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You used to double-click and it would ask you if you wanted to open it in the text editor or run in the terminal. Now I have to open the terminal myself and type the appropriate shell command.

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Nautilus> Preferences>Go to Behaviour tab > Click the radio button near Ask each time. This will solve your issue(ensure that the permissions have been given).

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gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences executable-text-activation ask
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