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

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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 Python or anything else for that matter. I would like add or remove menu items from the ...
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“Create new document” - right-click option missing in Ubuntu GNOME

I would like to to have a "create new document" option in the right-click menu. Currently it looks like this : I am using Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS with GNOME 3.20.
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How can you add something in the right click menu in nautilus so that it copies to a certain directory?

I'm trying to add a menu entry onto the right-click menu of nautilus so that it copies selected files from their current directory to another. Essentially I want it to run a program / command that is ...
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What Mime-Type for 'Open with ClamTK'

I share files with Windows and so even though I have switched to Linux (Lubuntu) as my primary OS, I would still like to run an anti-virus program. To that end, I downloaded ClamTK. The next step ...
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Need tutorial on context menu command parameters

I'm talking about things like: %B %f %F %d %D etc. etc. What do they mean and how are they used? I'm looking either for a link to a tutorial, or somebody can post a comprehensive list for me here. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: ' Open in Terminal' context menu on desktop opens it only in home directory

Since upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04, the desktop 'Open in Terminal' context menu opens only in home directory. It's realy uncomfortable. Is there a way to make it open with prompt in desktop directory ? Is ...
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Some items in Chrome context menu not highlighted

When mousing over context menu items in Chrome, only some of them get highlighted. I can still click on all of them, though. Kubuntu 14.04 Chrome 49.0.2623.87 (64-bit) Intel GPU Dell Precision 5510 ...
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gnome-panel context menu missing

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome-Flashback (Compiz). I believe that I messed up gnome-panel when replacing Rhythmbox with Clementine. Now I cannot get context menu to add/remove/move launchers from ...
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Ubuntu dolphin add a “create archive” option to menu

Is there an easy way of creating a "create archive" item to the context menu of dolphin (like the one, that can be added to thunar or nautilus)?
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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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Change translation in Nautilus

I would like ask you, where can I rewrite one translation in context menu of Nautilus, because in my language it is not correct translated. Thank you
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Nemo - remove items from context menu

I would like to ask you how can I remove some items from context menu in Nemo File Manager. I mean this items: Set as Wallpaper Send with Thunderbird There is image:
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Can I open a file as root by just using the right click menu

Opening file as root is possible with sudo. But, how to right click a file and make it run as root ? I am using nautilus.
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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 can I stop the first option of my context menus from being selected immediately after opening the context menu?

Whenever I open a context menu, the first option of the context menu gets selected immediately. The following video illustrates this: https://vid.me/LF5S Obviously this makes the context menu ...
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bring back the shadow of context menu

How do I bring back the shadow of context? There is not outline shadow around context menu in all software I use. (In some software this is very annoying to find difference between background and the ...
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How can a Nautilus script be run for an empty directory?

I have a Nautilus script that can create multiple directories at once using mkdir with the option -p. The script is effectively the following: directoryStructure="$(zenity --title "make directory ...
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MAC OSX like offline dictionary on Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.10

I have seen this Mac OS X-like built-in dictionary in Ubuntu question's answer but goldendict is no more compatible with 14.04. It's dependencies can't be resolved due to older version. MAC OSx has a ...
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Is there any tool for creating custom right-click-menu entries, that run Python scripts?

I would like to be able to go anywhere (google chrome, sublime text editor, etc), then highlight + right click on some text, then click a custom right-click-menu button which will run a python script ...
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Missing new file in Ubuntu 15.04

My question is pretty much the same like this one: The New file operation is missing in context menu. How can I fix it? The only difference is that I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. The accepted answer ...
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Context menu icons in Nautilus 3.10.1?

Not having context menu icons in Nautilus 3.10 makes it a bit more difficult to identify and remember the position of options. How to enable them?
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Single click on altgr or right control as context menu

I've got new laptop, but I am dealing with one problem. There is no context menu button. I use alt-gr or right control often, but I was thinking, I alwas use it with another key, so basically single ...
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Run script in Terminal via context menu (Open with Terminal)?

this question is simple about "Open/Run in Terminal".... Looks Ubunutu doesn't support bash/shell-scripts the way we know from KDE and any other OS: I tried the obvious: Right click in file ...
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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 apt-...
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Different context menus on desktop in two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations

I have two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations one on Dell XPS L502X and the other on Dell Latitude E5440. Although not exactly the same packages and themes are installed on both of the computers ...
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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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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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Add an item in the “move to” contextual menu

I am trying to add an item when I right click on a file or folder. I want to add "moved to shred" under "Move To" I do not want to delete the file or move it to trash. I have a folder where I put all ...
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How can I group applications in one launcher icon? [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a kind of folder in the launcher that if your mouse is on top of it a menu will appear so I can bundle my programs in groups. For example, I want to group my creative ...
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Edit application shortcuts in “Open With” context menu [duplicate]

I want to edit the application shortcuts that appear on gnome3 context-menu when I right click over a file. For all my text files, I have a certain application that appears under "Open with" and I ...
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Shortcuts on my desktop? [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have 14.04 release, and I wanted to add a shortcut of /var/www to my desktop, since I want to do some PHP development. I went to /var/www to make a link, but my right-click menu ...
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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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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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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 'Open ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I eliminate wine application options from Thunar's context menu? [duplicate]

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 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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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?