Questions tagged [files]

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

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Why can't I place files on the desktop by default, and how can I get this feature?

By default, elementary OS doesn't have a desktop folder - and no files can be placed onto the wallpaper. Note that this isn't just that icons don't show, there really is no desktop folder: Where ...
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Graphical interfaces to search for files?

What graphical interfaces exist to assist the user in searching for files?
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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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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 can I change the icon for a specific file type?

I have Guitar Pro installed on my system (no easy task, but that's another matter for another time), and have a ton of .gpx, .gp5, and .gp4 files that I use with the application. The file icons ...
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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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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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How to see the mime type of a file?

Nautilus has the option to see the mime-type of a file. Can I see that in elementary OS without Nautilus?
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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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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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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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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/...