Choose one of the following methods, restoring the old behaviour works similarly:
elementary OS 5.0 Juno (current version)
Run the following command in terminal
gsettings set io.elementary.files.preferences single-click false
(To enable single-click again use true instead of false.)
Start Dconf Editor (not ...
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 like GNOME, but it breaks dialogs in elementary OS as you can see here.
The solution is to create an xsettings override that will set the value to false (its ...
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 on an empty area to make a rectangular selection area.
Pressing the control key (ctrl) before clicking on an icon also allows to select one or multiple files.
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
The elementary OS daily PPA contains a Dropbox plugin for Pantheon, which seems a little bit outdated but still works fine.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 purposes only and may break your system!
Instead download the plugin and install it manually:
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 course for requirements) to the end of the file:
comment = My shared folder
read only = yes
path = /home/user/samba/shared_folder1
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-repository ppa:mpstark/elementary-tweaks-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks
Or to install in Loki (0.4) or Juno (0.5):
sudo apt-get ...
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 using Nautilus is that it doesn't use our Contractor API. So apps that install Contractor extensions (also known as contracts) won't be able to expose those ...
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:
gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings enabled-gtk-modules "['pantheon-filechooser-module']"
After that, be sure to reboot your system and the ...
This means you don't have enough permissions. You can try this:
Right click properties. Go to the more tab and make sure you are the owner. Then enable read and write access for the owner.
If you aren't the owner then it becomes a bit more complicated:
You don't care about the file and just want to delete it: Right click on an empty space -> open in -> ...
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+ file chooser dialog is still in use). That's most likely the reason it fails to load. Additionally, it might fail because it is a GTK+2 application.
On the ...
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 also use the shortcut alt + ↑
If you want to use CLI, you can use htop.
From Software Center
sudo apt-get install htop
To start htop you have to run htop in terminal.
It can list all the processes with CPU/RAM usage, Overall CPU/RAM usage and more. It can also kill a process. You have to use up and down arrow keys to navigate.
Ok, i searched deeper into the source code for pantheon-files and found these :)
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 you can make a good point about usability.
After internal discussions we put a strong limit on the total number of search results, mainly because you are ...
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 inter-process communication, you can learn about it on Wikipedia). People had this problem in the past with Nautilus (the GNOME file manager) as well (there is a ...
One of the GUI-based task manager is LXTask
Can kill processes
From Software Center
From terminal:(If you are comfortable with terminal)
sudo apt-get install lxtask
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 course, replacing the location string /home/user/location with your desired location and Place with whatever you want to call the bookmark.
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 that are already being managed by an app can cause issues with that app.
Take for example Music where deleting a song from inside the app will also remove it ...
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.
select the partition, you want to hide
click at the gear icon and select Edit Mount Options
disable Automatic Mount Options
make sure Mount at startup and Show in user ...