Is there a shortcut to select the full name of a file when copying or renaming using a graphical interface?
F2 only select the file name excluding the extension.


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In Nemo and Nautilus (not in Thunar), you just have to press F2 twice after selecting the file.


I ended up discovering by chance using (Mate) Caja, Shift+F2

  1. press F2 for the renaming dialog to show up
  2. when the dialog is present, press Ctrl+A (select all)

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