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The pcmanfm-qt is dead on my Lubuntu 20.04

I know it is so weird, but last night I set an image on my desktop background and delete the image, then I right-click on the desktop and press the desktop properties to change the style of background ...
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PCManFM cut and paste not working

I am relatively new to Ubuntu and general love it except for the fact that the file browsers suck. My latest attempt at file browser satisfaction is to use PCManFM. While I generally like it PCManFM ...
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Shortcut to get back to previous folder in PCManFM

Is there a keyboard shortcut for getting back to previous folder in PCManFM? I couldn't find it in the Help > Keyboard Navigation page, nor in the Preferences. PS. Using PCManFM 1.2.5 on Ubuntu 18....
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18.04 Xubuntu PCManFM - Add ''Run as root'' to menu, not right-click

I reciently installed Lubuntu 19.04 that has the option of ''Run as administrator/run as root'' in the contextual menu of ''Tools''. Now I have Xubuntu 18.04 and installed PCManFm as file manager, ...
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My gmail address suddenly appears as a mount point on PCmanfm

To whom it may concern, there appears to be absolutely nothing on the Internet about this problem as searches turned out nothing relevant, but I have a link to my email adress (as a mount point) under ...
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define file manager drop action when modifier key pressed

If I drag a file from one file manager window and drop it in another, the file gets moved from the source folder to the destination folder. If I hold down the control key while doing this, the file ...
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Change default application - Button grayed out?

When trying to change the default application for PDFs to "evince" in PcManFM-QT (version 0.14.1), I'm getting the problem that the "OK" button is grayed out. How can I change the default application ...
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Is there a way to change default extension for an empty text file in PCManFM

I am using PCManFM 1.2.5 on XUbuntu 18.04 LTS. Currently when creating a new text file i get a creation window in the following form: I would like to change the default extension from txt to text, ...
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Desktop is gone

I was using my computer for some gaming when it froze and I could only open qps. I tried killing off the game's process but accidentally killed pcmanfm-qt. Now my desktop is gone. I can still use ...
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How to add the option '-p' to copying files with PCmanFM?

I want to preserve the original file date while copying files from one place to another. the cp -p is the way to do that. But when I want to copy multiple files from one place to another with the ...
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Ubuntu remembers every drive ever connected and every dvd ever inserted and PCmanFM shows it in folder panel

I am using PCManFM 1.2.5 as file manager on Ubuntu 18.04.2. When I go to my media folder, there I find listed the names of every external drive I ever connected and every disk I ever inserted in my ...
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How to hide progress bars in PCManFM 1.2.5?

I am having some problem with the PCManFM on my Lubuntu 18.04LTS. The "Copying Files" progress bar always appears on top of the viewer so everytime I want to navigate through the files I need to move ...
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Cannot execute PCManFM from the program's menu on Lubuntu 19.04

I recently noticed that when I click on the default file explorer (PCManFM) icon in the program's menu, the program doesn't start. I ran the system's update to check if the updates would fix the ...
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Setting Pluma's Default File Manager

While messing around with Lubuntu 19.04, running lxqt-sudo to launch Pluma text editor as root so that I could edit the /var/www PHP projects I had, I noticed when rightclicking the file browser pane ...
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Lubuntu 19.04 Opens PCManFM-Qt Without Proper Theme As Root

When opening PCManFM-Qt file manager as root from command line in Lubuntu 19.04, it opens using a default theme (which is rather ugly) and won't consider the choices made with lxqt-config. How do I ...
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How to launch PCmanFM-qt with [Super]+[E]

The Lubuntu manual says that [Super]+[E] is supposed to launch PCmanFM-qt, the default file manager for Lubuntu (for which I've just installed version 18.10). Reference: https://manual.lubuntu.me/2/2....
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LXDE 18.04 LTS Lubuntu desktop keeps breaking

Roughly once a day while I'm opening folders on LXDE at some point things break down. A folder freezes up and will not open. I'm prompted to cancel or end the process. Then everything on the desktop ...
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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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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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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 ...