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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How to associate file types with wine in nautilus

I have Ubuntu 12.10 with Nautilus 3.4.2. After installing wine "apt-get install wine" are exe files still associated with the archive manager. In previous versions of ubuntu I've always right ...
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Can I change LXDE default file browser to [duplicate]

I have to use LXDE as my DE because of the age of my computer/hardware, and I like it a lot, but I also like using Nautilus as my File Manager (it appears to have more options) for basic file ...
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long wait time on Login

I have to wait a long time (about 15s) after entering login credentials. I read some other posts but didn't find anything relevant to my situation. In the .xsession-errors log, there are two errors ...
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raise and focus running application when opening file in nautilus?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with and would like to know how I can configure it so that when I double click on a file, and it opens it with an already running program, it will raise and focus that program. ...
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In a “Save as … ” dialog, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to “Recently Used” in the “Places” side-pane of Nautilus?

With this and this in mind, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to "Recently Used" in the "Places" side-pane in a (Nautilus) "Save as ... " dialog? Currently, the quickest ( ! ) way I know ...
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How to rename an application so as to affect alphabetical order of right-click “open with” applications list?

I've recently switched my default pdf viewer from acroread to qpdfview; for (serious, duplex-multipage) printing, though, I still prefer Evince (to both acroread and qpdfview). To quickly open a pdf ...
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Conky shows a black background until I press CTRL+H in Nautilus, then it becomes transparent

This shouldn't be a repost, I have looked through every article I can imagine is relevant, but nobody seems to have the same problem I do. First off, this is my first question ever, so I'm sorry if I ...
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Nautilus Remote Connect shows only first directory

I've connected to remote server with FTP via Nautilus' Remote Connect. The result only shows the first directory in the remote server, opening the first directory shows only the first directory in ...
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How do I Prevent the file manager from opening when I click to open a file from outside the file manager

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with awn and synapse installed and unity disabled. Whenever I search for a file on synapse and try to open it from there or from any other location, like a quick launcher from ...
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How can I add an SSL client certificate/key globally in Ubuntu?

I have a web server which requires a client certificate to establish an SSL connection (SSLVerifyClient require in apache). In firefox or chrome, I simply import the .p12-file containing my ...
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Why I can't delete a folder?

Could not remove the folder [Folder name]. Show more details Error removing file: Directory not empty Cancel-Skip All-Skip I tried to delete these folders from terminal with: rm -r
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How can I open the present working directory (pwd) in Nautilus from the terminal? [duplicate]

How can I open a directory which I am currently working on from terminal in nautilus file manager?
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Nautilus times out too soon

I have a NAS with all my music on it. It's a large collection, so listing up all folders with artists takes some time. However, Nautilus seems to give a time out when it's not able to fetch the list ...
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How to temporarily mount a hard drive partition as read-only using Nautilus?

I hibernated Windows 7, then booted Ubuntu. When I tried to mount the Windows partition, I got this error: I'd just read that switching OSes via hibernating was OK as long as you didn't modify files ...
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“Open containing folder” in Firefox does not use my default file manager

My system default is Nautilus. But when I right-click in Downloads and choose "open containing folder", it opens Thunar and not Nautilus. How can I change that?
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How to check if a file is already opened over ssh?

I have a PC with Ubuntu server and I use it with friends to program on a project over SSH. The problem is that sometimes we have the same file opened and if somebody changes something and saves the ...
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HTML Files not opening in browser

Previously when I clicked on an action in a program that opens an HTML file it would open in the browser automatically. However, now instead of opening in the browser, it opens a nautilus window with ...
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How to display Trash and Home folder icons?

I've googled quite a bit but nothing I've found works. I just want to display the Trash, Home folder, Computer etc icons on my Desktop in Ubuntu. The closest I've come is installing dconf-tools, ...
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Shortcut keys to create Empty Text Document in Nautilus? [duplicate]

In Nautilus there is a shortcut key to create a new folder witch is Ctrl + Shift + N. Is there such thing to create Empty Text Document?
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Why can't I browse windows shares although I can connect to them?

In Nautilus I can connect to Windows shares using 'Connect to', but I can't browse to them in the network area. They don't show up. My Linux samba shares show up, but not the windows machines. What's ...
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What additional thumbnailers are available and how do I install them?

Question: Ubuntu's file manager, Nautilus, comes with a wide support for file previews. These thumbnails are handled by helper programs called thumbnailers. The number of thumbnailers that come ...
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Nautilus description versus /usr/share/applications file directory

When using Nautilus and I navigate to the /usr/share/applications directory I get a listing of the meta data that is extracted from all of the .desktop files that live in that directory. So the file ...
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Why does emptying the rubbish bin in nautilus take so long?

For the purpose of this question, "large directory" means for example a Linux kernel git repository, or the Chromium source. If I rm -rf a large directory like this from the shell, it is deleted in ...
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How do I stop Nautilus from popping-up a window when I attach a device (phone, USB, etc)? [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Raring from 12.10 and there is an annoying new behavior. Everytime I attach a device, or worse, reboot my phone, Nautilus throws up a pop-up window with the filesystem contents. I ...
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Hard drive mounted at / , duplicate mounted hard drive after using MountManager

possible duplicate post I'm running 12.04 64bit. My system is a dual boot for both Ubuntu and Windows7. Both operating systems are sharing the drive named "Elements". My volume named "Elements" is ...
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How to remove items from Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6?

I am attempting to remove bookmarks from the Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6. Specifically, I would like to remove the "Pictures" item. I have found answers for older versions in which one can remove ...
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How can I assign hotkey on nautilus option “open file in text editor”?

Im used to F4 in Total Commander, and now looking for how to set it in nautilus.
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Revert to Nautilus

After I installed Cinnamon, Nemo automatically installed itself, and now Nemo is default file browser. How can I revert to Nautilus.
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add context menues to nautilus for comparing directories with meld

I'm pretty used to winmerg when working on windows, and it has a really nice feature. It adds an option to the explorer context menu that says 'compare to...' the first time you use it, and then it ...
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How do I build Nautilus 3.70/3.80 from source?

I've upgraded nautilus on my PC to 3.60 with the nice sidebar, but I'm finding the lack of recursive search difficult. I've downloaded Nautilus 3.7.5 and 3.7.1 which have replaced the recursive search ...
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Ways to run Nautilus with elevated privileges [duplicate]

What are the differences between the following ways to run Nautilus with elevated privileges: a) sudo nautilus b) gksu nautilus c) gksudo nautilus Which should I use?
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How to disable nautilus terminal?

I see nautilus is getting slower in navigating when we have nautilus terminal loaded. Is there any way we can disable it in a particular window?
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is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? or, Can I manually sort my files from the terminal?

In Nautilus you can sort files manually only in the icon view (and the arrangement is a mess). My question is: is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? i.e., ...
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Problem with Nautilus when using awesome? [duplicate]

When I start awesome with startx I have no background (by choice) and when I right click on the "desktop" I get a menu for opening apps like in normal GNOME. The problem is that when I start ...
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Why can I not use gksudo/sudo with any GUI program?

In my Ubuntu 12.04.2 with GNOME-Shell I'm not able anymore to run any graphical programs with gksudo or sudo. I always get an error like cannot open display I don't remember any particular changes ...
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How do I access a password protected share from nautilus?

I can access the server and non password protected shares by using the following commands: ctrl + l smb://server/share I can connect to the share using smbclient //server/share -U I can connect ...
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Filemanagers crash all the time

I'm using Lubuntu 12.04 and having problems with the filemanager. When I try to open the filemanager nothing happens. In the dmesg log the following error is shown: pcmanfm[2330]: segfault at 10 ip ...
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How can I edit the contextual (right-click) menu in Nautilus and Unity?

How can I edit the contextual menu in Ubuntu? How can I add/remove items? Will the method for Ubuntu also work for variants such as Kubuntu/Xubuntu/Lubuntu? Is there a configuration file that I can ...
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How to add bookmark to Nautilus 3.6?

I updated the Nautilus to 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.10, but I didn't find the how to add my folder to "Bookmark" section. If I press "ctrl+B", it show the list of bookmarks, but I can't add any. I can't drag ...
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Creating libraries similar to those in Windows [duplicate]

How can I create a windows library style folder in Ubuntu (12.10) to allow items from multiple locations to show up under one folder/view? I would like to have my "Videos" folder point to my 2 storage ...
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Is there a difference between a symbolic link via terminal or right-click make link?

I'm wondering if there is a difference between going to a terminal and typing ln -s path 'path or just right clicking on something and selecting make link.
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Ubuntu desktop 12.04 cannot connect to samba shares [closed]

I am new to ubuntu, but making progress. I have a server set up on console mode and configured samba. I am able to connect to these samba shares using my Windows 7 clients. I installed Ubuntu ...
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How to achieve List/Tree view in Nautilus?

How to achieve List/Tree view in Nautilus like the following screenshot? Cant find information about this. ps Im using Ubuntu Remix with pure Gnome 3, and last version of Nautilus.
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How to resize the width of Nautilus sidebar?

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I am unable to see the bookmarks in Nautilus, although right clicking on "Personal Ordner"(German version) opens a list of the bookmarks. The corrupted screen (see the ...
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Script to quit and restart nautilus doesn't work

As I pointed out in my question nautilus theme problem in 12.04 I have to type 4 commands after every logon as workaround for a theming problem. Since I didn't find a real solution I decided to put ...
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nautilus theme problem in 12.04

I have encountered a strange theme problem since I updated to 12.04 some days ago: Nautilus needs some extra treatment after every login in order to obey the theme. It concerns every user. After every ...
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How to change ownership of hiddenfiles

I've had to move from one user to another, I have found online how to move all files (including hidden) from the old user to the new and change the ownership of those files. However how can I change ...
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Is it possible to have Nautilus Scripts menu items without icons?

I have opted for menus without icons system-wide for reasons of simplicity and speed. But I still get icons in Nautilus context menus. I don't mind the icons on Open With menu items too much, but all ...
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Trying to set Thunar as a default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04

Is it possible to make Thunar my default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS successfully instead of quite slow Nautilus? I've installed Thunar and I must say there's really visible difference comparing ...
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How to change default “sort by” to “type” in nautilus

How to change the sort by for folders to type, because I want folders to be shown first and then files by name. When I sort by type, I get the result I want, but I need to change this for all my ...