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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Nautilus doesn't open .tex files on left-click (12.04)

When I left-click a file with .tex extension from nautilus, it is not opened. No matter if I choose gedit or texmaker as default programs in "Properties". Right-clicking, then choosing app works, ...
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Disable sounds in Nautilus

With upgrade to Quantal, Nautilus makes some sounds when moving between folders and when closing folder properties window. I have all sounds disabled from System Settings (muted) and didn't find any ...
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How can you add an item to the right-click menu in nautilus (without Nautilus-Actions)?

I'm trying to give my image uploader some kind of rightclick->upload functionality. Currently I use the nautilus-scripts folder, but that puts the menu entry behind an unapparent "Scripts" item. I've ...
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Dropbox not Installing on Ubuntu 12.10

I'm running a PC with Ubuntu 12.10. I require "Dropbox" to be installed on this machine, and chose to look for it in the "Software Center" and start the installation from there. The following ...
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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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How to install gloobus preview on 12.10?

You look, I have installed the version 12.10 of the Ubuntu and try to install the Gloobus Preview, but when I finished and started to use it, any file was opening with it. The files opened totally no ...
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Unable to change anything in Nautilus

I recently installed Gnome 3 and now I have found out that it has messed up with nautilus. The menu bar and the right click menu are completely devoid of options. Also, the icons look different. How ...
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How to add “Open terminal here” to Nautilus' context menu?

I am working on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I want to add "Open terminal here" to Nautilus context or right-click menu but it tries to download 32bit version from Internet.
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How can I add a picture as folder background in Ubuntu?

How could I add a picture as folder background? For example if I have a movie folder, how I could add its poster as background in this folder? I am using Ubuntu 12.04
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Nautilus does not display drives properly

Nautilus's sidebar partitions broke after a new fstab and an upgrade to Quantal. I made a new fstab after putting it off for several months, and now Nautilus doesn't show anything in the "Devices" ...
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Issues With Nautilus 3.6 after upgrading from v3.4 12.10

In version 3.6 is that it cannot save the change in view of folders and windows. Everytime I close the window,the view is reset to default. Anyone know any solution or facing the same problem?
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Buttons in nautilus to toggle sidebar and view

Is there a way to add buttons to Nautilus? I really would like to have a small button on the sidebar allowing to quickly switch between tree view and places view. Also I would love to have buttons to ...
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change default home folder application for ctrl+super+E

I went to keyboard application to set a shortcut for the home folder (set to ctrl+super+E as default) but for some reason it launches pcmanfm and not nautilus. I tried several things such as edit ...
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12.04 Ambiance dark side bar issue when clicking folder on desktop

Concerning an updated custom ambiance theme: why is there no dark side bar when I click on a folder, like the home folder icon on the desktop, but the theme works as planned when I type nautilus in ...
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Nautilus bookmarks not showing in “Places”

I have set some bookmarks from Nautilus (Bookmarks / Add bookmark), and this get showed under Bookmarks menu, but doesn't show under "Places" menu. Some idea?
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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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Nautilus stopped working after update to 3.6.1

This morning the Ubuntu Update Manager upgraded nautilus to 3.6.1 srirangan@pangolin76:~$ nautilus --version GNOME nautilus 3.6.1 after which it has stopped working srirangan@pangolin76:~$ ...
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Nautilus will not launch after update to 12.10

I updated to Ubuntu 12.10 today from 12.04 using the graphical update tool. Everything seemed to be fine until I went to open Nautilus, and it would not open. Bizarrely, I am able to open a file ...
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I'm having issues setting up my workspaces to hold different backgrouns. Can anyone help? [closed]

im trying to put in different images for each workspace (i have all the images ready) but every time i try to load up gconf-editor is says its not there or something... i went into the settings and i ...
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Can't resize some icons

I upgraded to 12.10 yesterday and I am having a problem. Icons of my files are shown as the icon image's original size. I tried to resize the icons but it did not work! But the normal size icons ...
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How to remove the tips within Nautilus 3.6?

New Nautilus version 3.6 (coming with Gnome 3.6 / Ubuntu 12.10) is showing annoying text tips on the bottom right/left edge as a new feature. Is there a way to disable it?
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ubuntu 12.10 The location is not a folder [duplicate]

i just upgraded my Ubuntu to 12.10 and i noticed that i get this message The location is not a folder whenever i try to access a mounted media (USB or even my other partitions). I am now unable to ...
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Nautilus Opens Devices on Every Log in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable auto-opening nautilus window after auto-mount Each and every time I log in to Ubuntu 12.10 Nautilus opens and opens my two mounted hard drives in devices, one ...
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I recently have installed Ubuntu 12.10 onto my computer

yes, the title says it all. but there are problems. when I start the computer, Ubuntu boots properly, and takes me to the log in screen, however, once I've logged in and am taken to my desktop, there ...
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Recursive Search broken in Nautilus 3.6 on Ubuntu 12.10

I really liked the look and feel of the new Nautilus, so I installed from the GNOME3-team/gnome3 ppa, but now I can't really search - it only finds things directly sitting in the current directory, ...
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How do I limit thumbnails size and life time?

how to limit thumbnails life time(maximum_age) and size(maximum_size) in ubuntu 12.04 with dconf? Or should I install gconf-editor to do this?
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Is there Nautilus 3.6.1 (deb) binary?

I'm looking for Nautilus 3.6.1 deb package for ubuntu, and I wasn't able to compile it's source. How can I compile Nautilus? thanks..
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Unable to download a file using drag&drop

I've been downloading images from the Internet doing drag&drop while holding the Ctrl key. Using Google Chrome, and of course Nautilus, it used to work fine. But I recently had problems with ...
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Nautilus could not create the following required folders

I have changed my username and when I did this,I can not log in with my new user and this error comes in the screen: nautilus could not create the following required folders: /home/"last ...
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Merge many folders keeping most recent files?

I have 102 directories that I would like to merge into a single directory. If there are conflicts I would like to use the most recent file. How can I do this? Previously I've tried searching for the ...
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How do I install Nautilus 3.6 in 12.10?

I like new version of Nautilus (3.6), but Ubuntu 12.10 shipped with 3.4 So how can I install version 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.10?
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How to “undo” (revert) Ctrl+L?

I'm on 12.04 Desktop. When browsing the file system, it's convenient to type Ctrl+L so as to get the file path "Location" to render as a string; I can then modify the file path or even paste ...
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Unity 3d support for multiple X-screens

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 this weekend and have had problems getting Unity3d to work with my triple monitor set-up. I've installed the latest nVidia drivers for my 2 nVidia video cards and have ...
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gksu not working

gksu nautilius Running the above or trying to run the nautlius script -'browse as root' gives the following error /home/borax12/.gtkrc-2.0:6: error: scanner: unterminated string constant ...
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Looks like a font is missing

Nautilus has become like this: Global menus now have this ugly font. Any idea why? It looks like an update killed it.
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How do I detect if an external drive is already mounted?

I have a script that backup up files to the external drive each night. The problem is that Nautilus auto mounts the external drive and when the script runs it fails to mount the external drive. The ...
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Navigating to a Shared drive from within applications

Why is it that when I use Nautilus I can access my shared NAS drive (via ip and volume name) but when I try to access it from within applications I can't find it? This behaviour seems to differ from ...
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How can I instruct Nautilus to pre-generate thumbnails?

I have a large library of PDF documents (papers, lectures, handouts) that I want to be able to quickly navigate through. For that I need thumbnails. At the same time however, I see that the ...
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How do I get my folders back on my desktop?

Using the 12.04 version. This morning the Update Manager popped up, I clicked it and it said some items will be un-installed and some will be upgraded and new ones will be installed. I did it and ...
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Show image tags of flac on Nautilus

When I was on Arch Linux, using gnome-shell, nautilus was able to show all images tagged on my music files using Easytag as thumbnails. I am using Ubuntu now, with gnome-shell, but for some reason, ...
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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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Dropbox add to Computer Menu in Nautilus

I was wondering if there was any way to "bookmark" dropbox in nautilus on the left hand side? Would be useful to have. I tried searching but had no success, so I apologise in advanced if this has ...
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Can't launch Nautilus

I'm unable to launch Nautilus. If I launch it from a Terminal, it says: nautilus: error while loading shared libraries: libunity-protocol-private.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such ...
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Keep original timestamps of files downloaded with nautilus

Is there a way to keep the original file date when downloading from server with nautilus ftp? Like it is now, the file has as date / time the downloaded date / time and not the one in the server?
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Let nautilus use the same view for all folders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make “compact view” as a default directory view instead of “icon view” Is it possible to let nautilus use same view (icon/list/compact) for all ...
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Nautilus hides the window when launched

Okay. So I had no problems with Nautilus but then....BAM! It hides almost quarter of the window when launched. Managed to fix it by turning off wobbly windows. Don't understand. It worked perfectly ...
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Is it possible to increase the size of thumbnails in the filename conflict dialog?

When the files being moved or copied are images, bigger thumbnails would make it easier to see the file contents and decide on how to solve conflicts. Is there any way the default thumbnail size in ...
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creating a keyboard shortcut to open a specific folder/directory

I have dropbox installed. So I would like to create a keyboard shortcut to open my dropbox directory in nautilus ? what is the command that I have to put in the 'command' field ? Thanks
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is it possible to make nautilus open with two panes by default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make Nautilus open with a extra panel by default? Other than usign xdotool to send F3 to nautilus when it starts. (which is a solution..) I'm wondering if ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 : No video, image thumbnails after repairing partitions

I recently ran into some problem that required I use Boot Repair to repair partitions. That worked fine but I cannot view any thumbnails anymore, all video and image files just show standard icons. ...