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I use Windows 7 at work and I've installed an extension there that lets me click the background of a Windows Explorer window to go up one directory.

I've found it extremely useful, and I was wondering if there were any extensions or whatnot that might provide this functionality in Nautilus.

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I don't know of any extension like that, but you can press alt-<up arrow> to move to the parent directory. It should be just as fast and has the advantage that pressing alt-<down arrow> moves you the directory you were just at. –  wdkrnls Oct 1 '11 at 22:20
    
OP are you still looking for an answer? If so, you may need to repost your question as this is flagged for closure. Regards, –  Ringtail Apr 7 '12 at 2:59
    
@BlueXrider At this point I guess the answer to my question would be "no". I suppose it's sort of a problem that if no one knows the answer, the question just goes unanswered. I'm not sure what the best course of action is then. You can close the question, or I could answer it and say "no". Doesn't really matter to me. –  Kris Harper Apr 7 '12 at 13:11
    
flagged for closure –  Ringtail Apr 7 '12 at 17:09
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closed as too localized by Bruno Pereira Apr 7 '12 at 17:54

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