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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File Chooser - Can't Clear Folder Selection

How to clear selection on folder in GtkFileChooser? The shortest way I can find is by going to upper / parent directory from current directory and coming back to it. It is annoying when we need to ...
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Can't access webdav server after password change in Ubuntu 14.04

I have been accessing a webdav server through nautilus without issue until yesterday. I changed my password, and now I get an error message Oops! Something went wrong. Unhandled error message: HTTP ...
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How can I use colored icons in Nautilus sidebar?

Does anybody know how to make Nautilus (ubuntu GNOME 14.04) use colored icons in its sidebar instead of the default black/white ones?
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How to select files/folders based on input name prefix match in nautilus instead of start searching? [duplicate]

When one types on the keyboard in a view of a directory in nautilus, it either starts searching or to select the first file/folder matching the input with a prefix in the file's/folder's name. I've ...
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Restarting Nautilus when installing Dropbox

I have a fresh installation of 14.04 with full updates. I installed the cloud synchronization engine - CLI and Nautilus extension from the Software Centre. During the installation process I get the ...
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Some buttons are too big?

I don't know how this happened, but certain buttons are showing as gigantic and it looks weird. In Files, the directory buttons like home, forward, back etc are huge. Same thing with System Monitor, ...
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Rename files in subfolders with parent folder names

I have a main directory that has four folders f1, f2, f3 and f4 each of these folders has 10 folders, and each of these 10 folders ff1...ff10 has some .jpeg images with some names lets say image1.... ...
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Humanity icon instead of Symbolic for USB devices in Nautilus sidebar, Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 installed. USB devices in Nautilus sidebar are shown in "color", as it was before in 12.04. Screenshot (USB is called TV SHOWS): I think the needed icon is located there: ...
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Using a samba path (smb://server/…) to check if a folder/file exists

I have a samba path, f.e. smb://server/path1/path2/ which is located when mounted at /var/run/user/1000/gvfs/smb-share:server=server,share=path1/path2/. I can easily check via filesystem path if the ...
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Nautilus slow and finally crashes

I migrated my laptop in 14.04.1 LTS (from a 12.04 partially upgraded in 13.10 for hardware support). Since then I have randomly very slow nautilus windows opening. When that happen, if a nautilus ...
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Always open files in the same gedit window

Overview I realize this has been explored in several other posts, but none seem to work on 14.04 and gedit 3.10.04. I'd like every text file opened via nautilus to open in the same window of Gedit. ...
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Partition not showing as device in Nautilus

I have mounted a partition as ext4 and define in /etc/fstab. UUID=4xxxxxx-xxxxx /wdd ext4 defaults 0 2 I can see the mount point as /wdd running df -k. But it is not showing up as device under ...
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No write access in folder using Nautilus despite having group write permissions

There's a folder I would like to move files from/to using Nautilus. I am not the owner of the folder (and don't want to be), but I changed the group to one I am a member of. The permissions on the ...
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What is nautilus doing?

Lately my ubuntu 14.04 computer has been quite noisy. It's the CPU heat sink, it's unusually active. If I run top, hud-service is taking up ever more and more memory (59% of 8GB at this moment), with ...
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“Nautilus restart required” by Dropbox

I've just installed on my new pc Ubuntu 14.04, and one of the first programs I installed is Dropbox. But everytime I turn on my pc, it ask me to restart Nautilus because of Dropbox. If I restart ...
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Can I get Nautilus to recognize a connection timeout for a remote folder?

For convenience when I'm working at home, I have a bookmark on Nautilus to my home folder on the server at the university where I work via sftp. This works quite well, but I've noticed lately that if ...
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Unity top bar problem with transparency [UBUNTU 14.04.1 LTS]

I have a problem with the menu bar, as shown below: A title bar is shown behind the main bar, from Nautilus. This started happening when I updated 12.04 from 14.04.
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Problematic MTP on Ubuntu 12.04.3 32-bit

I have read lots of posts and tutorials about enabling MTP support on Ubuntu 12.04.3 32-bit since I own a Samsung Galaxy Note GT-8010 tablet. After installing various packages I am able to have it ...
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EOG (Eye of GNOME) doesn't re-summon itself

I keep noticing something rather annoying about the EOG image viewer on Ubuntu 14.04. I am not sure if this is a "bug" or if I am simply not doing something right. If you open an image, open another ...
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Nautilus icon doesn't get me to a previously opened Nautilus' window

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3 desktop and the normal behaviour when you click on the icon of a program already running is that you're taken to such program. For example, if I open Firefox, ...
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unable to change permissions

Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I want a text file not to be executed when opened in nautilus or dash. ls-l shows this line for the regarding file -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1310149 Sep 20 10:28 then i run ...
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Error message 'You do not have the permission necessary to view the contents of root'

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I am logged in as an administrator account (I double checked, and it really is administrator) (username 'dennis'). I cannot create folders in my ~/ folder. When I ...
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Use custom command to open files

gedit application is set as default application for text files. Supposing I have a script with execution rights in /usr/bin, how can I set that script to be run when I open a text file using Nautilus ...
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Saving Nautilus tabs

Is there any way to save the Nautilus state? I'm usually opening more windows and more tabs, divided by arguments, but it's very frustrating to lose them every time I shutdown the system.
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Any workaround to show recent files on desktop?

I want to have my recent files on the desktop, but I couldn't find any ways to use Recent folder of Nautilus. The address recent:/// doesn't work, and I can't make link to it. Is there any specific ...
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Bookmarks in File, aka Nautilus only open home directory

I searched through the previous questions regarding bookmarks in Nautilus/File, but I don't see my question asked - apologies if I missed something along the way. I'm using a new install of Ubuntu ...
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Why my bookmarked location doesn't show up on right-clicking the Files icon on Launcher?

I have bookmarked a location recently. Although it was a quest in itself (had to search a lot to know that Ctrl+D adds a bookmark), now the bookmarked location is not being displayed on right-clicking ...
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How to list folders and its content from different folders

I am wondering if there is a method to list folders and files from different folders or drives, like there is in Windows. There you can create a "library" and "merge" different folders to one. Thanks ...
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How to change Gnome Media Pop-Up Option for Removable Hard Drive

When plugging in a USB hard drive, my Gnome Ubuntu 14.04 desktop opens a pop-up at the bottom of the screen. Until recently, this would allow me to either open the drive with Nautilus or eject it. I ...
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nautilus show desktop file as normal file

here is my desktop file. nautilus show icon and name i set in desktop file. ▶ cat gitauto.desktop [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=true Name=Git Auto Push/Pull Icon=github-color.svg but ...
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Hiding files in Nautilus using .hidden does not work

On my Windows network drives, some folders have a large number of files beginning with ~$. I would like to hide these files in Nautilus. I've tried adding the file names to a .hidden file (as ...
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How to manually generate video thumbnails?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to ask how to generate video thumbnaiils manually? In some videos, the generated thumbnail is the logo of the company (in the very beggining of the video), and not ...
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Déjà Dup won't back up ~/.config/nautilus-actions

I'm a mostly-noob with Ubuntu. Running 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I use Déjà Dup to backup my entire Home folder, daily, to an external 32GB SanDisk USB flash drive. But after every backup, Déjà Dup tells ...
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How to run .sh through terminal without using Nautilus Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have an .sh file that looks like #!bin/bash exec /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/bin/ java java -jar /home/me/myfolder/my.jar I've made this file executable and it works fine when in the ...
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Which samba user for gvfs-mount (12.04)

I mounted some samba shares in ubuntu 12.04 using nautilus, by clicking the share under "network". I've googled, but i can't find anywhere how to: Which remote samba user were my shares mounted by? ...
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How do I change the icon for .doc, .odt, .ods .xls .ppt filetypes from LibreOffice icon to OpenOffice icon?

The "problem" I am facing is that I uninstalled the Ubuntu 14.04's default LibreOffice and installed OpenOffice , but the .doc, .xls, .odt, .ods .... files even though they open by default with ...
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How to change the date format in Nautilus/Files list columns?

I'd like to set Nautilus' date format to ISO-8601, but both of the old ways that answered the question for 12.04 are no longer available. How can the date format be changed now?
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Which application can mount or open the network shared directory?

I am new to Ubuntu and I don't know how to open the Network and which application can open the network locations ? Actually I tried with the following steps on first time I was connected but after ...
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Files behavior with respect to a secondary hard drive [duplicate]

By "Files", I mean the program Files. I store the vast majority of my documents on a second hard drive. Suppose I have Files opened up to my documents in this hard drive, except the window is buried ...
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How to display the Computer icon in the desktop?

I installed dconf editor and gconf editor. I can enable trash, network and home icon using dconf editor. However, I can't find computer icon. I have searched Google and many other forums, but I cna't ...
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Nautilus crashes on file/folder drag, Icon issues 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04, Unity. Nautilus crashes without error message when I try to drag any file/folder. Left click and hold on anything, the second it moves a millimeter, Nautilus crashes/closes. ...
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Rhythmbox starts playing last song on album

This feels like a silly question, but I have a habit of navigating to my music directory using Nautilus, navigating to an album folder and using Ctrl + A then Return to play, which launches Rhythmbox. ...
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Moving Videos folder into HDD and having a link of it in SSD

So I Currently have my /home on an SSD but I also have an HDD mounted to /mnt/hdd1 Now, I want to keep the big files like movies on my HDD. How do I move the Movies folder into my HDD while keeping ...
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Seahorse “Decrypt” context menu does not appear in Nautilus

I installed seahorse and seahorse-nautilus, so I can encrypt any file with right-click in Nautilus, that works, wonderful. But there is no "Decrypt" menu on any file (not even .pgp files). Is it a ...
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Problem connecting to ssh server that is behind another ssh server in nautilus

So I have this school server that I am trying to connect to via nautilus. In terminal it's all easy but I want to be able to open it also in nautilus. In terminal my way of doing it looks like this: ...
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How to run executables directly from nautilus? [duplicate]

When I write C codes in geany and the build and then run the program from there using the buttons there, it works fine. Again I can run the compiled executables using ./file_name command from terminal ...
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Can not select all by mouse under list view in Nautilus

I suddenly find this problem when I select "View items as a list" I can not able to select all by using mouse. Is this a natural behavior or that is a bug?
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Why are browsing samba shares from Ubuntu (Nautilus) so much slower than browsing from Windows

I have a samba share over the a vpn server. Browsing the share takes 60 times longer from Ubuntu than it takes from Windows. From a Windows 7 Virtual Box (and any other machine in the shop) it takes ...
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File Upload dialogue doesn't include bookmarks for Home, Documents, Downloads, etc - only custom ones I made myself

When using the file manager normally to browse files, I can see both the Places (which includes default bookmarks for Home, Documents, and others), and Bookmarks - which includes my custom bookmarks, ...
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Ubutu 14.04 menubar issue [duplicate]

I choose option show the menus in the window's title bar. It works probably if I run an app in normal way, mean click on icon to open. But when I open it in terminal with root permission, the menu ...