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Questions tagged [pcmanfm]

The default file manager for the lightweight desktop environment, LXDE

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How to hide/unhide menubar of file manager PCmanFM with the Alt key?

In Windows Explore I have option to toggle menubar by using ALT key. Can I do it in PCmanFM? I'm willing to try coding stuff (for a bit). Update information :: I'm using Lubuntu 18.04 LTS at the ...
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gksudo Workaround for Leafpad and PCmanFM

I have read a lot of articles on how to work around the lack of gksudo in the latest *buntu releases. Unfortunately, they've been tailored to applications I don't use like gedit, mousepad, nautilus, ...
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How can I open .rar archives in lubuntu's built-in file manager?

Lubuntu 18.04.1 includes the lightweight but surprisingly powerful GUI file manager PCManFM 1.2.5, which can list the files within a .rar, but fails to extract or display them. Error messages (e.g. ...
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PCManFM not recognizing multiple MIME types

I need to set up a script to run when various types of files are run in PCManFM. I right clicked on a file and used "Open With" to enter the name of the script. After that, I could see the new entry ...
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PCManFM opened with gksudo crashes

I have Lubuntu 16.04 LTS, which I really like, I am quite competent, but I don't know everything about Linux. So, sometimes in LXTerminal, I use the command, gksudo pcmanfm + password, to access write ...
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Is there a workaround for the removal of “Copy Path” in pcmanfm-qt?

Briefly, now that the Copy Path option has been removed from the lxqt version of the pcmanfm file maanger, I'm trying to find a workaround. More details: I've been using Linux since 2015, solely ...
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Is there a way to make Lubuntu 18.10 look like Lubuntu 18.04?

Since Lubuntu changes its desktop from LXDE to LXQt there have been changes in icons of the panel and PCmanFM, the file manager. I am not an experienced user but I am wondering why a change in ...
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How does a samba/cifs recycle bin work within PCmanFM?

By using vfs object = recycle I can create a trash bin for a samba share (or more globally, for each samba share). However, when using PCmanFM as file manager in Lubuntu 18.04 this seems not to work: ...
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PCmanFM - How can I remove an entry from the context menu?

I am using Lubuntu 18.04. When clicking right on a file the context menu of the file manager opens up. The file manager is PCmanFM, a great tool. I would like to remove programs from the list of ...
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Can using PCManFM rather than Nautilus/Files in 18.04 cause problems?

I've installed the 3rd-party light file manager PCManFM 1.2.5 on Ubuntu 18.04 because Nautilus/Files was frustrating me (over-simplicity & seeming absence of some features). So far I've been ...
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lxsession-default-terminal does not open a terminal anymore (Lubuntu 18.04)

I am using Lubuntu 18.04 lxsession-default-terminal (which is used by PCManFM (F4) -> open Terminal in folder) does not open a Terminal-Window anymore. (I can only see a flashing window [open and ...
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Konsole does not open in current directory (pwd)

Some file managers, such as pcmanfm or pcmanfm-qt, open terminals in the current directory by setting $PWD before opening the terminal. Most terminals behave as expected. This includes xterm, gnome-...
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Why can't I use mouse navigation buttons (back and forward) on pcmanfm file explorer on lubuntu?

I'd like to browse my files with one hand without clicking backspace or alt + arrows or clicking on the arrows on the window... just like in firefox or windows applications...
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How to NOT OPEN multiple files if selected, upon double / single click in PCmanFM?

Being a linux amateur, I have simply loved Lubuntu regardless of issues with LXpanel's systray. However, this is about PCmanFM. I got a rude shock when I clicked on just one file while multiple files ...
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I can't put anything on my desktop and i can't change the wallpaper. Lubuntu 16.04

I can't change my wallpaper and I can't put any files on my desktop. Also my right-click menu changed from the normal one to the one in the image.
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Cannot change desktop background with crontab

I have scheduled a job in crontab to change the desktop background randomly, every minute in Lubuntu, using the following script: #!/bin/bash export DISPLAY=:0 PHOTOS_PATH=~/Pictures/wallpapers/ ...
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PCManFM file size column is blank

Just installed Lubuntu (Ubuntu 17.10) on a desktop. The default file manager, PCManFM seems to work well with the exception that the file size column doesn't populate, it remains blank. Every other ...
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How can I find out the command line corresponding to choosing an application to open a file in desktop environment?

How can I find out the command line corresponding to choosing an application to open a file in pcmanfm under lxde? I thought I would find something under ~/.local/share/applications by grep -R -i ...
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How to set PcManFm as the default file manager in 16.04?

Nautilus make my pc so slow, it keeps using more than 300MiB memory even after i close all folders... i installed PCMan file manager from software center and i like it. but how can i set it as the ...
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Can't Open LXTerminal from PCMan 1.2.4

Windows Machine using Oracle VirtualBox, Ubuntu. I inadvertantly let my file system get full. While working on this issue, at some point PCManFM lost its connection to open LXTerminal at the currect ...
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How can i add a menu item to the right-click of different file managers

I have read this link, but there it's talking about nautilus, i am using a different file manager (PCManFm), but i want to add an item to all the right-click menus of the directory. I have done the ...
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Is there a way to force thumbnail generation via a script

I am currently using PCManFM, but I believe that other file managers are the same. When I open up the directory, large files, that are over the specified size limit are not shown as thumbnails, but ...
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Window of a newly started program is by default not in the front

In PcManFM, I right click a pdf file, and set up in "Open With..." to use a Windows program run under Wine to open pdf files. Now when I double click a pdf file, the Windows program starts and open ...
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Shortcut key to rename a selected file?

In PcManfm, is there some shortcut key to rename a selected file? Ctrl+R doesn't work.
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How can I add a wine program in PCManFM 1.2.4 as an option to open files of a file type?

I tried to add a program run under Wine as an option to open files of a certain type (here pdf files), as following. But when I choose the option after right clicking a pdf file, the program runs ...
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set mount option to write drive for PCManFM

I am using PCManFM as a file manager. I set PCManFM to autodetect my drive: I have 2 rules for polkit: polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) { if ((action.id == "org.freedesktop.udisks2....
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PCManFM actions not tracked in zeitgeist

zeitgeist and gnome-activity-journal seem like a good answer to many of my family-tech-support issues. (I can't find the document I just edited!) Installed them on family Lubuntu machines and, in the ...
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How to hide files and folders in PCManFM without changing their path?

I'm running Lubuntu 16.04 LTS and thus, use the PCManFM file manager. I want to hide some files and folders from the view that the file manager provides, but I can not use the .-prefix or any other ...
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smb browsing with Nautilus - how to cache results?

When I use Nautilus (standard Ubuntu, all distributions up to 17.04), a network access to large smb shares is painfully slow. It takes not only seconds for the results to build (expected), but also ...
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How is PCManFM being launched at session start?

PCManFM is being launched at every session start, taking control over the desktop. Neither ~/.xprofile, ~/.config/, /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart, nor ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart ...
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lubuntu pcmanfm recently opened files and folder (history)

Is their a way to see and open recently viewed files and folders (history) in PCManFM in Lubuntu? The recent files appears only sometimes (eg. during file open/file save) as in the picture open/save
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How do I remove/overwrite “phantom” files?

I was moving a pile of MP3s from my Music folder to an external HDD (it is fat32, if that matters), when I realized that I should not have selected "apply to all" when I told it to "Overwrite" for one ...
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Disable automatic shortcut creation for network mounts

I just wrote a script that searches for every samba device in a network and mounts all shares it can find on those devices. It works just fine, but my launcher sidebar became quite unusable. I know I ...
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“Extract To…” gone after updating from 16.04 to 16.10

I recently updated my LXDE from Xenial Xerus to Yakkety Yakk. After the upgrade, I no longer see the Extraction-related context menu items for compressed files (e.g. rar) in PCManFM. Why is that? How ...
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Extract files to new folder in PCManFM

When I use the context menu to extract compressed files on PCManFM, I would like it to automatically create a folder and put the extracted files in it, like it used to happen in Nautilus back when I ...
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Update settings and refresh PCManFM using command line?

When I changes settings under PCManFM > Edit > Preferences > Volume Management using GUI, it immediately reflects the changes. But my requirement is to do such thing from command line. So am doing ...
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[SOLVED]Custom DE. cairo-dock and Pcmanfm reset on logout?

Using Lubuntu Latest... I created a custom Desktop Environment using Openbox, cairo-dock and Pcmanfm... I created mydesk.desktop in /usr/share/xsessions containing [Desktop Entry] Name=WOWcool ...
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Why does mv work so slowly renaming files in my SD card?

The SD card is in a phone which is tethered to the computer. % pwd /run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host=%5Busb%3A003%2C007%5D/SanDisk SD card % date && mv f759fdradio_ga_ga.mp3 radio_ga_ga.mp3 &&...
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gksudo pcmanfm alone or with gksudo leafpad?

If I open pcmanfm using the gksudo command this lets me manipulate files and directories safely. But what if I want to open and modify a text file in one of those directories? Will the gksudo ...
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Ubuntu xenial File Manager trash not working

I am on a fresh ubuntu xenial installation. I can't make the trash directory working, no matter what file manager I use. I've tried with nautilus, thunar, pcmanfm (my current file manager): nothing. ...
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Clicking Files From Menu Does Nothing

I run Lubuntu on my primary machine, but am running Ubuntu on a desktop. I was attempting to set Pcmanfm as the deafult file browser and everything seemed to go well. Using terminal I installed no ...
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Lubuntu - pcmanfm does not fully update on first boot

An old 32 bit AMD Sempron 3400+ is running Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. It's used as a disaster backup so it's stuffed full of old hard drives. The problem arises on first boot when all the drives are not ...
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Mistake by un-installing file manager – blank screen

I have un-installed PcManfm, default file manager from Lubuntu as I was too annoyed by it and wanted to install Dolphin. To avoid any conflicts I did this before installing Dolphin and stupidly I ...
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PCManFM (Lubuntu 14.04) not Seeing Other Network Computers

Something has changed recently, and I can't figure out what. I have a headless server running Ubuntu 12.04 Server with Samba and CUPS and several shared drives (frankenstein). Everything worked fine ...
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Is there a possibility to export/backup the settings of PCmanFM in Lubuntu?

I add a lot of shortcuts to my file manager pcmanfm, I am referring to the shortcuts in the left panel of the window, and would like to backup those.
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Howto: execute a custom application from pcmanfm in lubuntu

I run Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and I have downloaded and installed castnow to stream videos from my PC to my Chromecast. The only alternative I know is to do this via Videostream using Chromium. But that ...
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Browsing through Windows drives would run Wine

I've set Wine to open up as a window. While in Lubuntu, there are cases when I'm browsing through my Windows files (I'm not running anything yet) then Wine pops up, then closes. No visible program is ...
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Error: Failed to execute child process “kfmclient” (No such file or directory)

I'm using PCManFM and recovered my Lubuntu 14.04.3 Trusty Tahr recently. After the recovery, when I press the Windows + E key, I get the error message Failed to execute child process "kfmclient" (No ...
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Lubuntu taskbar doesn't update window titles

I've recently installed Lubuntu 15.04, and everything is fine, except one (very annoying) little thing. My taskbar correctly shows all windows, displaying their title, but it doesn't update those ...
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Per-folder settings in PCManFM?

Each folder in PCManFM uses global settings. Is there any option to save settings such as file sorting and view mode in PCManFM for a specific folder?