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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Remove editable address bar in Nautilus

Ubuntu 11.10, Classic Gnome shell. Some time ago I set editable address in Nautilus using this way which was described at this question on SuperUser : gconftool-2 --type=Boolean --set ...
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Does Ubuntu index thumbnails?

To keep things quick, does Ubuntu index thumbnails so that, next time I enter that folder, it doesn't have to reload the thumbnails? (This would be especially important in large picture folders.)
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How to make nautilus' FTP connections stay live for longer times? [closed]

I use Nautilus FTP connections (I think it's gvfs) for all FTP transfers I do and since I do many per day, I'd like to have them all kept alive, but they disconnect after like a minute. I think some ...
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How to make some folders appear on the top in Nautilus?

I'd like to have some folders on top e.g. on Windows I had _videos folder which would always appear on top. How do I achieve the same effect in case of Nautilus? It's rarely the case I'd need similar ...
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SSH graphical session without graphical environment installed on server

I am quite a noob in network/server stuff and I don't really know where to begin. I am using Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 on my PC, and I have also Debian SSH server on another machine in my LAN. I would like ...
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Key-based SSH login with Nautilus' “Connect to Server”

I tried loggin into an SSH server via Nautilus' "Connect to Server" feature by just leaving the password blank, but that didn't work. How do I connect to my server using the key I have on my system? ...
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Show current folder size in Nautilus

I would like to know if it's possible to display the current folder size (in MB or GB) in Nautilus at the status bar. Here's a screenshot: as you can see, (in this case) I have 7 items, and I have ...
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Cannot SSH/SFTP to remote server without using another remote server

I can access a server A with SSH, and from there I can access server B, but I can't access B directly. Is it possible to open a Nautilus folder in server B by clicking in Places → Connect to Server?
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nautilus will not open as root [closed]

I have reinstalled my ubuntu 11.10 per one accident a couple of days, when I try to open nautilus as root from console I get this error: nautilus[3282]: segfault at 0 ip 00007faa7d56bcea sp ...
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How can I get something like Nautilus's “spatial” behaviour in 11.10 and later?

Until recently, Nautilus had an optional "spatial" mode as an alternative to its usual browser mode. Users could enable it by opening Nautilus's preferences and selecting "Open each folder in its own ...
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Switch from path bar to location bar permanently in Nautilus

As most of you know, you can switch between the visual location entry, and the text based one in Nautilus, by hitting Ctrl+L. When I tried to set this value permanently in gconf-editor, it doesn't ...
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How can I click the “Home Folder” on dash to open another Nautilus explorer when there is one already opened? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10, and really satisfied with the Unity. But there is one thing annoying me. If I click the Home Folder button on dash, and for example I want to copy some files from one folder ...
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Unity links to USB drives do not open nautilus

Whenever I press my usb drives in the unity launcher, I get the folder opened with gitk instead of with nautilus. The same happens when I connect them to the computer. How do I fix this? This is ...
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Nautilus scripts in top level of contextual menu

Is it possible to have Nautilus scripts appear in the top level of Nautilus' contextual menu, rather than in a Scripts folder?
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What is the text box on the desktop for?

If I click on the desktop/background picture in Ubuntu 11.10 (Unity) and start typing text, a little text input box appears containing my written text. If hit return the box goes away along with the ...
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How to read FTP login data stored within nautilus?

I forgot my ftp user name and password, yet I have a bookmark stored within nautilus so I can still access it. I wonder if I could extract these data from nautilus.
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Show Available space for various Drives in Nautilus

On left side of Nautilus, Various Drives and Device List appears, I want it show used memory and available memory bar (like Windows) below drive names , is there any way i can do it?
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No menu bar in gnome-shell

I installed the maximus and the gnome-shell-extension-window-buttons to get Unity like buttons and after that menu bar options like File, Edit and View is not showing up. So I removed the maximus and ...
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Customizing default icons in Nautilus

I am trying to find out how to change the default folder icon for all folder. Obviously, I could go one by one, but that doesn't seem smart at all. Also - those I did change individually (The ...
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How to remove duplicate in Nautilus devices list?

Nautilus shows a drive twice under "devices" when logged in the main account. Only one of these actually works. When I launch Nautilus as root the drive is shown only once. How do I reset nautilus to ...
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Help - Ubuntu creates a temp file for every file I edit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent gedit from creating files with the '~' suffix I dont know how to explain it very well so I took a picture of it. It seems that every time I edit a Text ...
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How can remote host be mounted with nautilus from command line to avoid opening a nautilus window?

A remote host can mount with nautilus: nautilus sftp://<target-host> But, in this case a nautilus window is opened. I would like to use this command in a script. How can I avoid window ...
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Nautilus won't open

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 64bit. I can't get Nautilus to open anything from the Places menu or a folder on my desktop. What I can do for a folder on my desktop is right click, open with other ...
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Nautilus doesn't display contents of the home folder when launched as root

It shows the desktop symbol but it doesn't show the files on my desktop neither. I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with GNOME shell.
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How can I view the number of files in each folder in Ubuntu one folder?

I think, it would be nice, to see the number of files in each folder, to know if the synchronization of Ubuntu one is finished or not.
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How can I elevate nautilus privileges to move or copy a folder as root?

Say I have a folder open in Nautilus that's in my /home/user/temp directory. I'd like to move a folder from there to my /opt directory (it's a program). Is there a way I can elevate the copy command ...
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Move “Computer” above “Bookmarks” in Nautilus sidebar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I rearrange the sidebar in Nautilus? I'd like to move the "Computer" section of Nautilus' sidebar above the "Bookmarks" section, as currently the "Home", ...
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Nautilus can't see files on a NTFS partitions, but 'ls' command shows them?

This is a weird one. Nautilus suddenly stopped showing any files in the Desktop folder of my Windows 7 partition. It correctly shows files in all other folders. What's even stranger is that if I do ...
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How do I set FBReader as the default mobi ebook reader?

Is there a quick simple way of installing FBReader? Also, how do I fix the filetype not being recognized (mime TYPES?) I want to set FB Reader as the default Open for mobi ebooks, but it's not ...
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Is it possible to queue file transfers in Nautilus like in Krusader?

I have heard that Krusader has a great "commander" feature that allows you to start a file transfer and queue additional files to be transferred. They are transferred one by one in order, rather than ...
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Setting custom commands for eBooks

I wanted to follow these instructions from another thread about reading eBooks: If you install calibre, and you just want to read a mobi file, then you can use the ebook-reader application that ...
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External HDD mounted as read only fat32

My Ubuntu machine has set my external HDD to read only. The drive is a 2TB That I have configured to fat32 so that almost everything can read/write to it. I know that from using the search box on this ...
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How can I change the icons of many folders?

I have a collection of films on my computer and every film is stored in its own folder with image of its cover. What I would like to do is to change icon of each folder to icon of film's cover. Is ...
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Why resting Unity Interface? Почему сбрасывается Unity окружение?

Previously, it was when I closed my KTorrent. Folder on the desktop and changed the subject became gray, and the inscription underneath in black letters. Folder Nautilus became not rounded as usual, ...
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How to always show all breadcrumbs in nautilus?

When I open a directory in nautilus using a shortcut, for example "Desktop", the top bar is of nautilus is showing: left arrow, Home, Desktop. When I press the arrow, I get to see links to root and ...
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Enable thumbnail preview when uploading files in Google Chrome/Firefox?

I have google chrome and when I upload photos to Facebook or Imageshack I cannot find a way to show thumbnails, only detail view. I also tried this in Firefox. This is quite important as it is ...
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Gnome Nautilus - USB automount not working

Nautilus does not show my USB devices in its Devices pane. Nor does it mount them automatically. Looking at the syslog, I can see that kernel registers the event when I mount a device. Obviously, ...
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Why aren't sidebar bookmarks overlayed with their folder icons?

I'm trying to figure out why my bookmarked directories (on the left sidebar of the nautilus file browser) do not have icons. From what I've seen on random screenshots people have Down arrow for ...
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Why do the Ubuntu 11.10 file/share bookmarks always disappear between sessions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Network share 'remember forever' option doesn't work Why do the Ubuntu 11.10 bookmarks (I bookmarked Shares on my Home Server) always disappear between ...
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Bookmarked shares on a home server constantly disappearing after shutdown [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Network share 'remember forever' option doesn't work Anyone know how to carry bookmarked shares on a home server from session to session? they seem to ...
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Network share 'remember forever' option doesn't work

I use Ubuntu 11.10 with xfce & gnome, and am dependent on company network infrastructure for windows shares (as well as Outlook, but more on that later). So I also fall under their password ...
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Some programs looking very wrong

Some nautilus, empathy etc windows are having some lost graphic elements: But some apps such as Xfce Terminal still looks normal Is this because of some package missing? EDIT After sudo ...
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Menu application in terminal and Nautilus

I have a problem to display the menu commands in the window of the nautilus and the terminal (in simple words can not display the file .. help etc..) I see the bar but no writing .. Can you help me ...
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Why are my file selection dialogs so big? How do I make them smaller?

When I use an external monitor, my file selection dialog boxes seem to be huge -- wider than my larger screen. I assume it is a nautilus issue since it happens whether I'm trying to open a file to ...
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Can't copy files [closed]

When I right click on a file or folder the cut/copy options grey out. I tried using: $ gksu nautilus But when I tried to change the file permissions it just reverted back. Some times it says Error ...
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How can I move files across network? — unattended / handles errors without waiting for user input?

I am occasionally moving lots of files around (50+ GB) from one HDD to another over my LAN. This takes a while. I often come back to find that it stopped somewhere waiting for user input when there ...
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External Hard Drives not mounted in Ubuntu Oneiric [closed]

I am having a strange issue with external hard drives/USB sticks/CD/SD card etc. in Oneiric 11.10. When I connect any storage device it seems that the device is recognised by the system (I get ...
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Is there a way to use colors to differentiate nautilus windows?

Is there a way to use colors to differentiate nautilus windows that are viewing content on the local machine and nautilus windows that are viewing the content on remote machines? It would help my ...
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How do I get Nautilus to handle the desktop succesfully in Gnome Shell? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable Nautilus desktop management in Gnome Shell? In this question, I asked how to enable desktop management in Gnome Shell. Even though I managed to enable ...
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Opening a file opens the folder the file is in, not the file itself

Whenever I try to open a file (such as an .odt, or .doc) from say, the Dash or the Firefox Downloads, Ubuntu 11.10 opens Nautilus to the the folder where the file is, rather than just going to the ...