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How can I type a in a path or URL (ftp, sftp, etc.) directly into Nautilus instead of having to browse around?

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Pressing Ctrl+L allows you to type in a path:

Screenshots:

Ubuntu 11.04 and below: Nautilus 2.3x

Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04: Nautilus 3 Screenshot

To change this permanently see here: Typing location path instead of clicking directory buttons in the file picker dialog?

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Will it work with http URL? I couldn't make it work e.g. while pointing to http image URL as an attachment for Evernote note. –  Bucic Aug 4 '12 at 17:36

Another tricky is just to press / Then you can type path with automcomplete options when double tab click.

It will lead you to write the absolute path which means starting from /.

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Pressing Ctrl+L give you the path of your current location and you can from change your path.

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