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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Devices list aren't show on Nautilus

After updating 12.04, my HDD partitions and USB storage devices was removed from the devices list on Nautilus Sidebar, only the "floppy0" is there. I can see all of them with Disk Utility. I can ...
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External Hard Drive opens with Puddletag and not Nautilus

I am using gnome-shell 3.4 My external hard drive prompts to open with Puddletag and when I clock on my removeable devices, they open with puddletag. WHY is this?
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Gvfs-mount does not work with FTP anymore

Since I have upgraded tu Ubuntu 12.04 gvfs-mount does not work with FTP anymore. Trying to connect with a FTP-server using Nautilus or gvfs-mount "ftp://user@server.de/" I get the following error ...
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How do I turn off thumbnails in the file manager?

For privacy reasons I'd like to clean out the hidden folder ~/.thumbnails, how do I manage the information in this folder?
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Some thumbnail previews not displaying [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can’t generate video thumbnails in Nautilus [Ubuntu 12.04] I'm running 12.04 and have noticed that the only thing that displays a thumbnail preview are image files and ...
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Ubuntu One - Nautilus integration

I've uninstalled Ubuntu One from my system (Ubuntu 12.04) but I still get the Ubuntu One right click menu item (share, get link, etc) and the folders I used to sync still show Ubuntu One's icons ...
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How do I downgrade Nautilus 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.10 to Nautilus 3.4? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I dislike the new Nautilus. How do I downgrade it? For those who wonder why I don't just ...
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How to upgrade nautilus to 3.4 on 11.04?

I'd like to upgrade Nautilus from 2.32.2.1 to 3.4 because I've encountered a problem which I cannot reproduce on Nautilus 3.4 (on Ubuntu 12.04). I guess there might be a bug in my current version. ...
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share folders between two Ubuntu 12.04 machines

I have two machines (1 laptop, 1 desktop) on same network connected to a router both have Ubuntu 12.04. I need to share my e.g. "movies drive" from Desktop computer so that i can watch those on laptop ...
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Is there a way to hide a Folder on the Desktop without '.dot' naming?

I'm wondering if it's possible to hide a folder without renaming it with a dot on the Desktop. Ubuntu 12.04 Thanks
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Conky not appearing on Compiz wallpapers?

I am running 12.04 and have followed the instructions here: Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace? to get a different wallpaper per workspace. It works by disabling ...
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Desktop does not show icons

Since this morning, I have some files in the desktop, but I cannot see them. I know nothing has been deleted, as I can see what's on the desktop whenever I try to save anything from the Internet. How ...
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How Do I Hide an LVM Physical Volume from the Devices Section on the Nautilus Side Pane?

I installed 12.04 on my netbook with the Alternate CD ISO. I have set up 3 partitions and encrypted them with dm_crypt. When I boot up, I enter a pass phrase for each partition and they are all ...
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Why isnt there a create launcher on desktop right click? [closed]

As the title says, I like unity and its new look. But why isnt there a choice to create a launcher on the desktop by right clicking? I am currently using XFCE desktop instead just because of this. To ...
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How to get breadcrumbs in nautilus?

The navigation toolbar on nautilus always shows an editable text version of the current folder. How do I get it to show clickable breadcrumbs? I am running nautilus 3.4.2 on ubuntu 12.04.
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How to merge folders with different letter cases into one?

Nautilus doesn't merge folders with the same name if one of them has uppercase letters and the other doesn't; if one is called "Folder" and the other is called "folder" then Nautilus wouldn't merge ...
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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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How do I remove default “Places” in Nautilus 3.5? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove bookmarks from the Nautilus sidebar? Is there a way to remove default "Places" (like Documents, Music, Pictures etc) in Nautilus in Ubuntu 12.10? Option ...
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Is there a way to switch to tree view in Nautilus 3.5?

Is there a way to switch to tree view in Nautilus in Ubuntu 12.10? I tried gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.window-state side-pane-view "tree", but received a response No such key 'side-pane-view'. ...
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Dynamic Document Template

I would like to create a "C++ Class" document template, I know you can make static ones by putting them into ~/Templates, but I would like to be able for the content to change according to the file ...
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Recover directories just deleted in Nautilus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover deleted files? In Nautilus, I accidentally delete several directories on a partition (unfortunately, I deleted them in a way such that they don't remain ...
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How to disable nautilus just-type search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? The new nautilus is nice (even if i miss the f3 split) but the "just type" search is SO ...
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Is there any way to make Nautilus use different colors when showing list of files?

Is there any way to make Nautilus use different colors when showing list of files? Something similar to what ls does in console visually distinguishing archives, executable scripts etc?
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How do I get vlc in the context menu in Nautilus?

When right-clicking on a directory once I got an entry "open with vlc". Now with precise this entry is gone. How can I get it back? edit: Yes I have it in the submenu "open with". But how can I get ...
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Add right click menus to nautilus without nautilus-actions

I want to know how I can add action when the user right-clicks on specific MIME-types or folders without the use of nautilus-actions. I would be happy if this was possible using Nautilus Scripts as ...
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How to change where Nautilus mounts network drives (Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit)

When I mount a samba network share in nautilus it is mounted under ~/.gvfs I would like to change this default so that all network shares mounted using nautilus are mounted under /mnt for example. ...
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How do I set Nautilus to Default view?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit system. After playing around the Viewing settings for a while i ended up with view like this Under Default view the name should be under the icon. Even after selecting ...
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Nautilus Action Help - Adding context menu in Nautilus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any tweak to bring back emblems in Nautilus? I was searching to add emblems support back in ubuntu 12.04 and found this. I also have installed nautilus config ...
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Can I arrange the files in a folder by the method “Group According to type” in Nautilus?

In Windows, you have an option to group the files according to type in which for example all .txt files are displayed under text files and .exe files under exe or .obj under obj. I mean all the files ...
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Unity lens to search for tags

I want to develop a dash lens to search files by tags (the ones that are set through Nautilus). I know on the one hand this program, that does the search: ...
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Use Nautilus with Xfce as default file manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop Thunar being default file browser I have found this question: How to stop Thunar being default file browser I have installed Xfce because I don't like Gnome ...
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Nautilus 3.4.2 want different colors for the pane with and without focus [closed]

I have Nautilus 3.4.2 on Ubuntu 12.04. I use the second pane via F3 all the time. However, there is no colour change when I change which pane has the focus. There is on Nautilus 2.30.1, ubuntu 10.4 ...
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How to change default action when running a .sh file?

Every time I want to run a .sh file, Ubuntu asks whether I want to Run in Terminal/Display/Run it. Is there a way to set default action for some sh files? -- I am using Ubuntu 12.04 without any ...
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How to change the Nautilus keyboard shortcut for changing tabs? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to change the keyboard shortcut for changing tabs from CtrlPageUp to CtrlTab. I think it's a very common and useful shortcut and I was surprised to discover it isn't include in ...
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How to run Dolphin instead of Nautilus?

For various reasons, one being that I like it more, I want to run Dolphin as my default file manager in stock Ubuntu 12.04. I've installed dolphin. I've done: sudo mv /usr/bin/nautilus ...
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How do I use a floppy drive in Ubuntu?

Same computer, under Ubuntu 8.04 no problem at all. Under 12.04, floppy drive is non existent for Ubuntu. Drive and floppy disquette works well on DOS. Computer boots from the floppy W98se, no problem ...
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How do I remove duplicate quicklist?

Ubuntu 12.04LTS 64bit When I right click on the Nautilus File icon in the Unity bar a quicklist appears; Documents, Pictures, etc. This for some reason disapeared... I do not know why.. I guess a ...
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How do I rename files without a right-click?

I am a new user to Linux and am using Ubuntu 12.04. I would like to know if there is any way to rename files by clicking on file name and not using right click.Can anybody please help me with this?
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How to prevent Nautilus from starting in KDE?

I have KDE installed in Ubuntu (not Kubuntu) and the Nautilus starts with it. But it should start only in GNOME or Unity: $ grep OnlyShowIn /etc/xdg/autostart/nautilus-autostart.desktop ...
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Error on `gksu nautilus` because Nautilus cannot create folder “/root/.config/nautilus”

I have a problem executing nautilus in root mode on a fresh installation. I just installed Ubuntu 12.04, and the first thing I did after first boot was run the command gksudo nautilus, I've got this ...
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How to customize the nautilus-actions?

I installed nautilus-actions and nautilus-actions-extra and they have lots of cool and useful stuff for Linux noobs like me who can't be bothered to learn the terminal, but my Nautilus context menu ...
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using pipe with bundle show and gnome-open

(I asked an almost identical question on stackoverflow with no response. Am hoping that ask ubuntu is a better spot for this and so am re-asking here.) I haven't used pipe much and am wondering if ...
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How to add programs to the open with menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add custom command in the open with dialog? I had tried to look around an open with tab under a file properties, There are no option to add programs into that list of ...
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How to stop Nautilus from using Home as Desktop Folder?

As of a recent boot, my desktop folder is defaulting to ~/. I would prefer the default behaviour : the desktop directory should be ~/Desktop. As a first way to solve my problem I tried gconftool-2 ...
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Change filetype icon (Pcmanfm LXDE)

I've been trying to change the icon for the filetype *.eml (message/rfc822) within PcManFm (file manager of LXDE) but after severall hours and many lines read and tried, I still cannot find a working ...
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Why do the “Copy to” and “Move to” context menus in Nautilus only offer “Home” and “Desktop” as options?

Why do the "Copy to" and "Move to" context menu options in Nautilus only include "Home" and "Desktop" as options? Is there a way to add other places and even mounted external devices as options?
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How to search a network share?

Usually when I want to find a particular file on my local machine, I'll open up a terminal and do find . -name "*blah*" from the directory which I want to search within. Now I want to search from a ...
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Unity: Nautilus folder opens in background

I am used to open a folder from the keyboard with a shortcut. The alternatives are: Use Unity Dash with the shortcut SUPER + F to open the Dash File Lens Open Kupfer with the configured shortcut ...
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I can't navigate to my files using any application?

I can't figure out what triggered this, whether it was an software Update or something else, but I can no longer navigate to my files from any application. When I am in an application and I want to ...
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Nautilus is really slow

Nautilus used to be lightning fast.Now it's dead slow. I have tried upgrading the video card but that does not seem to be the problem. Also I found that there was a problem with the Dropbox ...