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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“Copy to” and “Move to” context menu options in Nautilus3

I used to remove the actions I do not need in good old nautilus2 by editing the /usr/share/nautilus/ui/nautilus-directory-view-ui.xml file. Is there any way to modify the context menu in the latest ...
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How do I remove default “Places” in Nautilus 3.5? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove bookmarks from the Nautilus sidebar? Is there a way to remove default "Places" (like Documents, Music, Pictures etc) in Nautilus in Ubuntu 12.10? Option "...
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Is there a way to switch to tree view in Nautilus 3.5?

Is there a way to switch to tree view in Nautilus in Ubuntu 12.10? I tried gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.window-state side-pane-view "tree", but received a response No such key 'side-pane-view'. ...
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Dynamic Document Template

I would like to create a "C++ Class" document template, I know you can make static ones by putting them into ~/Templates, but I would like to be able for the content to change according to the file ...
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Recover directories just deleted in Nautilus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover deleted files? In Nautilus, I accidentally delete several directories on a partition (unfortunately, I deleted them in a way such that they don't remain in ...
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How to disable nautilus just-type search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? The new nautilus is nice (even if i miss the f3 split) but the "just type" search is SO ...
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Is there any way to make Nautilus use different colors when showing list of files?

Is there any way to make Nautilus use different colors when showing list of files? Something similar to what ls does in console visually distinguishing archives, executable scripts etc?
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How do I get vlc in the context menu in Nautilus?

When right-clicking on a directory once I got an entry "open with vlc". Now with precise this entry is gone. How can I get it back? edit: Yes I have it in the submenu "open with". But how can I get ...
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Add right click menus to nautilus without nautilus-actions

I want to know how I can add action when the user right-clicks on specific MIME-types or folders without the use of nautilus-actions. I would be happy if this was possible using Nautilus Scripts as ...
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How to change where Nautilus mounts network drives (Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit)

When I mount a samba network share in nautilus it is mounted under ~/.gvfs I would like to change this default so that all network shares mounted using nautilus are mounted under /mnt for example. ...
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How do I set Nautilus to Default view?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit system. After playing around the Viewing settings for a while i ended up with view like this Under Default view the name should be under the icon. Even after selecting ...
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Nautilus Action Help - Adding context menu in Nautilus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any tweak to bring back emblems in Nautilus? I was searching to add emblems support back in ubuntu 12.04 and found this. I also have installed nautilus config tool....
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Can I arrange the files in a folder by the method “Group According to type” in Nautilus?

In Windows, you have an option to group the files according to type in which for example all .txt files are displayed under text files and .exe files under exe or .obj under obj. I mean all the files ...
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Unity lens to search for tags

I want to develop a dash lens to search files by tags (the ones that are set through Nautilus). I know on the one hand this program, that does the search: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/natty/...
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Use Nautilus with Xfce as default file manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop Thunar being default file browser I have found this question: How to stop Thunar being default file browser I have installed Xfce because I don't like Gnome ...
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How to change default action when running a .sh file?

Every time I want to run a .sh file, Ubuntu asks whether I want to Run in Terminal/Display/Run it. Is there a way to set default action for some sh files? -- I am using Ubuntu 12.04 without any ...
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How to change the Nautilus keyboard shortcut for changing tabs? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to change the keyboard shortcut for changing tabs from CtrlPageUp to CtrlTab. I think it's a very common and useful shortcut and I was surprised to discover it isn't include in ...
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How to run Dolphin instead of Nautilus?

For various reasons, one being that I like it more, I want to run Dolphin as my default file manager in stock Ubuntu 12.04. I've installed dolphin. I've done: sudo mv /usr/bin/nautilus /usr/bin/...
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How do I use a floppy drive in Ubuntu?

Same computer, under Ubuntu 8.04 no problem at all. Under 12.04, floppy drive is non existent for Ubuntu. Drive and floppy disquette works well on DOS. Computer boots from the floppy W98se, no problem ...
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How do I remove duplicate quicklist?

Ubuntu 12.04LTS 64bit When I right click on the Nautilus File icon in the Unity bar a quicklist appears; Documents, Pictures, etc. This for some reason disapeared... I do not know why.. I guess a ...
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How do I rename files without a right-click?

I am a new user to Linux and am using Ubuntu 12.04. I would like to know if there is any way to rename files by clicking on file name and not using right click.Can anybody please help me with this?
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How to prevent Nautilus from starting in KDE?

I have KDE installed in Ubuntu (not Kubuntu) and the Nautilus starts with it. But it should start only in GNOME or Unity: $ grep OnlyShowIn /etc/xdg/autostart/nautilus-autostart.desktop OnlyShowIn=...
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How to customize the nautilus-actions?

I installed nautilus-actions and nautilus-actions-extra and they have lots of cool and useful stuff for Linux noobs like me who can't be bothered to learn the terminal, but my Nautilus context menu ...
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using pipe with bundle show and gnome-open

(I asked an almost identical question on stackoverflow with no response. Am hoping that ask ubuntu is a better spot for this and so am re-asking here.) I haven't used pipe much and am wondering if I'...
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How to add programs to the open with menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add custom command in the open with dialog? I had tried to look around an open with tab under a file properties, There are no option to add programs into that list of other ...
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How to stop Nautilus from using Home as Desktop Folder?

As of a recent boot, my desktop folder is defaulting to ~/. I would prefer the default behaviour : the desktop directory should be ~/Desktop. As a first way to solve my problem I tried gconftool-2 -...
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Change filetype icon (Pcmanfm LXDE)

I've been trying to change the icon for the filetype *.eml (message/rfc822) within PcManFm (file manager of LXDE) but after severall hours and many lines read and tried, I still cannot find a working ...
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Why do the “Copy to” and “Move to” context menus in Nautilus only offer “Home” and “Desktop” as options?

Why do the "Copy to" and "Move to" context menu options in Nautilus only include "Home" and "Desktop" as options? Is there a way to add other places and even mounted external devices as options?
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How to search a network share?

Usually when I want to find a particular file on my local machine, I'll open up a terminal and do find . -name "*blah*" from the directory which I want to search within. Now I want to search from a ...
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Unity: Nautilus folder opens in background

I am used to open a folder from the keyboard with a shortcut. The alternatives are: Use Unity Dash with the shortcut SUPER + F to open the Dash File Lens Open Kupfer with the configured shortcut (...
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I can't navigate to my files using any application?

I can't figure out what triggered this, whether it was an software Update or something else, but I can no longer navigate to my files from any application. When I am in an application and I want to ...
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Nautilus is really slow

Nautilus used to be lightning fast.Now it's dead slow. I have tried upgrading the video card but that does not seem to be the problem. Also I found that there was a problem with the Dropbox ...
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Paste option is greyed out in context menu [closed]

On right click in File explorer (Nautilus) this happens (options are 'create new folder', 'create new document', etc). It does not happen on applications such as Firefox, Writer, etc. I know this ...
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How to reset all per-folder view settings in nautilus?

As per tittle, how do I reset all custom view setting for all folders that I previously set a custom view mode (icon/list/compact) for? I made a change to the Default View setting in Preferences and I ...
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How to hide btrfs devices in nautilus?

I've got a btrfs file system consisting of 3 devices and using raid1. The file system contains one subvolume "home" which is defined in the fstab and mounted at "/home". fstab entry looks like this: /...
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How to turn off “automatic display of contents” feature when a USB stick is attached

I know it's something quite minimal but I don't really like it when every time I insert a USB stick, the contents of the drive are immediately displayed in a "splash-like" way. How do I turn this off ...
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Can I get Nautilus to show me folder details on mouse hover?

In Windows Explorer, one can view folder contents' details such as size and number of files on mouse hover. Is that also possible in Nautilus? In other words, how can I trigger Nautilus, if possible, ...
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How to make Nautilus remember the windows position? [duplicate]

I can't see any tweak about this in dconf or compiz. Can someone explain is there any way to make Nautilus remember its position before the closing? Ubuntu 12.04
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No right-click behavior under 12.04 for rabbitvcs

I've followed all the instructions for installing rabbitvcs and am running nautilus3 but do not get right-click svn options (I believe it worked under 10.10). I should add that I'm running 12.04 ...
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Why does “~” folder in my home directory keep reappearing?

I noticed there is a folder titled "~" - no quotes, in my home directory. If I delete it, it instantly reappears. Why is this there and how can I make it go away?
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Desktop can't delete file because thunar was replaced by nautilus (Xubuntu 12.04)

My problem is really simple: I've replaced Thunar with Nautilus in my Xubuntu 12.04 installation (64 Bit); I removed Thunar completely. Everything works fine in the computer except for the desktop: ...
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Ubuntu doesn't copy video files to Sandisk USB Flash drive

I recently purchased a new SanDisk Cruzer Glide 32 Gigabyte flash drive. I tried to put movies on the flash drive, and it seems to work, but when I plugged it into the PS3, the video files did not ...
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Where did the Sharing Options from nautilus go?

Today I wanted to share trough my home network some files with my father's laptop who happens to be running windows. I remember there was a 'Sharing Options' in nautilus when right clicking on a ...
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How do i stop “5.2 GB SWAP partition from appearing in ”devices" list in Nautilus?

I have 12.04 installed and have a 5 GB partition for swap. I want to stop this drive from appearing in the Devices list in Nautilus. sanjay@sanjay-pc:~$ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for sanjay: ...
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To make or not to make…python-nautilus a dependency?

That is the question! Okay, all silliness aside, I really am forced to make a difficult decision here. My application is written in C++ and allows other scripts to invoke methods via XML-RPC. One ...
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places dropdown>network>ftp= opens in firefox not nautilius

ubuntu 10.10 user upgraded to 12.04 LTS. Gnome 3.2.1 with fallback experience. opening a FTP (not ssh or sftp, just FTP) from places drop down will open ftp in firefox (which isn't even the default ...
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Partition listed as read-only but isn't!

I have a 2GB external drive which it appears Nautilus thinks is read-only; but it isn't! Basically I cannot add files and folders by right-clicking. I have tried restarting and it doesn't help. I can ...
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How do I open .jar files without using terminal in manually installed java?

How do I open .jar files without using terminal in manually installed java? . I tried open with dialog but java is not there .so How do I manually create it? Edit I want some thing like this
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Column “Name” is too wide when I open a folder with a file with a long name (and remains wide in other folders I open). How can I configure this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixed columns' width in Nautilus I am using ubuntu 12.04, gnome shell. Each time I start a session and open a folder with a file with a long name the column of "Name" ...
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Launcher shows drives even when they aren't mounted

This has only happened in the last couple of days (after updates), but now my sidebar shows my two external hard disks even when they aren't mounted (or even connected for that matter). When they are ...