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Why can't i change the default file manager in lubuntu 14.04?

You're going to tell me to go to lxsession and change it there. That doesn't work. It's broken. Not only does it not work, every time i use it it causes bugs like not being able to log into lubuntu or ...
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PCmanFM desktop crash

Hi there I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and PCmanFM as the replacement for UNITY desktop. I am wondering how I might go about re-launcing PCmanFM desktop environment after it has crashed. What happens is ...
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PCmanFM will not recognise kingsoft office mime types

I have kingsoft office installed in Lubuntu 14.04 and am using PCmanFM. When I am browsing files in the file manager all of the Kingsoft office files will show up as chequered grey and white icons. ...
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xdg-open directory doesn't work [duplicate]

I am trying to open a directory in the terminal using xdg-open. xdg-open doesn't associate my file manager (lubuntu's pcmanfm) with the 'directory' file type. Hw can I associate directories with ...
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How to change folder icons on pcmanfm panel

I'm using PCManFM on Lubuntu 14.04: As you can see, some personal folders on the Places panel have different icons. For example, Downloads or Videos folder. Using ctrl+d we can add another ...
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How can I have my login screen use the same wallpaper as my desktop?

I use pcmanfm to display wallpapers on my desktop. The location of the conf file for pcmanfm is ~/.config/pcmanfm/lubuntu. In this file the wallpaper is simply set in this form: ...
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Lubuntu Desktop preferences is gone

I hope someone can help me. "Desktop preferences" is gone. I use Lubuntu and I cant cant open desktop preferences. When I click, comes a error message: "desktop administrato is not active" I've ...
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PCManFM custom directory icons

I'd like PCManFM to show custom icons for my work folders; for example to show the AndroidDev folder in this picture (italian locale here): like this (Gimp used): I saw the other folder icons ...
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Mounting USB disks automatically

I run Lubuntu 14.04 (without a display manager). When I connect a USB disk it is not automatically mounted and it doesn't show up in the file manager PCManFM. What daemon do I need to run to enable ...
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How to send files to a certain folder

I am using PCmanfm and I am trying to make it to where whenever I highlight a few files I can right-click and send them to a certain folder. Or I could probably use xdotool but I don't know how I ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Dual Mon with ARandR Screen Layout Editor

I have make use of the XRandR with Lubuntu 14.04 on my old VAIO TZ17GN notebook. It working fine for my dual monitors situation. But I found some tricky issues. Desktop issue First of all, I can't ...
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Workaround for pcmanfm “module directory not accessible”

Environment: Ubuntu 14.04 + openbox. All udates/upgrades applied. When I run pcmanfm, I get an error "modules directory is not accessible." Browsing the net, it appears a bug was filed and a fix is ...
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set PCmanFM default folder view

In upmenu I can only preserve view for folders. I can press ctrl+4, but whats the way to change the default view permanent? (Lubuntu 14.04, PCManFM 1.2.0)
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How do I turn off delete confirmation in Lubuntu (LXDE)

I would like to make it so that files get deleted instantly when I press Delete key in file manager (PCManFM) in Lubuntu (LXDE). How do I change this setting? A command-line solution is preferred, so ...
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Is Searching On NTFS Drives Supported?

It doesn't matter what file manger I use Dolphin, Nautilus, or PCmanFM. It doesn't matter what machine I'm on. I've never been able to search NTFS drives on Ubuntu or it's derivatives. I can browse ...
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How to send files to the trash can without the confirmation dialog

If I delete a file, the following message appears on the screen: How could disable that message and send the file straight to the trash can?
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PcmanFM right click context menu create directory unresponsive

Enough of the recent changes in gnome I decided to find a solid yet reliable file manager. I found PcmanFM, it's fast, reliable and not buggy but I met a bug I think. I added pcmanfm --desktop ...
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pcmanfm drive mount

How does PCManFM know where to mount a drive? I have an external drive /dev/sdb1/ whose mount point I would like to change from /media/Media to /media/external, but I'm not sure how to tell PCManFM to ...
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cannot install PCManFM version 1.2.0

I have Lubuntu 13.10. I am trying to install PCManFM 1.2.0. I go to the prompt, use cd command to go to my downloads directory and type ./configure to start the process of installing it. Errors I am ...
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Sublime Text doesn't open files from PcManFM

Do you have any clue what might me a problem when opening text file from PcManFM file manager by Sublime Text 3? Nothing happens then. In Thunar it works just like it should work. Do you have idea ...
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Type password with onboard

I noticed when use PCmanFM in Lubuntu 13.10 and I want to open a current folder as root, it will prompt me for password and I can't use onboard (virtual keyboard) to type the password. It's pretty ...
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no right click on desktop

I am running UBUNTU 12.04 and login in under a UBUNTU 3d. Recently I lost the ability to right click on the desktop. What happened was that after installing PCmanFM there was a an option that appeared ...
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CTRL+C / CTRL+V don't work with PCManFM

Sometimes the file browser of my Lubuntu OS(PCManFM) doesn't accept CTRL+C / CTRL+V commands. I have to copy files using the mouse. CTRL+X have this random problem as well; furthermore icons of files ...
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Use pcmanfm shortcuts in download menus

I'm using Lubuntu with PCManFM as my file manager, and I can't get over this irritation. I configure shortcuts in the sidebar, because I like deep hierarchies, but when a download prompts a save ...
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File Manager PCManFM not the one as shown in USC [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu 13.10, and also installed PCManFM from USC, but when I launched it, it didn't work as indicated in this page. It works more like Files. Is it possible someone put in a wrong one ...
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back/forward buttons don't show up in xev (pcmanfm doesn't work)

xinput test 9 results in the buttons being identified as 8 and 9. However, the results in xev are the following: LeaveNotify event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x2e00001, root 0xa2, subw ...
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Can I add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu in Lubuntu?

In vanilla Ubuntu, there is a quite useful application called Nautilus-open-terminal, which allows the user to open the terminal in any folder by simply right-clicking and selecting "Open in ...
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Install PCmanFM v1.1.2.2

I want to install the newest version of PCmanFM on my Ubuntu 13.04 machine. I have download the the newest version from here. Now how do i actually install it and make it so that it is the system wide ...
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PCmanFM - can't interact between 2 windows. [closed]

I have one PCmanFM on the left and one on the right. I can't drag files from the window on the left to the right one. This works in nautilus, and thunar just like I expect it to work. The weird thing ...
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Why's this PCManFM command line not working?

PCManFM doesn't remember view-mode for specific folders. The pcmanfm.conf file in: /home/user/.config/pcmanfm/default saves view_mode=[0,1,2,3] for all folders. Default being 0 (icon view), I chose ...
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how could I make the PCmanFM don't display the windows system partition?

I use the ubuntu and the windows system on my pc, when i open the file manage PCManFM in Lubuntu, the left side show me my windows partition,ie my C: D: partition in windows, but i don't won't it ...
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how to skip “execute file” dialog in lubuntu (PCManFM)

When I click on an executable file in PCManFM (default file manager in Lubuntu), I get an “Execute File” dialog with three options (Execute, Execute in terminal, Cancel). Is there a way to set default ...
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PCManFM bookmarks not being respected by other applications

I've just migrated from Lubuntu 12.10 to Lubuntu 13.04 and PCManFM bookmarks are not working properly. Bookmarks work fine when on PCManFM but if you goto to Firefox, Chromium, Leafpad, LibreOffice ...
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How can I set the default view per folder in Nautilus, Thunar, and PCManFM?

I know of the default setting in Nautilus to set the default view, but that sets it for all directories. What I'm looking for is to set the "list view" for specific folders, but Nautilus does not seem ...
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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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.ogv video thumbnails in pcmanfm?

Is it possible to create video previews for ogv type media in PCManFM? I installed Totem, but this seems to only work for Thunar and Nautilus.
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How to Replace Thunar with PcManFM

How should I do to replace Thunar with PCManFM in Xubuntu? I have tried but just removing Thunar and instaling PCManFM. And PCManFM doesn't succeed Thunar features like integrated with Dropbox, ...
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LXDE: PCManFM Thumbnails of images > 2MB are not shown

Im using LXDE, with PCManFM but images bigger than 2MB are just shown with image-symbol and not with the thumbnail. How Can I change that behavior?
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PCmanFM prompt “This file is executable. Do you want to execute it?” when double clicking a file

I use Lubuntu. I downloaded a .tar.bz2 of Sublime Text 2, and extracted it. When I double click the sublime_text executable, a window pops up with "This file is executable. Do you want to execute it?" ...
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Problems after changing from PCManFM to Nautilus

I have to use LXDE because of the age of my system, and I quite like it. But after I changed the default file manager from PCManFM to Nautilus (via this) and restarted, I just get a background color ...
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Can I change LXDE default file browser to [duplicate]

I have to use LXDE as my DE because of the age of my computer/hardware, and I like it a lot, but I also like using Nautilus as my File Manager (it appears to have more options) for basic file ...
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Filemanagers crash all the time

I'm using Lubuntu 12.04 and having problems with the filemanager. When I try to open the filemanager nothing happens. In the dmesg log the following error is shown: pcmanfm[2330]: segfault at 10 ip ...
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How do I open pcmanfm in a specific directory?

I can't find the answer to this simple question. What command should I use to open pcmanfm in a specific directory? As an example, I want to run: pcmanfm /home/truc/musique. However, this doesn't ...
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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 access Samba shares in Lubuntu 12.10

Lubuntu uses PCmanFM as it's default file manager. I want to access my samba share with PCmanFM to upload and download files. I've already installed the "samba" and "cifs-utils" packages and thier ...
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How to convert flv file(s) to mp3 from PCManFM's (Open with) context menu?

Opening a terminal in a folder that contains a flv file called "one" (one.flv) and running this command: ffmpeg -i one.flv one.mp3 the flv file is converted to mp3 with the same name and in the same ...
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Why is it a difference between the displayed versions of LXPanel?

I am in Lubuntu Quantal and when trying to see LXPanel version I see the following: ~$ apt-cache policy lxpanel lxpanel: Installed: 0.5.10+git20120823-0ubuntu1 Candidate: ...
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Fluxbox: No folder icons in Thunar and PCManFM

I have an Ubuntu 12.10 installation and wanted to try out Fluxbox as a lightweight window manager. When I open Thunar it displays no icons for folders. I googled and made sure I have a .gtkrc-2.0 in ...
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How to set PcManFm as the default file manager?

I think Nautilus is so slow, and I'd like to move to PCmanFM, but didn't find any good tips how to do this in Ubuntu 12.10. I have PCmanFM installed already, and I even changed: $ sudo gedit ...
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After upgrade to xubuntu 12.10 I have 2 mount points for each partition

Just upgraded Xubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 (both XFCE and LXDE desktops are being used at this system). Now I have 2 mount points for each partition. It looks like this: It appears this way in both ...