Questions about context sensitive menus; its manipulation and improvisation as per user's need.

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Nautilus: Reaching the context menu of the current folder with no empty space

The context menu button (gear icon) was removed from Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04. It was the only way I knew to access the current folder's context menu (particularly the items added by RabbitVCS) when ...
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Create a context menu item: Take Ownership of files/folders

I want this command: sudo chown $USER -R ./ To appear in my Nautilus context menu, so that I can quickly take ownership of files. Is this possible, since this is a sudo command? If so, how?
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Change LXDE desktop context menu

I am currently running on LXDE, and I'm curious as to whether there is a way to change the context menu when right clicking the desktop. I'd like to replace Xterm with LXTerminal. Is there a config ...
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How to disable or reorder gnome-terminal right-click context menu?

I'm using Gnome Terminal 3.6.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. On my trackpad I'm frequently accidentally opening a new terminal (even though I've disabled tap-to-click), I think the prominent placement of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 `open with` missing on folders

Recently I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and I don't see open with in the nautilus context menu on the folders. It used to be in 12.04 and I used it for playing music in folders using VLC. How do I get ...
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How to open folder as a playlist in Audacious from context menu

In older Ubuntu versions I could right-click on a folder and I would have the option to open it with Audacious. I can't in 13.04. P.S.: I don't know what thunar is.
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Where is the script/binary for “Send to > Mail Recipient” located?

When you right click a file in XUbuntu, you get an option Send to > Mail Recipient (and I know Ubuntu has the same feature, but it may have a different title in the context menu). What command is ...
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How to edit the context menus of Nautilus File Manager?

I need to change the menu items present in the Nautilus File Manager. I am open to getting my hands dirty in pyhton or anything else for that matter. I would like add or remove menu items from the ...
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How can I open a folder in a new window?

It appears that Nautilus no longer provides an Open in New Window option in its right-click context menus: What procedure should I now use instead when I want to open a folder in a new window?
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how to call python script from Explorer right click

I have written a tool in python which i want to be able to launch from the right click of the folder in the File and folder explorer... and I want to pass the folder i right click as argument to the ...
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Removing Create launcher on panel from context menu

How to remove the context menu entry of create launcher on Panel. After installing xfce most of the text files are defaulted to open by create launcher on panel. How to remove that entry. What is the ...
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Remove option from “open with…” menu item?

I'm using 13.10. I want to remove LibreOffice Writer from my "open with..." menu for html, xml and tex documents, because I almost never use writer (except when someone sends my a word document) and I ...
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Blueman causes nautilus-sendto to crash! [closed]

After installing blueman, the "Send to" option in nautilus doesn't work anymore, Nothing happens when you click on it. output of nautilus-sendto random file : Init pidgin plugin Init evolution ...
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big menu in gedit on Ubuntu Saucy

Im kinda new to Ubuntu and for some reason the Gedit context menu became three times the normal size one day.....I dont remember any changes i made before that....I looked around in gconf editor for ...
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How or where to install tools to be able to run them via contextmenu

My question is rather simple, where do I have to put a tool to use it via the context menu > Open with option? Additionally is it possible to set a specific tool as default to open for instance a text ...
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13.10: Ubuntu One has no contextual menu item or icons on folders

Since installing 13.10 on my computer, my folders syncing with Ubuntu One do not have any icons on them (tick, arrows etc) to signify the state of the folder. Also, upon right-clicking, there is no ...
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Mac OS X-like built-in dictionary in Ubuntu

Mac OS X has had for ages a feature that's been keeping me from trying or moving to other platforms: its built in Dictionary.app with American & British dictionaries as well as thesauri, plus ...
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13.04 no context menu after rabbitvcs install

I was using rabbit in 12.04 LTS and then upgraded to 13.04 while rabbit menu was gone. So I went to the install page and followed the instructions: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa sudo ...
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How to remove unused application from the menu but not completely uninstall it on 12.04 LTS

What I wanna do is not to uninstall certain apps but to completely hide it. For example I'm using VLC I didn't want to uninstall the default Movie Player, but I didn't want to have it run my videos ...
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How to remove duplicate element from context menu?

When I right click on a folder - I see double element "file" - open in Nautilus (installed on my Lubuntu).
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Uninstall with KDE menu

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04. After I installed Xfce 4 on my system with: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.10 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop Now I am able to ...
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Missing applications in “Open With… Aplications” menu

After installing certain applications I can't get them to show up under Open With from the right-click context menu when I right click on a file.If I click on the Other Application... from the context ...
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RabbitVCS - Nautilus Context Menus Disappearing

My nautilus context menus for RabbitVCS keep disappearing, even after a fresh reinstall of my ubuntu 12.04 Desktop LTS. When they disappear, the only way to get them back is to launch a terminal and ...
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The “new file” option in Files context menu is missing

I am using Release 12.10 (quantal) 64-bit with GNOME 3.6.0 and Files 3.6.3 When I right click an empty space I can see the options: New Folder, Restore Missing Files..., Ubuntu One, Paste and ...
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How can I eliminate wine application options from Thunar's context menu?

I have Xfce and in Thunar file association are changing randomly, to wine applications like jpeg and png to Internet Explorer and mp3 to Windows Media Player. I change it back to gpicview and Totem ...
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How to add option to make a file executable in PCManFM's context menu?

Nautilus and Thunar have a such context menu option under Properties/Permissions, but not PCManFM, Lubuntu's default file and desktop manager (at least not yet in the present v. 1.1.). But under ...
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How to rename an application so as to affect alphabetical order of right-click “open with” applications list?

I've recently switched my default pdf viewer from acroread to qpdfview; for (serious, duplex-multipage) printing, though, I still prefer Evince (to both acroread and qpdfview). To quickly open a pdf ...
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add context menues to nautilus for comparing directories with meld

I'm pretty used to winmerg when working on windows, and it has a really nice feature. It adds an option to the explorer context menu that says 'compare to...' the first time you use it, and then it ...
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How to make the context menu dark in all programs in 12.10?

When I right click on the desktop or Nautilus, the context menu is dark. When I right click everywhere else, it's light. How to make it dark in all programs? Is there an Ambiance-based theme I can ...
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Possible to customize Terminal context (right-click) menu?

I am making the transition to Ubuntu 10.0.04 from years of Windows. It would help if the terminal could have the right-click context menu display the copy command first in the command list, instead of ...
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How do I add a custom context menu for 'git gui' in Nautilus?

What I want to achieve is to get a "Git GUI here" item in the context menu of Nautilus (file manager). It should this easy job I would do in a terminal: cd "path/to/current/folder" git gui # <-- ...
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Git gui here script

I want to open git gui in any folder using context menu. It something like cd <path to folder> git gui in terminal. How to add this functionality into context menu?