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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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 do I mount a network filesystem on boot?

I have a server I connect to using ssh in pantheon-files, how do I make the network file system remain mounted after reboot?
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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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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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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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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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Can File Manager columns be added/edited?

Can I add more columns to the ones I see?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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