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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Is it possible to hide the “Copy To” and “Move To” context menus?

I've just read this question and realized that I had never used either the "Copy To" or "Move To" context menu - is it possible to hide them?
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Can I set up Nautilus to use a Midnight Commander-like hot keys scheme for 2-panel mode?

I have been using "commanders" with DOS and Windows for more than 15 years. Needless to say it'd significantly improve my comfort if I could be able to create directories by pressing F7, deleting by ...
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How do I install Nautilus 3.6 in 12.10?

I like new version of Nautilus (3.6), but Ubuntu 12.10 shipped with 3.4 So how can I install version 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.10?
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Key-based SSH login with Nautilus' “Connect to Server”

I tried loggin into an SSH server via Nautilus' "Connect to Server" feature by just leaving the password blank, but that didn't work. How do I connect to my server using the key I have on my system? ...
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Is it possible to preview arbitrary formats in Nautilus?

I recently found out that Nautilus (Ubuntu 12.04 at least) can show thumbnails of files of non-image formats, for example (data grapher) grace files (.agr) shows a small version of the graph contained ...
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How to stop nautilus managing desktop in unity

Since 11.10 nautilus shows my Desktop in Unity. As I remember correctly, tthis wasn't in 11.04. How can I disable that?
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Make “compact view” as a default directory view instead of “icon view”

How can i Make "compact view" as a default for all directory view instead of "icon view" ?
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How to change owner and permissions of a folder in desktop

The problem is that the folder directory is /home/marek/Desktop/Tekkitserver/3.1.1 and root has all but 5 file ownership and permissions what are inside it. It all happened after I launched tekkit ...
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Typing location path instead of clicking directory buttons in the file picker dialog?

Is there a way to change file picker dialog path input? I would like to type the path myself instead of clicking buttons to specify the destination path. In Nautilus I can hit Ctrl+L, to show the path ...
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nautilus connect to server via ssh no longer present in ubuntu 14.04

I just upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 and I see that the connect to another server via SSH is no longer part of the nautilus environment. Can anyone direct me how to re-enable this feature. thanks, Wayne
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Change the default Downloads directory

I originally had a Downloads folder, but decided to create a separate partition for it. So I renamed Downloads to Downloads2. I know, I should have just cut and pasted the content, but this seemed ...
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How to add right click Print option to libreoffice files in Nautilus

I was wondering if it could be added to the right click menu an option to "print" the file without the need to open it and then print it.
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File association to unlisted application

While browsing files in nautilus, I want to open a tex file with kile. But, when I get to a dialog similar to the screenshot below, I do not see kile. Yet, I see it in the "Open With" menu. How do I ...
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How to move between Nautilus panes?

I believe Nautilus is the file system in Ubuntu. When I have two tabs open, in say my home directory, how do I move between them easily? Is there a shortcut key? For example: In Firefox, Ctrl + Tab ...
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How to create a Bookmark that opens a Network shared folder

I am trying to create a bookmark that when I right click the Files icon in the Launcher and select the bookmark it will open the desire network shared folder. Right now it only opens if I have ...
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double-click does not open the default program [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04, with texlive-full and texworks. When I double-click a .tex file in Nautilus, it pops up a Do you want to run "xxxxxxxx.tex", or display it contents? "xxxxxxxx.tex" is an ...
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How can I create a separate data partition?

The home partition holds all user data and settings. When backing up my home partition it contains a lot of data (the settings) I don't need. So I thought I could create a separate data partition and ...
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How to set default folder view to “list”? [duplicate]

I have another somehow weirdly easy question: I would like to use the List view for ALL folders in Ubuntu. Is there some kind of template that I could use?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle Tree view / Places View?

I find both the Tree view and the Places view useful. Changing from one view to the other is not fast because one have to go into the appearance menu. It's even slower with Oneiric because this menu ...
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Right-clicking on the Unity desktop does nothing - ideas?

I was reading today the latest Canonical design blog post where I was kind of surprised that one should be able to right click on the desktop to change the wallpaper. I am running the most updated ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to open folders with Nautilus by default?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10, I once right-clicked on a folder and told it to open the folder with Movie Player ("Open with other application..."). No harm done there, right? Nope, now Ubuntu ...
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How can I set a custom icon for a folder?

Some folders in my Home directory have special icons. I would like to do something like this with a custom icon for a folder.
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Strange folder in my home folder after a failed run of BleachBit

A folder was created in my home folder (not by anyone), and I cannot see the folder contents. She has root privileges, but when the nautilus root access the folder is empty. When I try to remove it, ...
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How can I remove / change the “Open With” list?

I have one problem. Just look at image: So I want to remove one of Dev-C++ IDE and Microsoft Visual Studio Version Selector (I've tried to install Microsoft Visual Studio and it doesn't works,and ...
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Nautilus Git integration

Is there any equivalent to TortoiseSVN but for Ubuntu / Git? I'd like to integrate Git commands to Nautilus.
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How can I simply password-protect a file?

Is there any simple (IE: right click in Nautilus) way to password protect a particular folder/file in Ubuntu? I've got a few files containing sensitive info and I'd much prefer that if/when I leave my ...
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How can I stop Nautilus from dereferencing symlinks? [closed]

I use symbolic links to tidy my home folder. This works well in the terminal, since the links create the illusion of normal folders: In Nautilus, however, the links behave more like Windows ...
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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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How can I write Nautilus scripts in Python?

I want to write a Nautilus script in Python. Is that possible? If it is possible, how can I do that?
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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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Nautilus desktop folder menu bar and folders show up on secondary screen [closed]

I have two Screens And I installed gnome shell in my fresh 11.10. but for some reason the nautilus menus for the desktop forder apears in my secondary screen. This never happened in my fedora 15, ...
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How to open Nautilus at current command line directory?

I was wondering if anybody knew a command that would allow me to open a Nautilus (if that's the right name for the Ubuntu 12.04 graphic/window explorer) window from the command line at the current ...
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How can I “diff” two files with Nautilus?

I have installed Meld and found out it's a great comparing tool. Unfortunately there is no integration with Nautilus 3.2. This means, I can't right click on files and select an option to open them in ...
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Get a file's emblem from command line?

I'd like to be able to determine what emblem a file has from the command line. Is there a way to determine this? Also, is there a way to apply emblems from the command line? I usually have a cron ...
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Fixed columns' width in Nautilus

In Ubuntu 11.10 the nautilus version has a new feature, as you can see: it adapts the column's width to the content of the column itself (at least for the Name column). This behavior is not always ...
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How to create a bookmark under “computer” in the Sidebar of the nautilus file manager in 12.04?

Somehow, I removed the Downloads bookmark in the Sidebar under "Computer". Is there any way I can make a new one? Possibly with the same icon? I still have my Downloads directory. I just don't have ...
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How can I create a new kind of emblem?

The emblems in Nautilus don't quite fit my needs. How can I add a new one, just for my user account?
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How to add columns displaying Audio and Photo (EXIF) metadata information into Nautilus list view

In Nautilus, I would like to add columns displaying metadatas contained in files. This is mostly useful with audio and pictures files: Audio : Artist, album, Track Title, Year ...(ID3 Tags) Photos ...
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Copy file and folder path from Nautilus

How can I copy the file and folders full path in Nautilus? In the right-click context menu there is no such option provided. In file/folder property window I can only copy the folder path.
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Will 11.04 ship with Nautilus 3?

Will Ubuntu 11.04 contain new, redesigned Nautilus 3 from GNOME 3 ?
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How can you broadcast a network share (ftp/sftp/webdav) so that it shows up in nautilus for other users

Is there a way to broadcast a network file sharing server that is using a protocol like ftp, sftp, webdav, so that it shows up in naulilus under network:// . I once connected to network where I ...
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How to pause/resume transfer of large files?

I recently had to copy about 20 GB of data split between about 20 files from my laptop to an external hard drive. Since this operation takes quite a while (at ~560kb/s), I was wondering if there was ...
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What is the text box on the desktop for?

If I click on the desktop/background picture in Ubuntu 11.10 (Unity) and start typing text, a little text input box appears containing my written text. If hit return the box goes away along with the ...
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Enable thumbnail preview when uploading files in Google Chrome/Firefox?

I have google chrome and when I upload photos to Facebook or Imageshack I cannot find a way to show thumbnails, only detail view. I also tried this in Firefox. This is quite important as it is ...
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Stop Nautilus managing my desktop (XFCE Desktop)

I recently replaced Unity on my 11.10 install with XFCE/Xubuntu. So far I have only one problem, which is pretty much identified and solved here: How to stop nautilus managing desktop in unity The ...
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Nautilus is extremely slow

I am on Ubuntu 11.04. And Nautilus is very slow. It opens directories for 3-5 seconds even if a directory contains just a few small files. Even selecting of a file or directory with narrow keys is ...
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Nautilus 3.6 - look for filenames in current directory before general search [duplicate]

Is there a way to set the new Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04 to have an old behaviour I liked, namely: Type something An item matching that name will be selected (pretty much like using the Tab key in a ...
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Refresh thumbnails in nautilus

How does one refresh thumbnails in nautilus? In my videos folder I have some MKVs and only half of them have the movie border and a excerpt from the movie and the others (also MKVs encoded in the same ...
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How to open nautilus without a desktop?

I'm using xmonad, and I would like to open a nautilus window to a certain directory, because I like the convenience of browsing inside an encrypted zip file without unzipping it, which nautilus ...
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How to set nautilus to --no-desktop via gconf

I need to set --no-desktop via gconf for nautilus, I use OpenBox. I used to just set it like this # Disable Nautilus desktop. gconftool-2 -s -t bool /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop false ...