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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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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Strange folder in my home folder after a failed run of BleachBit

A folder was created in my home folder (not by anyone), and I cannot see the folder contents. She has root privileges, but when the nautilus root access the folder is empty. When I try to remove it, ...
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Preview for Unity/Nautilus

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I would like to have a Preview utility, like on a Mac. If you press Space key while having a file selected in Finder, it will show it in a temporary window. Super ...
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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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How can I exclude specific folders from thumbnail generation?

So I have a folder I would like Nautilus to skip generating thumbnails for because there are too many files and too many changes to it. I saw that we can disable thumbnails for a specific filetype ...
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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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How to associate file types with wine in nautilus

I have Ubuntu 12.10 with Nautilus 3.4.2. After installing wine "apt-get install wine" are exe files still associated with the archive manager. In previous versions of ubuntu I've always right ...
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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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Managing remote server connections via Nautilus

Is there any way to manage remote server credentials while using Nautilus remote server connect feature? The Recent Servers works for couple of connections, but not for 20+. Also it seems that if I ...
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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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What is nautilus doing?

Lately my ubuntu 14.04 computer has been quite noisy. It's the CPU heat sink, it's unusually active. If I run top, hud-service is taking up ever more and more memory (59% of 8GB at this moment), with ...
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Light Adwaita theme for Ubuntu Unity - toolbar customization!

The above snapshot shows some application windows: Nautilus, Rhythmbox, gedit using the Adwaita theme on Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). I've made changes in /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-2.0/* but that ...
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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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“Nautilus restart required” by Dropbox

I've just installed on my new pc Ubuntu 14.04, and one of the first programs I installed is Dropbox. But everytime I turn on my pc, it ask me to restart Nautilus because of Dropbox. If I restart ...
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How do I run executable scripts in Nautilus?

When I double-click on a script in Nautilus to run it, the script just opens in my text editor with no option to run it. Using Nautilus, how do I run executable text files and/or scripts?
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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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Changing icon font size/colour in 14.04

How can I change the desktop icon font size/colour to something more readable? At the moment, icon text looks like this: unity-tweak-tool (as mentioned in How do I change fonts and adjust their ...
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Create a link to a folder on the left panel of Nautilus file manager?

I would like to create a link to some new folder that I have in my home. The left panel shows docs, images downloads etc. But I would like to add my other folders that I created myself like university ...
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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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Setting default editor for php files

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 TLS. I had installed Netbeans on my PC. I want change default file to netbeans. I've tried to right-click on a php file > Properties > Open With > Show other Application ; ...
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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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“Connect to server” option changed in 14.04?? Can't connect using WebDav

I am on Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to connect to my Android phone using WebDav. I've done this from a Mac, from Windows, and from Kubuntu (using Dolphin -- this also works in Ubuntu using Dolphin) ...
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Allow non-admin users to mount drives via nautilus

I want to give mount privilege to the non-admin users to mount the drives via nautilus. I don't want them to give other admin privilege. I also don't want to use setuid method. How can I achieve ...
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Nautilus thumbnails don't appear in 14.04

This is a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. In Nautilus > Edit > Preferences > Preview I have "Show thumbnails" as "Local files only" and "Only for files smaller than" 100MB. Changing those settings ...
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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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Force file extension to open with specific app (Extensions like .exe, .jpg, .mp4…)

I have already read the question about Creating .desktop files to use on the "Open with other application" tab but this is not what I want, I want to be able to click on the file in Dash or ...
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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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Nautilus window background goes black when using custom themes

I am facing a problem when using custom themes in ubuntu 14.04 unity interface, such as the mbuntu-y theme appearing in the screenshot attached, as you can see the background of nautilus window goes ...
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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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How to create a new blank file in Nautilus 3.6 and above?

I used to create new blank files in Nautilus (Files) using the right click context menu. It really saved me a lot of time. Since Nautilus 3.6, there is no such entry. Is there a way to create a new ...
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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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“Open Containing Folder” In Firefox & Chrome Doesn't Highlight The File In Nautilus

I won't say I am new to Ubuntu, but I have been on and off for several years -- although I find myself on Ubuntu more than on Windows nowadays I still consider myself a newbie. I am currently using ...
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how to burn cd with the CD/DVD creator

Is there some trick to burning a cd with the CD/DVD creator? I'm installing k3b because that's a known entity. What is this, and where is the "burn" button? Help just tells me this is Nautilus ...
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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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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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Unable to mount smb share. “Please select another viewer and try again”

This don't think this is the typical, "I can't mount a windows share" post. I am using stock Ubuntu 12.04. I am pretty sure this is a Nautilus issue, but I have reached a dead end. I have one share ...
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Why is there a one-second timestamp difference on copy?

I periodically copy a folder from my Ubunto 12.04 laptop to a removable USB flash drive, using the Ubuntu file system (i.e. Nautilus 3.4.2) to drag the folder from one window to the other. It then ...
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Generate thumbnails for text?

I need to generate thumbnails for some text files. Obviously the system somehow has the ability to do exactly this (see the screen shot). Is there any way I can access these images and just copy them ...
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How can I disable Nautilus from automatically opening everytime I have my Android phone plugged in

I dev Android apps and I plug in/out android devices all the time. And it is really annoying to have the Nautilus window opening every time. How can I disable it? Thank you!
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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 ...