Nautilus is the default file manager for Ubuntu (similar to Windows Explorer). It's used to manage files and folders. Nautilus is called "Files" in default Ubuntu.

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nautilus not worlking…window is flipping

Intializing nautilus-pastebin extension... sys:1: Warning: g_object_set: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed ** (nautilus:2842): CRITICAL **: nautilus_menu_provider_get_background_items: ...
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is it possible to have an always visible menu bar for nautilus or restore the default full gear button menu, in 14.04

The general solution which involves uninstalling various appmenu packages does not work for nautilus, its menu bar is still missing. It does get a gear drop down menu button on the tool bar, but that ...
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Connect to sftp/ssh via nautilus during a VNC session

Im having an issues where I cannot connect to an sftp/ssh server via nautilus/files during a VNC session. When I am standing at the terminal it works just fine! But over VNC I get an error stating ...
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keyring no longer matches

I am using the "connect to server" feature from within gnome 3 (nautilus?). I want to bookmark my connection, because I work on the server daily. But, every time I try, I get this message. (see ...
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12.04 internal error message

Now and again, - with no recognizable cause, I have a message "...12.04 has experienced an internal error." The path is usr/bin/nautilus and from the details - 'nautilus crashed with SIGABRT in ...
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Nautilus multihop ssh

I would like to use the nautilus (or any other usable GUI file manager) to work on Virtual machine. This VM is running on a remote server, and I can't reach it via ssh from my computer, I have to ...
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How to set nautilus width and height when running from command-line

Is it possible to set size of the window when running the program from terminal? For example I want to open current directory in nautilus : sylap@sylap:~/Desktop/omg/wtf/foo/bar nautilus . But I ...
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Basic FTP not working in Nautilus 3.10.1

There's a public FTP site that works fine other means (Firefox, FileZilla, etc) but not with Nautilus' 'Connect to Server' feature. Here's the URL: ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/standards/RFC sftp however ...
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Cannot move files to trash

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, and getting a bug where I can't move files to the trash. When I go to delete something it says file "can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately?" ...
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Can't run Dropbox due to “Authentication is needed to run '/usr/bin/dropbox' as the super user” error

When I upgraded from 12 to 13 there were no problems. Going to 14.04 got the same message: Nautilus Restart Required Dropbox requires Nautilus to be restarted to function properly. (with a ...
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Launcher Icons stop working on Ubuntu 14.04

I have the problem that sometimes my launcher Icons will get left-click-unresronsive. Right click will open the context menu, though. Starting applications via the HUD works fine, but the launcher ...
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Nautilus crashing, slow to the point of inoperability [on hold]

I installed 14.04 on my laptop, and now nautilus keeps crashing. I will open it through the launcher, it will take forever to open a window, and then, when I try to navigate through folders, it will ...
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Hitting delete key doesn't delete file on windows partition

Ubuntu automatically recognizes and mounts my Windows partition, where I store many of my files. However, when opening a folder on this partition in Nautilus, nothing happens, while doing so on the ...
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gksudo nautilus error - Ubuntu 14.04

I installed gksudo on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and when i run nautilus with gksudo gksudo nautilus it asks for password, then gives error and then crashes (nautilus:19688): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid ...
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sudo nautilus error

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10. When I run sudo nautius in the terminal this error appears: Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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gksu nautilus closing when opened properties of a folder

I did gksu nautilus, went to /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps. When I open properties to see it crashes with this error. deepen@deepen91:~$ gksudo nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare ...
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Nautilus open files in a running GVim instance as tab

Is it possible in (Unity) Ubuntu 12.04 to launch files in a running gVim instance as new tab from Nautilus? I can do that in a shell by 'gvim --remote-tab-silent' but i want this behavior also in ...
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Disable client side decorations in Nautilus (Gnome 3.10)

If I open a Nautilus window via terminal using sudo or gksudo command, client side decorations seem to be disabled and I get the “old style” windows decorations: Can someone retrace this behavior? ...
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Reconfigure Nautilus and Gnome Terminal and Gnome Tweak Tool

I have followed the instructions from http://www.muktware.com/2013/12/install-nvidia-331-bumblebee-optimus-cards/18271 to install nvidia-331 drivers on a fresh installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, using ...
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Get old search style back in Nautilus

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04 and I love the new update and everything, but I miss the old search method. Like if I needed to search for a file I could just start typing directly and the results ...
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VLC is loading a playlist when I double click to open a video file in nautilus

When I double click a video file in nautilus VLC opens a playlist with one video (the one I double clicked) in it. I then have to double click that video in the playlist to make it play. How can I ...
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Copy/cut and paste sometimes doesn't work on Nautilus [on hold]

Copy/cut and paste sometimes doesn't work on Nautilus, the bug seems to be random and the only way to fix it is closing and opening Nautilus again. Update: I just noted that when this happen all ...
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“Open In Terminal” action in Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04?

I've gotten used to the "Open In Terminal" option when right clicking in Nautilus. I used it a lot in 12.04, but it seems to have disappeared in 14.04. $ sudo apt-get update [...] $ sudo apt-get ...
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How to move downloads folder from bookmarks to places?

I cant move the downloads folder from bookmarks to places in 14.04. I did some mistakes and first I lost the downloads folder. Now I cant move it into the places. Does anybody have an idea?
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Ubuntu 14 - Nautilus Opens Beneath Windows [on hold]

It appears the issue with nautilus not opening in the foreground is back with Ubuntu 14. I made sure to check that my focus and raise behaviour is the same as in that answer. Here is a video I took ...
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Certain fonts look too small after upgrading

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 today and after that certain fonts are looking smaller than they were before, I tried changing that from the GNOME-tweak-tool as well as Unity-tweak tool, The size increases ...
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Nautilus progress bar not visible on Ubuntu 14.04

I just updated my computer this morning to Ubuntu 14.04 and that's amazing, I really liked this update! The problem is, when I was moving my files from the extern HD to my computer, the usual ...
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Using gui (nautilus, say) to copy root files while preserving permissions

Using a gui, I would like to copy a folder hierarchy in which some files belong to a user, some to root, producing an exact copy (same file permissions in target). Using gksudo nautilus allows ...
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Folders not showing up in 'Recent' view in 14.04

If I open up what is now called files, and click on 'recent' in the left hand column, it gives me all the files I've used recently well enough, but none of the folders. Folders are how I keep ...
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How do I turn unity back on?

My ubuntu 14.04 upgrade didn't work. When I rebooted after it was done I had to choose between something called cinnamon and something called gnome fall back. I don't like either. I can't find ...
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Ubuntu - Folder navigation using keyboard keys like windows

In windows, I open a folder. Then I type letters, and the file/folder whose name starts with the letters get selected. This is a very useful way of navigation that i miss in Ubuntu. In Ubuntu, I open ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Nautilus encoding issue

Please see the picture below: . As you can see, the names of directories and files have unreadable names. Is there any way to fix this problem in Ubuntu 13.10?
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Connect to other network to use git repo

I have used Gigolo to create a bookmark/mount for a drive that I named engineering. How would I be able to access this using the command line? When I click on anything under Computer I can find a ...
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Window is opened minimized

Example: Download a file via Chromium Click on Show in Folder Nautilus is opened maximized Close Nautilus window Click again on Show in Folder Nautilus window is opened minimized (not visible) ...
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Restore read-only file from Deja-Dup

I have a backup of my web server files (user=www-data) created by my main Ubuntu user (not root) that has read access to the web server file system. I am unable to restore files via the Nautilus ...
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strange display problem in gtk program like evince and nautilus

this is a hard to describe problem. in programs like evince (pdf viewer) i see a strange problem. description: when i open the menu of the app by clicking on the gear-wheel icon in top right corner ...
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Settings pages doesn't display properly after dist-upgrade

I added the main Gnome PPA to get latest "Nautilus" version. Because Ubuntu repository has old one. After dist-upgrade mouse cursor disappeared I already fix it. Also settings page do not display ...
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mount point for google nexus 7 2013 [duplicate]

I am able to connect my google nexus 7 2013 version to my Ubuntu machine. Ubuntu 12.10. I had downloaded some content to a subdirectory in the /sdcard/Download folder on nexus7. I am able to see the ...
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Find and Delete Empty Directories [duplicate]

How to Find Folders (Directories) That are empty (Not Containing Any Files) and Delete Them By Using Terminal Command or Another Method. Filtration (Finding Directories or Files) Less than 'N' bytes ...
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Conduit Synchronizer Don't delete empty folder

I am using conduit sync tool for updating data from source(folder in local drive) to destination(folder in pen drive) But when any subfolder deleted from source, Conduit Only Removes all files from ...
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Nautilus crashes accessing a certain folder

Nautilus exits when I try to access a certain folder. This is what it says when started from the command line: user@Computer:~/Dokumente/Briefe$ nautilus ./ Initializing Arronax v0.05... ...
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Nautilus takes so long to open when I have a network folder mounted

Im using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and nautilus takes a long to open when I have my NAS folders mounted on fstab. When I open Nautilus as root, its open quickly. What I have to do
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Quick way to open terminal in current folder in nautilus? [duplicate]

I use the nautilus-open-terminal package. Before upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04, nautilus used to have a settings button on the top right panal where you can click something like "open in terminal " to ...
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Nautilus cannot handle “computer” locations

When I Run Naultilus as Root by Command: gksudo nautiuls It works Well. But When I Click On menu-bar Go to Computer, I get Error: "Could not display "computer:".", "Nautilus cannot handle "computer" ...
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Nautilus's 'open with' list

In nautilus when I try to open a pdf with Adobe Reader, I cannot find Adobe Reader in open with.... In dolphin there's not such problem. How can I add Adobe Reader Link to "Open With..." list in ...
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Is it possible to duplicate a file or folder in nautilus directly?

As of right now, if I want to duplicate a folder or file, I right click on it, choose 'copy', click on nautilus itself to change focus from current folder/file, right click somewhere else and choose ...
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No access to NAS via ftp on nautilus but works with Filezilla v3

As said in the title, for some unknown reason when I try to make a connection to connect to a NAS on my network by the standard Nautilus commend "File > Connect to a server > FTP with authentication" ...
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change icons back to global theme

I changed some of my individual icons via rooted nautilus and selected my own different icons. But now I want to make them back to whatever my default global icon theme is. Is there anyway to make ...
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copy, rename & repeat

I wish to copy an image (grey.png) and rename it as multiple different images, I have a list of the names (pastebin) is there any way?(running 13.10)
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Ubuntu 13.10 Nautilus How to connect to ssh server?

I am trying to connect to an ssh server via nautilus. I used to be able to use Nautilus "Connect to Server", select "SSH", and then enter the required information, but NONE of that is available ...