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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How do I theme the Nautilus background image?

I want to change the background image in the Nautilus file browser. My idea is to put my own style in the background. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and Nautilus is version 3. I know that I have to change ...
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Why Gsettings isn't enough to reset my nautilus settings?

I'm trying to narrow down a bug (to eventually report it or give up if it'll turn out that resetting a simple setting will be enough to get rid of it) I noticed that with a brand new user the bug ...
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How to filter content in the currently opened folder?

There is one thing I'm missing since I've been forced to move from OSX to Ubuntu. For OSX there is a wonderful file browser named Path Finder which has very handy filter function built-in. The ...
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Can I select files using checkboxes?

I'm tired of pressing and holding CONTROL key in Ubuntu 11.10 when selecting multiple items, Is there any way to get checkboxes to my documents and directories as in versions of Windows?
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Directory bookmarks for open/save files in Matlab

I have Matlab 7.11.0 (R2010b) under my Ubuntu 10.10. Every time I need to save a new file edited in its editor, Matlab starts from my $home address, so I have to manually go directory by directory ...
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How do I change how executable files are handled by the file manager?

When I double click on text files, nautilus asks me what I would like to do with them. I find this to be intrusive, as I just want them to open. How can I fix this? Note: This question is a ...
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How can I browse a folder currently open in nautilus in the terminal?

I would like to be able to to this easily, in all of the following ways: Keyboard shortcut Right-click Drag a folder into an open terminal (with a certain mouse button) Drag the title bar into an ...
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Can't see Windows partition in Nautilus

I am on Ubuntu 11.10, installed with Wubi. I used to be able to access my Windows partion from the list of devices in Nautilus, but I no longer see it. What might b.e wrong? Running sudo blkid gives ...
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Is there any tweak to bring back emblems in Nautilus?

I read the following dev email Removing 'Backgrounds and Emblems' and when i read this part: Note that this does not completely remove the ability for extensions (e.g. Dropbox) to add emblems ...
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Create a link to a folder on the left panel of Nautilus file manager?

I would like to create a link to some new folder that I have in my home. The left panel shows docs, images downloads etc. But I would like to add my other folders that I created myself like university ...
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File association to unlisted application

While browsing files in nautilus, I want to open a tex file with kile. But, when I get to a dialog similar to the screenshot below, I do not see kile. Yet, I see it in the "Open With" menu. How do I ...
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How can I make nautilus-gsku work in 11.10?

I have installed nautilus-gksu on 11.10, but it isn't working. How can I make the "Open as administrator" option appear in the context menu?
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What is the mount point for an FTP server opened in nautilus?

My question is what is the mount point in nautilus opening ftp server (example: ctrl + L ftp://ftpserver.com) like DVD/CD was in /media/Optical, or Pendrive was on /media/Mypendrive for example. I ...
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'Find in files' from nautilus's context menu?

Is there a way to add the gnome search tool to nautilus context menu so it starts from the current directory, like the 'Open in Terminal' context menu tool?
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How to set default folder view to “list”? [duplicate]

I have another somehow weirdly easy question: I would like to use the List view for ALL folders in Ubuntu. Is there some kind of template that I could use?
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Enhancing the Nautilus search option

In Nautilus if I press CTRL+F inside a folder I get a search box that helps me search in the current directory and sub directories for specific names and types of files, but what if I want to: Find ...
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How to configure Nautilus to open a terminal

Let us say I am viewing the /media/fun/videos/chucknorris folder in Nautilus. How can I configure Nautilus so by pressing a Key it opens a terminal and this terminal defaults opened directory is the ...
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How to fix broken GVFS package?

Since I have upgraded to Oneiric I have some issues with the GVFS package. Because of the fact that nautilus is not able to handle FTP-Connections anymore, I tried to reinstall gvfs-backends as ...
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How can I rearrange the sidebar in Nautilus?

It seems like after updating to Oneiric, the order of Nautilus' sidebar has changed so that the least used group of bookmarks (Devices) is at the top while the most used (Computer) is at the bottom. ...
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Combining git GUI with the context menu?

I just installed git and qgit for Ubuntu and I want several features: To be able to see the hidden .git folder within folders. To be able to right-click a folder and say "create a repository here" ...
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Why is “Connect to Server” bookmarking gone in 11.10?

I was previously using 10.10, and I loved the bookmarking feature of "Connect to Server". Why was that removed? or is it somewhere else that i'm not looking?
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How can I toggle between Tree View and Places in Nautilus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle Tree view / Places View? I want to know if there's a hotkey in Nautilus to toggle between Tree View and Places. I googled around ...
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RabbitVCS suddenly stopped working in Nautilus

A while ago I installed RabbitVCS on Ubuntu 11.04. It then all worked pretty well, but since a few weeks (maybe even more than a month) RabbitVCS suddenly disappeared from the Nautilus context menu. ...
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Why doesn't nautilus display the Free Space of a partition?

This feature was a really nice thing and its really difficult to get to know the free space available in a partition. Can't we get a tool-tip or something of that sort to display the free space. Is ...
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change the default starting directory of nautilus from unity bar

Currently nautilus opens the home directory by default. However the command nautilus /path/to/a/directory opens nautilus with the selected directory open. How do I edit the unity bar Home folder ...
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How to get back Refresh button in nautilus

I really miss the refresh button in nautilus, which has been removed in Ubuntu 11.10. I found it very useful. Is there a way to get it back. :D
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How to remove bookmarks from the Nautilus sidebar?

I want to remove Videos and Music from the left side panel. But, I can't seem to find the option to do so. How do you do that?
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How can I assign custom icons to folders?

How do I assign custom icons to folders, as well as the default folders Desktop, Downloads, Music, etc.? I know that one way is to assign the properties of folders, but I want to assign icons in the ...
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How can I force the Nautilus sidebar text color to stay white in my Ambiance modification?

This is related to How can I change the color of the pane separator for my Ambiance theme modification?, which has just been solved. Now I have a new issue. As shown below, the text color for the ...
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How can I make SWF files be opened with the standalone player?

I have installed the standalone Flash debug player to /usr/lib/flashplayerdebugger and I can now use it to test within Flash Builder (Eclipse), but I can't make an SWF open with it from Nautilus. If ...
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Disable auto-open for a specific device

Whenever I insert a flash drive, a new Nautilus window opens showing its contents. Is there a way to deactivate "auto-open" option for a specific USB unit?
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How do I add a “new window” entry to the nautilus quicklist?

When I right click on 'file manager' in the launcher I can select 'home folder', but it takes an open nautilus window and displays the home folder in that window, often shunting me back to a different ...
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How do I move Nautilus' navigation buttons to the left?

Can the "navigation buttons" (forward and back) in nautilus 3 be moved to the left? I just find them impractical and confusing on the right. This is nautilus looks by default: I would like to move ...
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How to enable Nautilus desktop management in Gnome Shell?

I'm using Gnome Shell with the following extensions: weather, dock, window-navigator, user-theme, alternative-status-menu, noa11y. I checked "Have file manager handle the desktop" in Gnome Tweak Tool, ...
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Sort files on the filesystem

My MP3 player plays files in the order they have been placed onto the filesystem. Now it seems to Nautilus copies files in some random order, so when listening to an audio book or something I get all ...
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Nautilus-compatible file “commander” for power users

I was spoilt by Konqueror in KDE 3.5.x which used to: integrated browsing of FTP,DAV,SSH,SAMBA resources integrated terminals powerful multi-pane and tabs support (it used to open web pages and ...
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Move the navigation buttons in nautilus to the left in Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I move Nautilus' navigation buttons to the left? Can the "navigation buttons" in nautilus 3 be moved to the left (forward and back). I just find them ...
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How to specify a not listed application in Nautilus' »open with« dialogue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is “open with…” in Nautilus? Back In Nautilus 2 when using the »open with« dialogue there was always a field to specify manually a command to ...
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Where is the »open as administrator« option in Nautilus gone?

Till Ubuntu 11.10 there the context or edit menu had an option to open a specific folder as administrator. This option came with the package nautilus-gksu. Now it vanished. Does anybody know how to ...
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xdg-open file.cbz opens nautilus? [duplicate]

I'm using Calibre and it seems that it uses xdg-open to open files. This, even when tried in terminal, only opens nautilus and the file is selected, but not opened. It doesn't matter if I try to open ...
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Copied files from mac partition to /root. But the /-partition is still full?

Help! Using gksu-nautilus I managed to look at files on my Mac partition via as simple right-click. However, at first journaling was still enabled on the Mac partition. Therefore any copied file would ...
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Trouble installing Rabbit VCS for nautilus

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and following instructions mentioned here to install Rabbit VCS. I added the PPA properly, did a sudo apt-get update and ran sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-core ...
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Nautilus does not connect via FTP after upgrade to 11.10

Since I have upgraded to Oneiric, Nautilus is not able anymore to connect to FTP servers. When trying to connect it tells me I should use a different client. Original message in German: Fehler: ...
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How do I view files in list form and view hidden files from unity home?

Or otherwise how do I access file management preferences within unity?
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How to determine all python-nautilus extensions in use?

I need to provide an application developer with a list of all other python-nautilus extensions I have installed/running (I am trying to provide information on this issue). What is the easiest way to ...
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Is there a command to “manually automount” an attached disk?

I have an extra hard drive which I use for backups. The label on its one and only partition is "backup". When I open nautilus and click on "backup" it mounds the drive in "/media/backup", and then ...
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Unable to upload directly from network drive to picasaweb

My network drive is bookmarked and clearly visible in nautilus. One little thing that I do not like in ubuntu is that network drives are not always available from applications. Last time I have ...
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How to make mht files being seen as thumbnails in nautilus?

How to make mht files being see as thumbnails in nautilus? Nautilus can see html files thumbnails, that give a hope there is a way to do its with mht.
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Setting nautilus-open-terminal to launch Terminator rather than gnome-terminal

The nautilus-open-terminal package adds a menu/right-click option to open a terminal in the current directory. I want to change this from opening gnome-terminal to opening terminator. There is some ...
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how do I make nautilus to automatically suggest the folder 'Documents' for pdf files?

In Ubuntu 11.10, how can I set up nautilus so that when I select "Save as..." on Evince or some other PDF viewer, for a PDF I downloaded with the browser, it automatically suggests the folder ...