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I'd like to add some buttons (such as cut, copy, paste, new folder, open terminal in current folder) to Nautilus Toolbar. Can I?

And it'd be awesome if I could add custom buttons running commands I specify, and perfect if I could use macros (like current selected file full name substitution etc.) in those commands.

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It can be done in a hacky way by editing /usr/share/nautilus/ui/nautilus-navigation-window-ui.xml. You'll want to look into the part that begins with <toolbar name="Toolbar">.

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Doesn't work on 14.04 –  Tim Jul 30 '14 at 16:15

There is no option to customize the toolbar, but there is a bug report requesting it. Feel free to increase the bug's visibility using the "This bug affects me" feature.

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Nice find, but Gnome have already marked that bug as "Won't Fix" so it's incredibly unlikely that Ubuntu/Canonical devs will now add that back in again. Another Gnome regression IMO, but after 6 years of watching this happen, it doesn't surprise me any more. Doesn't make me any less bitter... just doesn't surprise me. :-) –  Scaine Oct 5 '11 at 17:59

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