Questions tagged [pantheon-files]

Questions about the default file manager, Files (also known as Pantheon Files), which can be used to perform all file management tasks, including accessing the entire file system.

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Buttons are missing in the file chooser dialog. What should I do?

The action area buttons have gone missing from my file chooser dialog. I am unable to take action or close the dialog. How can I get the buttons back?
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How to choose the default directory Pantheon-files starts in

Pantheon is playing games with me. For a while, it has been starting at the Downloads Directory, which is what I want. I have opened a new directory, and I think closed it while in it. So now it ...
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Is there a task manager for elementary os freya? [duplicate]

Is there an elementary os keyboard equivalent to windows ctlr+alt+del that would launch a task manager, process list, ability to set affinity, priority, kill a proces,monitor memory and cpu loads, + ...
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Enable image previews in Loki file manager

I want to be able to enable (or even better enable and disable at will) image previews (thumbnails) in Pantheon Files. In dconf Editor in org-gnome-desktop-thumbnailers nothing is desabled. PCManFM ...
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Ask before running script from Pantheon Files

I just switched from Linux Mint (17.3) to elementary OS (0.3.2 Freya). On Mint, when I double clicked a shell script, I was asked if I wanted to "Run in terminal", "Display", "Cancel" or "Run" the ...
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How to integrate Dropbox with the file manager (Files)?

When on Files, I'd like to be able to: see the little icon overlays in files and folders that indicate whether they're up to date or synchronizing when right-clicking on a file or folder inside the ...
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How to replace file manager in elementary OS?

It's no secret that the weakest link on Luna is the file manager. Regular crashes at work is a disaster. I suspect that it could be replaced by Nautilus or other FM, but I don't know how to do it ...
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How do I create a simple SMB file share?

I'm not interested in cloud storage or anything like that, I just need to share out a folder so that OS X and Windows clients can connect to it. Connecting to shares FROM Elementary OS seems to be ...
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Pantheon Files: Search results in window instead of drop-down list?

When I search for a document or picture in Files I get a drop-down list of things that match the results. The list goes away if I click and multiple files cannot be selected or otherwise manipulated. ...
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Is Nautilus really “not-recommended”?

I had problems in the past with Nautilus being invasive on some desktops, namely XFCE, when it used to compete with Thunar for the desktop, but not in elementary. On the other hand I don't think it's ...
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GTK-error while running a pyplot-application

When I try to run a python application which uses a pyplot-window, I get a warning in the command line: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" How can I fix it, and what ...
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I just lost a sidebar in Files and I have no idea how that happened

My laptop had some issues so I restarted it. Before I did, I ran htop and killed the process which was using the most of my resources, but I can't remember which one what is. Once I turned my laptop ...
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Run Pantheon Files as root

All I want is to open my current window as root but all the hits are about adding contextual menu options. How can I open this folder as root just this once?
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Is Panthon Files from Loki version installable for Freya?

In this answer it is confirmed the possibility of using a development version of Files (the one that should be default in Loki). Can I install that in Freya?
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Cannot access Android device from Pantheon Files (“Unable to Mount Folder”)

When I try to access my phone (Samsung Galaxy J2) or tablet (Nexus 9 WiFi) from pantheon files I get a message saying Cannot Mount Folder And it is also the same with the tablet (Nexus 9). I can ...
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how to make backspace work in 'files'

juno,'Files' app, is it possible to go back to previous or upper level folder, by press 'backspace' key? BR.
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Configure Files to use double click

By default Pantheon Files, the file manager in elementary OS, uses a single click to open files and folders. How can I change this to double click, similar to Windows?
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Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “pantheon-filechooser-module”

I'm on Freya 0.3.1 64bit and get the message Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" when running an electron shell app. I tried to start it with GTK_MODULES=pantheon-...
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can't log back in to Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki 64bit

I am unable to login back to my os. and yes, I am using the correct password. whenever I login it shows black screen like it is logging me in and then it shows the password prompt again. after ...
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How can I select a file without it opening?

I've been trying for 5 minutes to select about 10 files and delete them. But I can't select multiple items. How am I meant to do this? The ticks don't seem to affect it (but that might be bad mouse ...
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How to add 'Open folder as root' to Files right-click context menu?

I want to be able to quickly open a new window of Pantheon Files with root to do administrative tasks (e.g. edit .desktop files). So when I right-click on a folder icon it would be nice to have an ...
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How can I test the new “Open File” dialog? [closed]

How can I activate the new open file dialog in files? http://lmelinux.net/2015/05/05/new-open-file-dialog-coming-to-freya-soon/ As shown below:
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list of keyboard shortcuts for Files

i've searched here, reddit, launchpad and google but couldn't find the information. I wanted to know what shortcuts are available for Files. Checked keyboard shortcuts settings but none was listed. ...
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Pantheon Files will not open in Freya after updating

I am new to the elementary OS Freya. Have been using Ubuntu for good time now. I upgraded the system in the morning and after upgrading, the file manager "Files" wouldn't open up. There were a few ...
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Pantheon-files support for bulk or batch renaming?

I would like to rename a number of files in one operation, but it does not appear that pantheon-files supports this feature.
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How can I change label color for any entry in Files, using scripts?

Pantheon-Files has a feature of assigning color to file/directory names displayed. I want to make a script in Bash/Python to do the same automatically.
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How can I copy/paste the file NAME?

When I do a rename of a file (or a folder) I want to be able to use copy/paste (CTRL+C / CTRL+V) ! When I try to do this (using keyboard shortcut or right click), the name gets validated (I am not in ...
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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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Pantheon Files context menu (contract) to run script in terminal

I would like to be able to have an option in the default file manager to run an executable file in terminal like I have in KDE/Dolphin. This is useful in order to see the output (that could be ...
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In Files is it possible to sort folders together w files, rather than folders separate from files, like how files are sorted in the open/save boxes?

In the elementary os open/save dialog box, folders are sorted alphabetically in with files. E.g. if I had the following in a folder, they would be sorted in this order when I view them in the open/...
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Any chance to add custom code or an application to “Open with” option at Files?

Any chance that I can open a file with custom codes or a custom made application or a Wine software at Files? I can do that with Dolphin or Nemo, but I don't like Nemo that much and Dolphin is too ...
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Working with photos in ElementaryOS

Elementary OS uses Photos to open pictures, but this has quite a couple of basic problems: Ctrl + S does not work for Viewer edits Sorting of images is inconsistent with order in Files Does not ...
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External HDD doesn't appear in Files

I am trying to connect an NTFS-formatted hard drive with a USB-SATA adapter, but for some reason it won't appear in the devices list in Files unless I mount it manually. However if I mount it ...
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Contract file to mount iso?

What would be the content of a .contract file in /usr/share/contractor for a menu entry like 'Mount iso'?
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Files - gof-directory-async.vala:471: Listing directory error:

when opening a remote directory (FTP) on Pantheon-files, I get the following message (I opened Pantheon-file from the terminal to get error messages). gof-directory-async.vala:471: Listing ...
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File search doesn't work in Loki

When I use the search function in "Files" in Elementary OS Loki, it only finds files in the folder that I'm currently in. Any way to activate recursive search? When I install the "Files" version that ...
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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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Contract file (file manager context menu entry) to play/add directory into Audacious player

I want to create a file manager context menu entry to play directory contents in a music player, namely Audacious. I have already created a file /usr/share/contractor/audacious_play_dir.contract like ...
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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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Save ssh connection pantheon-files

I'm able to connect to an ssh server through pantheon-files, the problem is that I'd like to save this connection somewhere so that I'm able to click on the saved connection and it will automatically ...
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Can't launch Pantheon Files from terminal

Just installed Juno today and for some reason neither pantheon-files nor sudo pantheon-files-pkexec work anymore. Does anyone know how one can launch pantheon-files through the terminal now? Thanks
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Enabling context menu icons in Pantheon Files?

There are no icons in Files' context menus in Loki, and this is normal behavior. Installing PCManFM those icons are still missing, but they can be enabled as explained here. The change doesn't affect ...