Nautilus (also known as GNOME Files) is the default file manager for Ubuntu and as such is used to manage files and folders. Nautilus is called "Files" by default on Ubuntu.

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ftp login info security

In Nautilus, when connecting to a remote server, you can select to remember your password and username forever: Is it safe to select this? With 'safe' I mean unrecoverable when my HDD get's ...
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How to put desktop icons in Ubuntu 13.10?

I'd want to put Firefox, Rythmbox and Libreoffice in the desktop, but Ubuntu doesn't allow me to paste them directly, what can I do?
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Files: Name column basically useless in list view. Feature or bug?

So the following is happening in Files whenever the width of the window is somewhat smaller than all the content of the list: In list view the name column is cropped unto a point where no name is ...
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I am part of a group, but I cannot create files

I wanted to change the group of the /var/www directory to www-data, which I did by executing the command sudo chown -R root:www-data /var/www. I then added myself to that www-data group by doing ...
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Downgrade to Nautilus 3.4 from Ubuntu 13.10 / Nautilus 3.8

I just updated to Ubuntu 13.10 and greatly dislike Nautilus 3.8 that comes with it. In Ubuntu 13.04 I used the instructions in this article to get back some of the features from Nautilus 3.4, but ...
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Nautilus tree view [duplicate]

Where is the Nautilus tree view? List view is just not the same as tree view, so please help me to find the tree view option in Nautilus.
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How can I set view preferences to sorted by reverse date modified?

I'd like to permanently set Nautilus's view preferences to show files sorted in reverse by date modified (newest first). Similar questions have been asked before: How can I sort files in Nautilus ...
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How can I change the default folder location that nautilus opens?

The default is that clicking on the folder in the unity dock opens the home directory. Since there are shortcuts for all the sub-folders of the home directory in the sidebar already, I'd prefer the ...
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Use variables in Nautilus location bar?

Is it possible to use variables (like $JAVA_HOME) in the Nautilus location bar? I think this will be useful to access certain locations easily.
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How can i edit the nautilus quicklist in ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

in ubuntu 13.10 how can i edit the quicklist? Because i need to add some other place and remove some that are default (like picture, video, etc) thanks!
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Remove cinnamon & nemo completely

Yesterday I installed cinnamon and nemo but didn't like it (don't ask me why). I am using unity now and I has no reason to remove cinnamon but now when I launch nautilus from terminal, I get this ...
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Dragging and dropping from browser to Nautilus saves link instead of file, how to change default action?

When I drag and drop -- say an image -- from any internet browser to the desktop or any folder under Nautilus, it will save it as a Link. Now if I hold down Ctrl while I drag and drop, it will ...
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Install PCmanFM v1.1.2.2

I want to install the newest version of PCmanFM on my Ubuntu 13.04 machine. I have download the the newest version from here. Now how do i actually install it and make it so that it is the system wide ...
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How to recover lost Thumbnail and preview options?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Lenovo T500 with Gnome desktop. I have to upload photos daily for work and 2 weeks ago lost thumbnails and the ability to select preview. I assume an update did ...
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PCmanFM - can't interact between 2 windows. [closed]

I have one PCmanFM on the left and one on the right. I can't drag files from the window on the left to the right one. This works in nautilus, and thunar just like I expect it to work. The weird thing ...
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What is the most appropriate way to get Nautilus 3.8 on Ubuntu 13.04?

Ubuntu 13.04 comes with Nautilus 3.6 which disables expansion of folders in the listview mode. I've really tried this workflow for a good month or so - and it's not working for me. Nautilus authors ...
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Where is the CD / DVD Burner application

Inserting a blank dvd does not pop up the autoplay. Search in dash or ubuntu software centre does not match anything called CD / DVD Creator. I tried Brasero but it crashes. I'm just trying to burn ...
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How to set default terminal to tilda or yakuake when using “Open in terminal” from folder

When I am inside folder in nautilus I want to be able to open that folder in terminal. This can be done with nautilus-open-terminal package described in Where is 'open in terminal'? However, ...
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How to increase icons and fonts in Nautilus sidebar (left pane)?

I imagine there is a setting for that but I cannot find it...
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Incomplete file transfers to USB drive with Nautilus

Sometimes when I copy or move some files to my USB drive Nautilus says the transfer is completed but when I unplug the USB drive and plug it back in again the file that I copied or moved is not there. ...
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Move Gnome 3.10 window close button to left side [duplicate]

How can I move the close window button from right to left side? Nautilus I upgrated the Gnome from 3.8 to Gnome 3.10.0.1. I already moved the maximize, minimize and close buttons to left ...
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Nautilus - How to apply Zoom on the filenames? Not just on the thumbnails

I'm looking to edit the way for nautilus to handle the zoom. Since Ubuntu 13.04, when you use the zoom in nautilus it only changes the thumbnails/icons size, and the filename text stay the same. Is ...
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Why ubuntu uses base 10 for calculating file sizes? [duplicate]

I understand that hard drive companies do it to market a 900GB HD as an 1TB one, but what is the reason that Nautilus uses base 10 as well? Shouldn't we try to be right rather than handy?
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Nautilus doesn't work… from command or from unity

I had a little bit of a problem when I uninstalled Gnome3 from my laptop (made it slower), and packages might have uninstalled a few things that nautilus needed in that process. Now, when I click ...
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Revert default folder (Images)

I accidently moved /home/user/Desktop/Images folder to Desktop, and I thought that folder is just copy of original one so I deleted it, but it seems I moved it to Desktop and now I don't have Images ...
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Nautilus : “Send via Bluetooth” in Context Menu

I use nautilus as my default file manager. Very frequently I need to transfer files to other devices via bluetooth. Is there some way to add a "Send Via Bluetooth" option in the right click context ...
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How do I change the default domain when browsing Windows shares?

I am lucky enough to be able to use an Ubuntu workstation at work, but I our company network is all Windows-based. I can easily browse the network via the Nautilus file browser (by clicking 'Browse ...
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Howto add recent into Nautilus Ubuntu 12.04.3?

How can I add a bookmark for recent files in Nautilus on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS?
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Sorting Pictures by name-column “record date” with nautilus

i use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS a few days now and i like to shot photos :-). So far, i load all my pictures on my ubuntu system (approximatly 15000). But when i want to sort them in their folders by the ...
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Nautilus, gedit etc - remeber windows position [duplicate]

How to force nautilus and gedit (and practically all program's windows on ubuntu) to always remember their window position? When i start another nautilus window, it is randomly placed on different ...
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Where to find the legitimate key-values of nautilus accelerators?

I would like to play with the various properties that nautilus supports to be modified through ~/.config/nautilus/accels. Is there a place where I can get all the supported key-value pairs? Thanks ...
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Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04 opens underneath other windows

This applies to Ubuntu 13.04 and not 12.04. Whenever I launch Nautilus from the terminal by typing nautilus it is opened up beneath my other currently active windows. However this does not happen if ...
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Change Folder & File Permissions for all Subdirectories

I created some files as root that I would now like to be changed to a specific user. How would I do this? I cannot go trough the files one by one as that'd just take way too much time. I would like to ...
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Cannot connect to windows8 using nautilus/smb

In nautilus (running ubuntu 13.04) I am trying to connect to a windows8 machine using the following url: smb://user@xxx.xx.xx.xxx Followed by entering the password that I also use when doing a ...
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13.04 no context menu after rabbitvcs install

I was using rabbit in 12.04 LTS and then upgraded to 13.04 while rabbit menu was gone. So I went to the install page and followed the instructions: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa sudo ...
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Why Nautilus consumes way too much memory? [closed]

In the past 4/5 days I noticed something very strange. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 amd64. After some time from the system login I think an hour or two may be, either nautilus or python process uses too ...
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Is it possible to add an option to the context menu in nautilus to open media in an existing VLC instance?

I've unchecked VLC's option - 'only allow one instance', since it would help simultaneous playbacks. But sometimes it is desirable to just open a new file in the already running one. Is it possible to ...
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Why does Ubuntu opens the folder cointaining the file instead the file itself?

When I'm trying to open a file via search in the Ubuntu Dash or asking Chrome to open downloaded file, Nautilus opens a window containing this file instead of opening file in a related application. ...
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How to remove “number of items” listed at the end of every folder name?

How to get rid of the "number of items" displayed/listed at the end of every folder name?
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mimetypes icons missing in nautilus

I need help for a small issue with the Nautilus file manager. The problem is that it dosen't show mimetypes icons for some file types. Here's a screenshot : ...
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How to change Nautilus to show “file system” instead of “computer”?

Nautilus use to have the label for the file system in it's tree as "File System". Recently that was changed to now show "Computer" in the tree to open the file system. Regardless of why this change ...
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Fail to see sharing in one computer of 3

I have 3 computers, all Ubuntu 13.04. I have shared folders on all which I would like to be able to access on the other computers. For some strange reason the 3rd computer can only see its own shared ...
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Nautilus fail for remote

I am testing remote desktop from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04 with ssh. I can get connected and commandline works ok. However, when I use "nautilus" to display the desktop of Ubuntu, it failed. But ...
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Is there any way to Install Latest Nautilus File Manager in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am so desperate to use Nautilus File Manager 3.6 or above in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have tried a lot of ways but finally tired to ask this question. I went for this link: How do I install Nautilus ...
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Where to find xen/common/schedule.c

I have installed xen and its working and I have made domu also. But I need to make changes in scheduler of xen and thats why I need to find xen/common/schedule.c. In my friend's computer if he is ...
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How to change Wallpaper-preferences from nemo to nautilus

I have installed nemo instead of nautilus, and almost everything works fine, except one thing: If I want to change the wallpaper and I use right-click - change wallpaper, a Cinnamon preferences window ...
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Keep the titlebar of Nautilus in Gnome Shell when maximized

(Gnome Shell, 13.04, Upgraded, Gnome 3.8 ) Except for Nautilus all applications have a title bar when maximized. I want the title bar with close button, even when nautilus is maximized. This is ...
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How to get a “refresh” right click action?

I'm new to Ubuntu 13.04. I want a 'refresh' option, like in Windows when you right click on desktop. Can anyone help me to get that option in Ubuntu?
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Where can I find the mount point for SMB shares in 13.04?

In older Ubuntu releases, you were able to access the SMB shares mounted with Nautilus by going into the ~/.gvfs/ directory. I found it very convenient, since I like to use Nautilus to mount the ...
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Popping up the folder when clicking “Show in Folder”

Using Ubuntu 13.04, whenever I downloaded something using Google Chrome, I can click on the downloaded file, and click "Show in Folder". Currently it does not also pop up the window (nautilus) that ...