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Cannot find "connect to server" in 11.04, looks like unity doesn't have it. Is there other very similar way to connect to another Ubuntu computer via SSH? (not in terminal)

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If you click on the nautilus icon (the folder with the house on it) it will launch the file manager. "Connect to Server" is in the file menu.

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In Ubuntu 12.10 you need to install the following package (click to install):

Install via the software center

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In 12.10, connect to server gives error if this package is not installed: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gvfs/+bug/1050138 –  YumYumYum Nov 14 '12 at 1:49
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Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04


Press Alt+F2 and type nautilus-connect-server

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Or with Nautilus open of by selecting your desktop, go to File > Connect to Server

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Open a Nautilus window: it should be in the File menu.

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Click on the desktop, the move the mouse to the top panel, in menu choose file, connect to server.

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You could try HotSSH, a GUI for starting and managing SSH sessions. You can install it from the Unity application menu. enter image description here

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in ubuntu 10.10 i was able to go Places-> Connect to server and it actually opens remote computer in Nautilus. I use it to share files between my laptop and desktop, it very convenient because i can see whole file system. I'm not much in networking (may be the way i did it kind of wrong or something), but I just found a way to do what i need and used it. –  Eugene Apr 13 '11 at 0:32
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Oh, you want to get at the files on the other computer. Normally when people say "ssh connection" they mean to open a shell on the other machine, which is what this does. In that case Jorge's answer is better. –  poolie Apr 13 '11 at 5:11
    
@poolie, Eugene is referring to sftp, i.e. ssh+ftp, which allows file browsing over ssh. –  Cerin Oct 24 '11 at 15:55
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Go to your desktop and select "Connect to the server" from the File menu.

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The option "connect to server" is not where is used to be on nautilus. Instead, you should go to the desktop, point with your mouse at the upper edge -- this will bring up a menu where you choose >file>connect to server.

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