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I would like the nautilus windows look like a mac :

When you click on a folder (in the part 1 of screen), the content of this folder was display (in part 2 of screen)

It's very useful when you have many files.

It's possible to have this functionality in Ubuntu?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Update: So for gnome 3.

Perhaps Marlin

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:marlin-devs/marlin-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install marlin
sudo apt-get install marlin-plugin-*

What you are looking for is a Columns View capable window/file manager as seen (here). Nautilus is still discussing whether to include Miller Columns.

For gnome2/nautilus themes:

Install and configure a new theme. (like this) Download (mac4lin)

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I was already instaled this theme. It is a Gnome2.x theme ( I use Gnome3/Unity) and it don't add the fonctionnality, it's "just" a icon pack – Nymeria Dec 26 '13 at 21:31
For a Columns View capable window manager try Dolphin for KDE4. Might be easier with Kubuntu. – jm_____ Dec 26 '13 at 21:54
After doing some searching it looks like Marlin is capable of (Miller Columns) Column View. – jm_____ Dec 26 '13 at 22:27
Thank for your help, is very useful ! – Nymeria Dec 27 '13 at 9:05

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