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gksudo pcmanfm alone or with gksudo leafpad?

If I open pcmanfm using the gksudo command this lets me manipulate files and directories safely. But what if I want to open and modify a text file in one of those directories? Will the gksudo ...
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Add 'Open with XXX' under All files and folders

In Windows, one can have a program like Notepad (or whatever) show up in the context menu of all files and folders. I'm looking for something similar in Linux (Libuntu) using Pcmanfm as the file ...
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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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Ubuntu xenial File Manager trash not working

I am on a fresh ubuntu xenial installation. I can't make the trash directory working, no matter what file manager I use. I've tried with nautilus, thunar, pcmanfm (my current file manager): nothing. ...
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How to change PCManFM colors

I'd like to have a dark background and a light text, for I often use my linuxbox in low lighting. I haven't found a way to do these changes but for nautilus and unity. Themes seem to not affect the '...
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Clicking Files From Menu Does Nothing

I run Lubuntu on my primary machine, but am running Ubuntu on a desktop. I was attempting to set Pcmanfm as the deafult file browser and everything seemed to go well. Using terminal I installed no ...
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Lubuntu - pcmanfm does not fully update on first boot

An old 32 bit AMD Sempron 3400+ is running Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. It's used as a disaster backup so it's stuffed full of old hard drives. The problem arises on first boot when all the drives are not ...
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PCManfm desktop stops working after configuring 2 monitors in xorg.conf

I have Lubuntu 14.04.2 on my laptop, with pretty much all the default configuration (Openbox window manager and PCManfm file manager + desktop manager). This was working fine until I decided to plug ...
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Mistake by un-installing file manager – blank screen

I have un-installed PcManfm, default file manager from Lubuntu as I was too annoyed by it and wanted to install Dolphin. To avoid any conflicts I did this before installing Dolphin and stupidly I ...
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PCManFM (Lubuntu 14.04) not Seeing Other Network Computers

Something has changed recently, and I can't figure out what. I have a headless server running Ubuntu 12.04 Server with Samba and CUPS and several shared drives (frankenstein). Everything worked fine ...
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How to get Bitmask to execute in Lubuntu menu

I'm trying to get the Bitmask application to launch when added to the main menu of Lubuntu. I use Alacarte, but probably I do something wrong on the command line. What else besides the link do I need?...
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XFCE desktop, after deletion of Thunar+tumbler && install pcmanFM I cannot use files on desktop

A couple of years ago the question Thunar->Nautilus was asked but it has not helped me. When Tumblerd started eating a lot of resources I deleted thunar and tumbler + tumbler-common and installed ...
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Is there a possibility to export/backup the settings of PCmanFM in Lubuntu?

I add a lot of shortcuts to my file manager pcmanfm, I am referring to the shortcuts in the left panel of the window, and would like to backup those.
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Howto: execute a custom application from pcmanfm in lubuntu

I run Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and I have downloaded and installed castnow to stream videos from my PC to my Chromecast. The only alternative I know is to do this via Videostream using Chromium. But that ...
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Browsing through Windows drives would run Wine

I've set Wine to open up as a window. While in Lubuntu, there are cases when I'm browsing through my Windows files (I'm not running anything yet) then Wine pops up, then closes. No visible program is ...
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Error: Failed to execute child process “kfmclient” (No such file or directory)

I'm using PCManFM and recovered my Lubuntu 14.04.3 Trusty Tahr recently. After the recovery, when I press the Windows + E key, I get the error message Failed to execute child process "kfmclient" (No ...
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Lubuntu taskbar doesn't update window titles

I've recently installed Lubuntu 15.04, and everything is fine, except one (very annoying) little thing. My taskbar correctly shows all windows, displaying their title, but it doesn't update those ...
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how to sort/reorder alphabetically right-click context menu entries PCManFM Lubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to alphabetically sort the right-click context menu entries for PCManFM in Lubuntu 14.04 or modify the ascending/descending order? Thank you for any assistance you are able to provide.
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Per-folder settings in PCManFM?

Each folder in PCManFM uses global settings. Is there any option to save settings such as file sorting and view mode in PCManFM for a specific folder?
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How to update pcmanfm? [duplicate]

Running Ubuntu 12.04 - looking at the PCmanFM site it says the latest version is 1.2.3 (from 14 Oct. 2014) however my version in Synaptic says it is 0.9.10-0ubuntu2 with no option to upgrade. I have ...
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Add menu element on right click on taskbar

I am using openbox with lxpanel and pcmanfm. Not sure what program handle that right click on the TaskBar. I would like to add an element to the menu and execute a specific command. (wmctrl or ...
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Why does my Eee PC try to mount the extended /swap partition?

In PCManFM on the left side there is a volume called "1,0 KB Volume". When I click on it, it shows an error message that it can't mount /dev/sda2, but /dev/sda2 is extended partition with the swap ...
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“Eject usb-drive” action for pcmanfm

I wonder if there's a way to create custom pcmanfm action for ejecting usb-drive in lubuntu? I've tried to do this with udisksctl but the --object-path option is giving me this error: (udisksctl ...
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File permission reset after reboot with Lubuntu/PCmanFM

I am changing file permission with chmod a+w /var/run/btsync.debconf-default.pid and it works. After a reboot i get: service btsync start * Autostarting btsync instance 'debconf-default' ...
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Are there any SVN plugins for PCManFm?

For my personal development I use an SVN and while it works great in my IDE I would also like to see things when I'm viewing my workspace in PCManFm. Are there any plugins that do this? I can't seem ...
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PCManFM “Create New” not working

I'm attempting to create a new file in PCManFM. When I right-click and choose "Create New>Folder", or any other template, the context menu closes and no new file is created. Is there a way to fix this?...
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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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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: wallpaper=/PATH/TO/...
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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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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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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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How do I change where PCmanFM mounts partitions?

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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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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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 terminal"....
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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 ...