It's really easy to do, and I've got the easy Terminal instructions
below. BTW, the version of Nautilus current as of this post is 3.2.1.
You will probably need to do this any time Nautilus gets updated
through Update Manager. The exact line number of the code that needs
to change may vary as well. If this is the case, just use find as I
Warning: I am not a professional and am not responsible for anything
going wrong. These instructions are simply a guide for how I
personally managed to fix this annoyance. Use at your own risk.
First off, you may need to enable the "Source code" repository. To do
this in Ubuntu, press the Super/Windows key and type "Source". Open
the "Software Sources" application from the results. Check the box
before "Source code", then click close.
sudo apt-get update
apt-get source nautilus
sudo apt-get build-dep nautilus
Now, scroll down to line 132 or do a "find" for
gtk_toolbar_insert (GTK_TOOLBAR (self->priv->toolbar), > item, 0)
and change the
0 to a
2. So change the original line
gtk_toolbar_insert (GTK_TOOLBAR (self->priv->toolbar), item,> 0);
gtk_toolbar_insert (GTK_TOOLBAR (self->priv->toolbar), item,> 2);
When you're done, click save and close Gedit.
Back in Terminal, run the following:
sudo killall nautilus
sudo make install
At this point, I would actually recommend logging out and
back in or just restarting.
To undo the changes and revert back to stock Nautilus, you can either
change the "2" back to a "0", re-make and re-install, or you can
sudo apt-get --reinstall install nautilus
You might want to remove the required dev packages also, but be careful not to remove
something that may have already been there and is needed.