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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Why doesn't the delete key move a file to the trash?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Pro. I have a file selected in Nautilus and I'd like to move it to the trash. Hitting delete takes me back in the history (like alt+left) Ctrl+delete does ...
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Unable to mount webdav, no error messages

I' trying to mount a webdav service in Nautilus on Ubuntu 12.04. I originally had crash errors with tracker-miner-fs, but after updating to most resent build any attempt to connect still leaves me ...
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Is there supposed to be a Windows Network folder in the file manager?

I pulled my hard drive out of my computer and started with a bootable usb version of Ubuntu, which I am using that at this point. At first boot, I see that there is a Windows folder when browsing ...
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Where is 'open in terminal'?

I'm trying to figure out where is 'open in terminal' when right clicking inside a folder? Last time I used it was in Ubuntu 10.10 and since upgrading have no luck with it. I gave up on Unity and ...
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How to add button to Nautilus toolbar in Ubuntu 12.04?

How do I add bottons to Nautilus toolbar, such as delete, new folder, cut, paste, etc. In Ubuntu 11.04 I did that by editing the file "/usr/share/nautilus/ui/nautilus-navigation-window-ui.xml", but ...
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Where does Gnome/Nautilus store directory icons

On some key folders in nautilus I've changed the folder icons. It looks nice, and aids my productivity because I can easily find important folders in a mass of others. But then I move to another ...
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How to change drive's name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how can i give other drives and partitions short, meaningful names (in nautilus)? I've got two Windows drives next to the Ubuntu drive, they are called XXXGB Filesystem, ...
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Remove “computer” and “network” categories from Nautilus sidebar (ubuntu 12.04 running Cinnamon 1.4)

I am wondering if it is possibly to completely remove the "computer" and "network" categories from Nautilus sidebar. I would like to do this because the locations that fall under them cannot be edited ...
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How to open directory in Guake from Nautilus

In Nautilus, I have upon right-clicking a directory, the option to open a Terminal with the prompt in the selected directory. I think this is very handy and I use it a lot. Now I would like to use ...
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How do I make the Nautilus sidebar default to tree view?

Yesterday, I just noticed how every time I click on my Home folder the sidebar view would go back to its Places view instead of the Tree view. I tried using this command but it didn't work. Is there ...
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How does thumbnail preview in Ubuntu differ from that of Windows?

I thought this question might get a better response in AskUbuntu, as it seems to have more to do with Ubuntu than Windows at a glance. Let's say I have a foo.mkv file. Thumbnail previews work in ...
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Is there an 'Extract to…' context menu option for the Archive Manager application in Nautilus?

I was wondering if there was an easy way to add an 'Extract to...' option in the context menu for the Archive Manager in Nautilus? 'Extract here' is fine a lot of the time but I'm often working with ...
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Some videos have no thumbnail?

I just downloaded a video series and opened the videos folder to find that some of the videos have thumbnails and some do not. How can I force the others to generate thumbnails? I have tried playing ...
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Unity quicklist for home is messed up

I can't change Home Folder quicklist options. Everything I do, I continue to have: Documents folder link Pictures folder link Music folder link Downloads folder link Ubuntu One folder link Ubuntu ...
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Drag and drop in Nautilus sometimes does not work

I split nautilus window, open different folders in each part and then drag a file from folder on the left to the folder on the right in order to move it. Usually this works ok, but sometimes drag is ...
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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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“You are not the owner…” message when trying to access folder

In the properties menu of this folder the permission is set to "root" user and group, it shows the message "you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I am indeed the owner and ...
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How to make nautilus to mount at `/drivename` instead of `/media/drivename`?

I want to mount my other drives (mostly ntfs and fat) on /drivename by clicking on the drive icon in the nautilus side pane, where "drivename" refers to the label of the drive. By default nautilus ...
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How to change the date format in Nautilus list columns?

The date format of the date columns is really long "Tue 12 June 2012 17:12:34 PHT". I would prefer a shorter version, e.g. 12/06/2012 or 12/06/2012 17:12. I tried to change it in Settings/Language ...
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Can Nautilus search hidden files/directories?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. The search function in Nautilus does not show the hidden files or the files in the hidden directories (like, for example, the Unison .prf files in the ...
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Nautilus Folders Turned Chinese

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with GNOME Shell 3.4. I've been having problems with language settings being changed to Chinese (i.imgur.com/GR2rn.png). I have fixed the problem of menus and ...
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Nautilus is very slow

One month ago I updated (no fresh install) to 12.04. Since then nautilus got extremely slow. When I open a folder that contains many subfolders I sometimes have to wait 4 seconds until everything is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 menu bar, nautilus, terminal, and gtk themes not working after installation of Gimp 2.8

I installed gimp2.8 from this ppa: ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp after that, my system began having problems. This is my thought process in trying to fix what's happened and the order in which it ...
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How can I give other drives and partitions short, meaningful names in nautilus?

In nautilus and Unity the external drive has a nice short descriptive name "mcat", but all partitions on the 4 internal drives are displayed as a size (834 GB filesystem) or a huge 32-character string ...
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Home directory messed up

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 12.04. For some reason, i backed-up my home directory contents to another directory(say bkp dir). Precisely, I moved Documents, Pictures, Downloads, etc.. to bkp ...
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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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Ubuntu apps open folders instead of documents?

I must have done something to Ubuntu 12.04 on my latop because a few weeks ago, various applications (Chrome, Calibre, etc.) have stopped opening documents (like PDFs, zip files, etc.). What happens ...
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I want to change the text dat “lampp” in opt/lampp (I installed xampp), but i can't

I tried to change the rights of the folder "lampp", heres a screenshot: I also pressed "Zugriffsrechte auf enthaltene Datein übertragen" (Apply Permissions to Enclosed Files). What did I do ...
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Nautilus doesn't allow me to access files

I recently backed up the home partition of my hard drive, using an Ubuntu LiveCD and GParted. Now every time I navigate to the partition a little padlock icon appears in the corner of the ...
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Where did “Open with” (user defined command) go?

I'm now using Ubuntu 12.04. In earlier versions you could associate a filetype with a specific command (e.g. self-compiled binary) by selecting "Open with" in the file's properties and select the ...
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Ubuntu does not login

I have installed (via terminal) these packages (because my Gvim had a warning about libgail): libgail-3-0 libevince3-3 libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 nautilus (I wanted to re-install the first package, when ...
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Open File in Folder doesn't work as it should

When i download a file, and I click on the little arrow beside it (or right click on it) and I tell it to "Open File in Folder", it opens the folder but doesn't highlight the file the way Mac OS X or ...
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'sudo' not working after changing the permissions of '/usr' directory

Recently I had to change the folder permissions of /usr folder. Now the whole sudo is not working. If I try to update my system using this command: sudo apt-get update I get the following message: ...
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What do “dashes” mean in Permissions-Tab of file/folder properties?

If I use dconf-editor to change the way permissions display (how to change permissions appearance in 12.04) and then bring up the file/folder properties of something in nautilus (e.g., right-click a ...
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Menus not working in Nautilus

In 12.04, after fresh start of Ubuntu OS, the bookmarks in Nautilus works fine. But after a while, for some unknown reason, clicking any bookmarked directory doesn't take me to the bookmarked ...
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Where did “Show_Advanced_Permissions” gconf-editor setting go?

I find the default display of "Permissions" in nautilus (when viewing properties of a folder/file) difficult to use. To solve this, I always used gconf-editor in 10.04 to change to the following: ...
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How to hide files and folders in Nautilus?

I want to hide, most of the folders in root (/) using Nautilus. Probably the only folders in / I want shown are /home and /tmp. In addition to hiding folders, I also want to hide two files: ...
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In Unity, the folder containing a file selected in the dash is opened in Nautilus instead of opening the file with the corresponding application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Files lens and xdg-open only open nautilus but not the correct applicatiion In 12.04, since yesterday the behavior of the dash in Unity has changed. Previously (and I ...
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Save and restore nautilus server connection bookmarks

Usually I open Nautilus \ File \ Connect to server. Enter some authentication data (usually FTP). Login, go to some folder (usually public_html) and save bookmark to remote server (so later folder can ...
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How can I change nautilus background to a dark color? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set the background color/pattern in a Nautilus window? I'd like to know if it was possible to change the background of nautilus to a dark color. Any ideas ?
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“starting home folder” issue in gnome classic nautilus

When I open Nautilus in ubuntu 12.04 gnome-session-fallback, it shows two tabs in the panel, one is my Nautilus, the other "starting home folder" (encircled green) stays there for 10-15 seconds and ...
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How to prevent nautilus from launching?

I'm running i3-wm under a gnome session in 12.04. Nautilus is not normally running. I regularly loop-mount ISO and other filesystem image files, and every time I do this nautilus pops up both a ...
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GnuPG / PGP front end for Ubuntu?

Is there a nice GnuPG/PGP front-end for Ubuntu? There used to be a package called something like seahorse-plugin, that let you right-click on files to encrypt them. I don't see it anymore in the ...
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Disable the message “ these files are on a digital audio player” in na

When I mount my Android phone with USB cable to Ubuntu 12.04 I get "these files are on a digital audio player" and open with rhythmbox in nautilus.This means that I am not able to see any file within ...
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Is there a way to quickly change all the file extensions of all files in a folder?

I have a large folder of .m4b audio books which in their current format won't play on my Android phone. However they do work fine if they are renamed to .m4a Is there a quick method or terminal ...
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Can't use cut/copy/move/ on desktop [closed]

I'm using 12.04. I recently noticed that I can't copy/cut/move files on the desktop, Unless I open Nautilus and go to the Desktop folder to complete the actions.
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How do I print the contents of a directory folder as an ordered list?

If my memory serves me correctly, in the early '90s on a Mac (but not on any MS O/S), one could print a hardcopy as an ordered list of a folders contents. It occured to me that this is still a ...
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Is there a way to run Nautilus file manager on 12.04 instead of Unity?

I find Nautilus' GUI much more to my liking than Unity, and I've been having a lot of problems with Unity, like the menu bar at the top disappearing leaving me with no file specific menus on maximized ...
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Nautilus does not show the left bar, how do I turn it back on?

When I open nautilus does not open the left bar where it says computer and down markers such as music, documents, videos, downloads. I reinstalled nautilus from the synaptic package manager but ...
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Nautilus crashes after installing 'Nautilus Columns'

I just installed Nautilus Columns (Nautilus extension) in Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and after installing it I can't open Nautilus it just Crashes/Closes when I try opening it. This is the message I get from ...