How to open file browser with a specific file selected by default?

Let’s assume a situation where I have a terminal emulator open on my GUI and I have changed my working directory to some specific directory. I know that current directory contains file xyz.

Is it possible to open a new file browser window with my current working directory and have the file xyz focused by default but not launched automatically?

If multiple solutions exist, I’d prefer using xdg-open, caja, nautilus or nemo with some command line flags. Basically I’m looking for command like

xdg-open --in-file-browser xyz 

which obviously does not work but is there a way to make it or something similar to work?

Bonus points for having a command that allows me to open a file browser view with multiple files pre-selected so that I could write

xdg-open --in-file-browser *.png 

to e.g. easily start drag and drop operation for exactly those files.

Can Someone help me load 32wine prefix to play safe harbor games in wine on any browser besides safari?

Hello I’m trying to find a way to use Firefox or any other windows browser to play on (spades) . is there anyone up for the challenge Ive been at it for a couple weeks now … only think i can get to work is safari, here is what the site has to say about using Linux for the games client .

Ive been using wine tricks q4wine all with no luck I personally would rather stay with Firefox just to keep thing s on the same browser window enjoy a few games in between some work.

Do good UX guidelines exist against little JS windows inside the browser

I encounter a lot of web applications that essentially implement a small windowing system inside the browser. On you web page there exist a number of little boxes that look like windows, which can be moved, re-sized, closed, etc. In almost every situation I have seen, this is a very bad idea which violates many of the design principles talked about on this site. For example:

  • You can open a little window on some information, but you can’t bookmark it to return later
  • It usually violates the “don’t break my back button” rule.
  • You can’t use standard browser tabs with these applications. Open in new window/tab never works.
  • You can’t open different parts of the application on different monitors. It all needs to exist in a single rectangular area which might be stretched to be bigger than all the monitors, but this is a huge inconvenience.
  • These little windows never work as well as browser tabs, and don’t mix well with other applications

This is just a sample list — I have not done any in-depth study of the problem. Are there serious guidelines that make it clear that this sort of thing is a really bad idea? Or am I mistaken, and there really are good reasons for doing things this way?

The problem as I see it, is that this sort of UI looks very good to the people who purchase applications for companies to use. Use of Flash or HTML5 to make little windows that can be moved around that page gives the superficial feeling that it is a good GUI. There usually nice graphics, and it has a polished look. But … the usability sucks when you actually have to use it.

I think it would be far better to implement with a REST approach that uses real browser windows/tabs instead of the little JavaScript imitation windows. One the applications uses a flash based UI that displays the working form as a pop-up windowlet on top of other information which is no longer relevant to using this form. Most of the time in the application is spent in a pop-up form. And there is no way to bookmark or refer anyone to it … you always have to enter the root of the application and browse your way back to that particular document. Is there a good resource for explaining to people the problems with this kind of user experience?

Should a browser make its own password manager?

I’m trying to figure out if products such as Firefox’s Lockwise are a superb idea or a terrible one.

On the one hand, installing a third-party addon to your browser comes with inherent risks, so cutting out the middle man and using a password manager made by the browser manufacturer could be seen as having less risk.

On the other hand, keeping passwords in the browser has historically been seen as very insecure (at least back when nobody encrypted them), and using a tried-and-true password manager that has had bug bounties on it for years and held up to a lot of pentesting could be advantageous, and browser manufacturers might not be specialized in the type of security necessary for password management (in-browser products might be seen as roll-your-own solutions).

Are there any risks I’m missing? What might (or ‘does’ if you would like to speak to this specific case) mitigate the risks?

On premises SP 2016 with Office Online Server always open doc in browser regardless of config

I’m working on SP 2016 Enterprise on premises with the April release of Office Online Server.

That all works and documents open in the browser.

Now I want to exclude a single document library from that behavior. The document library has a custom content type and document template that uses smart parts – these don’t work in Office Online Server.


  1. set the document library setting ‘Opening Documents in the Browser’ setting to ‘Open in client application’ – no effect

  2. activated the site collection feature ‘Open Documents in Client Application by Default’ – no effect

The clients are Windows 7, IE 11 and Office 2010. Chrome exhibits the same behavior – documents always open in Online Server.

Any ideas?

Open VPN in Ubuntu18.04 with restriction which requires a keep-alive window in browser that sends requests every 100 seconds to local address

My institute has a system which requires a keep-alive window that sends requests every 100 seconds to local address “192.xx.xx.xx”. If a request is not sent, the internet access on that room IP is revoked. When VPN is connected, all intranet addresses are inaccessible and so even when you connect to a VPN successfully, the connection will break after around a 100 seconds. Any solutions ?

How does the browser decide to accept a self-signed certificate?

As far as I know, with OpenSSL, you can self-sign your website’s certificate. This means that the browsers that will connect your server are supposed to be willing to accept a self-signed certificate for your website. My question is, how does the browser know whether or not to accept a self-signed certificate for a particular website? What if I MITM a client and present a self-signed certificate for a bank website? How does the browser not get tricked at that point?

Multiple Configuration fix for Opera Browser

Opera Browser failed to appear in Ubuntu software (it was there 6 months ago!) so I found a download elsewhere. In configuring Opera I was prompted to upgrade to activate vpn. this only insatalled another version or basically caused a multiple configuration. I noticed this in terminal when completing sudo get-apt update. I have tried autoremove, which does not change multiple configuration. How can I fix this? Please be patient I am after all only a novice to linnux and Ubuntu.

Linken Sphere – new generation anti-detection browser

Friends, as we know, there are a variety of tasks that require you to quickly switch between a large number of accounts (including social networks), and at the same time, the departure from fingerprinting and other tracking mechanisms is critical. The Linken Sphere browser, which we will talk about, is just one of these solutions.

The standard way to provide yourself with a lot of "personalities" is to accumulate more virtual machines and make the necessary changes in them. Usually you have…

Linken Sphere – new generation anti-detection browser