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A tool that allows users to configure various actions for the nautilus context menu.

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How to add dictionary lookup option to text selection in Ubuntu 22.04

I tried to look for some leads to add this option to Ubuntu 22.04 but couldn't find anything. I found a tutorial that worked on Ubuntu 18.04. But it was only a walk through on how to add a custom ...
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How to get "send/share via gsconnect" actions on nautilus actions in ubuntu 20.04?

Is there a way to add "share via gsconnect" option in nautilus actions?
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TexStudio does not open containing folder

I recently did a fresh Ubuntu 20.04 install and then installed TexStudio 3.1.2. Nothing happens when I right-click a document and select "Open containing folder". I'm not sure if this is an ...
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How to add compression option in right-click menu?

In my Ubuntu 20.04 I lost the compression option from the right click drop-down menu. How can I recover/add it again easily? I have zip & unzip packages. So I can do using Terminal. The right ...
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Add "My App" to Context Menu in Ubuntu

I have developed an app "MonitorMe" for Ubuntu. In ubuntu I have seen now Microsoft has added Open With VS Code in Context menu without using Nautilus Action. I want to add an option in ...
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Open Hyper here on right click

I am using FileManager here-actions Configuration tools. i tried to make a right click to open hyper, it kinda works but the problem is that the hyper terminal it opens on the /home directory and I ...
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Nautilus opening from terminal but not upon clicking

I am currently using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Whenever I am clicking on the 'Files' icon in the Unity launcher or from the ubuntu dock, a buffering icon appears but Files-Manager (Nautilus) never gets ...
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Uninstall filemanager-actions

I have done sudo apt-get remove filemanager-actions and sudo apt-get remove nautilus-actions But I still have that Filemanager-Actions actions menu in my Nautilus menu. How to remove that menu item? ...
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Nemo file manager - Context menu - Actions

I have Ubuntu 20.4. I have installed Nemo file manager to manage the desktop icons. I have added a custom action. What I am trying to achieve is: Enable icons for the Nemo Context menu (Icons are ...
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How do I modify the context menu in Nautilus or another file manager for Ubuntu 20.04.1?

I've tried to install nautilus-actions using this guide after a few others: https://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2019/01/install-nautilus-actions-ubuntu-18-04/ At step 2 it says: Reading package lists....
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Edit/Remove existing File Manager (right-click/context menu) actions

Using classic Gnome and Nautilus with Ubuntu 18.04 I installed File-Manager-Actions, the replacement for Nautilus Actions. It's fine for adding new actions. But I want to EDIT the default actions. ...
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Can't open nautilus-actions in Ubuntu 20.04

I just wanted to add 'Open in Terminal' right-click option for Nautilus. Here shows how. After installing nautilus-actions when I'm trying to open it, I get this error: bash: nautilus-actions-config-...
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Filemanager-actions not available for Groovy

I have been using filemanager-actions to implement some custom actions in my Files (Nautilus) application. I am a non-LTS Ubuntu user. I have used all the versions of Ubuntu since 18.10 on my main ...
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Right click extended menu on desktop not working fully. (20.04 unity)

I'm using ubuntu 20.04 (unity), right click extended menu (resize images, open in terminal etc) wont work on Desktop but it works with file manager --> Desktop. i follow instructions fixes like &...
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Combine JPG and MP3 to MP4 using FileManager-Actions and shell script (Ubuntu 18.04)

What I try to achieve: Expanding my Nautilus context menu by an action to simply select a JPG-file and a MP3-file to combine them to a MP4-file like I already do in terminal by this command: ffmpeg -r ...
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How can I add refresh button in the right click of Ubuntu 18.04?

Nautilus isn't available here to get the refresh item. It says: E: Package 'nautilus-actions' has no installation candidate Is there any other way to get it?
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How to combine JPG-file and MP3-file to MP4-file using FileManager-Actions?

I just installed »FileManager-Actions« Now i try to get a command working for combining a JPG-file (its always 1920x1080px) with a MP3-file into a MP4-file. Normally is used this command in terminal ...
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Nautilus Action Configuration tool in Ubuntu 19.04

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 ...
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Change How Files Are Sorted / Listed in a File Manager

I work with some directories and files that have patterns such as a-b-c I am wondering if it is possible to sort or search these files by only one of the fields. For example, sorting them by the ...
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multiple 'open with' applications in right-click context menu with nautilus/filemanager-actions?

I would really like to get the old Gnome behavior restored, where you could right-click, hover over Open With... and then a submenu with a list of applications would open - something like this: Have ...
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Most efficient way for handling multiple files

I am currently working on audio processing and I have many (approx 800) samples of 40s each. I am segmenting each file into roughly 8-12s clips based on ground truth data. This ends up creating 3200 ...
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I don't want this "Open With Files" option to be there

I have Nautilus-Actions but I don't know if this is the cause or not. I don't use any Nautilus scripts except Folder-color which I installed today -- not sure but maybe is the cause. Also for Video ...
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Nautilus-actions in 18.04

Nautilus-actions configuration tool, which was needed in order to have context menu actions in Nautilus doesn't seem available in the Software center in 18.04 LTS. (This seemed reported as a bug here ...
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Nautilus-actions not showing after reinstall

I had Nautilus actions installed and configured with some custom actions, but due to some problems with the file explorer I had to compile Nautilus and install it again (version 3.14) now my custom ...
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Drag and drop freezes when moving a file from desktop to a folder using Nautilus. (ubuntu 16.04)

Sometimes, when I drag and drop files using Nautilus on Ubuntu 16.04, the mouse freezes on the grab state. Restarting the Nautilus fixes the problem.
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Add nautilus scripts to the context menu/actions

So for a course I'm taking in operating systems I've chosen to integrate a custom ftp-like program into the right click menu (written in C) and I've been having problems with trying to get the scripts ...
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How to add "open in terminal" in 16.04? [duplicate]

I had "open in terminal" in my previous ubuntu of 14.04 and it was a life safer, I can open terminal at a specific location and path. In ubuntu 16.04 also I want some thing like that so I followed ...
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how can I add options to the right-click drop down menu in gnome?

GNOME Shell 3.26.2 | Ubuntu 17.10 | Bash 4.4.12 How can I add options to the right-click drop down menu in GNOME GUI? I want to place an item in the mouse right-click menu that will do echo "$...
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Is it possibile to create Nautilus custom column generated by script?

Is there any possibility to add a custom (my own) column to nautilus folder view? Content of that column would be generated by script. For example, I have got an additional information about ...
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Reference to home not working in Nautilus Action-Config-Tool

The path field (In the given Screenshot) is given the input: ~/.subseeker/subseeker.py, but it's not working, the code isn't executing when the command runs. I even tried- $HOME/.subseeker/subseeker....
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How to run C/C++ program using context menu (right click option)

I want to learn C/C++. Here my requirement is not to use any IDE. I want to run my C/C++ program in following way, I will write "Cpp1.cpp" //which will print "Hello World". Save the file and close. ...
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How to call an executable from the context menu and pass it the file name and location as arguments?

I need to read text files, extract data from them, and then write another file with that information, so I coded a simple program to do it in python. Now I would like to call that program from the ...
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How to get IMDb info in Nautilus properties?

I want to see IMDb information about movie files on my Nautilus properties screen, using Nautilus scripts or actions. It's a really complex thing to do, I understand that, but the article Extending ...
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Nautilus - no support for hard links?

I finally got round to studying and understanding hard links in my quest to check I have understood the basics, of which I have managed to skip a lot of. After realizing how brilliant they are, I ...
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mysterious file with 3 forward slashes suddenly appeared [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.5. A mysterious folder has appeared in my list of places. It's called x-nautilus-desktop:/// Needless to say, it won't open and I can't delete it. My system has become ...
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Nautilus right click script for base64

i would like to add nautilus script for right click,like convert selected file with base64 but no luck.Regular command in terminal is like: base64 input.jpg output.txt This is my closest script to ...
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How to open Nautilus directory in current Terminal?

I don't like to have dozens of terminals opened. Is there a way to add Open in current Terminal instead of Open in Terminal when using Nautilus?
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nautilus-actions will only create submenus

I'd like to edit the "right-click" menu for folders and files. The recommended tool for the job is nautilus-actions . However, there are two things this tool cannot do. 1. It can't remove the ...
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How can I open a folder in Atom editor directly from within my file manager's context menu?

Is it possible to extend the context menu as follows?
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How can you add something in the right click menu in nautilus so that it copies to a certain directory?

I'm trying to add a menu entry onto the right-click menu of nautilus so that it copies selected files from their current directory to another. Essentially I want it to run a program / command that is ...
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Nautilus script or action to install selected debs

When multiple need to be installed, a such option will be very useful. What command should be put into a script in .local/share/nautilus/scripts? Or in Nautilus-Actions Configurations Tool?
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Dynamic template names for Nautilus

I really like that I can add templates to ~/Templates in order to create new files by a template with Nautilus or Caja. What I like to have improved is the naming of my files. They are named: ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: ' Open in Terminal' context menu on desktop opens it only in home directory

Since upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04, the desktop 'Open in Terminal' context menu opens only in home directory. It's realy uncomfortable. Is there a way to make it open with prompt in desktop directory ? Is ...
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How to add KRename to context menu

How do I add KRename to the context menu so I can select files and use right click to rename them from the contextual pop up? I want to do this to make bulk or batch renaming of files faster so I don'...
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Can I open a file as root by just using the right click menu

Opening file as root is possible with sudo. But, how to right click a file and make it run as root ? I am using nautilus.
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Nautilus Actions is not working on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I used to MenuLibre application to create menu items for applications in Unity and Gnome desktop environments as an alternative to edit the text file .desktop of /usr/share/...
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How can I batch process JPG images to change their quality with Nautilus-Actions?

First of all: Thank you for taking the time to read this and provide some help. Any advice is appreciated. I am using Nautilus-Actions to add a custom context menu's action to create a copy of a JPG ...
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Nautilus "open in terminal" extension will not propagate SSH_AUTO_SOCK?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, up-to-date; nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal are installed and updated: [romano:~] % wajig status nautilus nautilus-open-terminal Package Installed ...
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Nautilus-Actions only show context option for file not folder

I'm using nautilus-actions to run scripts and commands by right clicking in nautilus and I know how to set nautilus-actions so that it only shows an option when certain conditions are met, such as ...
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Nautilus-Actions Configuration Tool -- Archive Manager -- Show a specific option in selected cases

I have managed to make a new entry to Nautilus right click menu in order to extract a compressed file to a specified folder. My problem is now that when I right click at any file either it is a ...
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