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folder settings.. (fixed)
« on: June 29, 2014, 04:50:45 AM »
 

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how can i change options so i can see what folder i am in like /root without having to go to "choose folder", i prefer when it shows where i'm browsing and i been messing with settings and must have turned this off somewhere and not cannot find? sorry for another newb question just annoying the heck outa me. i also cannot open certain folders by left clicking an "open as admin" like programs, is their a way i can give permission to get into all folders i get crashes when using software that tries to access them and believe it may be a issue with some vm i try running...

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« Last Edit: June 29, 2014, 07:34:46 PM by elliott »
 

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 04:56:47 AM »
 

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i see where i can change it in thunar but it doesnt apply to every folder after changing from tool bar
 

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 12:09:24 PM »
 

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how can i change options so i can see what folder i am in like /root without having to go to "choose folder", i prefer when it shows where i'm browsing and i been messing with settings and must have turned this off somewhere and not cannot find?

Sorry elliot,

I'm not exactly sure what you are talking about here.  Can you describe process you are trying and in what program.  I can't tell whether you are talking about using the file manager or something else.


i also cannot open certain folders by left clicking an "open as admin" like programs, is their a way i can give permission to get into all folders i get crashes when using software that tries to access them and believe it may be a issue with some vm i try running...

Can you be more specific.  What 'software' are you trying to manually give root access to folders for and why?  Are you just trying to browse around the file system, or are you trying to change permissions on things for some reason?  What software is crashing and what are you in the middle of doing (or trying to do) when that happens?
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Re: folder settings..
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 02:37:12 PM »
 

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hi sorry for not explaining better. when i open my home folder i see button that lead me to [home][folder] when i would like it to be more like windows or when i "choose the folder" on the gear icon all the way to the left it leaves me with a windows opening bar that i am more confortable with like /root/home whereas i can just type where i want to do and not use the icons like in windows. i believe i had this setup before but can't find a way to switch it back and find it incredibly annoying. :( it changes only when in thunar than when going to any other folder outside it switches back to the button icons showing what folders i am in.

hope you can help and if i can explain it better let me know i can try a lot harder but think this sums up the issues, im just way in favor of the windows type folder prompt were i can physically type what fold i want to go to /root/home/blah/blah instead of the [buttom] [botton]...

hope u follow? thanks so much
« Last Edit: June 29, 2014, 02:51:46 PM by elliott »
 

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2014, 02:44:41 PM »
 

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also like mentioned when in thunar i can set the option to allow me to see the folders /root/user/home by going to "view>location selector>tool bar style" and i remember maybe it was linux 1.0 but it allowed me to keep this setting on all folders which made it a lot easier for me to browse around i really dislike and am not getting used to the button setup over it. hope this helps explain. i used to be able to left click and "open termninal" and have a lot of settings that i can only use when i open thunar now which i really liked. the entire folder features seems to have been dumbed down on me?

thanks hope i explained things a little better, its all a bit confusing coming from xp so i hope im not wasting your time. :) basically i want to have all the same compact view/open terminal/non button browsing i get when i open any folder as i do with thunar. if that would be possible it would make my browsing around places way less complicated and easier to launch terminal in folders just by left clocking like i used to.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2014, 03:31:47 PM by elliott »
 

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2014, 04:57:13 PM »
 

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Hi Elliott. Give this a try and let me know what happens.

Thunar > View > Location Selector > Toolbar Style
 

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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 06:20:38 PM »
 

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hi, first thanks so for much for the responses guys. unfortunately this only fixes the problem when running thunar, when i save the setting to this everything is exactly how i want it, but only in thunar. :( i want all folders to act just like thunar does, even how it lists files. it seems that when i change setting in thunar it only effects the setting their and not when i close it and open a new folder. is that not normal? would hate to format i just spent weeks getting everything set up perfect... did i mess something up? i don't know exactly when this switched like this but all i've been doing lately was playing with virtualbox? i don't think this should have effected folder settings not saving...

thunar runs exactly how i would like all my folders to look. the compact lists, the options given when left clicking, the folder toolbar, everything is perfect, it just doesn't change other folders when i close it out. i really get annoyed by the settings layout when not in thunar and makes things hard to work  with. i tried running sudo thunar and changing, everything sticks and stays right with it but again only while in thunar. every other folder the settings are all off and frustrating to work in.

thanks again, any other tips are highly appreciated.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2014, 06:28:49 PM by elliott »
 

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2014, 06:33:54 PM »
 

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Elliot,

Can you post a screenshot showing an example of what other folders you mean and/or showing somewhere that you try clicking to have it act/look as you describe.  I thought solution posted by Scott(0) was what you were looking for, so now I'm not sure what other folder views you mean.

See here for how to post a screenshot to the forum:  https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=487.0.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2014, 06:48:20 PM »
 

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eh i should have waited for the minute it took you to respond, i since made things much worse im afriad. i uninstalled nautilus thinking this was the culprit, i forgot it was installed and when i ran Nautilus it loaded thunar anyway, so i forgot it was installed (or is it by default?). so now when i go to preferred application or try to choose a folder to open, i can see Thunar in the list, but it does not allow me to choose it. so i cant open folders now. i'm an idiot. i tried reinstalling thunar and its other addons in add software and it shows up still, but i can still not pick it as a defaultoh boy...

the folders did look like when you choose to see files in a list, where you can only choose one file at a time and each in its own bar. and instead of where you can change directories on the top i have buttons and to choose from [home][username] but i'm afraid i made things worse, seconds after you responded no less. god a feel stupid sorry.. maybe their is a way i can make it default in the terminal, because i can still run it.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2014, 06:54:12 PM by elliott »
 

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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2014, 06:59:27 PM »
 

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FIXED THANKS ALL

ran SUDO exo-preferred-applications,and permission was allowed to change. and now the folders are running exactly how they were set too. so happy love this os, thanks to all you guys. :)!

lesson in all this, if your new to linux don't jump in too deep installing stuff and thinking it will not effect the system even though it loaded thunar whenever i ran nautilus which made me forget it was even installed. i have a lot to learn this is my first linux distro, but shockingly loved it better than windows the second i ran it. :D
« Last Edit: June 29, 2014, 07:07:18 PM by elliott »
 

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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2014, 07:06:57 PM »
 

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Well Elliot,

I'm glad you got it straightened out.  I'm still not entirely sure I understand what was happening, but it's definitely possible that the installation of Nautilus might have caused the problems.  Anyway, good to here you're up and running the way you want.
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2014, 07:11:02 PM »
 

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my guess it it was somehow confused having both installed or nautilus was set as default and would not load, i really have no idea either. lol but most likely it was not the default and making thunar default with sudo would have worked without the uninstalling of anything. i just had no idea why it would not let me choose thunar until running it permission in termninal and seeing the message "CRITICAL **: Unable to open file /home/elliott/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list.6825.tmp for writing: Permission denied" then adding sudo to allow the change. anyway the support you guys give here is so fast its like a chat room, i hope to one day be able to help people with this os myself its by far the best os imho. :)

i would like to know if i can log on as root or give all privileges to my current account somehow, i know its unsafe but just for certain times it would be cool to know how to do. :)
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