→ → → File Manager: add functionalities with extensions
Files, the file manager application has several extensions available that can be used to expand it's functionalities, for example selecting a file and send that file via email with a right click in the context menu.
The following extensions have been tested in Files in PureOS:
|nautilus-gtkhash||To make checksums of files|
|nautilus-sendto||To send a file via email from the file manager|
|nautilus-image-converter||Reduces image file size with a right click context menu|
|nautilus-extension-gnome-terminal||Provides a right-click menu item to open a terminal window in the current folder location|
|nautilus-nextcloud||Integration with Nextcloud desktop app|
- Open the terminal application Tilix and type the command: sudo apt install EXTENSION-NAME
- Press enter
- Type your password and press enter again. If you get asked for confirmation, press the key: y or the key representing "yes" in your system language
To do this you need to have a email client configured (like Thunderbird), and install the plugin nautilus-sendto.
- Open the terminal application Tilix and type the command: sudo apt install nautilus-sendto
- Log out and in again
- Right click on a file you want to send via email
- Select the and option "send to..."
And Thunderbird opens a new email with the file already included as an attachment.
To be able to do that you need to install the extension nautilus-gtkhash
- Open the terminal application Tilix and type the command: sudo apt install nautilus-gtkhash`
- Right click on the file in question
- Select "Properties"
- Select "Digest"
- Select from the right side of the window the hash you want
- Press "Hash"
And you will see the checksum for that file
Same result as doing it from a terminal :)
To be able to do that you need to install the extension nautilus-extension-gnome-terminal
- Open the terminal application Tilix and type the command: sudo apt install nautilus-extension-gnome-terminal
Once that is done log out and back in of your user session.
Once you have a folder open, right click on it and select the option: Open in terminal
You can see how to integrate Nextcloud desktop app with the Files app here.