Strange that the sync was trying to download all files when virtual files were enabled. I stopped the sync and was able to find the ‘free up disk space’ on the sync tool that cleared up the download issue.
However, I still do not see a context menu to selectively make available locally or free up disk space. It is all or nothing.
I just had a look in my Kubuntu installation, and it doesn’t seem to have the context menu available in Dolphin either. However I also have an OpenSuse KDE installation and there it just worked out of the box.
The difference would be that OpenSuse is a rolling release distribution where the packages are maintained by Suse and not installed through ownCloud.
So there very well could be a bug in the official ownCloud packages.
What OS/DE are you using?
EDIT: I noticed I had syncing paused for that particular sync connection. I re-enabled it and now I can also see the ownCloud context menu.
EDIT II: I can confirm, if sync connection is paused, ownCloud context menu won’t be shown.
eneubauer@localhost :~$ dpkg -l | grep owncloud
ii owncloud-client:amd64 2.7.6+oc-3261 amd64 The ownCloud sync client - github.com/owncloud/client
ii owncloud-client-dolphin 2.7.6+oc-3261 all Dolphin plugin for owncloud
ii owncloud-client-l10n 2.7.6+oc-3261 all Internationalization files for ownCloud
ii owncloud-client-overlays-icons 2.7.6+oc-3261 all overlay icons for owncloud client plugins
~$ sudo apt-get -f install
[sudo] password for mbrando:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
With Linux it is more complicated to get the right click menu. We have client extension packages for many different Linux File Browsers, but unfortunately we don’t install them by default (this would currently install way too many dependencies).
We have owncloud-client-nautilus, owncloud-client-nemo, owncloud-client-caja, and owncloud-client-dolphin. Please check which File browser you have, and install the respective package. Sometimes a logout/login is also needed to make the right click menu work.
“Files” is really an unfair name
Glad you made it!
I really lack a good idea, how to better automate the installation of file browser integration packages. Bundling them all with the client cannot be done. It would cause dependency bloat (A gnomish desktop receives half of KDE and vice versa…).
the best idea, we know so far is to let the client check the environment at runtime and make some kind of suggestion to the user which file browser(s) seems to installed and/or in use…
But that sounds like relying on horrible heuristis…