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[Request] Share file from File Browser [released]

asked 2014-02-12 13:29:32 +0200

cocovina gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 13:38:55 +0200

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Is or will be ability to send file directly from File Browser (pulley menu)?


Sailfish OS (Fiskarsinjoki) now supports the integrated file transfer via Settings > Storage > 'select your storage' > File manager (from pulley menu) > long press your selected file and use the 'share' option > Use desired sharing option.

Also have a look at the main question: Bluetooth file transfer for all file types

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by Alex
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definitely needed!

breiti_oi ( 2014-12-18 20:11:41 +0200 )edit

File Browser is a third-party app, so I think it's up to the developer to implement sharing?

(Github link:

ssahla ( 2015-01-01 02:06:10 +0200 )edit

@ssahla How does 3d-party devs enable system integrated sharing of content and use those APIs from their apps? Does Harbour policies and Jolla Store enable or accept such apps?

foss4ever ( 2015-01-01 05:22:54 +0200 )edit

@jjaone, now that you ask, probably not. :) But also, Jolla can't add file sharing to File Browser's pulley menu. So Jolla should make it possible and the developer should implement it.

ssahla ( 2015-01-01 10:43:07 +0200 )edit

Or Jolla should add own File Browser/Manager with these features into the OS, because IMHO this app should be one of core apps that comes with OS in basic (out of box).

cocovina ( 2015-07-10 15:18:13 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-12-31 19:54:10 +0200

rastakajakwanna gravatar image

Only some suffixes can be transfered over bluetooth, which is kinda "stupid" :) Although, I couldn't find any native file browser for Sailfish with option to "send file". Anybody else?

The opposite way, in my case from N9 (flac file) to Jolla, one can use the old rename-suffix trick:

Open terminal and: rename:mv your-file.suffix or copy: cp your-file.suffix (tar, mp3 also works), file will be transfered.

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It's retarded that you can't transfer whatever file type you choose. Please upvote those threads that have raised that issue.

alloj ( 2015-01-02 17:00:41 +0200 )edit

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