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Re: File managers show files and directories in reverse order.........




On 29/05/18 13:46, Charlie S wrote:
On Tue, 29 May 2018 13:26:37 +1200 Ben Caradoc-Davies sent:
On 29/05/18 13:08, Charlie S wrote:
Hello Everyone,
	Suddenly my file managers show the files in reverse order to
	the norm, i.e directories on top and individual files
beneath. Don't know how it was accidentally done?
Using FVWM - Debian Stretch
Any clues where I might configure this to return it to what is was
would be appreciated.
TIA
Charlie
Which file manager are you using? Thunar (the default for Xfce) has a
checkbox option Edit / Preferences / Display / "Sort folders before
files".
Thunar also allows you to change the sort order by toggling the "\/"
(descending) or "/\" (ascending) at the end of the column heading
label, but I think your problem is more like that fixed by the
checkbox above.
Thanks for your prompt answer Ben. I use MC and that's fine.
But when I go Ctrl-O when in Kate or Lyx the order is reversed. Can't
get an answer from the Lyx list. It must be a file manager accessed by
these two.
Libreoffice and Okular don't reverse the order.
When the window opens there is no option other than list view - detail
view or new folder. Very sparse.
I might have to set the file-manager in my profile or .bashrc, but
don't know the way to do that.
Thank You,
Charlie
So for clarity (and better Googling), please confirm these details:

- the problem is *not* your file manager, it is the ordering in the file chooser dialog of some applications, and

- the order is not reversed, is just that folders are sorted before files.

Please confirm that my understanding is correct.

The common element is that both Kate and Lyx are Qt applications, but then so is Okular I think. There might be a KDE setting. I do not know.

Can you access options by right clicking on a folder in the file chooser dialog?

Kind regards,

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