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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Why do file transfers over USB slow down my whole computer?

Whenever I transfer large files, or large amounts of files, over USB to or from an external drive, the whole computer slows down to a crawl during the transfer. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, but I've had ...
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FTPS client, preferably integrated in Nautilus?

I like Nautilus for FTP/WebDAV, but how to use it with an FTPS server? When I enter ftps:// Nautilus says Don't recognize this file server type. Is there any plugin? Or something as quick and ...
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Bookmarks, Places nautilus sidebar position Ubuntu 14.04

12.04 shows my bookmarks at the top of the side panel. After upgrading to 14.04 it shows Places, Devices, Bookmarks, Network. Is there any way to move Bookmarks top of the side panel or set position ...
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Why has nautilus' “Send to…” context menu replaced with “Email…”

I have been using Ubuntu for quite sometime and I've always seen the context menu "Send to..." where a dialog pops up showing all the places I could send my file to. But, after upgrading to 14.04, I ...
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Could not open X display, XDG_Runtime_DIR Error:

Output from terminal from where i tried to run nautilus and read an external drive. Also, i got a terminal window before logging in that system is running under log graphics mode, i will have to login ...
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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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How to make a .desktop file that matches all files and dirs?

I have a script that I want to be available for the "Open With..." context menu for Nautilus (or less helpfully, "Files") running in Gnome Shell. I've created a .desktop file and registered it with ...
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Recent media not updated in VLC when opening file from Nautilus

When I use Ctrl+O from within VLC to play a file, it will save the file to the list displayed in the Open Recent Media menu. But when adding file to VLC via Nautilus it does not get added to Open ...
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Dragging and dropping from browser to Nautilus saves link instead of file, how to change default action?

When I drag and drop -- say an image -- from any internet browser to the desktop or any folder under Nautilus, it will save it as a Link. Now if I hold down Ctrl while I drag and drop, it will ...
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Popping up the folder when clicking “Show in Folder”

Using Ubuntu 13.04, whenever I downloaded something using Google Chrome, I can click on the downloaded file, and click "Show in Folder". Currently it does not also pop up the window (nautilus) that ...
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How can I add an SSL client certificate/key globally in Ubuntu?

I have a web server which requires a client certificate to establish an SSL connection (SSLVerifyClient require in apache). In firefox or chrome, I simply import the .p12-file containing my ...
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How to disable trash for remote filesystems in Nautilus?

Is there a way to tell Nautilus (or gvfs) to avoid using the Trash when deleting files on remote filesystems? Before Nautilus 2.5.0 there was a filesystem-attributes.xml that had a "trash" flag, but ...
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Nautilus slow on Ubuntu 12.10

Since I installed ubuntu 12.10 I noticed that nautilus is a bit slow. Especially when switching between windows loading is not instantaneous but I have to wait about 2 seconds to change the window. ...
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How to edit nautilus side menu transparency and font color?

I've been trying to customize my Ubuntu 12.04 Unity desktop. I am describing what I've done until now to make it easier to understand what is my practical question. Please don't refer to it as too ...
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how to disable luks partition from showing up in nautlus panel

I have a luks setup with encrypted partition. And I don't want everyone on my computer to see that I have such partition. Unfortunately it shows up in the nautilus "devices" panel as "Encrypted ...
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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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Why are browsing samba shares from Ubuntu (Nautilus) so much slower than browsing from Windows

I have a samba share over the a vpn server. Browsing the share takes 60 times longer from Ubuntu than it takes from Windows. From a Windows 7 Virtual Box (and any other machine in the shop) it takes ...
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How to copy or (quickly-and-easily) backup a “special file”?

Wanting to try this unverified answer for this unanswered question, but not without some kind of quick-and-easy backup. Thought copy-and-paste of the /dev/bus/usb/004 folder would do the trick, but ...
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Increase text size in list display

In List display text size is much smaller than icon size. With very small zoom (30%) text proportion looks good to me, although everything is too small ;-) then increasing size, text size lags size of ...
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Is there a way to add the status bar to files ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and the file manager changed it's Files instead of Nautilus, but now there's no status bar where I can view the amount of diskspace. I have a 120 GB SSD so I would very much ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10: Bad application startup drawing (e.g., chromium)

I have always noticed a small graphical performance issue in my ten years experience with GNU/Linux. The problem is related to how applications are drawn when started. Typically, on my machine, when ...
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“user.mime_type” in desktop environment

Context Guidelines for extended attributes (FreeDesktop) says: user.mime_type: Sets the MIME type of a file explicitly. This attribute is documented by the "Shared MIME-info Database ...
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Is there a way to join multiple Nautilus windows into one window with different tabs?

Many times I end up with many Nautilus windows open. I would like to reduce clutter by joining them into one window with different tabs. Is there a(n easy) way?
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Can Nautilus' recursive search show the full path of results?

In Nautilus 3.8 (in Ubuntu Saucy/13.10), if I just start typing, Nautilus will automatically search through Tracker's database and present me with recursive search results. But by default, there is no ...
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Nautilus can not resize column ubuntu 13.10

I can't resize columns' width (Name, size, etc.) in Nautilus's 'View items as a list' mode after my upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 (32-bit); while I just had point-and-drag in 13.04 .
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Use variables in Nautilus location bar?

Is it possible to use variables (like $JAVA_HOME) in the Nautilus location bar? I think this will be useful to access certain locations easily.
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Present description tooltip when hovering the pointer on files

I wish to see a description of a file when mouse hovers over that file much like you get "program name" when you hover over an icon in launcher. How can I do it? In my view there must be some CSS ...
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Nautilus doesn't remember sorting options

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and am using the Gnome desktop with no effects. I guess it is Nautilus that I get when I click on Places from the menu. My problem is that if I save a file in a ...
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How can I add “recent documents” to the bookmarks sidebar?

I really like the "recent documents" bookmark that appears when I'm adding a file with a dialog opened by a program. How can I do so that it always appears among the bookmards in the sidebar when I ...
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Nautilus / Files does not use icon theme

I just installed a new icon theme on my laptop (ubuntu 13.04). Unfortunately, nautilus/files (version 3.6.3) keeps showing the wrong folder icons (from the Humanity-Theme). As far as I can tell, every ...
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How to switch between nautilus window and (gnome-)terminal

I need a fast possibility to switch between a nautilus window and a (gnome-terminal) in the same working directory. At the moment I'm using the following setup: nautilus -> terminal: ...
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Ubuntu jumps folders when saving files

Whenever I want to save a file in a directory that has 1 sub folder, Ubuntu has this REALLY annoying habit of jumping into that folder when I click save and I specifically ask it to save in the first ...
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nautilus connect to server - can not reach filesystem root

Using Ubuntu-Raring I connect via 'Files/Connect-to-server': ssh://root@myhost:mysshport/ connection works ok, but I am connected to '/root' on the target system and can not reach the filesystem root ...
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How can I assign hotkey on nautilus option “open file in text editor”?

Im used to F4 in Total Commander, and now looking for how to set it in nautilus.
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Filemanagers crash all the time

I'm using Lubuntu 12.04 and having problems with the filemanager. When I try to open the filemanager nothing happens. In the dmesg log the following error is shown: pcmanfm[2330]: segfault at 10 ip ...
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Script to quit and restart nautilus doesn't work

As I pointed out in my question nautilus theme problem in 12.04 I have to type 4 commands after every logon as workaround for a theming problem. Since I didn't find a real solution I decided to put ...
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nautilus theme problem in 12.04

I have encountered a strange theme problem since I updated to 12.04 some days ago: Nautilus needs some extra treatment after every login in order to obey the theme. It concerns every user. After every ...
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Nautilus is very slow when there are more than 40 items in a folder

Nautilus is very slow when there are more than 40 items in a folder. It takes quite a long time to open the folder, about 5 seconds. Basically in this folder I only have subfolders which have other ...
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How can I drag & Drop a JPG-File into Scribus?

If I try to drag&drop a JPG (or other Graphic file) from Nautilus via the Unity Dash into Scribus, the Dash symbol’s are "grayed" and only some App's are usable but not Scribus. How can I make ...
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How do I upload pictures to picasa using Nautilus scripts?

I'm looking for a Nautilis script to upload a picture to a Picasa Album using GoogleCL Here is my script : zenity --info --title "File" --text "$NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_FILE_PATHS" --height 18 ...
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How to prevent Nautilus panes from resizing automatically?

The "Extra Pane" (F3) view in Nautilus automatically resizes in a couple situations. Is there a way to turn this off so they each stay at 50%? The two situations are when there's one tab on one side ...
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How to prevent Nautilus from launching when I press Super key?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. The problem is when I press the Super key without any additional combination to open the dash board, Nautilus is opened too. This is really weird and awful and ...
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“Copy to” and “Move to” context menu options in Nautilus3

I used to remove the actions I do not need in good old nautilus2 by editing the /usr/share/nautilus/ui/nautilus-directory-view-ui.xml file. Is there any way to modify the context menu in the latest ...
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Unable to mount webdav, no error messages

I' trying to mount a webdav service in Nautilus on Ubuntu 12.04. I originally had crash errors with tracker-miner-fs, but after updating to most resent build any attempt to connect still leaves me ...
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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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Nautilus trash doesn't show deleted files on other partitions

Ubuntu 14.04 I have created several symlinks in my home folder to folders in another drive. I have changed the permissions of that mounted drive: drwxrwxrwx 6 root root 4,0K oct 13 17:30 media/ ...
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Humanity icon instead of Symbolic for USB devices in Nautilus sidebar, Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 installed. USB devices in Nautilus sidebar are shown in "color", as it was before in 12.04. Screenshot (USB is called TV SHOWS): I think the needed icon is located there: ...
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Hiding files in Nautilus using .hidden does not work

On my Windows network drives, some folders have a large number of files beginning with ~$. I would like to hide these files in Nautilus. I've tried adding the file names to a .hidden file (as ...
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How to manually generate video thumbnails?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to ask how to generate video thumbnaiils manually? In some videos, the generated thumbnail is the logo of the company (in the very beggining of the video), and not ...