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Configure Files to use double click

Choose one of the following methods, restoring the old behaviour works similarly: elementary OS 5.0 Juno (current version) GSettings (recommended) Run the following command in terminal gsettings ...
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Buttons are missing in the file chooser dialog. What should I do?

This seems to be an issue with a Gtk setting being changed somehow. There is a setting to make dialogs use buttons up top in the headerbar instead of down below. This is useful in other environments ...
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How can I select a file without it opening?

Selecting files / folders works fine for me in Pantheon Files by either: Using and clicking the checkmark at the top left of an icon to select one or multiple entries. Clicking and dragging the mouse ...
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I just lost a sidebar in Files and I have no idea how that happened

I guess, you have accidentally pressed Ctrl+B, it's the short cut for hiding the sidebar.
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What command is executed when I click "open as Administrator" in Files from the Dock?

It is pantheon-files-pkexec You can find it in /usr/share/applications/pantheon-files.desktop. It looks like this: [Root Shortcut Group] Name=New Window As _Administrator Exec=pantheon-files-pkexec ...
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Is there a task manager for elementary os freya?

elementary OS doesn't ship with a system monitor by default. I would recommend installing GNOME System Monitor from Software Center:
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How do I change the icon size (zoom) in Files

To zoom in Files you can use Ctrl + the scroll wheel on your mouse. — fuumind If you don't have a mousewheel you can also use Ctrl++ or Ctrl+-. (unfortunately not with number pad keys)
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How to integrate Dropbox with the file manager (Files)?

The elementary OS daily PPA contains a Dropbox plugin for Pantheon, which seems a little bit outdated but still works fine. Please don't add elementary-daily-PPA to your sources, it is for testing ...
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Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module"

It is not possible to use the file chooser module with non-gtk3 apps. You will always see this warning message with those apps. When the module fails to load, you'll get the fallback gtk2 chooser.
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How do I create a simple SMB file share?

You need to install samba server and make some edits in its config file: sudo apt-get install samba samba-common After that you have to edit the file /etc/samba/smb.conf Just add the following (of ...
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Configure Files to use double click

If you prefer a (reversable) GUI option. You can install "elementary tweaks" to be able to toggle settings like this through the "System Settings" App. To install in Freya (0.3): sudo add-apt-...
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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?

In dconf editor open org -> pantheon -> files -> preferences and uncheck the box "restore tabs". This will open your home directory every time you open pantheon files.
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How can I test the new "Open File" dialog?

Enable it everywhere As cipricus said, the dialog is already implemented in the system. If you want to enable it now, you need to have your system up-to-date and execute this command in terminal: ...
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Is Nautilus really "not-recommended"?

I'm going to answer with "No", as in I can't think of any good reason you shouldn't be able to use Nautilus or Nemo or any other file manager that you'd like. The only thing I think you would lose by ...
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GTK-error while running a pyplot-application

Pantheon Files (the default file manager) contains a custom GTK+ module called pantheon-filechooser-module. It's shipped on up-to-date systems, but it's not activated yet (currently, the default GTK+ ...
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Can I add an "Up" button to Files?

With the move to headerbar, toolbar customization was dropped. This gsettings key no longer has any affect. To move up a directory, you can click the next directory up in the breadcrumb bar. You can ...
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Is there a task manager for elementary os freya?

One of the GUI-based task manager is LXTask Lightweight, simple Monitors processes Can kill processes Real GUI Installation: From Software Center Or From terminal:(If you are comfortable with ...
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Is there a task manager for elementary os freya?

If you want to use CLI, you can use htop. Installation: From Software Center Or From terminal: sudo apt-get install htop To start htop you have to run htop in terminal. It can list all the ...
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list of keyboard shortcuts for Files

Ok, i searched deeper into the source code for pantheon-files and found these :) ("win.quit", {"<Ctrl>Q"}); ("win.new_window", {"<Ctrl>N"}); ("win.undo", {"<Ctrl>Z"}); ("win....
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Pantheon Files: Search results in window instead of drop-down list?

This is currently not possible. You may report a "wishlist"-priority bug to launchpad for pantheon-files so that a designer may consider adding this option, even though it is probably unlikely unless ...
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Why isn't Files pinned to the dock by default?

UX Lead here :) Generally, manual file management is something that's considered to be deprecated. Modern applications manage files very effectively. Oftentimes, attempting to manually manage files ...
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Why I can't open files / pantheon-files sometimes?

Okay, this is based on research (and I fear my answer will be rather technical), but your problem seems to be caused by dbus, a way for applications to communicate with other applications (so-called ...
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Is there a way to create bookmark on Pantheon Files using terminal?

The simplest way I can think of is to write the location that you want to bookmark to the bookmarks file, for example: echo "file:///home/user/location Place" >> ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks Of ...
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How do I change the icon size (zoom) in Files

To zoom in Files you can use Ctrl + the scroll wheel on your mouse.
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How to hide partition from pantheon files?

Since you are already familiar with Disks and elementary OS is based on Ubuntu, why not use this application again? Just open Software Center, search for Disks and install it. start Disks select the ...
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How can I opening a directory from the terminal in a new session?

It looks like xdg-open . is what you're looking for. I'm able to close Terminal without quitting Files. The other Terminal output can be ignored
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