[lubuntu-users] PCManFM default sort order

Jerry Van Brimmer jwfj77 at zoho.com
Wed Mar 21 17:11:43 UTC 2018

Is there a way to force PCManFM to always use "Sort Files > Ascending > By Name" ?

I can set the sort order to Ascending > By Name, but it doesn't stay that way. Every once in a while I'll click on some folder and it changes back to Descending > By Modification Time. Very annoying. 

I found on the web that this has been a long standing complaint about PCManFM. 

I found this workaround:

You can use View > Sort Files to change the order in which PCManFM lists the files, but PCManFM won't remember that the next time you start it. To make it remember, go to Edit > Preferences and close. That will write your current sort_type and sort_by values into ~/.config/pcmanfm/LXDE/pcmanfm.conf.

Found that here: http://tinyurl.com/phq7ska on the Arch Linux Wiki site. But that workaround doesn't always work.

Is there a solution to this, or is this annoying problem by design? 

I'm using Lubuntu 17.10.1 64bit fully updated. 

God bless,

Jerry Van Brimmer

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