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Dolphin is the default file manager for KDE.

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How to execute .desktop file by default

I use Dolphin with KDE and .desktop files just open with the text editor and I can't change it by default to execute, How do I make dolphin execute instead?
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How to call custom scripts from selections in konsole/dolphin

I use Kubuntu. In other to optimize some workflows I'd like to do two different (but related) things. select some files in dolphin, right click on them, and have a custom menu option that calls a ...
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How to show additional information for videofiles?

In my folder Video I want the files to show Width, Height and duration of them. See picture:. In the details it shows, but in Dolphin it doesn't. How can I get this information to show? (I have more ...
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Go back button acts as Go up in Dolphin

When I search for a file or folder in Dolphin then click a file or folder and want to go back, clicking the < button, it does not go back to the search results. It goes up ( like this ^ button ...
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dolphin-emu no longer works on Ubuntu 22.04

On Ubuntu 21.10, dolphin-emu was accessible via a simple sudo apt install dolphin-emu. I didn't need to add a ppa or anything like that, despite Dolphin's official instructions. I suspect this is ...
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How do I enable single click for Dolphin in Ubuntu?

I installed the Dolphin File Manager in Ubuntu 20.04: sudo apt-get install dolphin I can't find any settings to enable "single click to open files or folders". How do I enable this feature ...
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SD card rename works...or doesn't..?

I slice my 3d printer files to an SD card. Since Cura doesn't give me the opportunity to name the file what I want, I rename the file using Dolphin. Dolphin shows the rename is successful, I can even ...
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Applyin GTK themes to Dolphin?

Is there a way to apply GNOME GTK theme (I use GNOME 40.5 and Ubuntu 21.10) to Dolphin File manager? As Dolphin is QT, I guess I cannot apply the same exact theme used by GNOME on that, but if there ...
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SFTP keyboard-interrupt in Dolphin

I have a server with 3 SSH protection layer: SSH key, password and TOTP. Dolphin (KDE) can pass the first two (or one, I cannot reproduce the second step), but cannot pass the third. How to let it ...
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Clear stored webdavs credentials from Dolphin (Kubuntu) not in KDE Wallet Manager

I've previously added a webdavs remote directory targeting Nextcloud in Dolphin on Kubuntu 20.4.3 using an URI such as webdavs://user@local.domain:443/remote.php/dav/files/user/. Since then I've ...
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Flatpak and Snap apps open vscode instead of the file manager

I am running Kubuntu 20.04 and Flatpak 1.6.5. Dolphin is my default File Manager when I open a directory from a Flatpak app such as DropBox or Cryptomator, it opens it in Visual Studio Code instead ...
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How can I enlarge the font for viewing the Dolphin handbook?

I'm running Kubuntu 21.10. How can I enlarge the font for viewing the Dolphin Handbook? I've already set the font in System Settings to 16pt and similarly for the font in Firefox.
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Dolphin: SD Card/USB Device recognized and usable, but doesn't show

I'm frequently going back and forth between the 3d printer and the PC with an SD card. The SD card works fine on the PC and shows in the "Folders" panel, but doesn't show up in the "...
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Thumbnails do not appear in ramfs I set as they did before Kubuntu 21.10

I am using Kubuntu 21.10, fully updated with 16GB of ram. I have dolphin file manager set to generate thumbnails for all photos/videos. I have many stored on external encrypted drives, so I wanted to ...
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How to open dolphin with an argument

Currently I open the dolphin file viewer with keyboard shortcut ctrl + super + home which runs this command dolphin -stylesheet dolphin/stylesheet.qss I want it so that when I manually click it from ...
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How to install Dropbox under Kubuntu 21.10

I want to install Dropbox under Kubuntu 21.10. The well-recognized problem is that Dropbox is integrated with the file-maintaining app Nautilus, but Nautilus doesn't play well with Kubuntu. There are ...
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Chrome's "Show in Folder" opens Dolphin after Kde Plasma Install

I installed KDE Plasma and I used it for some time, but when I switched back to GNOME, I eventually realized that when I download things when using Google Chrome and select the "show in folder&...
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Nextcloud sync status column in any file browser

Is there a way to get a sync status column of Nextcloud in any of the common file browser like Nemo, Thunar, Dolphin etc. like it is shown in Windows?
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appimage from Dolphin: "launching executables is not allowed in this context"

Kubuntu 21.04 - When trying to run an appimage from Dolphin, I get For security reasons, launching executables is not allowed in this context The permissions are set correctly. It works if I right-...
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When Dolphin finds a file, what is the path to that file?

When Dolphin finds a file, it does not indicate the path to that file. How can I find out what that path is?
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Preview images in dialog window

I'm searching for a solution to change the view of icons (images) within the Ubuntu built-in file manager in dialog windows. Image of dialog window: Example: Click on "upload images" on ...
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KDE Plasma 5 missing icons after using GNOME desktop environment?

I've run into this problem 3-4 times now and I'm wondering if someone knows the real cause. I suspect it comes down to one file, but I haven't isolated it yet. KDE Plasma operates normally, until I ...
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Why does Dolphin take forever to load on Kubuntu 20.04 all of a sudden?

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with kde plasma. All of a sudden, my Dolphin file browser takes forever to open. Earlier it opened instantly, but now it is taking almost 30 seconds to start. This seems to ...
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Can anybody help me do a deep dive into how Dolphin under KDE generates text file thumbnails?

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, with KDE installed on top. Problem: When using a dark theme, text file thumbnails in dolphin use a light color for the text, but do not change the background, leading to white-on-...
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Launch ISO file to KVM Virtual Machine from File Manager

In some previous version of Ubuntu, I recall the file manager had this feature where you could launch an operating system's iso file into a KVM virtual machine just by right-clicking the ISO and ...
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Dolphin reading remote folders is slow

I've mounted several folders from a my NAS and when I try to access them using Dolphin with KDE Plasma 5, it starts to read and try to get the number of elements of each folder. It takes a lot of time ...
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How to remove files/folders from a Hard-drive containing Windows on Ubuntu

I currently have a dual boot setup with Windows 11 and Ubuntu with a separate Hard-drive for each OS, But i need to delete some files/folders from Windows 11 to fix an bug that is preventing me from ...
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Dolphin file manager preview not showing

I like Dolphin file manager But from a few days, I am facing a problem. I checked all preview options but it did not show any preview. I have updated and upgraded my system.
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External HDD opens in Dolphin as empty but data shown and folders/files accessible by entering direct address

I had been accessing folders and files on a 1TB Toshiba external HDD connected by USB to my Dell laptop with Kubuntu 18.04. I set the laptop down, then returned to it to find that the external HDD ...
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When Dolphin lists the results of a search, how can you display the full path of a result?

I'm running Kubuntu 20.04. When Dolphin lists the results of a search, how can I find the full path to one of the results?
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Change Folder Icon in Dolphin/KVantum

I am using Dolphin with KVantum. As it is, the folder icons vary, showing a representation of the contents. I want the icon to just be solid blue, like the Animation folder in the screenshot. I looked ...
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How to move files inDolphin using right-click menu

I want to move a group of files in Dolphin using the right-click menu. I can copy them, delete them, or rename them. But I don't see any way to simply move them. I know I can drag and drop them, ...
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Dolphin slow to start up

Dolphin started taking a long time to start up a couple days ago. I timed some starts (in seconds) 34 43 40 34 27 42 Some were started by command line, some by the icon on the application bar ~$ ...
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What is cause of org.kde.dolphin.desktop repeated prompts in syslog?

My laptop (running Ubuntu) recently ran out of space because of an excessively large syslog file. After digging into the file, I am getting a message (see below) that is literally repeated hundreds ...
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How to access/mount Android drive in Kubuntu 20.04 with other file manager than Dolphin?

Answering this question I have found that Dolphin doesn't mount Android locations, it accesses them via separate KIO processes. An effect of that is that other file managers are not able to see the ...
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Kubuntu Dolphin saving to remote does not trigger inotify on remote

I added a remote network connection (sftp) to Dolphin. When I open a file from the remote location, edit and save it, this "save" action does not trigger an event which is watchable with ...
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Why does a drive appear to have more free space than its capacity, even though a large amount of space is taken?

I have a 3 TB (2.7 TiB) hard drive attached to my system, which is formatted as Btrfs. As can be seen in the screenshot, there are files on the hard drive totaling 709.6 GiB (bottom part of the ...
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Dolphin uses ftp not sftp when adding network folder

I'm trying to connect to my server with sftp. The server is working just fine. I connected to it from FileZilla. Then I was able to connect to it using Dolphin by just typing in the address: sftp://...
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I happend to chmod 755 my whole /usr/ dir [duplicate]

I happend to change my whole /usr/ dir files to -rwxr-xr-x with command "sudo chmod 775 -R /usr/" now I firguire out that some special binary files like "su" "chkpaswd"...
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Connecting to password protected samba on Dolphin errors, `Connection to host 192.168.11.1 is broken.`

I am trying to connect to a samba. Apparently I was given a username and password, and that according to tutorials, that if I merely place this in, I should be prompted with a username and password ...
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KDE Service Menus get list of selected files in selected order

I try to add an Service Menu Action to dolphin to combine selected pdf-files with pdfunite. It works so far. Now I am stuck, because I want to select the order, in which the files are concatenated. ...
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Force Chromium to use Dolphin File Manager to save a download

I use KDE Plasma 5.19.5 (Kubuntu 20.10) Chromium Version 89.0.4389.114 (Official Build) snap (64-bit) Dolphin is my default File manager and I customised its favourites and use single click to open ...
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Mount Android media folder in Kubuntu instead of using the Dolphin/KDE KIO process (open file directly instead of copying to cache)

I want to open some videos located on an Android phone before saving them on local drive or any other location. I can do that in Xfce. But on Plasma, when I want to open the video, Dolphin starts ...
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Kubuntu: Web browser download 'Show in folder' opens in Visual Studio Code instead of Dophin

Since installing Visual Studio Code, when I download a file using a web browser (Brave in this situation), the option 'Show in folder' opens Visual Studio Code instead of the expected (and default) ...
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Dolphin not showing icons in Xfce

I am accessing my Ubuntu server via Win 10 Remote Desktop (XRDP). The desktop environment is xfce. When I open dolphin, it does not show the normal icons, as in the left figure. Compare with the right ...
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Dolphin file manager: How to highlight active tab

In kubuntu 20.04 / plasma 5.18.5, with the Dolphin file manager split view I find the difference between active and inactive tab is too small. How to customise the apperance of the active tab?
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Dolphin - Not possible to enter folder XYZ

I'm trying to simply copy a folder from a disk to another disk. When doing the copy paste Dolphin (I'm using KDE) is bombarding me with thousands of messages "Unable to enter folder XYZ" (...
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Add a new entry in KDialog "Save as" window

I have running KDE Plasma for a few months now, and I have been able to fix some minor issues with the Google Drive integration in Dolphin. The only thing I cannot get done is to add an entry to my ...
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Dolphin doesn't show hidden files in search results

I installed kubuntu on my new laptop. I decided to give it a try after Ubuntu Gnome/Mate/xfce. One of the problems I have with this environment is search results in Dolphin. It doesn't show any hidden ...
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Can't open .odt files created on Google Drive

When I try to open a .odt file that I was created with Google Drive on Kubuntu 20.04 LTS, I get Unknown error. Google replied ". Is there a work-around?
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