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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Disable the check box in the file manager?

Sometimes I have accidentally deleted files or folder (using shift+del) without realizing that they were selected while I was deleting another file. Is it possible to disable that check box in the ...
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Connecting from Files to WifiTransfer

I have an Ubuntu Phone and there's a program on there which is called WifiTransfer. It is a program to exchange files from the phone via ftp. It says that normally you would be able to see the device (...
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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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Can I switch to the current terminal (file explorer) but not open a new one

In the keyboard settings, we have shortcuts to open a terminal or file explorer, What I want to do is when I pressing Windows+T switch to the current terminal, Windows+E switch to the file explorer. ...
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How to delete a file in Pantheon File Manager?

My laptop doesn't have DEL key, so I mapped ALT + BackSpace to behave as DEL key. It works correctly in Scratch text editor or even in Google Chrome when I delete a text, but doesn't respond in ...
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Files is not showing hard drives and partitions

For my Linux installation (Elementary OS), I have split a 500 GB SSD as follows: 20 GB root 16 GB swap 464 GB /home The problem is, that Pantheon Files is only showing a 20 GB root partition as a ...
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Pantheon-files asks me for a password to access unprotected SMB shares

I used the right-click menu on a Windows 10 computer in order to share a folder on my local network. I set that share to "Everyone" and also disabled password-protected sharing via the Windows Control ...
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Why doesn't Pantheon Files remember default application for scripts?

The executable scripts are always executed if clicked in Pantheon Files, even if the default application to be used is changed for them to a text editor under Properties-Open with. I have noticed ...
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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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Icon on Files -> Devices does not disappear

I have probably not removed a usb stick properly and as a consequence I have an icon on Files which does not disappear. Have run umount (now it shows as an empty folder), deleted the folder from the /...
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Resume from suspend: missing icons, blank text and black areas in applications,

Since about 1 week i got problems with resume from suspend. Chrome has black areas and thunderbird has missing icons and no text. When i restart these applications they are back to normal. This ...
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How to refresh a single thumbnail in Files (Loki) without deleting the thumbnail cash?

When I make changes to an image, I still see the old thumbnail of the old image in Files. Is there a way to refresh a single thumbnail without deleting thumbnail cash? Sometimes the thumbnail ...
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It is too laggy for dragging pictures from web browser to pantheon-files

https://youtu.be/uxr5K9nrCCU Sometimes I need to download some images, it is more convient for me by dragging the images to pantheon-files, but the animation is too slow.
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What is “Empty Trash” option in shared partition

I am using elementary OS freya 0.3.2. As shown in the screenshot, I have a common partition (data in ntfs) for all my OSes.When I right-click on the partition, it has Empty Trash option, which is not ...
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Is Files supporting cbr thumbnails?

I'm wondering whether pantheon-files supporting cbr/cbz thumbnails, since I don't see this is in the default settings, use special tweaks maybe? The thing is no comic books format thumbnails support ...
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Can I set list view as the default in Pantheon Files?

A search here at StackExchange, at Reddit & via Google yields no clear answer. Has anyone found a way to force list view as the default view?
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File manager deleted after update, now can't reinstall it (broken dependencies)

After a recent update and apt autoremove, the Elementary OS files app was somehow removed. I tried to reinstall it from the appstore, only for it to complain that tumbler and tumbler extras needed ...
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change icon to custom in Files

can I somehow change the icon image of a folder to a custom one ? I want to change it for pCloud, Dropbox, etc... Any clue ?
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Transfer files to iOS 13.1.3 via wired connection

I have my machine installed with updated elementary OS and updated with latest patches. Before iOS upgrade to 13, I can easily transfer file from and to my iPhone. However, after having iOS on my ...
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Keeping both files with auto rename when copying

When copying 10 files from a folder to another, which already has those 10 files, 3 options are given, a) keep latest b) replace with the one you are dragging c) renaming to keep both Is it ...
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Cannot see selected files info toast after updating

I have 2 laptops running Elementary Juno. On one laptop, I have all the latest updates. When I select a few files/folders and hover over them, I cannot see a toast message which says how many items ...
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Files app not showing PDF thumbnails

Files stopped showing PDF thumbnails. If I remove apparmor profile or adding new, it works as expected. # bash -c "owner /tmp/tumbler-* w, >> /etc/apparmor.d/local/usr.bin.evince" # ...
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SD Card reader will not see large cards

This is a bit of an odd one. If I insert smaller SD cards in the built-in card reader (up to 32gb), they read no problem. However, my 128 card isn't seen at all. It reads fine in Windows. Nothing ...
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Folder colors in juno

after 5 years of honored service, I am replacing Freya with the new Juno on my main (server) machine. I see that the pantheon-files folder color has been changed from the old delicious light blue to ...
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How do I change smb user when connecting?

I signed into my smb server with one user and checked remember password indefinitely. How do I log out and use another user to log in?
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Why can I only drag and drop with right mouse button in only some folders?

In my home folder I can use the left or right mouse button to drag and drop files and folders. However, if I go to a mounted drive, I can only drag and drop if I use the right mouse button. What gives?...
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Pantheon files. Color of files and folders does not work (Juno)

Marking in color of files and folders works before updating (ctrl+R). After updating color of the file disappears. pantheon-files_4.1.5+r3347+pkg78~ubuntu5.0.1_amd64
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is there an href url that will open a folder in the Files app from a local html file?

If I am looking at local html file in my browser, is there url I can link to that will open a folder in the Files app? So, in the browser, I am looking at: file:///home/me/index.html and say I want ...
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How to disable file thumbnails?

For example, there is a .doc file in Files app and I can see what is in it. But I want to see just .doc template icon. I'm using Juno.
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Trash doesn't clean

When I deleted friles to my Trash, I can not empty the bin. I need to restart my desktop in order to empty it. What is the problem here ?
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Pantheon-files can't connect to samba server with min protocol SMB2 or SMB3

Because the SMB1 protocol is outdated, I would like to use the SMB2 or SMB3 protocol to connect from my elementaryos laptop to a samba share on my ubuntu machine. But when I configure min protocol ...
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fixed Column width in files

one thing bothers me a bit. I'd like to have the option to fix the column width in pantheon files-column view. They're all messed up when there's one file with a really long file name (e.g. Music ...
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Cannot rename files within the pantheon-files application

I'm currently running Elementary OS Loki 0.4 on my Dell Inspiron 5566, and I just ran into an issue where I simply can't edit the names of any file or folder if I use the pre-installed pantheon-files ...
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Files: slow mounting causes file display problem

I've tried to play several audio disks. It works, audacious plays songs without a problem. Only when I open an audio disk in Files, it only shows 6 tracks there, although there are more. Running the ...
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Connect to network share on startup

So, my problem is that I have a Windows and Linux share I connect to for working with files and my web server each day, but having to open the network folders through Files every time I turn the ...
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Drag and Drop doesn't work on newly copied files

elementary OS 5.0 Juno Files 4.1.7 Drag on newly copied files doesn't seem to work and have to close and relaunch the Files application to get it back to working. Steps to reproduce: Copy a ...