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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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 ...
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What is the “Templates” folder in the home directory for?

For as long as I can remember, every time I install Ubuntu there is a folder in the home directory called "Templates." I've always just deleted it, but I'm curious: what's it supposed to be used for, ...
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Why is there no Recycle Bin?

Why doesn't Ubuntu have their Recycle bin/Trash function the same as Windows. In Ubuntu there is Trash folder, which functions exactly as a folder. There is no disk space difference after a file has ...
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Go to recent directory of file using nautilus

Is there any way to show recently visited file and directory in nautilus that i can quickly go to the page( ubuntu 11.10). I don't know why ubuntu is removing it's good features? This features was in ...
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selection files and folders in nautilus

Wondered then a question. When selecting a few folders in nautilus which, in turn, have the files and other directories, which, in turn, is also the files, in nautilus by selecting "properties" from ...
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How can I change my Nautilus and icon themes back to what I had before? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Appearance does not change on switching the theme For some reason, from about a few days ago, windows and icons look like Linux circa 1995. I tried resetting my theme ...
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Deleted home directory. Please help

Firstly just want to say that my issue I have is a result of being pretty stupid when it comes to computers and I'm sorry to take up people's time but if anyone could help I would very much appreciate ...
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advanced permissions check boxes in nautilus missing

I can't get the advanced permissions to show in nautilus. I checked the box /apps/nautilus/preferences/show-advanced-permissions in the configuration editor and it didn't change in nautilus. I'm still ...
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How to change the path of a folder to point to one in Windows

Basically I'm wanting my Ubuntu music folder to direct me to my Windows music folder, so that when I click my Ubuntu music folder I see the contents of my Windows music folder. I've already got my ...
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Samba: Cannot see Shared folders

i'm trying to connect my laptop to pc thorugh LAN (both are ubuntu) because i need to grab some data there. the problem is when i browse network section in nautilus i cannot see folder list that i ...
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File notes tab gone in Nautilus 3.2.1

It seems that the "Notes" tab in the "File Properties" dialog is gone in Nautilus 3.2.1/Ubuntu 11.10. How can you use the notes feature now? What do you do about notes that you have already made? Is ...
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Cannot find /usr/bin/ in nautilus

I'm trying to get the program "Desktop Drapes" to run on startup, and so far the only guide that's gotten me anywhere is this one: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8810911#post8810911 Things ...
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How to disable file transfer dialog integration with Unity [closed]

Is there a way to remove nautilus file transfer dialog from unity integration? I mean, when using unity, if you copy some files from one place to another you can see that dialog window that shows the ...
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How do I view files and folders in a list?

There is not an Edit | Preferences option. How do I get the files to display in a list view with details, and not as icons?
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Is there a button for viewing the location bar in Nautilus?

I know I can go to 'dconf-editor' if I want to always use the location bar in Nautilus. But, I want a button to change to the location bar and the path bar easily and quickly. How do I make this ...
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How can I improve Nautilus’ performance?

I tried PCManFM too, same thing. Windows Explorer on Windows 7 can load the directory, thumbnails and all, in as little as 30 seconds or so. In Nautilus, it's constantly jostling around all the images ...
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No “Are you sure you want to delete this file?” message?

One thing I really hate about Ubuntu is how easy it is to accidentally delete files. Is there any way to show a pop-up confirmation dialog when the Delete key is pressed, before a file is actually ...
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Nautilus launchers stopped working properly

I have been trying to make a launcher with a quicklist item for 'root file browser' using command 'gksudo nautilus'. After I updated to this launcher in the unity sidebar, each time I click the icon ...
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Can I undo file operations?

When do you think to add the "undo file operations" like Windows does? If (for a mistake) I move a file I want to CRTL+Z to undo the operation.
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Ubuntu One is quite slow

Ubuntu One is quite slow. Changed files are rather fast displayed in the web-interface, but not on my second computer's Ubuntu-One folder. Does anyone know howto speed-up things?
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How can I have an applications menu in nautilus right click lke xfce has? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize the context menu in Nautilus? How can I have an applications menu in nautilus right click like xfce has? I think that is so smart and useful.
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How to prevent nautilus from launching in Xubuntu?

I installed both Gnome/Unity and Xfce on my desktop, and I use Xfce (Xubuntu) as default when I log in. But every time I log in, nautilus launches by opening a folder and changing my wallpaper. The ...
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nautilus crashes when expanding /Downloads folder [closed]

also rooted nautilus crashes at the same point. I have removed profiles of nautilus and all suspect files i have downloaded before. There is no error output in the console also no logs in /var which ...
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Nautilus now has small icon and only one window [closed]

I run Ubuntu 10.10. At first, icons in Nautilus got smaller and zoom didn't work. Then when I started again it opens in only one window and lost his selections in "View". To show what I mean here is ...
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Nautilus keeps remounting after I “Safely Remove Drive” [closed]

Why does Nautilus automatically remount a USB Drive when I clicked "Safely Remove Drive"? It powers it down nice, then just when I'm about to unplug it, it reactivates it and remounts it! OOPS! Now I ...
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Assigning shortcuts (accelerators) to Nautilus 3

I want to assign some shortcuts to menu actions in Nautilus 3.2.1 running under Ubuntu 11.10. I followed the steps shown here How do you create a "new document" keyboard shortcut? but it did ...
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How to set nautilus to --no-desktop via gconf

I need to set --no-desktop via gconf for nautilus, I use OpenBox. I used to just set it like this # Disable Nautilus desktop. gconftool-2 -s -t bool /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop false ...
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Can Natuilus setup SSHFS like/instead of SFTP?

I have Nautilus set up to mount a remote filesystem using SFTP. That works fine, so far, but SFTP seems to have some issues I find unhelpful: When I overwrite an existing text file, the group read ...
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Nautilus: “Cannot load supported server method list. Please check your gvfs installation”

I was trying to connect to a sftp server using Nautilus... but I could not as it showed this error:
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How to turn off thumbnail previews in Nautilus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to tell Nautilus not to generate previews of PDF files? I would like to turn off automatic previews of PDF documents in Ubuntu. Nautilus calls Evince PDF ...
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Opening home folder causes another file cabinet icon to appear [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are there two icons in the Unity launcher for Nautilus? When I launch Home Folder from the Unity Dash, a Files window opens instead of opening itself (as default). ...
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How to change the file manager from Nautilus to Marlin

I want to try out the Marlin file manager in 11.10 and want to know how to go about it
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High CPU when I open nautilus

Everything else works fine but when I open my home folder or move stuff around in it my cpu gets really high and everything slows down. This started to happen after upgrading to 11.10. Everything in ...
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Nautilus ignores noauto in fstab

To prevent my mobile beeing mounted as storage , i put the following line in /etc/fstab: /dev/disk/by-uuid/36DF-0070 /media/diamond vfat noauto,nouser,defaults 0 0 Nautilus seems to ignore this ...
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How to add right click Print option to libreoffice files in Nautilus

I was wondering if it could be added to the right click menu an option to "print" the file without the need to open it and then print it.
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How can I change the name “Rubbish Bin” to “Trash” (or “Recycle”)

A recent update (Ubuntu 10.04) has caused my Trash bin to be renamed to "Rubbish Bin".. I don't like this new name. How can I change it? I've tried: gconf-editor -> apps/nautilus/desktop -> ...
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Device Browse using Bluetooth not working in Ubuntu 11.10

I had been using Bluetooth device browse using my system (Dell Inspiron 1525) and my mobile (Nokia 6233) in Ubuntu 10.04. Yesterday I installed 11.10. Bluetooth, send file option, detecting devices, ...
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How to get the “new launcher”-wizard back into my context-menu?

I wanted to create a new launcher, but when rightclick and new file, it says that there are no templates. In unable to create new launcher was mentioned, that it should help to install gnome-panel. ...
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How to disable nautilus from handling the desktop? [duplicate]

As it is the only way to activate transparent themes in Gnome-shell: How to disable Nautilus from handling the desktop? Can I make it handle the desktop again? What will happen to the unity and ...
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How do I find the folder/directory that a file is in (without using find)?

With the advent of the dash I can easily open a file which I do not know the location of. How can I find out where the file resides in the directory structure without using "find" or "locate" or ...
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Prevent Nautilus from displaying thumbnails on a specific mount

I have written a filesystem over Fuse to access a remote pseudo-NAS (the French "Freebox V6", I'll soon publish it as GPL3... when it's a little bit more polished!). The NAS is connected to a home ...