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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Enable text file thumbnails in nautilus

In Ubuntu 15.04 (new installation, no upgrade) I cannot find an option to enable thumbnails for text files. In previous Ubuntu versions the first lines of a text file can be seen. Now in Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Highlighting in weird shapes in nautilus

Is there a way (in nautilus) to highlight files in such a way wherein I can highlight a file and then highlight another file on the other side of the window without highlighting anything else?
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Make nautilus to adjust icons size

In the following picture, I want nautilus to scale up mp3 icon so that it seems as same size as two other thumbnails. What I've done but seemed with no luck: Manipulating ...
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Video is auto rotated in Nautilus (Gnome) as a thumbnail and playback

I have searched everywhere for settings/plugins/program etc. to change this behaviour. If a video is filmed in portrait (or believes it is) it is rotated to this perspective both as a thumbnail and ...
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Is Nautilus same as Files on 14.04?

14.04 fully updated on notebook and desktop. But Nautilus on notebook and Files on desktop. Why and can I install same on both? Unity on both. Files on desktop does not show free space as Nautilus ...
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Gray bars when scrolling

I've been reinstalling things like the text editor and the file manager, and now I get these gray bars when scrolling to the edge.
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Nautilus no menu bar above Ubuntu 15.04

Hello my nautilus is missing the edit and go to options above in the toolbar when I hover the mouse above it. This happend since Ubuntu 15.04
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can't move files to trash without any permission issues

This is not like one of the cases addressed before - I've checked them all. I've suddenly begun getting that message "... can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately?" this ...
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Files: One icon is large

Besides Files in Ubuntu 15.04 has become uglier (siderbar with black line as seperator between different categories), I noticed an error while displaying my files. One icon is very large, while others ...
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Key “enable-interactive-search” not found

Nautilus doesn't open. Here is terminal output: ** (nautilus:7905): WARNING **: Can't load fallback CSS resource: Failed to import: The resource at '/org/gnome/adwaita/gtk-fallback.css' does not ...
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Running Shell Script on Double Click

Okay, I have opened nautilus and edited preferences to ask when I double click an .sh script to run in Terminal. Well, I don't want to use a .desktop file; I want to just simply double click on the ...
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Dropbox for extra user not working

When I've added a new Standard user to up-to-date Trusty 64 bit, login to that user, and invoke Dropbox (from the Dash): the Dropbox wizard says that I'm using old version & should upgrade to new ...
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'show desktop' crashes if nautilus is running on Ubuntu 14.10

I am using Ubuntu 14.10, kernel 3.19.3-031903-generic, nautilus version 3.12.2 My problem is that whenever I press Super+D keys or even Ctrl+Super+D to hide everything and go to desktop, my system ...
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Marking/Tagging a file in Nemo/Nautilus

I'd love a feature in which I can simply mark/tag a file 'Done'(or similar) whenever I'm done with it. If I have a folder full of 200+ files which I need to go through (videos or music), then it would ...
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nautilus --geometry=?

Trying to open nautilus in a fixed position from a script, but it looks like there is a bug with the "--geometry" option. So my question, does anyone know of another way to force the nautilus window ...
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Ubuntu Natilus desktop window collides with windows applications

I'm encountering strange problem while running some windows programs under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When i have application opened and i try to press some keys the Nautilus search box (i can't inset image to ...
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Distance between folders inside “Icon view” mode (Nautilus)

I'm using two different file managers, and there one annoying thing which I admit in Nautilus. On the picture below you can see how beautiful Thunar show "Icon view" and how it's look in Nautilus on ...
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How to make nautilus forget SMB session passwords without logging out

I'm testing the accessibility of a couple of samba shares through nautilus. When inserting the password for the first time, I've chosen "remember password until you logout" but now I'd like to make ...
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How do I get xstarfish wallpapers to work in Ubuntu 14.04

xstarfish is a command that generates a random wallpaper. I am attempting to use it with Ubuntu 14.04 and Unity. Anyways, I've set all of the following gsettings to false, but I still just have a ...
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How to batch process JPG images to change its quality with Nautilus-Actions?

First of all: Thank you for taking the time to read this and provide some help. Any advices are appreciated. I am using Nautilus-Actions in order to add a custom context menu's action in order to ...
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Getting my File Manager to link to my Google Drive

I have a very small amount of storage on my computer and would like to conserve it, so I would like to know if there is a way to mount my Google Drive in Thunar or Nautilus on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. ...
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Change trash icon command in Unity

I have recently replaced my default file manger from Nautilus to Dolphin, so I would like when I click on the trash icon (in left narrow panel), Dolphin opens trash folder not Nautilus. For this I've ...
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How to search for a particular file or all files from a graphical interface [duplicate]

Is there some graphical tool to search for a particular file or all files of that format from a folder and many sub-folders and which takes a query like *.txt and the path of the partition on which ...
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Nautilus hangs in /proc

I am using nautilus 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.7 on Ubuntu 14.04. Yesterday I realized that this program comes with a unwanted feature, namely that it freezes up my entire system when I enter /proc, leaving ...
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Looking for a small fix to Ambiance themed Nautilus window!

As you should see in the snapshot, at the edges of the Nautilus window (Ambiance and Radiance themes in Ubuntu 14.04.2) on the ends of the seam between the title bar and the one below it (don't know ...
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How to hide btrfs devices in nautilus dynamicly

According to this question and answer: How to hide btrfs devices in nautilus? Is it possible to do this dynamically? Devices like /dev/sdc1 might not be the same on next boot, so a static ...
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First time ubuntu user

I have recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu. And I have no idea how to copy my files/folders from my external Hard drive. I could do once through using gksu nautilus command. But, am unsure how I ...
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Nautilus folders view

Is there a way to use different folders views each folder ? Some folders i like to see as icons and others is better to see as list.
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Nautilus preferences window has no Close/Maximize/Minimize and is partly not displayed (plain grey area)

I can't apply preferences for Nautilus/Files (Ubuntu 14.10), as there is no way to do so: Where do I apply the preferences? I can't close the window without using keyboard shortcuts or killing the ...
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How to stop .dirs files from resetting?

I have a dual boot set up with Windows and Ubuntu. I have 3 partitions, 1 for Windows, 1 for Ubuntu and 1 for documents. I have linked the document folders on the docs partition to the user doc ...
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Is it possible to undo a file rename using Nautilus?

Sometimes I want to rename a file that has quite a technical, complicated name by appending a date or some other information to it. Because the name can be complex, it can be problematic if the name ...
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Don’t open new window when mounting USB key [duplicate]

Every time I plug a USB device or a SD card, Nautilus brings up a new window at that path. I know that there used to be a configuration option to determine whether or not you want this to happen, but ...
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input method fail to work on browser/libreoffice and other applications (works on system)

I have been using 14.04LTS since last year. I uses a few different input methods for Traditional Chinese characters. One of them is the "yong" input method, and also the "quick-classic" provided by ...
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can I remove nemo

I have Cinnamon installed as my window manager on Ubuntu 14.04. I hate nemo. I need the functionality of nautilus-actions. Can I sudo apt-get purge nemo* to get nautilus to be my default file manager? ...
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Different view style per folder in gnome files (nautilus)

Is there a way to set different view styles per folder in nautilus? For example: I want my Home folder view as list, but for the Pictures folder the big icon view is better.
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unable to find my hard drives in ubuntu 14.04 in device [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my old pc by erasing Windows 7. When I opened my files in Ubuntu, I didn't find my hard drives under Device. The only one option available was Computer. Is there ...
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Nautilus text box in lower right corner of desktop

Is there a way I can point the text box in the bottom right hand corner somewhere other than my /Desktop? How about my Home folder?
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Nautilus “open in terminal” extension will not propagate SSH_AUTO_SOCK?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, up-to-date; nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal are installed and updated: [romano:~] % wajig status nautilus nautilus-open-terminal Package Installed ...
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Running C++ executable file using nautilus

Although this may be a programming issue, I figured it would be more appropriate here. My issue is that when I compile my program (using Code::Blocks if it's important), I get a nice (SFML) window and ...
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SVG miniature sizes in Nautilus

Nautilus shows miniatures of SVG images but some are smaller and some are bigger. How can I adjust this, in either Nautilus or images themselves?
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How to rename file during Pasting?

When there is a file with the same name you try to paste, Nautilus will offer you to rename the file before paste. But how can I rename the file before "normal" pasting? In Nautilus, not console. ...
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In files It wont find music!

When I'm in Nautilus, and on the sidebar I click on Music I get an error saying "Unable to find the requested file. Please check the spelling and try again."
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How to set nemo as default instead of nautilus? [duplicate]

I have recently installed nemo with: sudo apt-get install nemo But I am finding that other applications still are using nautilus to open folders like for instance the Unity search still opens its ...
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Open in Terminal context menu only opens terminal in home directory

Been testing out Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. I noticed that right click menu (when right clicked on desktop or in the file manager) has open in terminal. But when I choose, not matter what directory I ...
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Nautilus “Open in remote terminal” over sftp assumes wrong username in Ubuntu 14.04

I use the “nautilus-open-terminal” to open the terminal in the current folder in nautilus. This worked great in Ubuntu 12.04. However, after upgrading to 13.04, I am unable to open the terminal over ...
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cairo-dock won't startup through lockscreen

I installed cairo-dock (and plugins), opened it through Unity and it worked just fine but obviously I don't want them both running. So I logged out and logged in on CD and all I get is the Ubuntu ...
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Start nautilus and bring it to front

I am using nautilus -w --browser /home for a shortcut command on my system. The thing is that nautilus does not get the focus after it started. Can I extend this command such that the window pops ...
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nautilus sidebar flashes in ubuntu 14.04.1

Sometimes when I open session in Ubuntu and open nautilus, the markers and places sidebar blinks, as if these is a viewing problem. I am using Unity with Intel graphics drivers on kernel 3.13.
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Using FTP to connect to Linux machines using Nautilus's location entry

I use ifconfig to get an IP address, but for each address from that output I put in it keeps coming up "not found". This machine is connected via direct Ethernet to the router, but which is the IP ...
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Launch nautilus in location navigated to in Terminal [duplicate]

I find it rather hard to travel through my system using nautilus and much prefer using the cd etc commands in Terminal to get around my system, but I find that sometimes I do need to look at a list of ...