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Finding Document Properties in a pdf file with right clicking

How can I find the information (Document Properties) linked to a pdf document showing the date created or modified. I can find this whenever I right-click in Windows but not with Linux. I know there ...
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Calculate total video length of files inside a folder

Would it be possible to calculate how many minutes of content are present in total from video/audio files inside a folder from their properties? Exactly like the number of files and their sizes are ...
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How to make a file type (.blend) association when it does not appear in Properties > Open With? (16.04 LTS) [duplicate]

The file type association for .blend files broke after I removed the synaptic version of blender and installed the official blender site version. I also tried the Thomas Schiex PPA. The association is ...
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Command line options for windows executables

In windows i used to be able to give executables command line options. go to properties for that file or shortcut, and add the command to the end of the path for the file example: C:\3DO\Heroes3\...
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How to Sort/Search video files on the basis of properties?

This is a unique situation I've more than 500 Movies in a partition. what I wanted to do is search movie files on the basis of Property Video Dimension, so that I could delete anything which is below ...
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Best Install pratices for local computer in ubuntu? [duplicate]

Right, so this is one of those questions that is sorta nubles, but also so basic and because of that a bit harder to find. I would like to understand it all a little more and make sure that the ...
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Two of the same application in “open with” option

When I right click a file -> click "Properties" -> click "Open with", there are two or even more options of the same application! As you can see, there are two "gedit"'s, three "Files", and so on. Is ...
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Are missing buttons in the file properties window the new normal?

I recently noticed that the buttons on the file properties window for my files are missing. Right clicking on a file or folder, and choosing "Properties", brings up the following window: As can be ...
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Error: “Untrusted application launcher” for desktop-shortcuts

I got a new pc with ubuntu 14.04 today and I'm struggling with creating desktop shortcuts. I wanted libreoffice as shortcut, went to urs/share/applications, copied it and pasted on desktop. But if I ...
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How do I get a folder size in nautilus to include hidden files (dotfiles)?

In Ubuntu (14.04) in the nautilus window (the file explorer) I can right-click on a folder and select Properties to see its size. However, this size does not include hidden files. (dotfiles) Is ...
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What causes the constant messages “the file was changed on disk; reload, ignore?”

The issue While (in this case) editing a .css file in Bluefish, I am switching to the browser to reload the page and test the result. After that, I switch back to the .css file, and get the message ...
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Mp3 ID3 info in Nautilus properties window

In Nautilus, we have dedicated tabs for images, pdf files, etc. However, there is no such tabs for mp3 ID3 information. Is it possible to add this tab? If a plugin is needed, which plugin does ...
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Where are file properties stored on the actual file system?

I am creating a program that takes a hexdump of a file, so that I can then transmit that somewhere, and have the file reconstructed, however the hexdump is only of the file contents, I also need to ...
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How to check the default handler for a specific file type in Terminal?

I often come across file types which I am not sure of, but yet need to open, but as I don't know what the default file handler on my system is for that specific file type (and sometimes the file doesn'...
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How to check empty space in a folder using commandline?

I tried du but that doesn't output the empty space of a folder. Any commands to do this?
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external hard drive won't let me edit files

I have a 1TB HardDrive and I went to run a .jar file, it didn't work because it wasn't labeled as "[/] Allow executing file as program" and I changed the file and it reverted the file back. So how can ...
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My ntfs partition has no files in it but it shows half full when checked in properties & GParted

The partition name is "New Volume" and its size is 68gb(when viewed in Gparted). it contains no files. but still its properties show that it has 41.3gb used and 32.1gb free. Here are the images. ...
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How to get information for fps for a video file in properties menu? (Ubuntu 14.04) [closed]

I want to find information on fps for video easily, Can I display that in properties menu after right-clicking on file? How to find it?
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Is it normal for a Properties dialog box “contents” to fluctuate for a very long time?

I have a number of external HDDs. There are two in this example which are the original and its rsync duplicate, and I want to check and compare the file structure. I have used the contextual menu to ...
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No “sound” tab within properties window for audio files

I want to add the "sound" tab to properties window. I bet it's a dconf-editor matter, but just guessing.
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How can I search info and properties on a drive?

How can I easy find info and properties on a drive in the pc (or USB linked)? Basically in windows you can use right click on the mouse and find the properties...
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How to display file properties via terminal?

What is the command line that displays file informations (or properties), such as in GUI method Display properties in GNOME? I know that ls -l shows properties; but how to display the same ...
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Properties window, Basic Tab Pie Chart

I am wondering about the pie chart in the properties basic tab. I can see blue is used space and white free space but what does the gray part mean. I have been searching with no luck. Thanks in ...
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nautilus: no modification, access dates for folder

when looking folder properties I dont see properties like Modification date or accessed date. screenshot (folder properties on right) I am on ubuntu 12.04
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Fixing a messed up Music Library

I was editing the information in my library in rhythmbox, and everything got royally messed up somehow. Many song titles, artists, and albums are completely wrong. I'm wondering if there's an way I ...
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Why can't I change some file permissions?

I use Ubuntu 12.10 and whenever I click on .tex file it says it is an executable file. I wanted to remove this and tried gksu nautilus, but I can't tick off the permission. When I try to remove the ...
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Cant access file properties!

I have ubuntu 12.04 precise pangolin installed on my laptop. I am the admin of the computer, but anytime I try to change file permissions to acces files or tick exectute file as program then he just ...
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Can't acces files on Precise

I have 12.04 installed on my laptop. I am the admin of the computer, but every time I try to change file permissions to access files or tick execute file as program then it just changes back quickly ...
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Option to activate Help text

Is there any help text option in Ubuntu? By this i mean as we see in windows if u hover the cursor over files u get basic details of the file in a small text box near the cursor. Is there any such ...
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Why aren't file properties shown for MP4 files?

I am using ubuntu 12.04. I have a .mp4 video for which I want to change default media player to vlc. When I try to go to properties by right clicking on that video. I get the following message. How ...
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How to edit flv comments?

On ubuntu when I right click a flv file and go to Properties > Audio/Video i see in the "General" section that is says "Comment:", but has no value. I need to add some text about the video there. How ...
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Item properties is showing SIZE in bytes with commas

Why Nautilus, while showing the size of a file in bytes is using commas? Example 739.5 kB (739,530 bytes) Until 11.04 it was just a clean number... Example 739.5 kB (739530 bytes) Is it ...
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Unable to change iso properties

Whenever i mount an iso file and wants to change the properties of some files in the iso, (i.e. make a file executable) i always fail to do so. Nautilus wouldn't work, as soon as u click on the make ...
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How can I change the date modified/created of a file?

Is there a way to change the date when a file was modified/created (which is shown in Nautilus or with the ls -l command)? Ideally I am looking for a command which can change the date/time stamps of a ...
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Quickest method to display image dimensions for files in Nautilus in List View?

What's the simplest and quickest way to display the dimensions of a folder containing images? There doesn't appear to be an option to do this in Nautilus. There's only so many right-click file > ...
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How can I edit font metadata in the UDS (Universal Directory Service)?

I've renamed this to reflect what I've learned. The details below track the issue. ORIGINAL POST: I'm trying to install a set of OpenType Helvetica fonts. The font installation is failing because ...
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Generate SHA, MD5 and other checksums from properties menu (added “Digests” tab)

I am trying to restore a function that I had on my last box. It added a tab in the properties menu of any file called "Digests". From there I could choose any/all of the hash formats, click hash and ...
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Can the Nautilus Properties page show size in bytes for multiple-selects, and for directories?

In Nautilus, the Properties of a single item shows the size as: a value rounded to one decimal place... nn.n KB, MB, GB... followed by an exact byte count For non-single items, Nautilus onlys show ...
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File properties(notes) not synced between local accounts

I started scanning personal documents recently and storing them in a folder in my account, now I'm adding text, related to each document, on the Notes tab of each document's Properties window. When I ...