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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set limit to data transfer/copy speed

On command-line and/or file managers (such as nautilus), how do we set an upper limit to data transfer/copy speed? I haven't found anything on the manuals of "cp" or "mv". I wan't to know this ...
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add LibreOffice to Nautilus right click `create new document` menu

How do I add LibreOffice word processing to the options on the Nautilus right click create new document menu? I'm on 12.04.
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How to search multiple file names in Nautilus?

How to search for multiple file names at once in Ubuntu via the GUI? I tried Nautilus but without success.
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Ubuntu 13.04 opens disks and directories in the browser instead of in Nautilus

for example, when I plug in my external hard drive, google-chrome opens file:///media/atj/TOSHIBA%20EXT/ When in sublime text Open Containing Folder opens the folder in the browser too. Any clue to ...
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No desktop icons after uninstalling nemo

I tested nemo on Ubuntu 12.04. I made it the default file manager. When I uninstalled it, desktop icons disappeared and I can't do a right click on desktop to open menu. How can I make Nautilus the ...
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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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cant import photos with nautilus

I was using shotwell to import photos, but I couldn't stand the way it forced me to use their event folder structure. I have read that nautilus will allow you to import photos, but I am not presented ...
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Why does nautilus open a new window when I click “Home Folder” while there is already a minimized one? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. Whenever I click on "Home Folder" on Unity it opens a new window while I already have one which I want to use. Why is that happening in 13.04? It did not happen in the ...
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Unable to Mount anything; USB, internal drives; do not have permissions; HELP!

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a USB on an HP Pavillion. I posted a problem about removing Thunderbird. I was advised to use GKSU Nautilus to become root, or as I understand it, SUPERUSER. I could ...
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Add tags or annotations to text files

I have a lot of similar text files - data in csv format etc. - that differ only in minor aspects (data normalized or not normalized...). It is very difficult to find meaningful names for the different ...
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How can I tell when Files is done searching? [closed]

When I search for files in Files, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes for files to stop being added to the search results. Sometimes I think the search is done, but then more ...
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Sort order in Nautilus: Phonebook-style

I want Nautilus to sort in a phonebookstyle, e.g. underscores should be first: _Anton _Bert _Caesar Anton Bert Caesar How can I achieve this?
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Archive manager started instead of executing a shell-script

When I double click on a .sh (the file is executable) file in Nautilus the archive manager is started instead of executing the script. How can I make Nautilus show the dialog (execute/edit/...) again? ...
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Display folder sizes in file manager

In nautilus (or nemo) file manager, the "Size" column shows the filesize for files and the number of items contained in a folder for subdirectories: Number of items is not that important for me, it ...
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Is possible to split an nautilus window in horizontal?

The window splits vertically when we press the F3 key, it's possible to split the window horizontally?
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“nautilus-emblems” in 13.04

It appears that 13.04 restored the emblem capability in "nautilus-emblems". Unfortunately the installation instructions in /usr/share/doc/nautilus-emblems/README.md aren't very clear: As root user ...
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Open file or folder location directly when searching for it - Nautilus [duplicate]

I currently use nautilus as my default file manager. When I search for some file or folder, I also need to switch to the directory that contains the particular file or folder. It feels tedious to go ...
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How to set Desktop to show files and folders from different directory?

Currently, when all windows are minimized and closed, the desktop will show files and folders located in /home/user/Desktop. I want to change this behavior and have my home folder be displayed for ...
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Tagging files in Nautilus [duplicate]

I would like to be able to add tags to images files by right clicking in the image file and be able to search by tags directly in nautilus without using an app like shotwell. Is there anyway to do ...
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Is Privacy's Delete History button supposed to delete Nautilus' Recent Items?

I've opened two files and deleted the last hour history, in Recent Items' tab, in Privacy options (Ubuntu 13.04). However, Nautilus keeps showing the two files in Recent files. I've found the ...
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Very poor file transfer performance

Just recently, my system is really struggling to move large amounts of data (sometimes few big files, sometimes many small ones). The trouble occurs when the files are being moved off of my hardrive ...
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How to rename multiple files? [duplicate]

I'm trying to move some files to another folder that already contains older files with the same name. Nautilus asks me every time to rename the duplicate files and they're too much to rename them ...
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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 ...