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How do I just restart the nautilus after adding a nautilus script without having to log out.

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To restart nautilus...

  • First, type the following in your terminal to quit nautilus:

    nautilus -q or killall nautilus

  • Then, open nautilus via Unity menu (press the Super key) or using the run command (Alt+F2)

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Is there a way to do this without starting a nautilus window? As in it would be running and display a desktop without bringing it's own window. – Bufke May 10 '12 at 20:15
if nautilus crashes, which happens quite easily in 12.04, then your desktop items are gone. This does not help to bring them back permanently. As soon as you close nautilus, the desktop is empty once more. – Anthon Jul 10 '12 at 22:28

Open terminal by Ctrl+Alt+T and try this:

$ nautilus -q && nautilus &

get it done without switching from the terminal.

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