I've just started looking at Elementary OS. I like its simplicity (even if it drives me crazy at times) but I just don't understand WHY there is no Connect Server option in the File manager when you open Files as administrator. [Edit: Inspired by Jeremy's comment, let me add that I KNOW why I want to attach while administrator, and leave it at that. I'll trust you understand that I know I won't be able to attach to the remote as administrator, and have to log in as an ordinary user.]
In fact, I could live with this - I'm happy enough to type
sftp://user@destination/ in the location bar - but when I do that I get a message that Files is "Unable to Mount Folder" etc.
I have to resort to using the command line - hardly in keeping of what I THOUGHT the "keep it simple" Elementary OS philosophy was.
Anyway, if someone could tell me the rationale for
- Not having the Connect Server option in the File manager when you open Files as administrator (is it because it doesn't work?)
- Why do I get the "Unable to Mount Folder" message?
- Or tell me I'm missing something fundamental.
I'd be very grateful.
I've included the screendump below to show that the CLI version works perfectly well, while the GUI option fails, even when the URI is entered correctly. BTW - the GUI option works perfectly well when NOT logged in as as administrator.