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How to configure Nautilus so that when I insert a CD, DVD, USB, etc.. it is not opened in another window but in the already opened Nautilus windows. For example like a new Nautilus window tab.

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This isn't currently possible. It would require at least one of these features to exist in Nautilus:

  • The ability to automatically open removable media in new tabs. A request for this feature was made in 2008 and has received no response.
  • The ability to open all folders in new tabs. A request for this feature was also made in 2008, and GNOME developers have not concluded their discussion of it.
  • The ability to open new tabs from the command line. There is a proposal for this functionality but it has not been implemented.
  • The ability to open new tabs using a D-Bus interface. According to this post on Super User, there is no such interface.
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Enough said. Well I guess waiting is the case. Thanks again. – Luis Alvarado Oct 27 '11 at 5:56

Install Ubuntu Tweak:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/next

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

Open the application, click on Tweaks, and then Nautilus Setting.

Under Automatic Mount Settings, there are some options.

Screenshot: Ubuntu Tweak

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Nice thought but am looking for a way to automatically open whatever I insert (CD,DVD,USB...) but instead of opening a new windows it should use the already opened Nautilus window. For example if I insert 10 CDs it should not create 10 Nautilus windows. It should use the first Nautilus window opened or create 10 tabs inside the first Nautilus window. Try to connect 4 pen drivers or insert 10 CD/DVD. After that press SUPER + W to see a whole bunch of Nautilus windows opened. – Luis Alvarado Oct 27 '11 at 1:20

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