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Nemo is a file manager, similar to nautilus. It is used by default in Linux Mint Cinnamon Edition.

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No access to trash:// neither to recent:// from file manager

When I try to access trash from file manager (Nautilus or Nemo), I get an error message The folder contents could not be displayed Sorry, could not display all the contents of "trash": ...
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Filename of selected file is invisible in Nemo file manager when focus is on other pane

Open Nemo file manager. Enable View > Extra Pane option. Select one or more files in one pane. Click on the other pane. The filename(s) of the file(s) in the previous pane are not visible over the ...
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Why does a new Samba share show up later, but not directly after creation?

My machine: Ubuntu 20.04 I created a share on my samba server. Pretty cut and dry. I can access the server from the backend via ssh, and navigate freely. However, if I try to reach it from my file ...
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Nemo menu bar doesn't show up

I'm having this very weird issue with Nemo file manager (that I use to replace Nautilus). When I make the menu bar appear (using Alt or right click on the top bar), and the click on any of the options ...
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What is a .txt~ file and how can I open it?

I noticed a file with a .txt~ extension. What does the ~ mean? How can I open this file? It seems not to work with a text editor.
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Remove Old Nautilus Icon

I cam across this thread on having two icons for Files. I am frustrated by having two icons, one for Nautilus and one for Nemo to manage Files. This explains how to change the names of the icons, but ...
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Nemo 'File Management preferences' has no exit

Ubuntu 20.04.1 Cinnamon desktop recently installed. Working with files and folders in Nemo 4.4.2 and when I finish, I can't find a way to close the Nemo 'File Management preferences'? It floats on top ...
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Keyboard shortcut to select full file name including extension

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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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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Why do my thumbnails need to regenerate with every restart? Is it possible to allow them to persist?

I have a large amount of images on my machine and every single time I reboot the machine, I lose this cache, or at least it feels this way. The folder I frequent the most often has around 3.6k images, ...
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Nemo File Quick View

I changed from Nautilus to Nemo on my Ubuntu 20.04 and I really miss sushi functionality (pressing space bar and having a quick look on the file). I'snt there any way to have the same feature on Nemo? ...
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Nemo-preview throws out JS error

My system is Ubuntu 20.04, I download nemo-preview from the repository of Linux Mint and installed it manually. No error or warning shows in the installation. But nemo-preview does not function when I ...
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Change extensions that are recognized as “executable text files”

For script files with the extension .sh I found it convenient to enable "Ask each time" for what to do with executable text files. Now however it also asks it for other types of files (for ...
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File manager that doesn't freeze when working with SMB shares?

I work at a company that uses Samba for file sharing, which means that I rely on it a lot throughout the day. Unfortunately, the service provider of the VPN has not been able to cope with the traffic ...
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What is the correct PPA for Nemo?

I have just changed my file manager in Ubuntu 20.04 from Nautilus to Nemo but the PPA (ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon) I have for it has an 404 error for one of the links in it and doesn't finish adding it in. ...
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What Controls the System's Save Dialogue Box, and File Selector Dialogue Box?

I recently encountered a problem with the Nautilus file manager on Ubuntu 20.04, as it doesn't suite me while saving files, as described in my question here: Save File Dialogue Box in Nautilus, Ubuntu ...
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3GP video thumbnails not displayed

3GP/3GPP (.3gp) videos have no thumbnails in Nautilus or Nemo. How can this be fixed?
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Nemo terminal extension Kubuntu 20.04LTS

I am using for years Nemo and can confirm the best file manager for me. However since refreshed from Kubuntu 18.04LTS to 20.04LTS i can not get nemo terminal extension. On my 18.04LTS was working fine....
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Using other file managers

I have set up Nemo as my default file manager and it's working fine except for one issue. When I attempt to open a file from within an app it defaults to a Nautilus window. Is there any way to make ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1: How to remove Network file sharing location on Nautilus under other locations

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, GNOME version 3.36.3 and I've mistakenly added two different links to the same server but I haven't been able to remove the other duplicate. Basically I struggled to link ...
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How can I force all applications to use Nemo's file selection dialog instead of Nautilus's one?

A similar question has been already asked on this site. Here is the link: How can I make all applications use Nemo's file selection dialog instead of Nautilus? Anyway, this has been posted in 2014....
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Change sort order in Nemo by keyboard

Is there a shortcut to change to sort order in Nemo? Unfortunately I couldn't find anything in the documentation.
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Generate preview thumbnails of all images in a directory for nemo

I would like to be able to force nemo to create preview thumbnails for all images in a directory, not just the ones for the currently visible icons. The reason is I have some folders with thousands of ...
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How can I add a “Format” option to Nemo?

I use Nemo file manager instead of Nautilus. When I want to format a drive (usb pendrive), i can't do that, because Nemo doesn't offer a Format option, in the right-click-menu. How can I add a Format ...
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Can I change the color of highlighted text in Nemo?

I'm using Nemo 4.4.2 with two panes: Clicking on a folder highlights the text like this: But then clicking somewhere inside the second pane makes the highlighted folder name unreadable: The ...
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How To Show Mounted Drives on Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop When Using Nemo as Default

I have a mounted drive that I want to show up on my desktop. I know that there is a method here to do this with Nautilus and 18.04, but I am using Nemo, not Nautilus. I just wanted you to know that ...
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nemo “elevated privileges banner” is dark (should be red tho) with the Yaru Dark theme on ubuntu 20.04, how to fix?

Now that I am using the dark theme, nemo's "elevated privileges" banner will be dark, and that is not helpful as it was in the light theme (I wont change back to light theme). I wonder if ...
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20.04 upgrade, Rhythmbox not opening

just upgraded to 20.04 and Rhythmbox is refusing to open. (RB Version 3.4.2 ** see edit 2) If I right-click on a .mp3 file to "Open With RB" I get the RB name and spinner in the top task-bar,...
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MEGASync in Nemo shows error: (nemo:70308): WARNING ** connect() failed

When I start Nemo with the debug postfix (nemo --debug) and MEGASync is not started & connected, I get the error on the command line: ** (nemo:70308): WARNING **: 14:01:02.206: connect() failed ...
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Shift Delete not working in ubuntu 20.04

I don't know if this is just me or if this is a case of corrupt install but apparently shift+delete does not delete files permanently from anywhere on my system. It only moves files to the Trash which ...
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Non “Fast boot” Read-only W10 partition

my question is on how to fix the issue where, when trying to move or paste files from a Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 partition to a Windows 10 partition shows the message: "Error copying to «directory» ...
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How to stop Nemo 20.04 double-click behavior

I am using Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 and I am struggling with a new feature in the file manager. When you are double-clicking your way down through a stack of folders, if you accidentally double-click in ...
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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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How can I customize Nemo file manager?

On my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system, I replaced Nautilus with Nemo 4.2.3, because it has more useful features. However I had to admit that Nautilus "skin/theme" is more beautiful to me, when I use ...
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Program Open/ Save As Dialogue No Bookmarks No Places

I thought I had solved this before but can't remember what I did. I use Qpdfview for my PDF viewer. The Save As/ Open dialogue does not have any bookmarks or places like the default file manager (...
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can't encrypt files with cinnamon nemo file manager

I upgraded succesfully my Ubuntu 18.04 default amd64 distribution to Ubuntu 20.04 amd64. On both Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 I was able to encrypt files with gpg from the default files filemanager ...
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pasting files from a windows host to nemo in a 20.04 vmware guest is not working

nemo reports in its status bar "there is nothing on the clipboard to paste" works with nautilus works with nemo in 18.04 Is there anything that can be done to get this working?
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Evolution/Thunderbird, and copy-pase file from nemo/nautilus

since I migrate from 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS, one nice feature of evolution/nemo/nautilus does not work anymore. In the past, I could copy a file from nautilus and/or nemo, and paste it in Evolution ...
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Is it possible to install nemo-compare on ubuntu 18.04? if so, how?

I found this: https://github.com/linuxmint/nemo-extensions/ but here is not mint, is ubuntu 18.04 This extension code is in python. It is the only reason that I still open nautilus for: to compare ...
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Safely remove an external drive makes Files crash

when I use in Files (Nemo) the option 'Safely remove' for an external drive, the program always crashes (disappears completely). Some time later Ubuntu offers to send in a crash report. Any ...
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Why isn't the file picker a derivative of the file browser [closed]

So I went from Nautilus to Nemo file browser, but was surprised to see that the file picker (inside an app, when I choose "open a file". For example, ctrl+o on gedit) was exactly the same. From this ...
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How to increase the spacing between items in the left sidebar of Nemo file manager?

I want to increase the spacing between the items in the left sidebar of the Nemo file manager. By default the spacing is less so, for me, the items looks cluttered. Is there a way to increase that ...
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How to ensure apps use Nemo to browse?

On my Ubuntu 18.04, I installed Nemo and made it the default file manager using the following commands: xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search gsettings set ...
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Auto-Mount NTFS drive via fstab - Ubuntu 18.04

I have modified fstab to auto-mount my secondary hard drive to a custom location and assign owner and group on Ubuntu 18.04. I am facing some issues and I know that probably the problem is on mount ...
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Desktop icons have disappeared in 18.04 [duplicate]

As I usually just switch between windows that are already open, I don't see my desktop often so I'm not sure when this happened, but at some point somewhat recently everything on the desktop ...
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Having replaced Nautilus with nemo, browser upload remains using nautilus

As the title says. I've followed all steps in google results, checked a few answers here, like this one: How to replace Nautilus with Nemo in Gnome 3 Or this one: Make nemo the default file ...
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nautilus/nemo/other file manager - suggestions for more accessible GUI-based owner management?

Short version TL;DR - When running nemo/nautilus with elevated privileges*, there are a TON of users/groups on the permissions tab... they're all jammed in non-searchable drop-downs that don't have ...
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What is the best website to download Nemo from for Ubunt(make sure it is .deb)

I've been using the Nautilus file manager for the xfce4 desktop environment. I dislike it. Can anyone tell me how to get Nemo for it?
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Remove “Organize Desktop by Name” option

I have nemo as my default file browser in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Is there a way to remove the "Organize Desktop by Name" option which appears when you right click on the Desktop? I keep accidentally ...
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nemo-dropbox won't install on Ubuntu 18.04

When I try to install nemo-dropbox from Synaptic I get the message, Could not mark all packages for installation or upgrade The following packages have unresolved dependencies. Make sure that all ...

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