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Dolphin as default file manager?

Postby urbanspirit on Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:03 am

I was trying to put Dolhpin as default file manager in Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon, since I like it more then Nautilus or Nemo. How can I do that?
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Re: Dolphin as default file manager?

Postby viking777 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:41 am

Try editing /etc/gnome/defaults. Open the file, search for 'nemo' and where it occurs (only once in my copy) either replace it or better still in front of it put

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dolphin.desktop;


Make sure dolphin.desktop exists in /usr/share/applications first though.
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Re: Dolphin as default file manager?

Postby urbanspirit on Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:48 am

Thanks Viking, I will try that when I get back to linux.

Currently, I am regenerating all sectors all huge druve with hdd regenerator in windows couse I couldn`t make it work in linux and some of softwares found a lot of bad sectors and some of them reported hdd as fine, so... It is going to be a painfully long time until it will finish. I trust hdd regenerator the most and I let it run not with mode of scan and fix but with regenerate all on blank disk.
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Re: Dolphin as default file manager?

Postby urbanspirit on Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:36 am

I just ckecked the Dolphine application is on location /usr/share/applications/kde4/
Should I move it to up folder or it can stay there?
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Re: Dolphin as default file manager?

Postby viking777 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:24 am

I think it should be alright where it is. I must warn you though that I had Dolphin as the default file manager a year or so ago, and it was never 100% successful despite my best efforts. I use spacefm now and that is 100% successful (and even better than dolphin to my eyes :) although it is the hardest file manager I have ever had to configure - hundreds of options, some of which are quite complex)
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Re: Dolphin as default file manager?

Postby urbanspirit on Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:33 am

Oh, thanks for advice, I will surely take a look at it.

May I ask you something beside this topic or I will need to put a new topic on forum? I have seen that there is an option to uninstall apps directly from cinnamon menu via right click from list of apps but all I get on the right click is add to palnel, add to fav... How can I uninstall apps from the menu directly instead of running application manager? I think that way it would be much easier and not to look for a...oh how was the name of the app and stuff, lol
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Re: Dolphin as default file manager?

Postby viking777 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:43 am

If there is a way to do it I have never seen it.

There is 'Remove from Panel' and 'Remove from Favourites' but they only remove items from the menu or panel they don't uninstall them.

BTW if you do decide to try spacefm you need to do 2 things. You must read the user manual that comes with it (from the 'help' menu), if you don't you wont understand its capabilities and you should also install the program 'udevil' at the same time which is what gives it so much of its power (it is in the package manager).

I remember having an exchange with another dolphin user about spacefm and he tried it and decided it didn't offer what he wanted and went back to dolphin. So don't be swayed by my enthusiasm for it, it may not suit you.
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Re: Dolphin as default file manager?

Postby urbanspirit on Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:15 am

I guess you are right. Im just very fresh on linux platform and recently by searching and exploring stuff on the internet I probably misunderstood some sequence of a sentence, somewhere. Oh well, that would be a killer option and I don`t think that it would be so impossible to implement even though I am no code writer or a programmer, I just assume.

I found spacefm and install it. I must say that it seems better then dolphin I will surely spend some time using it to see if its comfortable for me. As far, dolphin i like just for some things and not for some other things, but spacefm seems to have both stuff I like. Its intuitive, looking good and it has bookmarks as I need them very much.

Thanks, Hogar the Viking. You helped me a lot already, I am still learning and when your new to the huge and completely new things informations without directions can be very overwhelming and frustrating sometimes. I already had to reinstall mint I think 3 times, I like to explore and try but sometimes it has its own price but I learn the best on my own mistakes :)
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Re: Dolphin as default file manager?

Postby viking777 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:25 am

OK my friend, as it is a quiet morning on the forum I will, if you don't mind, give you one more thing to try out:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/qt4-fsa ... nd%20Maya/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qt4-fsa ... 0language/

The first link is an installable .deb package which is only of use to you if you have more than one linux distro installed. The second link is a live cd which can be used if you only have one distro.

This program is like a seat belt in a car or a life boat on a liner. If you are prepared to use it, it saves your life over and over again. If you had used this program once early on then you would not have had to install Mint 3x by now. It allows you to roll back linux and undo your mistakes with zero knowledge. It is also a very simple to understand gui program. Unlike spacefm it doesn't have a lot of documentation, but it is pretty easy to work out.
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Re: Dolphin as default file manager?

Postby urbanspirit on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:04 am

I installed it but it is not appearing in mint menu like I noticed happened with some other apps as well.
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Re: Dolphin as default file manager?

Postby viking777 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:12 am

Not sure what you are talking about here, what have you installed that doesn't show up, spacefm or qt4-fsarchiver?

As I said there is no point in installing qt4-fsarchiver if you only have one Linux operating system. If that is the case you need the live cd.

Do you have two linux operating systems?

If you want to run qt4-fsarchiver just to look at it then do so from the terminal, just type

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qt4-fsarchiver


But it is of very little use if Mint is your only OS.
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Re: Dolphin as default file manager?

Postby urbanspirit on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:38 am

Damn. That was weird, cuz when I clicked on the first link it downloaded udevil file which I already had installed and that was what I was talking about but now I tried it again and it downloaded the correct file.
Well, I have installed Linux Mint 14 Nadia Cinnamon desktop, but I also have some other called sessions when I am login but I am not quite sure if for some reason default login fails or something that maybe I could use some other to get into the system and pull the restore utility. Anyways, I was looking for such a thing and I really appreciate advice, in windows I was addicted to Norton Ghost and this seems to be tha same stuff, thanks a lot :O)
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