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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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 ...
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Is it possible to use the Backspace key in Files 3.6 to return to the previous directory like in Nautilus?

If there is something that I'm really addicted is in pushing the Backspace key every time I want to return to the previous directory in the old file manager (Nautilus), but now with Files I can't do ...
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how can I hide files in Nautilus permanently?

how can I hide files in Nautilus permanently? When I uncheck the "show hidden files" button, the files get hidden. But when I open Nautilus the next time they are always back, which is quite annoying ...
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Nautilus 3.4.2 in ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

However many might disagree, I'm not a big fan of nautilus 3.6 in ubuntu 13.04. In my opinion it works way slower because features like search-as-you-type and multiple panes are gone. These were the ...
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Files 3.6.3 overwrites existing files when merging two folders

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 that I installed with Wubi, to Ubuntu 13.04. When copying a folder from my secondary hard drive to a folder located in "/host/" with the same name, "Files" asks me if ...
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How to prevent nautilus from opening new instances when it opens a mounted partition [closed]

In Ubuntu whenever I open a mounted partition in nautilus and switch to other applications, clicking the icon of nautilus on the launcher bar will open a new instance of nautilus, instead of switching ...
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QQ - small, unidentifiable icons on desktop

Running QQ with Nautilus. Display is 1280 x 1024 - ViewSonic, recognized by QQ. When I put a file or folder on the desktop, the icon is incredibly SMALL nearly INVISIBLE. Have to go into the change ...
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Why does gedit window open when I double-click a program file, “start-tor-browser”? [duplicate]

When I double-click the file, "start-tor-browser," the only thing that happens is a gedit window opens and displays a ton of programming code. The program does not execute. How to I make ...
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How do I run executable scripts in Nautilus?

When I double-click on a script in Nautilus to run it, the script just opens in my text editor with no option to run it. Using Nautilus, how do I run executable text files and/or scripts?
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No wallpaper after installing Gnome Shell [13.04] [duplicate]

After installing Gnome Shell 3.8, my wallpaper disapear and I see only white space on desktop. After nautilus -q white turn into black, but I still can't see picture (Picture is set correctly, because ...
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Nautilus 3.6 doesn't have a status bar?

In 12.04, Nautilus showed the amount of remaining space in the status bar , but as of 13.04 the status bar is gone. gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.window-state start-with-status-bar true turned ...
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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 ...