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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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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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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Why isn't Files pinned to the dock by default?

It is usually one of the most important system applications (if not the most important one) in an operating system, so it seems logical to me to have it pinned to the dock (plank) every time. I was ...
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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 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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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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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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How do I change the icon size (zoom) in Files

How do I change the icon size in Files?
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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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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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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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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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How to move a python3/gtk3 application to new 'pantheon-filechooser-module'? [closed]

Thank you for your great work. I have some problems since elementary OS 0.3.1 makes pantheon-filechooser-module as the default one. I suppose there is maybe a GObject/Gtk/pixman issue because I can ...
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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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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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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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How can I view hidden files?

I know there are some files in my Home folder that start with a . (full stop). How can I view them in Files? (I know I can use ls -a on the command line.)
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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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How to hide partition from pantheon files?

In ubuntu i could hide a partition by going into the disks application, but in pantheon i cant find tha app, so how would i go about hiding an ntfs partition in pantheon files? ubuntu writes something ...
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Why I can't open files / pantheon-files sometimes?

When I click on files in plank nothing happens. I tried run it throw terminal and get following output: [_LOG_LEVEL_INFO 09:12:19.775418] Application.vala:155: Files version: 0.2.2 [_LOG_LEVEL_INFO ...
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Is there a pantheon-integrated encryption utility?

Is there any utility that can be integrated into Files so that I can just right click a folder -> encrypt/decrypt? If not, would you recommend me any GUI software to encrypt entire folders? I've been ...
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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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What command is executed when I click “open as Administrator” in Files from the Dock?

When I right click on Files in the Dock, I can chose to open "New Windows As Administrator": What command does this execute? Is it sudo -i pantheon-files?
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Opening the 'Files' application (Pantheon Files) displays the screen at the state of which it was closed. Is there a way to change this?

Upon opening 'Files' from the slingshot application manager, you are greeted with the directory of which 'Files' was at when it was last closed. For example, if I were to open 'Files' and go to '...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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Date/Time settings in Files

Files are displaying the time in 12 hours format (without AM/PM) when I set my language to English and local settings to Croatian. For example I just created a file it should display 18:33 or 6:33PM ...
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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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How to use media shares in loki

After enabling media shares in switchboard, I would expect to see my machine in the networks section in pantheon-files on another eOS loki machine in my network. I cannot find it anywhere. How do I ...
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Pantheon Files doesnt show thumbnails for images in Freya

I don't get any image previews in Pantheon Files. I already did the chown of the .thumbnails folder as suggested in various other places, but that didn't help. The thing is: I do get previews for ...
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How do I make pantheon-files works with newer version of tumbler?

The old version of tumbler is way too old, the version is so old that it doesn't support the hevc or vp9 videos to generate thumbnails, I have successfully installed the newer version of tumbler(0.1....
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How do I search files with pantheon-files [duplicate]

I'm a newbie with Elementary. How do I do a file search with Files? (I don't see a search box like in other file managers). Thanks.
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Can MTP devices be efficiently handled by Files? [closed]

I have poor experience when connecting an MTP device on elementary. More specifically, I'm referring to connecting my Android phone in order to transfer files from/to the file manager. Here are the ...
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Can I add an “Up” button to Files?

In Luna, it was possible (using dconf) to add an "Up" button in Files, to move to the parent directory. The same instructions don't work on Freya. Is there a way to add an "Up" button to switch to ...
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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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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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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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Cannot select consecutive files using shift key + mouse click [closed]

In all flavors of Ubuntu and Windows,we can select multiple consecutively appearing files and directories in the file manager by clicking on the first folder,pressing and holding the shift key and ...
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How to integrate Files with dejadup

The official backup tool in Debian systems is dejadup. It has integration with Nautlus in Gnome. Is there any possible way of getting the same support in Files?
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Where's the right place to post feature requests? [duplicate]

I couldn't find a repository. Sorry. I felt like I was really close here, but no.
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How does Pantheon Files store color tags?

When I tag a file with a color in Pantheon Files, where is the tag recorded? I guessed it may be stored in a hidden file in the same directory (similar to what Windows and macOS do), but I did not ...
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PublicKey Authentication for SSH in Pantheon Files

Is it possible to connect to a server using the Public Key Authentication for SSH in Pantheon Files? If I select "Connect to Server..." and choose SSH as protocol it only offers me a username and ...
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Freya - Switch File Manager to Luna's

I've used Luna for a couple of years, and I got used to Luna's File Manager. The way we search for a file is similar to nautilus. We type, the search bar is at the bottom, and the first occurence of ...
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How do I open a directory in gnome-terminal using context menu?

I recently installed the gnome-terminal and removed pantheon-terminal. Now The 'Open in > Terminal' in context menu is no longer working. How can I use that option to open the current directory in ...

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