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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 stops after each action for a few seconds

I have just converted from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 14.04 in search for a better future. I'm very satisfied with the system, but when I start Nautilus it's sluggish to the point of unusability, even the ...
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Wine gives me black screen when I open programs

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with wine 1.6.2, but that wine gives me an error EVERY time it runs, saying that "The program (unidentified) has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry ...
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Nautilus keeps re-creating thumbnails

I'm have a thumbnail problem on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine where my thumbnails won't stay deleted. I've gone through the following steps in an unsuccessful effort to permanently delete old thumbnails: ...
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Files deleted as root, But disk space is not available

I entered the following command sudo nautilus /home/ in terminal and copied a 2GB movie to the /home/ directory. So, my home folder contains two folder : User directory (/home/User) Movie directory ...
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Background of Nautilus go black

The background of my Nautilus always go black, sometimes spontaneously, and sometimes after running some applications (mostly wine). Why does that happen? By the way, the theme I'm using is Material. ...
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apt-get install nautilus-dropbox uses high cpu resources [duplicate]

It is likely that the native dropbox app for Linux that is installed by apt-get install nautilus-dropbox this method has a bug which is why it uses high CPU resources ? How to fix this?
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Clicking minimized nautilus file browser(for mounted volumes) initializes a new window

A mounted volume is accessed in nautilus file browser. From anywhere within the directories of the mounted volume nautilus is minimized. When the minimized nautilus is accessed by clicking it, it ...
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Nautilus Folder Custom Icon syncronize

I have a series of photo directories that I synchronize between computers using Dropbox. ~/Dropbox/Pics/Album1 ~/Dropbox/Pics/Album2 In each of these, I have assigned the folder to have a custom ...
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Underscore in Ubuntu menus

I'm on kubuntu. Compared my file manager with a friend on ubuntu (dolphin vs nautilus) and noticed he does not get the very nice "underscore" for chosing a menu option. See image below ...
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Mounting Android and copying files over MTP truncates files by 32 bytes

Nexus 5 with stock Android 4.4.4 Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS If I plug my phone into my computer, it's automatically detected and mounted. Using nautilus I can navigate to my DCIM/Camera folder and ...
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Nautilus-Actions Configuration Tool — Archive Manager — Show a specific option in selected cases

I have managed to make a new entry to Nautilus right click menu in order to extract a compressed file to a specified folder. My problem is now that when I right click at any file either it is a ...
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Dropbox Installation Broken, Laptop Running Hot - unable to Update [duplicate]

I'm having few problems with Ubuntu 12.04. This occurred after trying to install dropbox. Now, I'm unable to install dropbox or any update. I've tried following commands, but it doesn't fix anything. ...
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Nautilus context menu for current directory when there's lots of files / “Open in Terminal”

I want to be able to "open in terminal" from any directory. I have the nautilus-open-terminal package installed I'm not sure what the problem is exactly: when there's only a couple of items in a ...
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SSHFS to make remote external drive visible in Nautilus?

Host is running OpenSSH server at 192.168.1.23 and contains three drives: /dev/sda (Ubuntu OS running server) with /home/<username> /dev/sdb as a fixed drive with music, and /dev/sdc as an ...
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Change Icon Size in Nautilus Sidebar

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. Does anyone out there know of a way that I can change the size of the icons in the nautilus sidebar? For example, the icons that appear next to the items in "Places", ...
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SFTP as a different user than you logged in with

I connect to my work machine over SSH. Sometimes I transfer files back and forth using using Nautilus' "Connect to Server" feature. Sometimes I change to the root user and run commands. But I cannot ...
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14.04: Nautilus and mounted SMB-Drives/SFTP/SSH-Connections

What's the thing about Nautilus and mounted SMB-Drives/SFTP/SSH-connections? Everything works fine until I close nautilus. Most of the time reopening nautilus takes forever and I can't find a reason ...
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How to set mplayer as the default video application in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I added a new entry under ~/.local/share/applications as suggested in another discussion, and it now shows up in the contextual menu: However, while in the previous versions of Ubuntu, you could ...
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How do I get a Nautilus shortcut to open on top of everything? [duplicate]

I've made a nautilus short cut for almost all of my common folders. But when I press the keys to use the shortcut the folder do open, but they only open in the background. I still have to make a few ...
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Nautilus crashes after lost network connection [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I use sftp in Nautilus to connect to folders on other servers. When the connection is lost, nautilus does not respond any more. When I close it it does not open any more ...
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How do i create a cumulative directory?

Videos and songs in my computer are scattered across 8 drives and i-dont-know number of directories. How do i create a directory in /home/user that automatically updates the shortcuts of videos on my ...
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Nautilius Launcher Icon

I am looking for a clean png/svg version of the icon displayed displayed in launcher of nautilus (the drawer). Is there any official place I can download it or do I have to make a screen shot and crop ...
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How to make the background black in nautilus, evince, etc.?

I tried changing the colors in gtk-theme-config, but after tweaking the colors, restarting nautilus, and even logging out, the background is still white: I also tried out some themes from ...
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Nautilus shows different permissions (than `ls`) for linked directory

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and i have changed one of my folders permission . when i do ls -al in that directory it shows me : total 48 drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Nov 3 05:14 . drwxr-xr-x 30 root ...
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How do I get Nautilus to let me copy and paste a folder?

When copying a file from a network share (SMB on my Macbook) using Nautilus, I get an error complaining, "Error while copying 'Folder-name.' 'X' is a folder. I know that I'm copying a folder, and ...
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Why does Nautilus slow down every time I delete file?

I am using Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 14.10, with Compiz effects. Whenever I delete a file in a Nautilus window, the window becomes unresponsive, and goes grey for a few seconds. Then, it returns. It's ...
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not Popping up the folder when clicking “Show in Folder”

Actually i am a newbie to Ubuntu.previously i am using Windows.I have this feature in Windows.but while Using Ubuntu 14.04, whenever I downloaded something using Google Chrome, I can click on the ...
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Can not select or click anything in files, it closes itself

So im VERY new at ubuntu and barely get anything but im a fast learner, so i was hoping to get some help, the problem is i got this PC that had ubuntu 12 something, gnome i think, cant remeber the ...
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mimeapps.list is missing in ~/.local/share/applications

I was trying to change my default file manager in Ubuntu 14.04 from Nautilus to spacefm. The procedure (that worked on a previous computer) is to add the following lines to ...
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Ubuntu loads wrong icons theme and fonts

Sometimes ubuntu loads default icon theme instead of Faenza icons and fonts look weird: But when I do setsid unity Icons are fixed and when I do nautilus -q Fonts are fixed Where is ...
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Can't edit anything on FTP server

I have a serious problem. When at work, I work directly on our development FTP server, using sublime text. However, since upgrading to 14.10, I can't edit anything on any server. Creating new folders ...
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Can I install Nautilus 3.4(Ubuntu 12.10) into UbuntuStudio 14.04

I now understand Thunar is a quick, lightweight menu system. However, I really liked the List/tree view, and the extra pane view in Ubuntu 12.10. Should I instead install Nautilus 3.6 (or whatever is ...
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How to open a folder with an application in nautalius

I want to be able to right click a folder and select open with Sublime Text Editor / Atom text editor. How can I do this? Here is a picture of the menu that pops up: Side note: I am running Ubuntu ...
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Several crashes after upgrading to 14.10 from 14.04

I upgraded my system today from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. There were issues because I was using Gnome 3.12 from "ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging". I was able to fix the issues (unmet dependencies, broken ...
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Additional variables for “Places” dirs?

I know that I can edit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file to modify the locations of the various directories in nautilus' "places" list. I've even found that I can remove items from the list. Are there any ...
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How to make a file extension non-executable?

Yes, I know that I can make a file non executable by setting appropriate permission bits on that file. What I want to do is, making all the files with a certain extension non-executable, So that ...
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14.10 update issue

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 and am having a problem. As soon as the install was complete a dialog box appeared on my screen that says "Nautilus Restart Required." At the bottom of the box are ...
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Open the directory in Nautilus of a file found with locate

After locating an .odt file I want to open the containing folder. For example i type locate /home/*special*.odt and find only one file. How to achieve this ? I tried to google the problem, but ...
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sudo nautilus command shows Gtk-WARNING

when I typed sudo nautilus in the terminal i am getting file system is opening with this shown in terminal: (nautilus:4546): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: ...
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Nautilus does not start when network connection is down

Nautilus does not start when network connection is down. I have some network shares (sftp://. . . . . ) bookmarked in Nautilus. If the network connection is down, Nautilus will not open. Is there a ...
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Nautilus tree structure for places

I use the places in Nautilus a lot and there are twenty entries or more. First thing: I always have to give it an alphabetical order manually, as new entries are placed below, at the invisible end of ...
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Nautilus Thumbnails Size Fix

Nautilus displays thumbnails very small when I have it set to 200% icon zoom in icon mode. I would prefer to have 5 columns of icons like this, but with larger picture and video icons: When I set ...
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How can I display directories in the “Recent” folder?

"Recent" folder in Nautilus only displays recent files. Can it display recent folders too, such as in the "save as" interface?
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Nautilus fonts went big. 14.04

After a reboot my nautilus left bar (with bookmars: home, documents, ect..) has big fonts. I tried to reset nautilus and unity but the font still big. Tried to remove all .conf dir but nothing. Also ...
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Rubbish Bin lost all functionality

It appears I have somehow accidentally broken the functionality of the Ubuntu rubbish bin. There is currently no functionality to rubbish bin whatsoever. I first noticed this after I the terminal ...
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My ubuntu is broken, error with gksu!

I keep getting this when is use gksu nautilus: shonn@shonn-Satellite-A505:~$ gksu nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net ...
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Ubuntu search not finding any files

I've noticed that the search indexes only those files which have previously been opened with some application. For example, searching for a presentation returns 0 results initially, but once I ...
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Nautilus spending inordinate time creating thumbnails for a photo (jpg) folder

Background: I had a disk issue necessitating a desperate recovery with foremost. Foremost seems to have recovered most of my photos, probably 1500 of them. But it must have found recovered a bunch ...
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Nautilus crashes

Every time I try to open any folder the window pops up and disappear. I tried using nautilus command in terminal and it printed following message Initializing nautilus-open-terminal extension sys:1: ...
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How can I get rid of artifacts without logging out?

So, I was dragging some files around in Nautilus and I wanted to cancel a drag. So, I just hit escape. Then I got this weird file icon floating always on top on my screen that I couldn't figure out ...