Can somebody tell me how to set my default file manager to PCManFM? I have installed it and completely removed Nautilus. Now when I double click a folder on the desktop, nothing happens. I have to right click the desktop and then click open with and then select PCManFM. This isn't user friendly and I just want to be able to have it automatically open with pcmanfm. Help pls?
Did removing the Nautilus File manager also remove integrated desktop environment elements?
Please double check that. The file manager governs the desktop, so the best practice is to leave the default file manager in place, and then install the new preferred file manager.
I recommend reinstalling Nautilus. Once installed and with pcmanfm still installed:
Open a terminal
sudo nano /etc/xdg/autostart/nautilus-autostart.desktop
Make sure the Exec line says
Exec=nautilus --desktop then hit ctrl+x to exit, hit the y key to say yes to save, then hit the enter key to save configuration. The terminal will revert to normal. Now, enter:
sudo mv /usr/bin/nautilus /usr/bin/nautilus.bak
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/pcmanfm /usr/bin/nautilus