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I must be missing something really obvious, but when in Nautilus, how do I create a new folder if the window is full of other folders/files?

When ever I right click, only the context menu of a subfolder/file is given, as the window is full:


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This is known bug in Nautilus GUI. It was not introduced in 13.04 .. – david6 May 4 '13 at 23:43
Did anyone raise a bug for this? It makes it annoying for me to use but impossible for my mother. – mjaggard Dec 24 '15 at 9:19
up vote 24 down vote accepted

Switch back to icon view, so you can click outside the area of where the folders are. In list view, clicking anywhere will select the row you're clicking on.

Alternatively, you can just press Ctrl+Shift+N to create a new folder.

Would also be reasonable to file a bug that it's not easy to create a new folder with right clicking in list view when screen is full, though it can be done in icon view.

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You can create a new folder by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N Or right clicking when there is a space to right click not on a folder. You can also click on the gear icon on the top right of the window and click "New Folder".

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