markdown files by double clicking on them in Sublime Text. I tried every possible way, but I could not achieve it. I created the mimeapps.list file with this content: [Default ...
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Use default application as file thumbnail in Mint's file browser

In Mint's default file browser (which is Nemo, as far as I know), I'd like to set the icon of the default application for a certain file type as the thumbnail for all files of this file type. For ...
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How to fully delete files bypassing the trash?

Using Linux Mint with Cinnamon. I deleted some files using ShiftDel, so that they wouldn't go to the trash, but hoping they would be deleted immediately. However, the files are still there, they have ...
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Running Nemo errors with: Settings schema 'org.nemo.preferences' is not installed

I am trying to replace Nautilus with Nemo on my Archlinux system. I followed this guide: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nemo I was able to install Nemo via pacman but when I try to start ...
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How to use nemo actions to mount an iso file?

I read these articles: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nemo https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mounting_images_as_user and try use Nemo Actions to mount iso files but nothing happened ...
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Display Thumbnails In Icon View But Not In Compact View

I use the Nemo file manager on Linux Mint 19 Tara. Usually I only work with the compact view without thumbnails (see image A), but occasionally I switch to icon view with thumbnails (see image B). To ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why do deleted files continually reappear?

I've been having a strange issue recently, where I would delete files from a location (i.e. Desktop), and then empty the Trash. However, a day or so later (I'm not sure exactly what triggers it), the ...
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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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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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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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rename directories containing left/right square

To rename directories containing left & right squares you can use: shopt -s globstar rename -n 's/\(|\[|\]|\)//g' ** This will rename everything with [ & ] from the directory you're in and ...
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What is the Xfce desktop manager - given it's not Thunar? (What is the Xfce equivalent of nemo-desktop)?

Trying to make Nemo take over the desktop in Mint Xfce I found that very difficult, even if Thunar is uninstalled. Therefore, it is not Thunar by itself that handles the desktop (the icon desktop I ...
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Make app open to default size with cinnamon desktop, on Linux Mint 19.1

I am using Linux Mint 19.1, with the Cinnamon desktop. I am wondering if there is a way to force an application to open the window to a specific size (specifically the nemo file manager). In ...
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which linux distros that do not use Cinnamon DE use Nemo by default [closed]

I know that Ubuntu Budgie use Nemo file manager by default. Is there any other Linux Distribution which do not use Cinnamon but Nemo?
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Filemanagers (nemo, etc) "mount archive/disk/image/etc" mount points

When browsing the filesystem I can mount various things: archives .zip, .tar.gz, images .iso, etc. which then appear to be located in: archive://file%253A%252F%252F%252Fpath%252Fto%252Farchive.tar....
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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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Is there a command to start Nemo file manager and search for files?

Nemo is good at searching for files and folders. I use Nemo file manager in Xfce and would like to add the Nemo file-search action to WhiskerMenu in the same way Catfish is integrated to Whisker Menu ...
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How to stop OS from asking to execute markdown files?

I am on Manjaro with Cinnamon as DE, so I use Nemo as my file manager. Whenever I double-click markdown (.md) files, I get a dialog asking if I want to execute the file or edit in a text editor. The ...
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cinnamon-settings and Nemo crash with certain Cinnamon themes' contols on Debian 8

Installed mint-x-icons and mint-x-theme on a fresh Debian 8 testing running Cinnamon (v2.6.13). All themes options could be set to Mint-X, except for Controls. As soon as it was selected, the Themes ...
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Nemo doesn't ask confirmation on delete

I use Linux Mint 17.1 which uses nemo as filemanager. If I select a file and press del it moves the file into Trash without confirmation although in settings I selected to ask for confirmation. How ...
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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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