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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cairo-dock won't startup through lockscreen

I installed cairo-dock (and plugins), opened it through Unity and it worked just fine but obviously I don't want them both running. So I logged out and logged in on CD and all I get is the Ubuntu ...
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Start nautilus and bring it to front

I am using nautilus -w --browser /home for a shortcut command on my system. The thing is that nautilus does not get the focus after it started. Can I extend this command such that the window pops ...
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nautilus sidebar flashes in ubuntu 14.04.1

Sometimes when I open session in Ubuntu and open nautilus, the markers and places sidebar blinks, as if these is a viewing problem. I am using Unity with Intel graphics drivers on kernel 3.13.
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Using FTP to connect to Linux machines using Nautilus's location entry [on hold]

I use "ifconfig" to get an IP address, but for each address from that output I put in it keeps coming up "not found". Computers are on the same local network using Ethernet and Wifi, both on the same ...
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Launch nautilus in location navigated to in Terminal [duplicate]

I find it rather hard to travel through my system using nautilus and much prefer using the cd etc commands in Terminal to get around my system, but I find that sometimes I do need to look at a list of ...
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Is there a way to get all file browsing dialogues to use a single click to open files and folders?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I have set Nautilus to open files using single click. However, when navigating the 'Open' / 'Select a file' dialogues in any other application (e.g. libreoffice), I ...
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Nautilus “Files” window shows nothing when browsing NAS

I've just bought a NAS and I'm experiencing the following weird behaviour on Ubuntu - on two different machines, one running 14.04LTS 32bit over wifi, the other running 14.04LTS 64bit on a wired ...
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Is there a concept of GUI based file copy like Windows?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and come from a Windows background. I need to copy gigabytes of files from a Drobo network share to a new secondary drive in the Ubuntu box. I have created a folder inside ...
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Nautilus desktop icon not showing “Places” anymore

Not sure what exactly caused it but today after I managed to crash nautilus again, my Files aka Nautilus stopped showing Places under it's right-click menu. Here you can see how the right click menu ...
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Change the tree expand arrow color in Nautilus

Is there a way to change the color or look (borders, shape) of the little arrow in list view in Nautilus? You can see it in the image below. http://i.stack.imgur.com/Sgazg.png I can change its size ...
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At startup HDD not recognised [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my SSD (alongside Windows 7). I've also got a HDD installed with all my documents etc. Whenever I want to access the HDD after startup (in Ubuntu) it is not recognised: ...
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Application Showing Default OpenJDK Icon When Run With OpenJDK

I have a Java Application built using SWT. It's pretty easy to set the image for the application: shell.setImage(new Image(display, "path/to/image.png")); The image is displayed as it should (i.e. ...
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Change from symlink to linked dir in Nautilus?

In Nautilus, I followed a symlink into the dir it links to. How can I change the current path to be the one for the linked dir not the one for the symlink? Thanks.
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browse images in the same order by ls or nautilus?

I sort the images in a dir according to some order (e.g. their timstamp) in nautilus, and then I wonder how to browse them in the same order in eye of gnome or some image viewer? Similarly, If I ...
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nautilus changed after installing gnome-shell

I tried to installing gnome-shell with this command: apt-get install gnome-shell after that I restarted the machine and Ubuntu couldnt log in. It says: failed to start session I used Alt+Ctrl+F1 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nemo (maybe Nautilus) customizing folder display with pictures

settings: Ubuntu 14.04; nemo 2.4.5., Gnome flashback metacity I have a directory with more than one hundred folders, each for a composer (eg 1770-Beethoven) and corresponding image ...
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how to search man pages in nautilus?

I am new to linux. Is there a way to search info and man pages graphically from within nautilus. it can be done through the KDE default file manager and browser "konqueror" and i was wondering if the ...
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change rename shortcut to return in nautilus

I've been trying to change my shortcuts to OS X style. I managed to alter super and control keys system wide but I’ve been having trouble changing to rename shortcut to Enter key. I’ve tried changing ...
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high resolution problem with chrome and nautilus

14.04 works just fine with my high resolution screen (Yoga2 pro) except that nautilus sometimes show very tiny font size, and chrome's address bar and tabs have tiny ui elements all the time. How do ...
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Nautilus crashes when setting & changing permission on file properties as root 14.10

I'm a newbie on ubuntu and I don't know what happened on my os ubuntu 14.10 bc the nautilus file manager always closed when I try to change permission on file properties. I ran it as root in terminal. ...
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Desktop icons not showing when using dolphin

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with pretty much the default setup. I decided to install dolphin and use that as my default file browser (via the exo-preferred-applications tool). After I did this, my ...
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Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V do not work in Nautilus - Ubuntu 14.10

I installed Ubuntu-14.10-i386 and from that moment Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V do not work in Nautilus so I can't copy or paste file names. How should I proceed?
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Disable thumbnail creation for specific folders only, but all users

I want to prevent my Ubuntu 14.10 to create and save thumbnails for a specific folder only. I am writing a program that creates great amounts of small graphics dynamically and I don't want to have ...
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Trouble finding how to identify my dvd drive to mount it

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. From what I can see maybe I don't actually have to mount the dvd drive, though for certain I have to keep telling VLC the dvd isn't where it thinks it is. I guess my ...
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Can I search Deja-Dup backup for a filename?

Sorry in advance if this question happens to be of a naïve sort. I know that recovering files in Déjà-Dup is pretty straightforward: simply go the the directory where the file used to be and (in ...
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system folder copied to my desktop created phantom folder

Testdisk supposedly salvaged 600,000 files into a folder called 'buck' which is also my username on that computer (14.04) as we well as on my current desktop (12.04). I used dropbox to copy the ...
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Trash crash Ubuntu 14.04

I am using ubuntu 14.04 64bit unity and when I am trying to delete the files from Trash Nautilus and gvfsd seem to use 100% of processor and does not delete my files after all. I tried to delete my ...
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What causes most files to open in Wireshark from Firefox?

Recently I've noticed most files open in Wireshark, which naturally says there's an error. For example, I download a pdf, click it from the download button dropdown, and it opens immediatly in ...
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Nautilus(and Nemo too) cannot Mount if mount option is noauto/user and the mount point has non-western character

I reporot this a bug on launchpad, but I'm not sure it is a bug.. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/1428417 On Ubuntu 14.04(64bit), I configured /etc/fstab something like this. ...
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Two /home folders. One root, maybe?

I recently expanded my Ubuntu partition to fill up the empty hole my Win 8 left when I cleaned it off my system. After several attempts to restore the dd image I made, I was able to finally restore it ...
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How can I reset ssh passwords in nautilus?

I've logged to my home server using ssh from Nautilus. I selected the option "remember forever" (or something similar) after typing my password. Today I had to change my server's password. Now I can't ...
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How can I mount a SMB share exactly like Nautilus does it?

I have an...interesting problem. You see, I have a SMB share on a network that I would like to mount locally. When I use Nautilus to mount it, everything works perfectly. However, I need to ...
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Disable Nautilus notification sounds

Nautilus plays sounds when switching tabs, opening/closing the preferences menu, and going up/down the directory tree. I find it annoying. How do I disable it? This question has been asked once ...
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File types in Nautilus - how to distinguish between jpg and tiff? [closed]

Ubuntu seems to resemble Win7 more and more... Under file type column I get inane stuff such as Image, Document, etc. Since when has Ubuntu stopped distinguishing between JPG, TIFF and other image ...
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Different nautilus thumbnails rendering for text files

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome edition on both my laptop and the desktop; both are up-to-date but they have a different past-history of installations and upgrades. Now, text-type thumbnails are different ...
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Program startup lags at fresh 14.04 LTS Install

When starting 'Nautilus' Filemanager or 'System Settings' (here especially the printer dialog) the startup of theses programs sometimes lag for up to 30 seconds. Then the programs start and work ...
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Unable to access Trash when running Nautilus with “sudo nautilus”

When trying to access the Trash area in Nautilus when running it from Terminal with the command: sudo nautilus I get this error: Is this because it is trying to access trash://// which is the ...
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Nautilus moving items to Trash without asking for confirmation

How do I force Nautilus to demand yes/no confirmation after hitting the delete key? I am aware of the "Files"->"Preferences"->"Behaviour" option: "Ask before emptying the rubbish bin or deleting ...
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How can I stop Nautilus hanging on symlinks to autofs mount points

I have a Samba share that is mounted as a CIFS mount via autofs. I would like to have users be able to easily access this mount point from their home directories/desktop. If I create a symlink to the ...
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Problem to acces shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from Yosemite

I have a problem to acces my shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from a Yosemite machine. I get "The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “” can’t be found." so, i went through all ...
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Filemanager that asks for sudo rights when it needs it [duplicate]

On my Mac I can copy files using the Finder, and if the destination folder has a different owner, a window pops up and asks for credentials. On Ubuntu or Linux Mint I don't see anything like that. ...
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Same file extension, but different “Type” in file properties!

I have two different files that have same file extensions: *.otf. But if I right click on these two files, Nautilus shows different "Type:" for them in file properties window: One is ODF template ...
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Cannot see pictures on Trascend SD

I m quite new to Ubuntu/Unix systems and I am facing some problems while trying to read files from my sd card. Basically the sd card is detected and mounted but I cannot see thumbnails or the content ...
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Why can't I rename folders on my Android device from my Ubuntu interface?

When I connect my Android phone to my Ubuntu 14.10 computer (Gnome Flashback), it connects without errors, and a Nautilus window opens: I went into Phone/Music directory, and I wanted to create a ...
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How do I disable the selected file overlay in the file explorer?

When I open a file explorer window and select an item, a yellow overlay appears in the bottom of the window. The overlay moves to avoid the cursor. How do I disable this feature? Example image:
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How to remove folder shortcuts from Dash files

How can I remove folder shortcuts from nautilus dash shortcut?? You can see that some way I managed to add two new shortcuts to this menu and I do not know how to get rid of them. Here is the list ...
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How can I change the default Nautilus Bookmarks?

So when I add a new user, I want them to have a nice set of Nautilus bookmarks pre-loaded. If I look in: ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks I see this: ... file:///home/myuserid/Documents ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - won't run bash script file from desktop [duplicate]

I know there are tons of this question on here already but none of them seem to have solved my issue. I've done a clean install of 14.04 Server and install Unity (I know, boss asked for it so he can ...
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Files and folders sorted strangely when in file select

I don't know why but previously when I was looking for file to open (for example in gedit), the folders were appearing before the files, but now they are sorted no matter if they are files or folders. ...
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Safely remove for portable hard drive doesn't work

Safely removing my portable WD Elements USB 3.0 1TB drive doesn't actually safely remove it. I get no notification that it is in fact safe to remove even when having done nothing on the disk. It ...