Nautilus (also known as GNOME Files) is the default file manager for Ubuntu and as such is used to manage files and folders. Nautilus is called "Files" by default on Ubuntu.

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How can I make the text color on my ubuntu theme work with different background colors?

I'm running 14.04 and I figured out how to edit theme colors recently so I changed some colors in the Ambiance gtk-main.css file. I have the nautilus bg color set to dark grey and I want the text to ...
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Dynamic template names for Nautilus

I really like that I can add templates to ~/Templates in order to create new files by a template with Nautilus or Caja. What I like to have improved is the naming of my files. They are named: ...
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Network links disappeared in Select Destination or Filename windows

Not very long ago, the links to my network drive disappeared in the pop up destination windows on all of my Ubuntu 14.04 PC's. Networking still works fine, Nautilus still sees the net drives and it's ...
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How to change a floating box that comes up when you press a key

When you're on you Desktop and you press any key then a floating popup is comes up at right bottom corner of a screen:
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Listview column height issue

I am using GnomishGray theme on Ubuntu 16.04. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=149193 When I switch to listview to in nautilus and nemo listview column height looks weird. I don't know ...
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How can nautilus-open-terminal, the Nautilus context menu item, be installed on Ubuntu 16.04?

I have attempted to use apt-get to install it, but I can't seem to find it: sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal-here
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How can I add refresh button to right click menu in Ubuntu 15.10?

I tried using nautilus-refresh but it doesn't work. Is there any update for 15.10
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Open folder GUI in remote machine

I have ssh connection with a remote machine (ssh username@server). But now I want to open a certain folder path/to/folder in a GUI environment. The following I've tried while being in ...
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How to “open in terminal” when “viewing items as list” on Nautilus?

When it is set "view items as grid of icons" you just right-click and open in terminal. However, when it is set "viewing items as list" and the page is full of files, it's not possible to find an ...
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Selecting files from different folders

Is it possible in nautilus to select a bunch of files from a folder, then go to a different folder and add some more files to the selection ?
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How to establish a webdav connection with TLS client certificate authentication in Ubuntu?

This answer works nice for establishing webdav or webdavs connections with nautilus. However, when I try this on a webdav share secured with TLS client certificate authentication, I get: First: The ...
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Gnome 3 Shell window borders too tiny

my window borders of some Gnome 3 applications are too tiny, they more or less do not exist. This is bad, because then I cannot resize the windows via mouse click & drag onto the borders (the ...
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Access Windows share from nautilus to user without password

I'm trying to acces to a windows share using nautilus with an user (not guest) that has empty password but if a I leave the password empty nautilus prompt that the a password it's required. From ...
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14.04 Problewm connecting to local server - help?

Got crouton running on a chromebook and ubuntu running on a different box on the same home network. Trying to connect to the ubunut box from the crouton box through Nautilus - Connect to server. ...
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Gtk theming in applications changed after update, so have nautilus fonts

After I updated Ubuntu 16.04, the fonts in nautilus and desktop and a bunch of other places have changed and don't look their usual self. Here is how the fonts look like now: Also the theming in ...
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nautilus file types in prompt window

I'm constantly trying to load files through a program that requires a pop up dialogue window to navigate to locate the files, however the problem is that I am always having to select the "All file ...
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Nautilus and smb bookmarks Ubuntu 16.04

For some reason when I download a file using Firefox, I cannot see my samba sites, even if I bookmarked them. I can see the bookmarked folders, except for the ones smb:. This is what I see whenever I ...
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Ubuntu xenial File Manager trash not working

I am on a fresh ubuntu xenial installation. I can't make the trash directory working, no matter what file manager I use. I've tried with nautilus, thunar, pcmanfm (my current file manager): nothing. ...
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Nautilus file manager crashes [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Nautilus has suddenly begun to crash each time I try to access the Downloads directory. Access to all other directories / files is OK. Seems to only be the Downloads directory. ...
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Skip mounted network folder when host is offline

On my desktop Ubuntu 15.10 (A) I have mounted some folders on another Ubuntu box (B) on my LAN. I used this guide: How to Create a Network Share Via Samba Via CLI (Command-line interface/Linux ...
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Global menu bar is empty in Unity on Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm running the new Ubuntu LTS (16.04) with Unity 7.4.0 (The default for 16.04). I've taken three screenshots. The first is the behavior I expect in Chromium. As you can see in this screenshot, I was ...
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Nautilus won't launch [16.04]

If I try to launch Nautilus in whatever way (from Unity, Terminal), it doesn't launch. Terminal gives me these outputs: launch name@machine:~$ nautilus (nautilus:4367): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: Settings ...
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disk is not free after removing virtualbox on ubuntu 14.0.4

I m struggling with missing disk by virtualbox. First I deleted my "65GB virtual machine" (only removed virtual machine. at that time it was mistake and at this time, I didn't use virtualbox manager) ...
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How to add Dropbox to Nautilus left bar

I use Dropbox a lot, so I would like a way to add its folder to Nautilus' left bar. As far as I know, we can add the folder Dropbox to bookmarks, but I would like it to be at the top, near Downloads ...
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Missing folder in right-click nautilus menu

Missing default "Downloads" folder in right-click nautilus menu. But it exists in the nautilus. How to add it?
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Cannot access Ubuntu server using SFTP. No writing perms?

I've opened an Ubuntu instance in EC2. I've installed Lamp environment and wanted to test it. I want to use SFTP to access it. In my security group, I've opened port 22 (SSH 0.0.0.0/0), it is the ...
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Missing Files app from dash / application switcher

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (very happy with it so far), but I am facing a really weird issue. It's not impossible that I have changed a setting somewhere to break it, but I cannot find such a setting ...
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Sort files by creation date

I searched a lot to show and sort pictures according to the record date (not "last change" date), but I didn't find any non-terminal program. It should be a Explorer like the Windows Explorer, Thunar ...
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How can I search for files by file size using Nautilus?

How can I search for files by file size using Nautilus (Ubuntu 15.10)? I want a list of all the big files in one of my hard drives. I can see the search by file type option by not search by file ...
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Nautilus not opening folders and ntfs disks

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04, had to delete my olduser and created a new one following the steps on this answer How do I change my username?, used the command usermod and changed the username and home ...
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Can't see anything in home directory ubuntu 14.04

I cannot see any files or folder in my home directory. I believe it is because of nautilus. How can I fix this issue?
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Ubuntu 16.04: ' Open in Terminal' context menu on desktop opens it only in home directory

Since upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04, the desktop 'Open in Terminal' context menu opens only in home directory. It's realy uncomfortable. Is there a way to make it open with prompt in desktop directory ? Is ...
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Can a Network Share tab be added to Nemo in Ubuntu 16.04

Recently, I had had an issue which required making a folder shareable on my local LAN. I noticed that under Ubuntu 16.04 there was no "share" tab in Nemo for making a folder shareable on the local ...
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Backspace does not function in Nautilus 3.20

I tried these things but nothing helped: Bring back `BackSpace` Keyboard Shortcuts on nautilus and thunar There is apparently someone else with the same problem: ...
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for Ubuntu 16.04 is there Unity?

Does Ubuntu 16.04 have Unity, multi desktops? Can I run nautilus? Will not run apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal.
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Can't generate thumbnails from some mkv files

I've been using Ubuntu for a time but still not that professional one. My problem -that I've been stuck with last two days- is I downloaded an MKV video with HEVC stream which is unknown to VLC, but ...
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Nautilus sidebar not working - display words error

Currently in Xenial the words in the sidebar are not showing. I have tried reinstalling nautilus sudo apt-get install --reinstall nautilus That has not fixed it, what else should i do?
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Default file manager does not open

What the title says when I try to start nautilus on terminal this is the output: (nautilus:5593): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion 'interface_->priv- ...
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Nautilus Icon not showing window indicators

Runnung Ubuntu 16.04, upgraded from 15.10. I installed Dolphin alongside the existing Nautilus for testing purposes. Ever since, Nautilus is no longer showing open windows in the sidebar. The Files ...
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Nautilus causing constant instant reboots on Ubuntu 16.04

Hoping someone can help me with my problem, it has me climbing the walls at this point. In short, I am getting frequent and consistent hard reboots when reading/writing from any harddrive/SSD or USB ...
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Nautilus navigation bar is cluttered

I very much dislike the feature of Nautilus wherein navigating to a parent folder leaves the subfolder name visible at the top of the window. This is redundant information since the parent folder ...
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File manager stuck in Tree View

Somehow I managed to set my file manager to tree view. Can not find any way of returning it to the default. No tree box to uncheck on any of the preference tabs other than to list all files or just ...
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totem-video-thumbnailer uses almost all CPU power

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS, my laptop gets hotter and uses almost all CPU power. How to fix it? Thanks a lot for your answer...
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Can't connect to smb share after upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

After upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, I can no longer access my networked media tank's smb share. It's an old (2009) Popcorn Hour A-110. When I connect to server smb://192.168.0.5 in nautilus, I get ...
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An alternative 2-key shortcut to Ctrl-Shift-N in Nautilus?

I need just to keys to be used for that. I understand that there is no single command behind that (here), but maybe a script could work that would be linked to a custom shortcut.
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Open a file with default application that is not listed in “Open WIth”

I would like to open by default all .txt files with emacs, but when I right-click on the file, and go to properties, and then go to the "Open With" tab, emacs doesn't appear. It is not listed either ...
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How can I automaticly make extra nautilus bookmark names at first logon of someone?

This concerns systems that have mounts to file-shares on servers (sshfs). (The mounts are made at login (via a .desktop file in $HOME/.config/autostart) that starts a script in /etc/sshfs (eg: I use ...
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Missing desktop icons with Nemo on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. On my computer I used to replace Nautilus with Nemo. Since Ubuntu was upgraded, it looks like Nemo is no more able to handle the desktop display. Instead of ...
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How to remove unwanted default bookmarks in Nautilus? [duplicate]

Nautilus has some bookmarks in the left-hand bar by default. I do not store any music or videos on my computer, and would like those book marks to disappear. How can I make this happen? The linked ...
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Nautilus not working since 16.04 install

So after I installed 16.04 Ubuntu update, I tried to open my home folder, but it didn't work. I tried running nautilus in terminal and it thrown this: user@user-desktop:~$ nautilus (nautilus:13623): ...