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Dropbox tray icon opens with 'Files' instead of 'Nemo'.

Post by Jlynton » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:41 pm

I recently upgraded from 18.3 cinnamon to 19 cinnamon. Since then, when opening the 'dropbox' folder from the tray icon, the folder is displayed in 'Files' rather than in 'Nemo' (it displayed in Nemo before the upgrade).

Can anyone tell me how to force it to open in 'Nemo'?

TIA

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Re: Dropbox tray icon opens with 'Files' instead of 'Nemo'.

Post by kyphi » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:56 pm

In Software Manager there are seven entries for Dropbox. Perhaps you need to install the version for Nemo, called Nemo-dropbox.

Files = Nemo. Open Files, click on "Help", click on "About".
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Re: Dropbox tray icon opens with 'Files' instead of 'Nemo'.

Post by Jlynton » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:09 am

Thanks for your answer kyphi.

The two dropbox entries that I have installed are dropbox and nemo-dropbox, I have tried uninstalling then installing again from scratch, but no change.

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Re: Dropbox tray icon opens with 'Files' instead of 'Nemo'.

Post by kyphi » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:51 pm

The File Manager is known by different names depending on which Linux distribution or distribution version is used.

1. Nemo
2. Nautilus
3. Caja
4. Dolphin
5. Thunar

It is also simply called Files. So, if dropbox opens in Files, it actually opens in Nemo. If you open Files, click on "Help" and then on "About" it will come up with a screen that says Nemo.

There are many more File Managers.
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Re: Dropbox tray icon opens with 'Files' instead of 'Nemo'.

Post by Jlynton » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:58 pm

kyphi wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:51 pm
The File Manager is known by different names depending on which Linux distribution or distribution version is used.

1. Nemo
2. Nautilus
3. Caja
4. Dolphin
5. Thunar

It is also simply called Files. So, if dropbox opens in Files, it actually opens in Nemo. If you open Files, click on "Help" and then on "About" it will come up with a screen that says Nemo.

There are many more File Managers.

Files and nemo are not the same thing.
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Nemo was forked from Nautilus, which was later renamed 'Files'.

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Re: Dropbox tray icon opens with 'Files' instead of 'Nemo'.

Post by kyphi » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:59 pm

In Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon, Files is Nemo, the File Manager.

The image you posted of Files, is the Ubuntu Nautilus File Manager used by early versions of Linux Mint.

You stated that you upgraded from Linux Mint 18.3 to 19. Did you also upgrade from an earlier version to 18.3 and have thereby retained Nautilus?
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Re: Dropbox tray icon opens with 'Files' instead of 'Nemo'.

Post by JosephM » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:09 pm

The image you posted of Files, is the Ubuntu Nautilus File Manager used by early versions of Linux Mint.
You would've had to been upgrading for a very long time. Nemo has been the file manager for Cinnamon forever.

Wouldn't the simple fix here be to remove Nautilus? Unless you have some specific reason to use it.
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Re: Dropbox tray icon opens with 'Files' instead of 'Nemo'.

Post by Jlynton » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:41 am

I had a vanilla install of 18.3, which I later upgraded to 19. I found that I did have nautilus intalled, not sure why, but I removed it, and the dropbox icon now opens nemo.

Thank you both for your help.

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