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

Although this question is quite old, there is a more acceptable answer for the OP's question now. Appcenter has an application called Desktop folder now, which you can install and use. https://github....
Kavya Gokul's user avatar
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Loki and Dropbox

I recommend this script https://github.com/zant95/elementary-dropbox. Works like a charm.
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Pantheon Integration of Google Drive

google-drive-ocamlfuse is what you want. It integrates Google Drive as a removable drive into Pantheon Files and/or Nautilus. It is free too. Find detailled info on how to set it up (and to ...
wefunkster's user avatar
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More than ten search-results in Pantheon Files?

Actually this limit of 10 is hard-coded in the software code of pantheon-files (libwidgets/View/SearchResults.vala, lines 59-61) const int MAX_RESULTS = 10; const int MAX_DEPTH = 5; const ...
lemonslice's user avatar
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Files Don't Appear on Desktop?

There is not a desktop folder in elementary OS, you can't put icons or files in the desktop, all the icons go to the dock bar and the files to your home folder
Alexandr's user avatar
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Compress and Extract options missing from Files with latest update

Managed to solve this. It seems this issue affects those who update via the terminal. sudo apt install --reinstall org.gnome.fileroller
glitches's user avatar
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cant drag files or folders anywhere in freya

Hold the right-click button and drag using the trackpad. If you hold the right-click button too long before dragging, then the contextual menu opens up instead.
sasha's user avatar
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How do I use exfat drives?

Exfat support is not included out of the box due to licensing issues. However, you can manually install support for it from the Terminal. Open the Terminal app from the Applications launcher or with ...
Cassidy James Blaede's user avatar
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Open elementary apps from the command-line

Besides writing io.elementary.code or creating an alias there isn't any way to open a app from the command line.
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How do I manage iPhone on elementary os

If you don't find a solution on the Linux side, consider an IOS app called Phone Drive. The app will start web and FTP servers on the phone providing direct upload/download access to your Camera ...
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Shortcut to Open Home Folder now opens tab instead

You are right the behaviour changed - in response to issues raised by others. What you can do is to disable your existing Application shortcut and create a Custom shortcut with the command io....
Jeremy Wootten's user avatar
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Why there are two "files" apps

Pantheon-files by elementary LLC has a light-grey folder icon with a 'home' symbol on top of it. To uninstall its competitor ('Arquivos' app with a blue locker icon): Go to AppCenter > Installed tab....
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How do I restore locked files from Trash?

To open your Trash in a window with superuser powers in Loki, run sudo -i pantheon-files /home/$USER/.local/share/Trash/files/ This command runs your files program (pantheon-files) as the root user (...
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Why on a single partition drag & drop is 'copy' instead of 'move' in Pantheon-Files?

Loki is still a new release so there are still a lot of bugs worth reporting. Even in attempting to reproduce your situation, I ran into all kinds of non-standard behavior: files that refused to drag, ...
wolf's user avatar
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Where does Vocal 2.0 save downloaded podcasts?

On my system (which is Ubuntu and vocal 1.0), it is in ~/.local/share/vocal
Albinofrenchy's user avatar
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How to disable recent files in pantheon files?

If you enable privacy mode like so: You'll still see an empty "Recent" link in file manager: However it should disappear from the open file dialogue for apps:
Sysfu's user avatar
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Where does Scratch saves temporary files?

Scratch saves temporary files at ~/.local/share/scratch-text-editor/unsaved/
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Image resize contract

So this was interesting. Like Jeremy Wootten mentioned what you can put behind a .contract Exec is limited. So calling a shell script is part of the solution. So step one is creating something like ...
Peter Uithoven's user avatar
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How to change folder icon in pantheon-files?

There is no facility to customise the icon used on a per folder basis using the Properties dialog like there is in Nautilus. You might like to file a ""wishlist" issue at https://github.com/...
Jeremy Wootten's user avatar
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Open elementary apps from the command-line

I find that I don't want to open apps specifically from the command line, I just want to open a document and have whatever app is needed open it. xdg-open to the rescue! So xdg-open ~/mypdf.pdf &...
rolandw's user avatar
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Pantheon File Manager Fork?

Pantheon (Files) is (was) a fork of Marlin. However I think nowadays it is almost entirely rewritten https://launchpad.net/pantheon-files https://launchpad.net/marlin
lemonslice's user avatar
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How do I access the photos on my SD card on elementary OS?

All connected media (CD, flash disk, SD) should automatically appear in this section in Files: Try to be patient, it can theoretically take somewhere around a minute if your computer has a bad day 😉 ...
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how to get dark mode in files in elementary OS?

actually, at least in my case, selecting "Prefer dark variant" under the "Appearence" tab of Elementary-tweaks works globally for every application You just need to install elementary tweaks as ...
Pablohoney's user avatar
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Why can’t I copy “large” files to USB?

I think it is due to the FAT32 max file size limitation. You can read more about file systems here: Transferring a 4GB or larger file to a USB flash drive or memory card In short, you most likely need ...
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Cannot configure double-click (to open a folder) in files

Odin no longer supports a choice of single-click/double-click modes I am afraid. There is just one "mixed" mode where single clicking on a folder icon navigates and clicking on a file icon ...
Jeremy Wootten's user avatar
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elementary os keep filling its dirve automatically ... any permanent solution to fix it?

My permanent solution to this is to not have /boot be a separate partition. This hasn't been necessary for a long time, back when BIOS could only read the first 1024 cylinders on a disk it was ...
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In the Applications I have two 'Files' apps

"Access and organize files" is Nautilus. You can rename the icon in /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop
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Is there an official torrent for elementary OS?

You can always generate a torrent file from the magnet link in case you need it. Just do the following: Open the magnet link using your torrent client Wait until metadata has been downloaded from ...
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