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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How can I downgrade to an older version of Nautilus?

It looks like that nautilus have changed a lot since previous version, I hate the way it is on ubuntu 13.04 (Installed it yesterday) First of all, a lot of features are gone, next, if I start typing ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 background is white when handled by file manager, and has no background when it is not [duplicate]

Long story short, I installed Ubuntu 13.04, and added the Gnome PPA but after installation I realized that the background was now white/grey. I tried ppa purging the gnome ppa but it failed. Upon ...
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Mac Icons on Ubuntu 13.04! [duplicate]

I have already asked question like that. It was marked for duplicate. I want to not I AM NOT ASKING FOR 12.10 or 12.04!! I am asking for 13.04! I use Gnome Cupertino theme etc. but not everywhere ...
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Is there a different file-manager available for 13.04? [duplicate]

I don't really need to make a list of whats wrong with 3.6, cause my guess is, we probably have a identical list. question: Is there a different file-manager that also writes the desktop, and has ...
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how do I disable recursive search in nautilus 3.6

Recursive search in nautilus 3.6 completely breaks my keyboard navigation. I often navigate network volumes, and typing to get directly to a folder and clicking enter was very quick. Now typing ...
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Is there a way to restore Nautilus' split screen (F3) feature?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 since today and I am missing the split screen function in Nautilus. Is there any way to patch Nautilus so that this amazing function is usable again?
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How to reenable alternating grey lines in Nautilus/Files 3.6+ list view?

I've recently upgraded from Precise to Raring and noticed that Nautilus 3.6, when displaying files and folders in list mode, no longer has alternating grey lines (there's probably a better name for ...
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How to show full date and time in Nautilus/Files 3.6+ list view?

The list view of Nautilus 3.6 shows the dates files were modified in a variety of ways: the hour and minute if modified on the current day, and the month and day if modified during the current year, ...
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How to get Nautilus “real” compact mode in Ubuntu 13.04?

Ubuntu 13.04 have fully absent compact mode. Nautilus allows only icon view and list view. List view isn't the same as compact mode - well, it's easy to switch off unneeded columns, but what about ...
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How to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the “Places” menu of Ubuntu 13.04 “Files” application?

I can't seem to find a way to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the "Places" menu in the most recent "Files" application of Ubuntu 13.04. The procedures used with "Nautilus" in the previous ...
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contextmenu does not work in desktop

I am using ubuntu12.04, and I install the gnome-classic desktop. After that I removed the package 'nautilus', and install the 'thunar'. However, I found that the context menu does not work anymore. ...
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Some Ubuntu 13.04 applications cannot access files on MTP-mounted systems. Why?

Ubuntu 13.04 comes with MTP support to access files on newer Android devices. My Nexus 10 works OK: after plugging in, I can access the N10 files with Nautilus, and I can copy from and to the device. ...
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In a “Save as … ” dialog, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to “tmp” and to indiv. bookmarks in the “Places” side-pane of Nautilus?

Building on my earlier question, where the accepted answer used keyboard accelerators for some elements of the dialog, I'm still trying to find the accelerator (and/or quickest way) to select ...
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Non-vector icons in Nautilus

I'm happy Acer AOD257 (2GB, Atom) netbook owner with Ubuntu 12.10. I once saw that all Nautilus/Unity/Ubuntu icons are in raster and vector formats. BUT! I see vector only. My netbook is weak, does ...
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Faience GTK theme breaks tabs

I installed this theme in my Ubuntu 12.04 + Unity and all tabs are definitively wrong: Any idea to make this theme work properly? Thanks.
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Folders missing in Home using Nautilus-root

So I'm trying to use Nautilus-root to move stuff around, specifically moving tarballs to /usr/local/src to make them. But when I run Nautilus root, either by making an Applications shortcut by using ...
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Sync network-drive (Windows Home Server 2011)

I'm running a WHS 2011 NAS in my network and I'd like to auto-sync several folders (e.g. music) every once in a while. To do so, I used to use "Create Synconicity" on Windows. On Ubuntu 12.10 I'm ...
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Mount LUKS Ext4 USB Pen Drive in Nautilus

I want to mount an encrypted USB Pen Drive under Nautilus, but I get Unable to open a folder for 16 GB Volume - No application is registered as handling this file. It works if I use the terminal.
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How can I add 'emacs' to one of the 'Show other application' in file explorer

In file explorer (Nautilus) under Ubuntu, I can select a file and right click and scroll to: open with other application My question is how can I add emacs to that list of "other application"
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Nautilus isn't displaying thumbnails for my NEF files (photo raw)

I'm not getting any thumbnails in nautilus for my NEF files (photo raw). Is there an easy way to repair this?
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Is there an “open this in another desktop” option? [duplicate]

I usually work with 2 documents open at the same time, plus the browser and the file manager. I'm a bit frustrated by having to move them to an empty desktop. I start opening the browser. Then I have ...
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Nautilus' remote folder default mount point

I connect a remote folder in Nautilus (file info says that it is done via sftp), and within it the folder becomes fully browseable. But I can't access it from the other applications: I couldn't find ...
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Nautilus sorting by filename column seems insane

By what logic does the kálmán track appear where it does? (I have the view sorted by filename) Where is this sort behaviour defined and is there anyway to change this behaviour?
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Turn off Auto Search in Nautilus 3.8 [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to turn off the auto search in nautilus 3.8. In previous versions when I pressed a key it would select the first item that started with that letter/key in directory I was in. Now ...
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How to get Nautilus-scripts working on Ubuntu 13.04?

How to get Nautilus-scripts (Terminal here, Root Nautilus, Root Gedit) working on Ubuntu 13.04? I copied those scripts to .gnome2/nautilus-scripts folder but it dose not seem to work on Ubuntu 13.04. ...
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Nautilus sort order with ls

I am creating image sprites and have neatly named around 100 files. I am using the following to generate an image sprite from individual images: convert $(ls -w 1000) +append sprite.png I have just ...
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How to get old options back in Nautilus's “Connect to server” window?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 with GNOME 3.6 Classic. When I try to use Places -> Connect to server, I get a window missing all the options I was used to in Ubuntu 11.10 (such as SSH). I can only ...
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How can I open a folder in a new window?

It appears that Nautilus no longer provides an Open in New Window option in its right-click context menus: What procedure should I now use instead when I want to open a folder in a new window?
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How can I stop Nautilus from dereferencing symlinks? [closed]

I use symbolic links to tidy my home folder. This works well in the terminal, since the links create the illusion of normal folders: In Nautilus, however, the links behave more like Windows ...
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How can I put a shortcut to nautilus with root privileges in the launcher (ubuntu 12.10)?

I don't want to open the terminal and type sudo nautilus every time I want to visually browse for files. Is there a way of fixing it to the launcher?
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How to open the existing file explorer and not a new one

I have a file explorer window opened and is in the background of Chrome: However, when I click on the file explorer icon on the Launcher, it doesn't open/switch to the already opened window, but ...
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Nautilus Dual Monitor issue

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and 2 monitors. My left monitor is the laptop screen and the right monitor is an external monitor. Whenever I open a nautilus window in my right (external) monitor and double ...
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USB HDD not visible in nautilus/nemo

The HDD is visible in the 'disks' utility. I can mount the one and only partition on that drive using mount. gvfs-mount Recognizes the disk: $ gvfs-mount --list ... Drive(2): 750 GB Hard Disk Type: ...
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How can I remove the gray boxes around custom folder icons? [closed]

When I set custom folder icons in Ubuntu 13.04, gray boxes appear around them: How can I make the icons just look normal?
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How to open .deb from nautilus with apturl?

I want to open .deb-files by double-clicking with apturl - the same way as packages are installed from ubuntuusers.de with firefox. Instead, the software-center opens everytime. I can't see an entry ...
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Can't remember password in Nautilus for SFTP

Why is it not possible to remember passwords in Nautilus for SFTP? It works great for FTP with passwords stored with Seahorse. How I can solve this?
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gksudo Nautilus only : “Cannot load supported server method list. Please check your gvfs installation”

Here a screenshot (in danish, the english equiv can be seen here http://askubuntu.com/a/187657/107445, similar question but the answers does not solve the problem) The very weird thing is, that ...
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How do I enable thumbnails for text files in nautilus?

I used to have thumbnails for text files in Nautilus but I don't have them anymore. I'm on Ubuntu 12.10, I haven't disabled them as per How to stop Nautilus from creating thumbnails of specific file ...
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How can I copy a path out of a open/save dialog and paste it into Nautilus?

In Windows, I frequently will do things like copy a folder path from a save/open dialog and paste it into the address bar of Windows Explorer to browse the folder. This seems to be even more needed ...
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In Nautilus' “Save As … ” dialog, how can I open a (sub-)folder using my keyboard (rather than the mouse)?

a case of ... title says it all ? In Nautilus' "Save As ... " dialog, how can I open a sub-folder using my keyboard (rather than the mouse) ? thx !
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Why does my Firefox profile folder keep showing up in Recently Used (files/folders)?

In "Privacy and Activity Mgr", (I would think) the following are my relevant settings: yet in Nautilus, my Firefox profile folder shows up (usually as the first entry) in the Recently Used ...
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Delete confirmation dialog doesn't show up when I delete a file

In Ubuntu 12.10, when I hit delete it just deletes the file with no confirmation dialog. And yes the 'Ask before emptying rubbish bin or deleting files' checkbox is ticked in on the behaviour tab in ...
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HIgh system load and slow file manager after installing Ubuntu One

I have previous experience with my Acer 5820tg and Ubuntu 12.04 32bit but now I have reinstalled it to 64bit version and strange things began to happen :) The only difference in the way I use the ...
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How can I reduce the delay for dragging a file into another window or application?

I'm sure the delay has its reason. But it is possible to reduce the delay, which is needed to drag files from one window into another or into an application ? Example: If you open two nautilus ...
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Bookmark icons in Nautilus

I know that when you are making a bookmark in nautilus the icon of the bookmark is the same as the folders icon but the problem is when i restart my pc the bookmark icon remains default until clicking ...
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What alternatives to Nautilus exist which are more responsive? [duplicate]

I like Nautilus, but it suffers from lag when navigating between folders. I estimate the delay at somewhere between 300ms-800ms. Not much, but enough to notice and feel sluggish compared to Windows ...
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pasting content in root should ask for password in nautilus

I am aware the following actions can be done when I open nautilus as root, but is there a way to get nautilus to prompt for admin password when copying items(files, folders) into root folders from the ...
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How can I make Nautilus sorting ignore the word “The” or “A” at the beginning of file and folder names?

I have a rather large library of media and it gets annoying looking for something when I forget that the "official" name of the movie, artist, song, etc begins with the words "The" or "A". So, for ...
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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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Traditional search-as-you-type on newer Nautilus versions

Until now I was using a "traditional" version of Nautilus: that that comes with Ubuntu 10.10. Now I'm using 3.6.3, included with Ubuntu 13.04 (most likely any recent version is equivalent for the ...