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Questions about the files on elementary. Consider using pantheon-files for the file manager application.

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Mouse pointer stuck in drag mode when using Files and dragging-dropping

When using files and dragging-dropping files (while sorting files for instance), the mouse pointer regularly freezes in drag mode, and nothing seems to be working to recover control of the machine.
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How to move files on the network server?

I'm trying to copy and paste folder on the mounted network server, and receive the following error: That is probably because of permissions, where can I configure them? If not permissions, then what ...
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Writing to NFS mounted directory gives 'Operation not permitted' - how to configure permissions?

I am running 5.0 Juno, and I have a NFS share mounted with settings such that the owner and group can read, write, and execute. On the client machine, the mount command shows the following ...
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How do I manage iPhone on elementary os

I have an iPhone 6s and would like it to work like how it does when I plug it into windows (file manager detects it and I can see photos) is there a way of doing this or a program like iTunes?
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I get loged out when I go into my Files

Whenever I try to access my files my screen goes blank and I get logged out. When I log back in the only thing that loads is my wallpaper.
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Remove standard file manager

How do I remove the standard "files" application in elementary? I already set the new file manager (Polo) as the new default, via the settings. I checked if that worked via xdg-mime query default ...
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Pantheon File Manager Fork?

I believe the Pantheon file manager found in elementary OS is simply called Pantheon Files, right? But I'm curious, is this file manager based on another file manager? Based on the GNOME file manager,...
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How to mount an apfs-fuse volume automatically so that it appears in Devices in Files?

I have successfully implemented apfs-fuse to access my Mojave partition from Elementary OS Juno (see this post), but I would like to know two more things: 1/ How to edit etc/fstab to have the apfs-...
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locating asound.conf file

I've been trying to improve the sound in elementary Loki OS by following this tutorial https://medium.com/@gamunu/enable-high-quality-audio-on-linux-6f16f3fe7e1f but I cant seem to complete the last ...
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'Select as default' not working - Juno [closed]

I am unable to set default application for images and text. I have to open files using 'open with' every time. E.g. Sublime is set as default for text files in settings, yet it asks for default ...
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Low resolution and DPI causing save dialog input text to disappear [duplicate]

I am experiencing lots of problems with the current DPI implementation of Elementary OS Juno. Now the save dialog is simply broken. I believe it's part of Files. Could anyone suggest an usable ...
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Open elementary apps from the command-line

How can I open elementary apps from the command-line? Particularly Code and Files. I already found /usr/bin/io.elementary.files and /usr/bin/io.elementary.code, build they are not really convenient. ...
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how do I unlock a file to make changes

I'm trying to edit some files with scratch, but it says "you cannot save changes on file" "do you want to save changes to this file in a different location.
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Contractor contract doesn't work in pantheon-files

I regularly need to extract ZIP archives that contain characters that are encoded in Chinese (GB18030). The slow way of doing this is to open the folder in a terminal and entering the following ...
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Why does FileZilla still open .txt files in Scratch?

I've set FileZilla to automatically download and open files when I double click them. Here are my settings for "File editing" on FileZilla: Gedit is my default text editor in System Preferences, and ...
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Will the JPG “successor” HEIF/HEIC be supported from “photos” or “files”?

New iOS devices are using HEIF (HEIC) by default. Compared to JPG, HEIF is awesome (half the size and better quality). PS: A preview from "files" would be perfect.
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elementary os keep filling its dirve automatically … any permanent solution to fix it?

This is a known problem: /boot will run out of space after some time, due to obsolete kernel images. It will only become evident when /boot is on a separate filesystem, as it is the case for encrypted ...
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Windows / smb share

To start, this OS is really great. I only have 1 rather big problem. I can not save files to my Ubuntu server. Connecting to a smb share or sftp share is not a problem with the 'files' app. I can ...
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Problem copying files from hard disk to flash drive (USB)

I'm trying to copy some files to my USB (5 GB). At the start its go fast (200 MB/s approx), but when it is en 3GB approx the speed begins to decrease (17 MB/s). It is always in the same place at 3gb, ...
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How to change folder icon in pantheon-files?

How to change any folder icon in pantheon-files? Does anybody know where is the config of user default folders kept in elementary? Maybe there will I find some file to edit. I know I can't do it in ...
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In the Applications I have two 'Files' apps

I just installed eOS today and after 6 hours I am pretty happy with the environment while all of the tasks I feel so far I need to be able to accomplish have been covered. Question, in the ...
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Image resize contract

I'd like to add a right click menu item to easily resize images in files. I found that the following script does what I want when I run it in a Terminal: convert myimage.jpg -resize '1200x1200' -...
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Is there an official torrent for elementary OS?

I'm adding all of the operating systems I've tried's torrents to a folder in Google Drive so I can download/install them anywhere/anytime without the bulk of the .iso file. I looked on the website ...
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File that handles raw thumbnails in Files

Where is the file that handles camera raw thumbnails in Files? I want to add a mimetype (image/x-sigma-x3f) and see what other adjustments I can make. (I don't think it's the file /usr/share/...
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What's wrong with my manager disk size accuracy? [closed]

I'm new to Elementary OS and after a week of using it I decided to check how much disk space I had used so far. I went to my SSD (Which used to be C:), right-clicked and looked at properties. I found ...
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How to disable remember last position (directory) in apps? [duplicate]

I noticed that every time I open a new window of Files and Terminal, it goes directly to the previous working directory. How can I disable this completely for all applications?
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Pantheon Integration of Google Drive

Are there any plans to integrate an optional connection to Google Drive in the Pantheon file manager? I remember that when I was with Gnome 3 it was as if Google Drive was yet another hard drive or ...
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XTerm Crash - Unable to open files

I'm using Elementary OS 0.4 Loki. I updated my packages a few days ago and since then whenever I use "Files" to open a file I get an error: Failed to open files Failed to execute child process "xterm"...
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How to execute .desktop in Files

In the latest update of Files, all .desktop files aren't executed by left-click by default (eg. all files in ~/.local/share/applications directory). They are opened in Scratch instead. I understand ...
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Panthon Files context menu entry to set image as wallpaper

I know how to edit a contract file, but what command should be used with that?
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Sending files from phone to notebook via Bluetooth [closed]

I've installed elementary OS Loki on my Lenovo G580 laptop and I'm very happy with it, but there's a one problem. In elementary OS Freya (and any other Linux distros I've ever used) I used to send ...
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How to make file executable from context menu?

I know this can be done under the file's Properties or with the command sudo chmod a+x. But how to add it to context menu?
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Deleted downloads folder

Hello I accidentally "deleted" my downloads folder, I made a replacement folder and pinned it in files on the left pane so it is as it should be asshown in this screenshot: However the folder is not ...
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How to use Pantheon File Manager to connect to Apple Time Capsule drive

I've setup my drive on time capsule and can successfully mount it manually with the following: mkdir ~/tcdrive sudo mount.cifs //MyTimeCapsule.local/Data ~/tcdrive/ -o username=myusername,sec=...
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Desktop showing as a window above original

I'm running Elementary OS Loki, and recently I've decided to change default file manager to Nemo. After installing and setting it as default in System settings > Applications > Default applications, ...
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Home partition not showing in Files sidebar

In Files on the sidebar, my Home partition is not showing. I see "File System" which is on its own partition, under the "Devices" header but no Home partition represented. I also have an NAS hard ...
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Alternative to desktop for file storage or how can I enable storing files on the desktop? [duplicate]

While it makes a lot of sense to me that launcher icons are hidden from the desktop because of the easy app menu access, I think that I will greatly miss being able to store files on the desktop ...
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How to get my partition back

I m a beginner to elementary and while installing it I chose to install it on my e drive .Now I m not getting any of the partition that I had on my windows like d or c drive nor i can see the files ...
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More than ten search-results in Pantheon Files?

I have answered myself a few times here on how to search files with Pantheon Files (here and here) but I now realize that the drop-down list of search results has no more than ten items. At the end ...
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Where does Scratch saves temporary files?

I've set Scratch to show a welcome screen every time I open it so it doesn't show what I was doing previously. However, I just accidentally closed it and lost something I didn't save that I want to ...
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Text color bug after installing OS X Theme

I have installed macOS Sierra Theme by B00merang. There is a text colour bug when I right click in the file manager for more options of a file or a folder the texts appear white instead of black. I ...
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Loki and Dropbox [duplicate]

It seems Dropbox is not really compatible with Loki. Dropbox runs but the icon does not show in slingshot even when using the trick we used in Freya: env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity dropbox start Also ...
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How do I use exfat drives?

How do I use an exfat-formatted drive, i.e. a flash drive or SD card, with elementary OS? When I try to view it in Files I get an error.
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Install Eclipse [duplicate]

Hello I want to install eclipse in my elementary os, I downloaded eclipse but when I want to use it, it begins to freeze all my computer so I need to reboot from hardware
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How do I restore locked files from Trash?

I was cleaning up some unneeded files in my Rails project when I accidentally deleted files that are VERY important to my project. I realized my mistake and went to the Trash and found what I needed ...
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Why on a single partition drag & drop is 'copy' instead of 'move' in Pantheon-Files?

I have multiple partitions; three of them are EXT4 and have a Linux system installed on them; two of them are NTFS and one of them has Windows 7 installed. The second NTFS partition is almost half ...
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file is corrupt [closed]

i have a laptop , and i have a eksternal hard disk , and my frien borrow my hardisk to backup something's file .. i dot now what him copied file .. After that, my delete files that have been her ...
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Anyone tried getting netatalk working on elementary os?

Just wondering since this os mimics Apple. I know that Apple may be doing away with afp, but they haven't yet and it will works. If elementary is is based on Ubuntu, can I just use netatalk 'a ...
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Can I use URLs in the Open File dialog?

When using the file dialog in Windows it's possible to specify a URL instead of a local file. Is it at all possible to do this in elementary OS? When trying what's in the image below, it simply does ...
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.PPSX file reader?

.ppsx is the extension of MS PowerPoint. Is there any program which can open this file type? It is not supported by OpenOffice nor by LibreOffice. The only way I can open it is launching a Windows ...