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Typing while Desktop is in focus to navigate to folder

Back in 12.10 I used to be able to just start typing (while the Desktop or open folder window was in focus) and the folder or file name I would type would get selected. Then I could press enter to ...
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how to install gvfs-mtp backend in ubuntu 12.10

as given on the launchpad page here PPA description These builds of gvfs have my native mtp backend backported from gvfs master. Use this to easily access MTP based devices with Nautilus. ...
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Can not (un)mount unknown device

Recently I found an unknown device with a strange name. There is no external device connected to my computer. I would like to know what it is, where it might come from and how I can remove it. Who can ...
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Files and folders in the Desktop disappeared

It's quite like this question. But there is a little bit difference. In my situation, all files and folders in the Desktop were disappeared. And when I right clicked on the desktop, the drop-down ...
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Unable to empty the rubbish bin

When I attempt to empty the rubbish bin the preparing window opens but nothing happens. In testing I tried to delete 1 file from the rubbish bin and received a time-out error. No files are removed ...
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Adding extra options to right-click menu after selecting a piece of text

Does anyone know how to add an extra option on right click menu after selecting text? I tried using Nautilus but it works only for files and directories and i would like to add and extra option ...
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1answer
108 views

Is there any File manager that highlights names that are searched for?

When in Chrome or other new web browsers, a word is searched in a page, all occurrences of the word is highlighted. I need a similar functionality for a File Manager. I tested Nautilus and Dolphin. I ...
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685 views

How to open terminal inside a folder in Nautilus, so that the folder is the current location?

In Dolphin with Shift+F4 Terminal is opened from current location in Dolphin. Is there any similar functionality in Nautilus?
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QQ - small, unidentifiable icons on desktop

Running QQ with Nautilus. Display is 1280 x 1024 - ViewSonic, recognized by QQ. When I put a file or folder on the desktop, the icon is incredibly SMALL nearly INVISIBLE. Have to go into the change ...
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1answer
302 views

How to get old options back in Nautilus's “Connect to server” window?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 with GNOME 3.6 Classic. When I try to use Places -> Connect to server, I get a window missing all the options I was used to in Ubuntu 11.10 (such as SSH). I can only ...
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How do I enable thumbnails for text files in nautilus?

I used to have thumbnails for text files in Nautilus but I don't have them anymore. I'm on Ubuntu 12.10, I haven't disabled them as per How to stop Nautilus from creating thumbnails of specific file ...
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How can I reduce the delay for dragging a file into another window or application?

I'm sure the delay has its reason. But it is possible to reduce the delay, which is needed to drag files from one window into another or into an application ? Example: If you open two nautilus ...
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long wait time on Login

I have to wait a long time (about 15s) after entering login credentials. I read some other posts but didn't find anything relevant to my situation. In the .xsession-errors log, there are two errors ...
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1answer
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Why can't I browse windows shares although I can connect to them?

In Nautilus I can connect to Windows shares using 'Connect to', but I can't browse to them in the network area. They don't show up. My Linux samba shares show up, but not the windows machines. What's ...
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How does Nautilus automatically create a quicklist of favorite places?

Right clicking the Nautilus icon in the unity side bar brings up first a list of favorite locations, followed by the standard "Open a New Window" command. The "New Window" command is defined in ...
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2answers
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Nautilus description versus /usr/share/applications file directory

When using Nautilus and I navigate to the /usr/share/applications directory I get a listing of the meta data that is extracted from all of the .desktop files that live in that directory. So the file ...
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How to remove items from Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6?

I am attempting to remove bookmarks from the Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6. Specifically, I would like to remove the "Pictures" item. I have found answers for older versions in which one can remove ...
2
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0answers
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How can I assign hotkey on nautilus option “open file in text editor”?

Im used to F4 in Total Commander, and now looking for how to set it in nautilus.
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328 views

is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? or, Can I manually sort my files from the terminal?

In Nautilus you can sort files manually only in the icon view (and the arrangement is a mess). My question is: is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? i.e., ...
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188 views

Gsettings not updating correctly

On the very latest 12.10, if I automate a background image change using gsettings, although the command executes with success, the image is "stuck" on the old one. If I open the appearance system ...
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How to add bookmark to Nautilus 3.6?

I updated the Nautilus to 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.10, but I didn't find the how to add my folder to "Bookmark" section. If I press "ctrl+B", it show the list of bookmarks, but I can't add any. I can't drag ...
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55 views

Creating libraries similar to those in Windows [duplicate]

How can I create a windows library style folder in Ubuntu (12.10) to allow items from multiple locations to show up under one folder/view? I would like to have my "Videos" folder point to my 2 storage ...
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Unable to mount flash drive or SD/SDHC card in Device/dev/sdf* already mounted at '/media/usb*'

But when I look in the Home folder they show up in the left hand section and I have full access. It looks like I have caused an unintended consequence in trying to find solutions to an earlier ...
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2answers
243 views

How do I prevent directories mounted with 'bind' from appearing on 'Devices' on nautilus?

I have these lines in the fstab # binds /media/DataNtfs/Music /home/can/Music none rw,bind /media/DataNtfs/Pictures /home/can/Pictures none ...
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Nautilus closes immediately when I click on folder/Desktop empty

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10, and today the following problem appeared. I can open Nautilus (by clicking on the icon in the lauch bar), but as soon as I click on any folder in Nautilus, it closes. Also, ...
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Dropbox-Client does not work

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 (64bit) and can't get the Dropbox-Client to work. I can install it but I don't get to the point where I should be asked for my user information (mail adress/password). ...
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File, Edit buttons have dissapeared from ubuntu desktop

It used to be that I could go up to the top of my desktop and there would be a file, edit etc. Now when I move my cursor over the words "Ubuntu Desktop" nothing happens. Also the "Add a launcher" ...
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Archive Manager is causing Nautilus to hang, how do I troubleshoot this?

I downloaded a tar.gz file and opened it with archive manager. When I try to copy files and folders from the archive, the copy files process will hang after a few files has been copied successfully. ...
2
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1answer
216 views

Unusable desktop in Ubuntu 12.10

I am using Ubuntu QQ with gnome-session-fallback for a long time now. I replaced Nautilus with Thunar but when I restarted the laptop, the panel works, but I cant right click or change the desktop ...
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Touchscreen woes: Attempt to scroll using touchscreen is recognized as a click and drag/select

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a HP Envy 4t-1105dx with touchscreen. Everything except Wifi (Atheros AR9565 doesn't work out of the box) and touchscreen (mostly working) works. I believe that the Envy ...
4
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2answers
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Cdrom is mounted, but where?

A Nautilus folder will be opened automatically when inserting a CD in a drive. It is under Devices with name Audiodisk. As long as the files are accessed via Nautilus everything is fine. The problem ...
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2answers
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All video thumbnails fail to be generated

Not a single video thumbnail is being generated and shown in Nautilus. The folder ~/.cache/thumbnails/fail/gnome-thumbnail-factory/ keeps getting filled for all of them. I tried removing all the ...
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2answers
785 views

Nautilus tags/labels/marks/columns for folders/files

Is there any way how to mark folders or files with tags(or labels, new columns or whatever) in Nautilus? It would be nice to sort marked folders or files through this tags. Especially my first idea ...
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Nautilus 3.6 mounting 'nouser' partitions from fstab without root?

I have just upgraded to 12.10 and found that my 'nouser' partition in fstab is mounted without asking any permissions in nautilus. I am logged in as a normal user. I was using ubuntu 12.04 and had no ...
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Downloading big file from FTP in Nautilus in Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

After several seconds after download starting I have message "Error while copying file.zip. There was an error copying the file into /home/user. Timeout was reached". In Ubuntu 12.04 it's ok.
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Get location of “true” GVFS path from Nautilus

I mount my Samba shares through Nautilus. I know that, behind the scenes, the share is fuse-mounted and Nautilus somehow does the translation between smb:// URLs and the actual location in the file ...
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Go to the parent directory in Files/Nautilus Ubuntu 12.10

In Ubuntu 12.10 (Gnome3) they've removed the "go to parent directory" using Backspace. I was very used to it... I've seen in source code comments that they've removed this support and there are at ...
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How to revert back to Nautilus 3.4?

I installed GNOME DE and the packages and Nautilus got updated to 3.6 but I don't like it. I removed GNOME DE packages but Nautilus still remains at 3.6. How can I revert back to 3.4?
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“Safely remove drive” option missing from Nautilus in 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to safely remove a USB external drive? Safely remove drive option is missing from Nautilus in 12.10 or am I missing something? In 12.04 I could right click on the ...
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1answer
254 views

How to revert to pre-12.10 nautilus?

I currently have nautilus 3.6.1 default installed on my 12.10 installation (gnome3) but I really don't like the loss in features and the slower search speed compared to the version on e.g. 12.04. How ...
2
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1answer
242 views

Disable sounds in Nautilus

With upgrade to Quantal, Nautilus makes some sounds when moving between folders and when closing folder properties window. I have all sounds disabled from System Settings (muted) and didn't find any ...
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2answers
448 views

Unable to change anything in Nautilus

I recently installed Gnome 3 and now I have found out that it has messed up with nautilus. The menu bar and the right click menu are completely devoid of options. Also, the icons look different. How ...
2
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1answer
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Nautilus does not display drives properly

Nautilus's sidebar partitions broke after a new fstab and an upgrade to Quantal. I made a new fstab after putting it off for several months, and now Nautilus doesn't show anything in the "Devices" ...
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0answers
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Nautilus Opens Devices on Every Log in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable auto-opening nautilus window after auto-mount Each and every time I log in to Ubuntu 12.10 Nautilus opens and opens my two mounted hard drives in devices, one ...
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1answer
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I recently have installed Ubuntu 12.10 onto my computer

yes, the title says it all. but there are problems. when I start the computer, Ubuntu boots properly, and takes me to the log in screen, however, once I've logged in and am taken to my desktop, there ...
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How do I downgrade Nautilus 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.10 to Nautilus 3.4? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I dislike the new Nautilus. How do I downgrade it? For those who wonder why I don't just ...
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How do I remove default “Places” in Nautilus 3.5? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove bookmarks from the Nautilus sidebar? Is there a way to remove default "Places" (like Documents, Music, Pictures etc) in Nautilus in Ubuntu 12.10? Option ...
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1answer
386 views

Is there a way to switch to tree view in Nautilus 3.5?

Is there a way to switch to tree view in Nautilus in Ubuntu 12.10? I tried gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.window-state side-pane-view "tree", but received a response No such key 'side-pane-view'. ...
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0answers
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How to disable nautilus just-type search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? The new nautilus is nice (even if i miss the f3 split) but the "just type" search is SO ...