Nautilus (also known as GNOME Files) is the default file manager for Ubuntu and as such is used to manage files and folders. Nautilus is called "Files" by default on Ubuntu.

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How to disable “recent files” folder in Nautilus?

When I turn off " record activity" in the privacy settings, my activities are still recorded in the "recent files" folder (even when I am using a truecrypt volume). I haven't figured out a PERMANENT ...
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Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04 lost the shortcut key for jumping to list view [duplicate]

In the version of Nautilus included with Ubuntu 12.10, you could press Ctrl+2 to switch to file list view, instead of the default grid view. After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 this feature doesn't seem ...
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What are the new Nautilus (3.6) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04?

I post this question since new nautilus is very 'keyboard unfriendly', specially for one-key shortcuts. From 3.4 to 3.6 the very useful 'backspace' shortcut to go to parent directory has gone (along ...
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Nautilus bookmarks are missing since upgrade to 13.04

My bookmarks are not shown anymore after upgrading to 13.04 Raring ringtails and I can't add any new bookmarks. The function is not shown and the shortcut Ctrl+D isn't working either. Is this ...
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How can I prevent Nautilus from showing search results?

How can I prevent Nautilus from showing search results? First this is not for hiding .. you know. I want to hide my MMORPG so I am the only that can play it. Is there a script, command, anything ...
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How do I reenable “open in new window” option in Ubuntu 13.04?

In Ubuntu 13.04, Nautilus no longer has an Open in new window option for folders, but only Open in new tab. How can I reenable that option?
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getting error when trying to use dolphin instead of Nautilus

I am getting the following error while trying to use dolphin instead of Nautilus. "Failed to execute child process "/usr/share/applications/kde4/dolphin.desktop" (Permission denied)" I used the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Nautilus Tree View [duplicate]

Please let me know is there a way to have a tree view in the Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04? I remember that I had this feature in 12.10 version? Regards PK
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Open terminal from nautilus by right click [duplicate]

I use nautilus as my default file manager. Is there any way that I can customize it so that right click anywhere in the window gives an option to open the current directory in terminal. I have seen ...
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How to sort by type and then by modified in Nautilus?

How to automatically sort by type and then by modified in file manager? Using 13.04 and Gnome 3.8
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gedit opens different window though it should not

It's a follow-up of Why does gedit keep randomly opening new instances when opening files from nautilus? On Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity: I double click on a text file on the desktop or through Nautilus. ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “open a terminal here” in Nemo [duplicate]

How can I make a keyboard shortcut for "Open a terminal here" in Nemo? I am finding the "Files" manager formerly known as nautilus that comes with Ubuntu 13.04 to be too crippled to bother using ...
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In Ubuntu 13.04 backspace button in nautilus not working? [duplicate]

PC: Acer Aspire E1-571 OS: Ubuntu 13.04 amd64 I want to downgrade my nautilus file browser in ubuntu 13.04 and i have tried the SoluOS patch but not satisfied. I just want to install nautilus 3.4 . ...
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Icons for custom mime-type does not show up with Ubuntu-mono-dark theme

I manually installed LuxRender 1.2.1 under /usr/local/bin/ and it works fine and dandy. I then created 5 new mime-types for LuxRender *.lxs, *.lxo, *.lxm, *.lxv and *.flm file formats (scene, objects, ...
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Disable discovery or listing of HDD partitions

I would like to disable auto detection or listing of certain partitions in applications such as Nautilus. I have a HP laptop that contains a recovery partition along with a EFI partition and I would ...
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Files (Nautilus?) shows the real location of Symbolic Links [duplicate]

I some of the "folders" in my home directory are symbolic links to a larger hard drive mounted on /mnt/data. I would like it if when I click on (for example) Music in my home directory, Nautilus ...
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Nautilus search provider Gnome-Shell Activities / Overview

I do not get search results for files in the Gnome Shell overview except for files that are placed in my Home folder. Currently, I am using Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 with GS 3.8 from the Gnome3 PPA, but have ...
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How can I stop Files from oversimplifying file types?

When I sort files by type in Files, both JPEG and TIFF file types are described unhelpfully as "Image". This oversimplification makes sorting effectively useless for me: When writing this question ...
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How to get right-click scripts working in nautilus 3.6 (Ubuntu 13.04)

You can add scripts for clicking on files/folders by placing them in the ~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts/ directory. But the old way of placing right-click scripts in ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts that ...
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USB External Hard drive unplugged but still shows up!

I am running on Ubuntu 12.04. I have physically unplugged an external hard drive from my laptop, but for some reason it is still shown as mounted in Nautilus. When trying to get rid of it by ...
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Error when copying from Desktop to any other location

I recently installed Xubuntu and there were a lot of differences I noticed between xfce and gnome. I didn't like Thunar that much (mainly because of the searching feature - even catfish doesn't posses ...
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File operations freeze when putting files larger than 10MB on an SD card [closed]

I have the newest Ubuntu 13 with all updates. When copying files to my 32GB SD card, the file operations freeze just before it finishes. It does not complete. Files greater than 10MB do this. ...
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Is there any File manager that highlights names that are searched for?

When in Chrome or other new web browsers, a word is searched in a page, all occurrences of the word is highlighted. I need a similar functionality for a File Manager. I tested Nautilus and Dolphin. I ...
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Creating a new Folder in Nautilus

I must be missing something really obvious, but when in Nautilus, how do I create a new folder if the window is full of other folders/files? When ever I right click, only the context menu of a ...
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Nautilus change search-on-type 3.6.3 [duplicate]

I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 13.04, and there are some slightly annoying things in nautilus 3.6.3. Before upgrading I usually did file managment mostly through typing and pressing enter, but in ...
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Nautilus crashing because of Dropbox (Ubuntu 13.04)

I have a strange problem that causes Nautilus to crash: When Dropbox is active and I click (even just once) on the Dropbox folder in my Home folder Nautilus crashes. When I turn it on again it shows ...
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Show metadata columns (duration tracknumberr, etc.) with Nautilus on 13.04

I recently updated to 13.04 and everything works smoothly but I can't seem to find a solution to show more metadata columns in Files 3.6 (Nautilus). On 12.10 I was able to install nautilus-columns to ...
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How To Disable search in nautilus 3.6 while typing text!

When I am typing for a file in any folder it searches for that file and gives results of the text I entered instead of just searching in the current folder. How do I get nautilus 3.4 feature of ...
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Nautilus in Gnome 3.8 doesn't remember any view settings

Since I changed from Unity to Gnome 3.8, nautilus has not remembered any view options: Every time I launch nautilus, hidden files are displayed Nautilus doesn't remember view settings for any ...
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How to open terminal inside a folder in Nautilus, so that the folder is the current location?

In Dolphin with Shift+F4 Terminal is opened from current location in Dolphin. Is there any similar functionality in Nautilus?
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Ubuntu 13.04: Set Terminator as default terminal emulator with nautilus “open terminal”

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 a few days ago. With Ubuntu 12.10 I had set the default terminal with: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec /usr/bin/terminator gsettings ...
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How can I assign custom icons to folders persistently?

Is there some way to achieve icon persistence on Ubuntu with nautilus or some other file manager? So far when I change an icon from the properties of the folder the change won't remain visible if ...
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Don't automatically open the folder of mounted devices [duplicate]

I usually charge my phone through a USB connection. Due to Ubuntu 13.04 detecting and mounting it, Nautlius automatically opens the mounted folder. Can I stop Nautlius from automatically opening the ...
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Bring back `BackSpace` Keyboard Shortcuts on nautilus and thunar

I want to use the "BackSpace" button as a shortcut key on nautilus. I want to return to the previous folder whilst browsing the Home folder, just like windows 7. Also I want the same thing while ...
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Nautilus 3.6 - look for filenames in current directory before general search [duplicate]

Is there a way to set the new Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04 to have an old behaviour I liked, namely: Type something An item matching that name will be selected (pretty much like using the Tab key in a ...
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How do I start KeePass2 (portable) from Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04?

I have KeePass2 installed on a USB flash drive. In Ubuntu 12.04 all I had to do to start is was right click KeePass.exe and select Open With Mono Runtime. In 13.04 I only have the options of opening ...
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File explorer: cannot open a folder like a tree in Ubuntu 13.04

I have updated my computer to Ubuntu 13:04 and I have noticed that in Nautilus I cannot open a folder with the tree icon there was on the left in the previous version. With this option is easy to ...
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Updating Quantal 12.10 to Raring 13.04 broke seahorse-nautilus

After upgrading from Quantal to Raring the nautilus-seahorse plugin for GPG encryption cease to work. When right clicking in a file the GUI opens and ask to select a key for encryption but the ...
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How to tab to next file when renaming?

If I am renaming a bunch of files in Nautilus quickly, when I hit Enter the file jumps to its proper place alphabetically. But that means I have to go back and find the next file I wanted to rename. ...
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Can't move files to the trash

When I want to move a file to the Trash, Nautilus give me an message saying this: You can't move example.file to the trash can. Do you want to remove it immediately? I can give you this photo ...
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How do I get my shared disk back on line in Ubuntu 13.04

I have a folder on my disk which I share over the LAN so my wife can do backups to it. It has worked since I can remember. Now I've updated to 13.04 and suddenly I no longer see it or even my computer ...
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How to enable thumbnail view on file dialog boxes?

I find it very inconvenient when I need to upload a file from a folder with A LOT of pictures and I need to inspect each file to find the image I'm looking for. How do I make file dialog boxes view ...
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Disk Usage Analyzer replacing Nautilus

So this is a fun problem. After upgrading to Raring Ringtail, the open file command for nautilus on everything except the file browser in unity itself (opening downloads from browsers, clicking on ...
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Changing nautilus key

I cannot seem to find a way to set "up 1 folder" to backspace in 13.04 (Nautilus 3.6.3) I tried editing ~/.config/nautilus/accels and I also tried the dconf > org > gnome > interface > can change ...
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How can I change the defaults in Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04

It is now called "File" but I guess it is still really Nautilus. The icons are a big too big for me, taking up too much real estate on the screen. I press zoom out and get a longer list. Likewise I ...
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How to create a link file with custom picture?

While sharing some software it's a good idea to include a link file ( address launcher of home page). A file without an image is not eye catchable. How to create a link file with a custom image as ...
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Thumbnails (Nautilus previews) for “basic” (xpm, png, bmp, gif) image files

Nautilus was not generating thumbnails for some xpm files I had, so I tried to investigate who was responsible for generating thumbnails for xpm files (if any), or any image for that matter. And I ...
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Desktop shows a white or black background instead of wallpapers

After the upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 my desktop background turns black after I try to set a image for that. How to fix it? This is my desktop screen:
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Any way to revert the behavior of typing in Files?

In the default file manager in Ubuntu 13.04, typing produces different behavior: It used to try to match what you type as a prefix to some file in the current directory; now, it initiates what looks ...
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nautilus-compare (meld integration with nautilus) and other nautilus-actions-extra packages not working with Ubuntu 13.04

I had nautilus-compare (and other nautilus-actions-extra packages) perfectly working with Ubuntu 12.04 I've just did a fresh install of Ubuntu raring ringtail, and then I ran sudo apt-get install ...