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Old 04-23-2017, 03:36 AM   #1
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Ubuntu 16.04 File Manager Question


Greetings. I've had no luck finding an answer to this elsewhere, so I defer to the experts.

With my Ubuntu 16.04 desktop, when using file manager, I can only selectively choose the order of files displayed (by name, type, modification date etc.) when "view, icons" is selected, but not when "view, list" is selected.

When I was checking out a Zorin distro, in file manager, files could be selectively ordered in either view.

This is a bit of a step backward, and makes the process of file management more tedious, especially when working with a large number of files.

Is there a way to change a value(s) somewhere in the filesystem to allow selective file ordering in both views? Safely and not too complicated?

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thanks very much !, - LL -

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when "view, list" is selected.
try clicking on the list headers to sort by that column, ascending or descending.
 
Old 04-23-2017, 05:44 AM   #3
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try clicking on the list headers to sort by that column, ascending or descending.
Thanks that works and it adds the icon at far left. - LL -
 
  


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