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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Busy mouse on dock after opening text files

When opening text files (via double-click) from Nautilus, I noticed some strange behavior. While the text editor is opening the file, the Nautilus window shows the "busy" cursor — and so does ...
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When deleting a file in Nautilus, what's the difference between `del` and `shift+del`?

In Windows there's a difference between hitting Del key or Shift+Del keys. Hitting Del would simply move the file to recycle bin but hitting Shift+Del will delete the file permanently. My question ...
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Application Startup Icon Locked (root)

I have installed a program, an icon appears on the desktop, but it has a picture of a lock on it, and clicking it does nothing. It's a program I installed from a file. ...
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Is there a way to pre-populate the location area in the nautilus “open file” or “save as” dialogs?

I wonder if it is possible have Nautilus Gnome/Unity configured to always pre-populate the location area in the "open file" or "save as" dialogs . I want to pre-populate it with the current ...
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How to set up password check on unmounting NTFS partitions?

I have dual boot PC laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. My PC has two hard drivers: /dev/sda - that is SSD drive containing Windows C: NTFS partition and Ubuntu / and swap filesystems. /dev/sdb ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Automatically mount USB drive without clicking on it manually?

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Intel NUC and using it right now as a HTPC, running XBMC. When I insert a USB drive, Ubuntu recognizes it and shows the drive in Nautilus, in the panel on the left. But ...
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Android device on MTP shows up as “Unnamed Device”

I have a Nexus 5. Ubuntu detects and mounts it fine, and I have no problem in transferring files or any other action. However, it does show up as an "Unnamed Device" in some places (Ubuntu 14.04, both ...
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Nautilus 3.4 on Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 LTS

I'd like to get Nautilus 3.4 on a fresh install of Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04. Nautilus 3.10 is the earliest version available through the default repositories. There are instructions around for earlier ...
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Nautilus: Reaching the context menu of the current folder with no empty space

The context menu button (gear icon) was removed from Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04. It was the only way I knew to access the current folder's context menu (particularly the items added by RabbitVCS) when ...
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Problems with nautilus-dropbox prevents idle installation [closed]

I know that similar questions have been asked in the past. I have read the solutions provided and tried them but do not seem to work. I am new to Linux (Mint16). I am trying to install idle but when ...
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Nautilus HiDPI support?

I have a Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 with a 3200x1800 screen. I've got most of the system working with HiDPI, but nautilus is still really tiny. What can I do to make it usable?
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nautilus does not show the files

I can cd to a directory. That directory is not empty and also does not include any hidden files. I see them by ls command. But when I go to that directory via Nautilus, it does not show anything?
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Reload the list of bookmarks in Files/Nautilus

Problem: I have some bookmarks in Nautilus (v3.8.2) that point to folders that are part of a Truecrypt volume that I mount after logging into the system. The problem is that as this happens after ...
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Why does my wallpaper look slightly desaturated?

Here's a screenshot of the original image overlaid on top of the same image set as wallpaper. The original is far more saturated. Is this a bug or is there a setting I can tweak to get my wallpaper ...
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Nautilus opens with hidden files [duplicate]

As the title says, every time when I open Nautilus from unity launcher, it opens with all files being shown. Normally it opens with hidden files being hidden, how can I change it back to that ...
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Nautilus: Make “Show folders before files” option persist?

Running Nautilus 3.10.1 on a DE-less install of Ubuntu 14.04. Running Nautilus as my regular user account, I can't even set the "show folders before files" option in Preferences - as soon as I toggle ...
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Nautilus 2-pane synchronized browsing

Sometimes I use in Nautilus, in left pane one local directory and in right pane an other (e.g. ftp) directory. Is there a script that could enable synchronized browsing? I mean when I am in left ...
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sftp error in Nautilus on 14.04

When attempting to use sftp in Nautlius, either via the location bar or the 'Connect to Server' menu, I get the following message: Don't have permission to access the requested location. When I ...
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Can't get nautilus to go sudo with gksu [duplicate]

I was recently reading some linux articles and stumbled on a faster way to do sudo tasks the gui way by installing a package called gksu-nautilus which allows me perform tasks with root permissions ...
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how to add an directory to “Places” list [duplicate]

I have directory where it is placed in a deep path. so I want to put that in here: How I can do that?
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Nautilus suddenly closes when attempt to drag a file or folder

I'm an x86-64 Ubuntu 14.04 user with gnome-shell interface. I left click on the icon of a file or a folder of Nautilus and when I just attempt to drag it, Nautilus immediately closes. This does not ...
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Has samba become the default share in 14.04

I upgraded to 14.04 on all of my desktops and mostly use Samba shares. Today I was going to create a share on a desktop and was going to just right click and use a Nautilus share to save time. When I ...
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(Another) How to show full date and time in Nautilus/Files 3.10+ list view?

This question is essentially a follow up or continuation of: How to show full date and time in Nautilus/Files 3.6+ list view? ...but b/c this isn't ANSWERING that question, I'm disallowed from ...
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Sending Files via Bluetooth without Pairing

How I can send and receive files via Bluetooth without Pairing the devices? How can I add such send via Bluetooth option in Context Menu? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Custom ubuntu file manager shortcuts

Is it possible to make the file manager of Ubuntu use the same shortcuts as Chrome? I mean: ctrl + tab open the next tab, ctrl + T opens a new tab, ctrl + W close the current TAB Is that ...
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Automate two commands in sequence on login (Killing Nemo)

In a June4 reply on an askubuntu post regarding When Cinnamon is installed, Unity desktop “smears” (doesn't refresh) and shows no wallpaper madrang wrote that: There is no need to purge cinnamon. ...
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Add application to “open with” list

I've looked through some of the answers to question close to mine, but none of them was satisfactory. As one could guess from the title, I'm desperately trying to add to my "open with" list a certain ...
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Nautilus-actions not working

I've created a nautilus action that will allow me to easily create desktop launchers. Well, that's the idea. It isn't working. The command is: Path: gnome-desktop-item-edit Parameters: ...
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How Do I ReOrder The Nautilus Right-Click Menu [duplicate]

How can I reorder the Nautilus context menu? When I right-click on an archive the top item is "Open with Archive Manager" but way down the bottom is "Extract Here". I would like to put the "Extract ...
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How to show/hide special folders in home directory nautilus [duplicate]

In nautilus home folder shows some special folders like: Music,Documents,Pictures etc. Most of the time I am not interested in browsing these directories. Is there any way to toggle the visibility ...
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Where can I find alternative folder icons?

I want to find alternative icons for nautilus folder. I don't want to find application or something else icons But Icons for Folders only (In other words Alternative Nautilus folder/directory icons.) ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 14.04's File Operations progress dialog for copying from an SSD to a Flash Disk? [duplicate]

At the moment the Dialog quickly progress till the end and stays there for a few minutes and after that shows 0 seconds left for a minute or two after that before the copy operation is actually ...
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Error when trying to open “Trash” through Nautilus. Any alternatives?

Pretty simple error. When I try to open "Trash" through Nautilus, I get a dialog box displaying the following: 'Sorry, could not display all the contents of “trash:///”: Operation not supported' I ...
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Unity : Are these bugs?

Ubuntu Unity has some issues that I'm not sure if they should be reported as bugs or is just my fad. Run a command (Global Shortcut Alt + F2) cannot find anything for Files, Calculator, Text ...
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Error/Bug: “The owner could not be changed” and nautilus crashed! [closed]

Consider I have directory (let named Mydir) of which owner is pandya ($USER = pandya). Now if I browse nautilus as root (sudo) and if I click on Permissions tab of property (Alt+Enter) then Nautilus ...
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please help, cant open files/folders after upgrade, emergency

Help me please :(, I recommended to a friend to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but he had no backup of his files. When the upgrade proccessfinished and he rebooted his laptop, after login, he tried t ...
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How to stop nautilus managing desktop [duplicate]

How can I stop nautilus creating a desktop when it is run in KDE environment. Is there a way to make nautilus command work the same as nautilus --no-desktop? I downloaded Tweak Tool. It has no option ...
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where is recent directory

I suddenly open recent directory. I press Ctrl+L to see, what is its path directory. and I saw recent:/// is that a path? So where is recent directory? Update: or better to say: In terminal if I ...
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“Files” can't be resized

I am not able to change the size of my nautilus window. It is now small. What should I do to restore it to normal size?
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“Connect to server” option changed in 14.04?? Can't connect using WebDav

I am on Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to connect to my Android phone using WebDav. I've done this from a Mac, from Windows, and from Kubuntu (using Dolphin -- this also works in Ubuntu using Dolphin) ...
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How do i solve the error problem while running ' sudo nautilus ' in kubuntu 14.04?

When I run command $ sudo nautilus, I am getting the following error message: ** (nautilus:2611): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-JjKUQBOPpS: ...
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Gvim doesn't show up in the nautilus context menu for .c and .h files

Most of the time I can browse the file system with the file browser, right-click on a file and top item in the menu "Open with Gvim", but when I right-click on a .c or .h file, it says "Open with ...
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Can Nautilus open two SSH connections simultaneously?

I am using Nautilus to connect to two remote servers (A and B) via SSH protocol. I can connect to a single server by opening the File > Connect to Server dialog. I enter my details and everything ...
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Unity “File” button opening a separate window when automounting USB

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I plug an USB drive it automounts it normally and opens a Nautilus window. However, when I change to another window and then try to return to my files by clicking ...
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Fluxbox Lightdm nautilus

I recently started using fluxbox, I'm using Lightdm as a desktop manager and was using gnome/unity before fluxbox. I'm facing a few troubles while trying to adapt to this new window manager, the ...
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Mimetype mess after calibre installation. How can I fix it?

I always get text/plain or application/octet-stream when running "mimetype" on all file types. The command "file --mime-type" seems to identify correctly the different file types. For instance, if I ...
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Nautilus on Xubuntu's desktop? [duplicate]

I like Nautilus better than Thunar, so I use Nautilus on Xubuntu, but Thunar is still on the desktop. Can I switch that somehow?
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Why has nautilus' “Send to…” context menu replaced with “Email…”

I have been using Ubuntu for quite sometime and I've always seen the context menu "Send to..." where a dialog pops up showing all the places I could send my file to. But, after upgrading to 14.04, I ...
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Why do file transfers over USB slow down my whole computer?

Whenever I transfer large files, or large amounts of files, over USB to or from an external drive, the whole computer slows down to a crawl during the transfer. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, but I've had ...
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Copy folders/files with permission denied error.. even with sudo nautilus

I am trying to graphically copy folders from ext4 partition to another ntfs one using nautilus on Gnome, Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome-fall-back . I get permission denied errors for some of the files while ...