Krusader as default-FM

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Jonas Bähr

Jan 4, 2007, 7:33:14 AM1/4/07

I've just seen on that the dolphin filemanager [1] has
an howto to make it the kde-default-fm. I haven't looked at it, but
this line is in the changelog:

Updated the documentation how to make Dolphin the default file
manager (Michael Austin).

perhaps this could be usefull for the krusader-docs too.



Frank Schoolmeesters

Feb 27, 2007, 2:51:03 AM2/27/07


This is what the Dolphin handbook says, i suppose it will work also
for Krusader.
Can somebody confirm this?



<para>How do I make Dolphin my default file manager</para>
To make &dolphin; the default file manager for &kde; from the &kde;
control centre open the File Associations section via; KDE
Components>File Associations. If the user adds &dolphin; to the list
of applications for the directory mime type and make it the first
choice, then &dolphin; will become the default application to open any
directory with. The directory mime type can be found by expanding the
inode section of Known Types.

To make &dolphin; the default file manager for the virtual directories
&kde; creates e.g. system:/ then again in the File Associations
section of the control centre expand the inode section of Known Types.
Under the system_directory mime type, add &dolphin; to the list of
applications, however instead of choosing &dolphin; from the kmenu,
type the following in to the text box at the top; dolphin %u The
virtual directories created by &kde; will then be opened by &dolphin;
as default.

Frank Schoolmeesters

Mar 20, 2007, 5:22:19 AM3/20/07


For Ubuntu/GNOME there is a script available that makes Krusader the
default filemanager.
Please not that the script tries to install Krusader and that the
script is written for the Ubuntu distro,
but when you modify it, it will probably also work on other
distributions with GNOME.

It seems that you need to modify/overwrite 4 files.
with the next files:
which can be done also manually.

Does the trick in the desktop files.

Al this info comes from the next url:
"Changing the Default File Manager in Gnome"

Thanks to the students of University of Oulu in Finland for finding the above url.



echo '
Making sure krusader is installed
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install krusader
echo '
Downloading new .desktop files
mkdir temp
cd temp
wget -c
wget -c
wget -c
wget -c
sudo chown root:root *.desktop
echo '
Making backup copies of old .desktop files
sudo cp /usr/share/applications/nautilus-computer.desktop
sudo cp /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop
sudo cp /usr/share/applications/nautilus-folder-handler.desktop
sudo cp /usr/share/applications/nautilus-home.desktop
echo '
Replacing old .desktop files with new .desktop files
sudo mv nautilus-computer.desktop
sudo mv nautilus.desktop /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop
sudo mv nautilus-folder-handler.desktop
sudo mv nautilus-home.desktop /usr/share/applications/nautilus-home.desktop
cd ..
rmdir temp
echo '
Krusader should now be your new default file manager in Gnome

Juan Medina

Mar 12, 2018, 10:52:48 PM3/12/18
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On Red Hat is much easier...

Just modify the file

Look for the line that starts with

and change the default launcher for the krusader one
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