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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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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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Is there a pantheon-integrated encryption utility?

Use Gnome Encfs Manager. It's not an official elementary app, and it doesn't work from within Files, but it's worked really well for me. You can have the program launch at startup, or you can just ...
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Ask before running script from Pantheon Files

From what I can tell this dialogue is built into nemo and caja so no, not from pantheon files. you could try another filebrowser (there's lots), or file a bug on the bug tracker (seeing this dialogue ...
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Run Pantheon Files as root

Enter the following command in Terminal io.elementary.files-pkexec In the old Files window, press ctrl+L to get your current path In your new Files window, press ctrl+L, paste in the path you just ...
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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 ...
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Color tags of Files

The colors are hard-coded at the moment in /libcore/gof-preferences.vala in the source tree so cannot be changed through the user interface or by changing a setting or config file.
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How to display folder size in file explorer?

The devs should correct me, but I don't think this is possible. I think you will have to file a bug report on launchpad. The reason will probably be that it requires a lot of disk reading to find the ...
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Is there a pantheon-integrated encryption utility?

Install seahorse and seahorse-contracts. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily sudo apt-get install seahorse seahorse-contracts I recommend you remove the daily repo after installation to ...
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Pantheon-files support for bulk or batch renaming?

Pantheon-files does not currently support bulk renaming, however this feature is on the wishlist.
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How come Loki does not have the window snap feature?

What do you mean? Window snapping is definitely there in Loki (source: I'm using it right now on Chrome, snapped to full-screen). Note that some windows have fixed, forced sizes, and therefore cannot ...
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How can I change label color for any entry in Files, using scripts?

Low-level sqlite approach The file-color associations are stored in the ~/.config/marlin/marlin.db sqlite database. You can try to reverse-engineer the format, as far as I have seen, there is one ...
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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 ...
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How can I add / renew CA cert's which pantheon-files is using?

Get the CA which is missing. In my case:go to lets encrypt web site (or any other missing CA cert site). Copy the CA in PEM format (the format that has ----BEGIN CERTIFICATE---- in it) into /usr/local/...
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how to make backspace work in 'files'

Alt left/right right is the keyboard shortcut for moving through history, just like in browsers.
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How can I disable sound effect of deleting files in Elementary OS 5?

You can use the Event Sounds option in the Sound settings to disable this sound. In previous versions of Elementary OS this option didn't work. The old workaround is below. I think the "Event Sounds"...
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What is the command behind the option/shortcut to create new folder in Pantheon Files?

There is no facility to customize keyboard shortcuts per user within Pantheon Files at present. If you feel a shortcut is inappropriate or missing in Pantheon Files you could raise a bug about it at ...
Jeremy Wootten's user avatar
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Ask before running script from Pantheon Files

At present, the only way to choose is to right-click on the script - the context menu will give on option to "Run" or "Open with ...". The latter should give a list of applications including a text ...
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"Open with" context menu option not remembering my selection and always showing Run no matter what

Using scratch-text-editor to write a simple lua script, these are seen as text files. When marked as "executable" I get the "Run" option, but the "Open With" menu offers text editors. If you do not ...
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Files: Unable to mount server (SSH)

There are two open bugs re: "unable to mount folder" and reading your ssh config: SFTP and SMB can only access first time Can't mount ssh/sftp/afp sharing [$100] Please subscribe there so as to help ...
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Loki's file manager repeatedly creates a random ~/.config/dconf/user file

Files stores a number of settings in the ~./config/user file (run dconf-editor and navigate to org/pantheon/files to see them). Some of these settings are updated in real time as you change e.g. the ...
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How to set user dirs? (~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file is ignored)

This works for me: 1. Set enabled=True in /etc/xdg/user-dirs.conf 2. Edit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs as required. 3. Log out and back in 4. In Files, delete the bookmarks to the old directories (which ...
Jeremy Wootten's user avatar
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cannot open Files in administrator mode

This is a known regression caused be a recent update. A fix has been committed and should be released soon. In the meanwhile using sudo pantheon-files in a terminal will work.
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How to reduce "Files" 0.3.2 window size?

The minimum window size (910 x 640 in pixels) is now hard coded into Files as the result of a recent merge, so cannot be changed (except with a bug request, possibly). It was thought to be a ...
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Securely Wipe/Shred Files in Pantheon via Right Click menu

This should be possible with a contractor, something like this: [Contractor Entry] Name=Shred Description=Securely delete a file Icon= MimeType=!inode/blockdevice;inode/chardevice;inode/fifo;inode/...
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Where's the right place to post feature requests?

elementary is now hosted on GitHub. So just go to the right repository and open an issue. This is the repository for pantheon-files This is an example of a feature request I made for AppCenter. https:...
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Can't launch Pantheon Files from terminal

The required commands are now io.elementary.files and io.elementary.files-pkexec. The native apps are being moved to the io.elementary namespace to avoid ambiguities.
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Elementary OS, add custom command in context menu pantheon-files

Firstly, I would recommend putting custom contracts in ~/.local/share/contractor. If you do not need terminal to open then this works: [Contractor Entry] Name=Создать миниатюры изображений [500px] ...
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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....
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Will more git features to coming to Files?

Yes, requests for other git features have already been filed at https://github.com/elementary/files/issues such as the ability to change branch. I do not think git add has been requested there yet so ...
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