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Change folder view from icon to list [SOLVED]

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I'm a newbie running Linux Mint 18.1 Serena. Would like to know how to change the default folder view from icon to list in all my folders at one time? I currently have about 4500 folders. Also would like to know if I can NOT have extensions show in file names?

Thanks for any help. :D
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Re: Change folder view from icon to list

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Assuming that you are using Nemo, "View new folders using ..." is the first thing you see when you open Edit > Preferences at the top of the list.
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Also, what LM 18.1 version are you using - Cinnamon, Mate, KDE, or Xfce? Bc I believe the default file manager is different for all of them...
  • Cinnamon is Nemo
    Mate is Caja
    KDE is Dolphin
    Xfce is Thunar I believe
So it might be slightly different depending on which version of Mint you are running, but austin.texas is correct > go into Preferences > change the Default View to list/details. As for removing the file type - I know you can remove the column in the "List Columns" area, but I do not see the file extensions on the files when in list/details mode...
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Re: Change folder view from icon to list

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In KDE it is even simpler:
In the toolbar you find 3 buttons, one for icons, one for compact view and one for details view mode.
Just click the one you like to use and all folders show files and folders in that way.
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On this picture they are the third, fourth and fifth from the left.

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Thanks for quick answer. I somehow missed the answer when trying find it.
Thanks again (how do I mark this as solved?)
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crgibson wrote:Thanks for quick answer. I somehow missed the answer when trying find it.
Thanks again (how do I mark this as solved?)
I am glad you got it worked out !
Go to your first post, click the EDIT (pencil) icon, and add [SOLVED] to the title.
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EmpireI\TYech

Using Cinnamon. I saw the 'List Columns' but nothing anywhere about extensions as part of the Name.

Thanks again
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Re: Change folder view from icon to list [SOLVED]

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DeMus

Sorry to be so dumb, but how to I get to KDE?

Thanks
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crgibson wrote:how to I get to KDE?
You would have to install the KDE version of Mint - (a new installation).
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Re: Change folder view from icon to list [SOLVED]

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austin.texas

I feel even more dumb now. I will do some checking and study up on how to get KDE installed.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Change folder view from icon to list [SOLVED]

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As austin said: You have to do a new installation of Mint. Might be a side-by-side installation (= dual booting).

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Re: Change folder view from icon to list [SOLVED]

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.. but I can't get this setting to stick when using Elevated Privileges. Where does nemo store its config for root?

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graham-h wrote:.. but I can't get this setting to stick when using Elevated Privileges. Where does nemo store its config for root?
It is the same as any user.
Open Nemo, as root, and then do Edit > Preferences > List View
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Re: Change folder view from icon to list [SOLVED]

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austin.texas wrote:
graham-h wrote:.. but I can't get this setting to stick when using Elevated Privileges. Where does nemo store its config for root?
It is the same as any user.
Open Nemo, as root, and then do Edit > Preferences > List View
Thanks, but like I say, it doesn't stick. If I close the preferences dialogue then re-open it, the default goes back to icon view.

Edit: It's working now - don't know what's different - maybe it heard you! Thanks again.

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