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Move to and Copy to on xfce4 desktop

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:39 pm
by marcia
Hello Everyone,

Yesterday I installed linuxmint 18.3 xfce after using linuxmint cinnamon 17.3 for some years. One thing that seems to be missing is the copy to and move to feature. In 17.3 I was able to right click on a file or folder on the desktop and choose to copy to or move to a specific folder that I could choose. Now when I right click on a file or folder there is cut , copy, move to trash but no move to or copy to option. Is there a way to add this option? I used it often and really miss it.

So far I am really liking 18.3 xfce. I will be checking how everything is working the next few days.

inxi -Fzd
System: Host: xxxx Kernel: 4.4.0-119-lowlatency x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: System: Gigabyte product: N/A
Mobo: AMD model: 990FXA-UD3 v: x.x
Bios: American Megatrends v: FA date: 10/23/2012
CPU: Quad core AMD FX-4300 (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 2600 MHz 2: 1800 MHz 3: 2600 MHz
4: 1800 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GF116 [GeForce GTX 550 Ti]
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.111
Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA GF116 High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-119-lowlatency
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169
IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 6001.2GB (0.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_HDWE140 size: 4000.8GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST2000DM001 size: 2000.4GB
Optical: /dev/sr0 model: ASUS DRW-24B1ST c
dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
Features: speed: 48x multisession: yes
audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram
Partition: ID-1: / size: 3.6T used: 13G (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 13.4C mobo: N/A gpu: 39C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 252 Uptime: 3:28 Memory: 1336.5/16079.8MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thank you,

Marcia

Re: Move to and Copy to on xfce4 desktop

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:14 pm
by lamar
When you right click on a file and the selections drop down, look at the top right corner and you should see a +. Click on it and the other options will appear.
Good luck.

Re: Move to and Copy to on xfce4 desktop

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:43 pm
by MtnDewManiac
lamar wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:14 pm
When you right click on a file and the selections drop down, look at the top right corner and you should see a +. Click on it and the other options will appear.
Is that some new feature in the 18.x series of Mint Xfce? Because there's nothing like that on the desktop in Mint Xfce 17.3.

Regards,
MDM

Re: Move to and Copy to on xfce4 desktop

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:06 pm
by marcia
Hello,

Thank you for your prompt answer. I vaguely remember this solution some years ago. I have been checking for a + sign and there is
none that I can find. Maybe I am not searching in the right place.

I hope there is an easy fix.

Thanks for the help.

Marcia

Re: Move to and Copy to on xfce4 desktop

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:09 pm
by mint4all
marcia wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:06 pm
Hello,

Thank you for your prompt answer. I vaguely remember this solution some years ago. I have been checking for a + sign and there is
none that I can find. Maybe I am not searching in the right place.

I hope there is an easy fix.

Thanks for the help.

Marcia
Greetings!

Afaict, your "easy fix" is discussed in a post @ http://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/201308/page02.html (scroll down a bit). I just found that post thus I have not yet created these 2 custom actions you are looking for, but will test them for myself soon. I'm sure it will come in handy since I do a lot of file maintenance myself.

The solution offered but that post uses the "zenity" tool for constructing the commands' GUI. I have both zenity & YAD installed on my systems, but can't remember if one or both tools came with Mint's install disk, or if i installed it myself after minting my 3 systems (2 fresh 64-bit desktop builds and one laptop upgrade from a 32-bit LM18.0-xfce).

Re: Move to and Copy to on xfce4 desktop

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:41 pm
by marcia
Hello,

Thanks for this link. I followed the directions and it worked!
Had to reboot for it to take effect.

Now, I am very pleased with linuxmint18.3 xfce.

Thanks very much,

Marcia