I want to create a new action for opening specific filetypes with an other application. I do not want to change the default application and I do not want to open the dialog for choosing an other application.

I installed the nautilus-actions package, but the command nautilus-actions-config-tool is not available in my system. Not even searches via the gnome applications menu could help.

I am using Ubuntu 19.04 with gnome-session (vanilla gnome with some custom extensions).

  • See this answer for screenshots and installation method. – N0rbert May 16 '19 at 20:21

Brief answer: nautilus-actions has become filemanager-actions, and you are looking for the command fma-config-tool. Search for "actions" to find the launcher in your application menu.

Long answer: Currently, the software to create custom right-click menu entries for Nautilus (and Nemo) is called "filemanager-actions". You still can install it as "nautilus-actions": that package still exists, but is now only a meta-package that will bring in the main package.

Once you installed the package, a shortcut "Filemanager-actions" will appear in your Applications, which you can search using the keyword "actions" or "fileman".

You can launch the config tool using the command fma-config-tool. The .desktop file, which provides your Application menu entry for the tool, is /usr/share/applications/fma-config-tool.desktop.

So probably you installed it just right, but you are not finding it because of the name changes. The name has changed because the tool is aimed for both nautilus and nemo. The Ubuntu Mate file manager "caja" has its own tool.

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