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 there a way to turn Nautilus into dual pane manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create panes within a Nautilus window? I want to add/edit NAutilus actions. I know how to add a custom command, just dont know the syntax of the commands: Open ...
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Nautilus with panel in Unity and without in Gnome Shell [closed]

There are a few question with this topic but i gioit a new twist to it: I want the panel integration of nautilis in Unity but not in Gnome Shell. Background: I'm in state of evaluating Gnome Shell, ...
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Trash on NTFS for multiple users: Why does Dolphin succeed where Nautilus fails?

I am trying to set up the ability for multiple users to use the Trash on a NTFS drive. The main solution proposed on the forums consists into enabling a single user to use the Trash. That is made by ...
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Why has seahorse-plugins been removed?

I've been encrypting and decrypting files and folder using nautilus and the seahorse-plugins package for the past few Ubuntu releases. It appears that seahorse-plugins is no longer available in ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut (accels) forgotten after reboot?

Following on from my question here: Keyboard shortcut for "open a terminal here" I have found that my accels are forgotten after a reboot and have to be assigned again. Why is this, and ...
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Is it possible to remove “Nautilus search box” from the desktop?

The Nautilus search box (I don't know if there is a name for it), it shows up whenever I start to type when I'm on the desktop (All applications are closed). Is it normal feature? Is it a problem ...
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how do I get the nautilus navigation buttons and side panel back?

Since the upgrade, the navigation buttons and the side panel in nautilus file browser windows ahve gone missing. I'm not sure what got messed up, but none of the toggles for nautilus in gconf seem to ...
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What happened to “Backgrounds and Emblems” in Nautilus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I tag files with custom emblems in Nautilus? What happened to "Backgrounds and Emblems" in Nautilus. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Nautilus 3.2.1 and there is no ...
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Nautilus renames home folder Home, how to stop this?

The Nautilus in Ubuntu 11.10 displays Home as the name of the user's home folder, the folder isn't really called Home, it's probably called /home/username. I want to see the REAL name in nautilus, ...
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File / Application association using a custom command is gone?

In previous Ubuntus when you want to select/change an application to open a specific file (right-click/open with other application or properties) you were able to write a custom command to open the ...
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Item properties is showing SIZE in bytes with commas

Why Nautilus, while showing the size of a file in bytes is using commas? Example 739.5 kB (739,530 bytes) Until 11.04 it was just a clean number... Example 739.5 kB (739530 bytes) Is it ...
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View the folder of a selected file in the dash

When browsing files in the dash and I click a file it opens the file. Is it possible to instead choose to view the folder of the file in Nautilus? If, how? Here's an example to clarify. I want to ...
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How can I stop gksudo nautilus from changing the wallpaper?

Running gksudo nautilus in the GNOME Shell changes my wallpaper from the GNOME 3 Stripes background to Ubuntu's warty final default background. I'm pretty sure this is related to root nautilus ...
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How to configure Nautilus so when a CD/DVD/USB is inserted it does not open another Window

How to configure Nautilus so that when I insert a CD, DVD, USB, etc.. it is not opened in another window but in the already opened Nautilus windows. For example like a new Nautilus window tab.
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Creating .desktop files to use on the “Open with other application” tab

I am looking for the specs necessary to build a .desktop file to be used in Ubuntu 11.10. Many terminal applications or even GUI application do not show on Open with other application tab anymore and ...
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Change default application to open file in Oneiric [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is “open with…” in Nautilus? In Oneiric, the "Open with other application..." menu in Nautilus only allows to select one of the predefined ...
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Switching between places and tree sidebar modes quits Nautilus

I have the following issue in my system (11.10 - GNOME3). When switching between places and tree sidebar modes Nautilus quits suddenly. When I open it again the mode I selected is active. I realize ...
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When copying files and the focus is changed the file copy status window is no longer available

In Ubuntu 11.10 using Gnome Shell I use Nautilus to copy or move files between open tabs. When I press Alt Tab and change focus to a different application and then come back to Nautilus to check the ...
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How to keep Unity panel always on top? [closed]

I am working on a script that will allow you to use a video as a wallpaper. This script uses xwinwrap and mplayer, when i have the script running the video is shown as a wallpaper and with ...
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Is there a way to open the “Connect to Server” without opening Nautilus first?

Currently the only way I know of to open the "Connect to server" dialog box is to open up Nautilus first. While this isn't that complex a task, it still requires using the mouse, at a minimum: ...
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On my desktop my folder and file icons do not display the file names

I upgraded to 11.10 and using Unity 2D. My desktop consists of icons of folders and files. Prior to the upgrade, all folder and files had file names underneath. The names have all disappeared now and ...
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Nautilus statusbar visibilty - Quickly check free space

In prior versions, I would open Nautilus and check the statusbar, which would tell me how much free space there is. Now, the statusbar isn't shown by default. I know you can enable it from the View ...
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Launcher can't cope with “nautilus /home/user/Ubuntu One/Biologie”

I tried to set up a launcher using the following command: "nautilus /home/user/Ubuntu One/Biologie" But if I start the launcher nautilus will try to open the folder "/homer/user/Ubuntu" and ...
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Where is “open with…” in Nautilus?

In Ubuntu 11.04 I usually edit my *.fig files by clicking on the icons. The application (script) which opened the file was texfig. This script was chosen by "open with..." in nautilus. But now there ...
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Right bottom corner textbox in desktop; what's it for?

A text box appears on the right bottom corner when typing on the desktop. What is the box used for and what's it called?
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How to make software under mono and wine use the bookmarks of Nautilus when opening files

When opening files in some Ubuntu native software, there is an interface that can use the bookmarks of Nautilus. But when using software run under mono or wine, there seems no apparent way to use ...
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Icons and nautilius windows looks strange

Desktop icons and nautilus window (all file browsing) looks colorless and low resolution. "nautilius -q" provides a remedy. However, I need to do it after each boot... Problem appeared after updating ...
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I can't find my nautilus settings

My nautilus browser looks like this: I can't find the settings anywhere. I've tried reinstalling nautilus.
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Quick find in Nautilus is broken

This is a bit difficult to explain, so I'll present it as 'What I do'/'What should happen'/'What happens'. What I do: I open a directory and I want to find a file/folder by typing the first letters ...
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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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Please help me kill nautilus on root window

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 and do not want nautilus to start running at all. There used to be a way to kill it via gconf-editor. Does anyone have the secret recipe? Thanks
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Nautilus losing theme

I'm new to Ubuntu, I install it yesterday and I'm loving the system. But there is a problem with Nautilus and I have no idea on how to fix this. Nautilus randomly loses its Ambiance theme, becoming ...
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Drag and drop file to existing VLC player

Whenever I try to drag and drop a file to an existing VLC player ( as per Drag & Drop Files and Items in Unity ! ), it seems to open a new VLC window and start playing from there. Is it possible ...
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How to view all mounted devices and respective free space

I have Ubuntu 11.10 and I don't see My Computer option in Nautilus. I want this option so that I can view the disk statistics. Is there any other way to list all mounted devices and their respective ...
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How can I stop nautilus from scrolling the window when I move a file out of a directory?

Say I have a folder that has a lot of directories, and a lot of files in it. I click the arrow to expand the folder and then drag the folder down to the file list in the parent directory. When I ...
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Can I make a folder display the contents of several other folders (like a Windows “Library” folder)?

Windows 7 has a concept they call "Libraries." It's a folder that links to other folders. The "libraried" folder will display the contents of all the folders it links to. So if folder-A contains video ...
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How can I create keyboard shortcuts for my nautilus scripts?

In Ubuntu I can create handy nautilus scripts by putting .sh files into ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts directory, and they will appear in the right click context menu in nautilus. In 11.04, I used to be ...
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How do I archive/compress files using the right click menu in Nautilus-elementary?

In Lucid, after selecting a bunch of files, when you right-clicked on the selection in the file manager, you could select compress and a nice simple window came up for doing just that. In Oneiric, I ...
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How do I disable USB Auto Play?

How does one prevent Nautilus from automatically opening a window when a USB flash drive is inserted in Oneiric? The autoplay options appear to be missing from Nautilus' preferences, and using ...
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Backgrounds & Emblems / Emblems tab disabled? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I tag files with custom emblems in Nautilus? After updating from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, the Backgrounds & Emblems button under Folder -> Edit has ...
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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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Upgrading to 11.10 broke RabbitVCS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Rabbit VCS stopped working after upgrade to 11.10 After the upgrade to 11.10, I no longer have file manager integration with RabbitVCS, which was the main goal of having ...
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how to get up/parent button in Nautilus, without using breadcrumbs?

Similar question here: How to get back the »open parent« button in 11.10? However, I want always-use-location-entry to be true. So I am not using breadcrumbs. The shortkeys, both backspace ...
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Where to configure shortcut keys of Nautilus?

I would like to configure and change some shortcut keys of Nautilus (file manager of Ubuntu). Does anyone know where I could do that? Edit1: Precisely, initial binding for "go to parent folder" in ...
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Can't mount filesystems and computer won't shut down

I've done a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 and ran the recommended upgrades. Two things are not working properly. My windows drives, USB drives, external hard disk cannot be mounted. The below error ...
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How to drag a folder to the side panel in Nautilus

I am trying to drag a folder (Example /var/www) to the side panel in Nautilus so when I open Nautilus I can just go to it quickly. I know that entering the folder I want to drag to the side panel and ...
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No access to my own external hard drive?

I have only used my external hard drive once, wich was with my previous Ubuntu installation (11.04), on the same laptop. I have created 2 partitions, FAT32 and EXT4. Now I needed to get some data from ...
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Rabbit VCS stopped working after upgrade to 11.10

Been using RabbitVCS for months now happily. Then when I updated to Oneric on Monday Rabbit VCS stopped working. It is installed but the right click menu in nautilus is gone and ...
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How do I disable nautilus desktop?

I am using nautilus on xfce and oneiric, but the desktop of nautilus shows up although I have activated it via gconf, e.g. by gconftool-2 \ ...