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In Ubuntu 12.10 (Gnome3) they've removed the "go to parent directory" using Backspace. I was very used to it...

I've seen in source code comments that they've removed this support and there are at least 3 other ways of achieving the same. I wonder - what are other ways besides the Alt + up?

Basically, I'd like to find out how to enable the Backspace key to go to the parent directory or at least know the shortcut for doing it with one hand (Alt + up is useless).

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What is the version of nautilus ? nautilus --version – NikTh Nov 3 '12 at 11:08
GNOME nautilus 3.6.1 – Piotr Nowicki Nov 3 '12 at 11:16
Then look here:… or here :… – NikTh Nov 3 '12 at 12:01
Aaah, much better! Ol' good look, 'close' button and working backspace. Can you add this as an answer, so I can accept it? Thanks! – Piotr Nowicki Nov 3 '12 at 12:11
up vote 2 down vote accepted

From this answer : Nautilus stopped working after update to 3.6.1

Both Ubuntu versions 12.04 and 12.10 use the nautilus 3.4.2. Therefore this (nautilus 3.6.1) can be considered as an "unsupported" version.

Some PPAs updates-upgrades essential system packages and this can result in a very frustrating experience.

To solve your problem open a terminal and remove the ppa with bellow commands

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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