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Very often, when I use a file manager, I like to use the keyboard to move around. In Nautilus this is very difficult.

For example, when I press Alt + with a folder selected, it opens; but how can I close it gain? In some other file managers you can do so by pressing Alt + .

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Return opens a folder, then the shortcut for 'Back' is Alt-LeftArrow

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Take a look at this list of Nautilus keyboard shortcuts, this might help you.

Open a folder with , go back with Alt+.

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This link pretty much has every keyboard shortcut you need in Nautilus. For future reference, searching for <application> keyboard shortcuts will yield many results with the type of information you are looking for.

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