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This morning my cat discovered a Nautilus feature I wasn't aware of. By sitting on my keyboard she split the Nautilus window into two panes. I am now at the office without my cat and unable to repeat the procedure. Is there a way to achieve this without a cat?

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up vote 17 down vote accepted

Open Nautilus and press F3.

Or View-->Extra Pane As in the picture. enter image description here

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Thanks, I was going to edit it by the way.:) – Binarylife Aug 2 '11 at 12:06
I liked it more with the humour. – Chipaca Aug 2 '11 at 12:21
no more available in v. 3.10 – cipricus Dec 4 '14 at 13:10

In addition to the F3 key press, you can also open the extra pane from the menu via mouse. View > Extra Pane.

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You can also switch between panes with F6, create new tab in each of the two panes, with Ctrl-t, and navigate through tab of a pane with Alt-1, Alt-2, etc.

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