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 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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Gsettings not updating correctly

On the very latest 12.10, if I automate a background image change using gsettings, although the command executes with success, the image is "stuck" on the old one. If I open the appearance system ...
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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 ...
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How do I remove full name from owner column within file manager?

Within the file manager (Nautilus), you can customize it a bit through Edit -> Preferences. I set default view to List View and added some additional default columns. Adding the owner column ...
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Nautilus Not Working

The "Open a New Window" selection in Nautilus stopped working today. I closed all my windows and when I tried to restart Nautilus by clicking on the folder icon, it flashed as if it was trying to ...
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How can I conditionally change the nautilus background color?

I would like to have the nautilus background color different if the current folder is being managed by git (i.e., if there is a .git directory in it). Any ideas how to do that? Ideal solution would ...
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How can I get my bookmarks shown in nemo quicklists automatically

How can I get my bookmarks, shown in Nemo Quicklists automatically. Like nautilus can right now. As seen in the image below. When i create a bookmark in nautilus, it is automatically shown in ...
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Unable to mount flash drive or SD/SDHC card in Device/dev/sdf* already mounted at '/media/usb*'

But when I look in the Home folder they show up in the left hand section and I have full access. It looks like I have caused an unintended consequence in trying to find solutions to an earlier ...
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How do I prevent directories mounted with 'bind' from appearing on 'Devices' on nautilus?

I have these lines in the fstab # binds /media/DataNtfs/Music /home/can/Music none rw,bind /media/DataNtfs/Pictures /home/can/Pictures none ...
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Why can't I change some file permissions?

I use Ubuntu 12.10 and whenever I click on .tex file it says it is an executable file. I wanted to remove this and tried gksu nautilus, but I can't tick off the permission. When I try to remove the ...
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Extra pane missing from Files (Nautilus) 3.6.3 in raring tail [duplicate]

I installed raring tail to have a peek at ubuntu's next version. Then I found out that the formerly known Nautilus is now "Files". The version seem to have been kept (I have nautilus nautilus 3.4.2 ...
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Set default folders to external HDD permanently

I use an external hard drive for my videos and pictures. I've used Ubuntu Tweak to change the path of those two default folders to the folders on my external HDD. Getting to this point is no problem ...
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Where are Nautilus loading animation icons located?

When Nautilus is loading a folder or searching for a file, there's an animation like this: How can I change it to gnome-spinner (Humanity process-working)? I’ve searched all animation directories ...
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Hide FIles in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I hide directories without changing their names? I would like to ask, if it's possible to hide files from nautilus without adding a dot at the beginning of the ...
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Command after close Nautilus

I open Nautilus by command line in new window. I want to execute another command after nautilus is closed. Like this : bash -c 'sshfs -o idmap=user my_user@192.168.1.200:/ /media/192.168.1.200 | ...
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How do I change what happens after I insert an audio CD?

Long ago I told Ubuntu to always open Banshee whenever I inserted an audio CD, but that behavior has gotten rather annoying as I am in the process of archiving my entire CD collection. I would like ...
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Can't work with files named with russian characters

After saving file in LibreOffice with russian name it displays in Nautilus like "??????.odt". This file correctly opens in LibreOffice, but with "??????.odt" title in titlebar. Another side of ...
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Browse through file databases created by updatedb (locate)?

Having indexed external drives using updatedb -l 0 -o db_file -U source_directory I wonder whether there is already a (GUI) browser like Nautilus to navigate offline through the indexed files. Note: ...
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How to get file preview pane in Ubuntu 12.04 and nautilus

It seems like the default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04 is nautilus, that does not have a file preview option! This is a really important requirement for me and I am missing the good old file preview ...
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Nautilus closes immediately when I click on folder/Desktop empty

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10, and today the following problem appeared. I can open Nautilus (by clicking on the icon in the lauch bar), but as soon as I click on any folder in Nautilus, it closes. Also, ...
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Nautilus is very slow when there are more than 40 items in a folder

Nautilus is very slow when there are more than 40 items in a folder. It takes quite a long time to open the folder, about 5 seconds. Basically in this folder I only have subfolders which have other ...
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How to get Dash to open folders? [closed]

When I search for a folder in my home directory using the Dash, the folder shows up. However, when I click on the folder, nothing happens. How can I get nautilus to launch when I click on the folder? ...
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How to disable trash for remote filesystems in Nautilus?

Is there a way to tell Nautilus (or gvfs) to avoid using the Trash when deleting files on remote filesystems? Before Nautilus 2.5.0 there was a filesystem-attributes.xml that had a "trash" flag, but ...
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Nautilus 3.6.3: open folder with

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits Gnome-shell 3.6.2 Nautilus 3.6.3 I have installed SMPlayer. It has a useful (to me) option called "Add folder content to SMPlayer playlist" (or something like that, my native ...
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How can I drag & Drop a JPG-File into Scribus?

If I try to drag&drop a JPG (or other Graphic file) from Nautilus via the Unity Dash into Scribus, the Dash symbol’s are "grayed" and only some App's are usable but not Scribus. How can I make ...
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Dropbox-Client does not work

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 (64bit) and can't get the Dropbox-Client to work. I can install it but I don't get to the point where I should be asked for my user information (mail adress/password). ...
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Where can I find tracker-sparql-0.16?

Im trying to build nautilus, but I need tracker-sparql-0.16. Where can I find tracker-sparql-0.16 ? Thank you.