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Default to “Execute” when double-clicking on a shell script in PCManFM

Is it possible to get an executable to execute by default? What I mean is this. I have an .sh file, which if I click on twice, it will show me this: If I then click Execute, it does the right thing....
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How does filetype determination by filename extension in addition to XDG spec (mimeapps.list) work

I'm trying to set the default application for R noweb files but fail to find the place where this is specified. The reason for this is that my file managers seem to determine the file type by filename ...
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GTK3 Statusbar Height

I've recently updated a few programs to gtk3 (deadbeef gtk3 plugin, pcmanfm-gtk3, l3afpad) and there's one thing that's really been bugging me: Why is the Statusbar thrice the height of the gtk2 ...
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Free space does not increase even after deleting

I had about 170 MiB free space in my Raspberry Pi so I decided to delete the .deb packages (about 800 MiB) in /var/cache/apt. I opened sudo pcmanfm, selected the files and pressed the delete button (...
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How to force thumbnail refresh in PCmanFM

How can I force pcmanfm to refresh its thumbnails. I have a directory of photos in JPG format, (taken with iphone). I have rotated some of these using Ubuntu Image Viewer. When I rotate the image the ...
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pcmanfm doesn't send files to trash on external drive

I have a HDD which I mount on /mnt/sda1 at startup (in /etc/fstab) Whenever I want to send a file to the trash in pcmanfm, I get the following message : Some files cannot be moved to trash can ...
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In PCManFM, is it possible to launch and connect to a SFTP server?

For example, I know that I can use the command pcmanfm to launch PCManFM and I can also type pcmanfm ~/Desktop to open PCManFM to the desktop folder. However, pcmanfm sftp://[ipaddresshere] gives the ...
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How do I get applications to show up in menu://applications of PCManFM?

On Arch Linux PCManFM shows applications when I go to menu://applications in it, without a problem. I do not think I even had to configure it to do this. On Gentoo and Void, however, this does not ...
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How do I make a pcmanfm right-click desktop entry work only for the Desktop folder?

System: Host: MyComputer Kernel: 4.8.14-gnu-1 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: LXQt Distro: Parabola GNU/Linux-libre I have created the following entry: ./.local/share/file-manager/actions/...
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PCManFM: edit the list of applications available on auto-mount

The file manager PCManFM has an option (enabled by default) to ask what to do with inserted/mounted volumes (cd, dvds, iso files etc) which is lacking in elementry OS' file manager. That's why I m ...
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How to hide files of a certain extension in PCManFM

I use latex in my work a lot. Compiling a latex file generates a lot of intermediate files with .log, .aux extensions. To avoid clutter, I would like to hide these intermediate files. Is there a way ...
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How do I enable thumbnails in PCManFM?

In the file manager PCManFM version 0.9.10 (in the Debian Wheezy repositories) thumbnails are generated for images but not for other file types such as PDFs and videos. Does this version of PCManFM ...
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Allowing normal user to mount and eject devices

In the file manager PCManFM I can access discs in my USB DVD drive but I cannot eject them or access other USB storage devices - I get the error message "Not Authorized". Any clues? I use Debian 7.7....
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“Out of Memory” error while copying large files with pcmanfm

This is an older machine running a Debian-based distro with lxde and pcmanfm used as file manager. pcmanfm normally runs quite well, except when it comes to copying very large files (e. g. *.VOBs from ...
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PCManFM reverts back to icon view even after setting default to list view

I have configured PCManFM to use "list" view by default; however, it reverts back to "icon" view on its own. This is my configuration: ~/.config/pcmanfm/default/pcmanfm.conf [config] bm_open_method=...
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PCManFM Alt+Up keyboard shortcut no longer works

After Upgrading my Debian Stable to the Buster version, the alt+up keyboard shortcut (doing cd ..) doesn't work any more. Both Alt+Left (Back) and Alt+Right (Forward) work fine. I'm using Awesome WM ...
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Debian 9: USB-volumes are not displayed in PCManFM-Qt's sidebar

I run Debian 9 with LXQt what is completely fine. However, attached USB-volumes are not getting displayed in the PCManFM-Qt sidebar in category Devices intended for that (see screenshot). Which ...
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mouse-pointer symbol “background activity”

I´ve got a question concerning my mouse-pointer. From time to time my mouse-pointer changes to a symbol that represents something like an arrow melted together with a loading-circle. I tried to find ...
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Openbox/PCManFM/LXDE, how can I assign the middle mouse button as Alt+F11 fullscreen?

I'm using Openbox/PCManFM/LXDE in a Linux distro based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 (LXLE) and I want the middle button of my mouse to do exactly the same as Alt+F11 does (ToggleFullScreen) in every application. ...
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PCManFM always pops under

Whenever PCManFM opens (Linux Mint 18.1 MATE x64, set as default in the preferences), be it from "Show in Folder" from a download in Chromium, or simply clicking a quick launch icon, it opens ...
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Why doesn't Disk Image Writer work?

I use the file manager PCManFM in Debian 8 (Stable). When I right-click on a disk image file and select Disk Image Writer, an error message is displayed on the standard error stream saying that the ...
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Disable Right Click on file (Openbox, LXDE, Pcmanfm)

I want to disable the right click on a file. It's possible? I'm actually using Openbox, LXDE and PcManFM. I had disable the right click to open the menu on the desktop but I want to disable the ...
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Can only browse files mounted via gvfs, not open them

I have a new Arch Linux installation using awesome wm and no desktop environment. If I put smb://server/share as a URI on pcmanfm, the mount succeeds after prompting me for my credentials, and I can ...
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Why PCManFM-Qt custom actions are not working

I'm trying to add some custom actions to the PCManFM-Qt contextual menu from this guide on Manjaro wiki. https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=CUSTOM_ACTIONS_FOR_PCmanFM-Qt Unfortunately none of ...
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How to run pcmanfm as root but restricted to specific folders?

Using the terminal. How to run Pcmanfm (PCMan File Manager) as root but also restrict to specific folder? Run pcmanfm as root and only allow it to access this folder: /home/user/Pictures
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Why the 'network' tab in nautilus/thunar/pcmanfm is not updated when a remote host connects or disconnects?

I have Debian10+Samba installed on two computers. When I use pcmanfm (or thunar or nautilus) to browse the network, I can easily access the "remote" computer by clicking on 'Go > Network'. If one of ...
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lUbuntu: File manager no longer shows other partitions

I hope I don't end up kicking myself for an obvious answer here, but in lubuntu 17.04(zesty) I cannot find the "other places"(as in the other partitions on my system, like Windows) anywhere in the ...