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Is there a way to prevent Nautilus from opening a file or entering a directory when pressing the Space key? I would like to disable this behavior. Is this possible?

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Unfortunately, no it isn't possible to disable this shortcut. This is unlikely to change, see bug 606403.

A way around this would be to use Nautilus-Elementary which doesn't use Space by default.

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Thanks, I gave it a try and Nautilus-Elementary has this shortcut disabled. –  Arcadie Feb 23 '11 at 6:59

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