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 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 ...
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How to change the color of file’s size under the file's name in Nautilus 3.2.1? [closed]

I want the color of file's size is different from that the name. How can I change it?
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How to make sorted column background of Nautilus list view brighter?

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 (I've been using 10.10 before). First thing I changed in Nautilus was to use list view instead of icon view. So it looks like this: Please note the dark background ...
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How to enable nautilus advanced permissions in configuration editor?

I cant access show_advanced_permissions key on conf. editor. When open conf. editor on ubuntu 11.10 apps->nautilus->preferences only contains 5 key and show_advanced_permissions and a lot of key is ...
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What programs does the GNOME desktop environment start, after loading Metacity?

I installed Ubuntu full version. It's shipped with the GNOME desktop environment. Now I want to start some kind of experiment for my netbook, having only a selection of applications for a custom, ...
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How to Open terminal and Embed Terminal To Nautilus File Browser?

Never thought I might have to ask THIS, but this is my first linux installation, and I can't find the Terminal. How do I open it? And is there any way to open the bash from the file explorer, ...
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Nautilus windows are not focused when launched via hotkeys

When launching Nautilus windows from terminal, keyboard shortcuts configured in the Keyboard application, or via Alt+F2 and then typing /, the resulting Nautilus window is not focused. This is the ...
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Nautilus menus empty

exact same issue as closed issue: Empty Nautilus Menus I have a nautilus window open and when I go to file, edit, view, go, bookmarks, or help, there is nothing in the menus. I'm trying to view my ...
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Why does Nautilus use a separate icon rather than the one already docked from the default install?

When Nautilus is running it does not group open instances with the pre-existing docked icon. It adds this file cabinet looking icon to the task bar. I know this isn't default behavior and I'm ...
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Nautilus freezes if mounted SSHFS-Device is unreachable

Using SSHFS to mount remote file systems in the user space, I have the problem that all instances of Nautilus use to freeze, if one of the mounted hosts is unreachable. That problem occurs with ...
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Change the Sort order of Devices in Nautilus

I have Three Windows drive, my nautilus shows devices in following order I want it to be sorted like windows 7 does C drive D drive E Drive My Massport 13 GB FS Future attached removable ...
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How can I change Places under 'Computer' in Nautilus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the Nautilus bookmarks? in nautilus side pane (places view), you have the sections 'Bookmarks', 'Computer' and 'Network'. I cant rename or remove any ...
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How do I change the behavior of the Nautilus popup search box? [closed]

Nautilus has a specific function, which name I don't know, but the behavior is: Typing a symbol from the keyboard opens a small box on the lower right part of the window and selects the first ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle Tree view / Places View?

I find both the Tree view and the Places view useful. Changing from one view to the other is not fast because one have to go into the appearance menu. It's even slower with Oneiric because this menu ...
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Cannot move file to trash warning when trying to delete a file in Nautilus

I am trying to delete files in Nautilus and every time I try to delete one it always gives me this message: Cannot move file to trash, do you want to delete immediately? Then it gives me several ...
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How can I stop nautilus from drawing a menu bar in Awesome WM running gnome-session? [closed]

I use the command gnome-session to start GNOME services while I'm using Awesome WM. The problem with this, though, is that it shortly after it has nautilus draw the desktop wallpaper, it adds a ...
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How to fix WebDAV access in Nautilus? [closed]

In Lucid I could just by typing in the address bar. From Maverick onwards (Ocelot included), doing this or using the connect to server option, does not work for accessing DAV shares. So could someone ...
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Set Nautilus as default file manager in Xubuntu

How do I set Nautilus to be the default file manager in Xubuntu? Should I expect any trouble with this choice compared to normal gnome nautilus setup?
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Authenticate as root to view a folder?

Is there a way to setup nautilus so that when my user attempts to view a folder owned / locked by root, it asks for the root password? Kind of like running a nautilus browser using sudo, from the ...
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Is there a way to turn Nautilus into dual pane manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create panes within a Nautilus window? I want to add/edit NAutilus actions. I know how to add a custom command, just dont know the syntax of the commands: Open ...
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Nautilus with panel in Unity and without in Gnome Shell [closed]

There are a few question with this topic but i gioit a new twist to it: I want the panel integration of nautilis in Unity but not in Gnome Shell. Background: I'm in state of evaluating Gnome Shell, ...
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Trash on NTFS for multiple users: Why does Dolphin succeed where Nautilus fails?

I am trying to set up the ability for multiple users to use the Trash on a NTFS drive. The main solution proposed on the forums consists into enabling a single user to use the Trash. That is made by ...
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Why has seahorse-plugins been removed?

I've been encrypting and decrypting files and folder using nautilus and the seahorse-plugins package for the past few Ubuntu releases. It appears that seahorse-plugins is no longer available in ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to open folders with Nautilus by default?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10, I once right-clicked on a folder and told it to open the folder with Movie Player ("Open with other application..."). No harm done there, right? Nope, now Ubuntu ...
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Keyboard shortcut (accels) forgotten after reboot?

Following on from my question here: Keyboard shortcut for "open a terminal here" I have found that my accels are forgotten after a reboot and have to be assigned again. Why is this, and ...
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Is it possible to remove “Nautilus search box” from the desktop?

The Nautilus search box (I don't know if there is a name for it), it shows up whenever I start to type when I'm on the desktop (All applications are closed). Is it normal feature? Is it a problem ...
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how do I get the nautilus navigation buttons and side panel back?

Since the upgrade, the navigation buttons and the side panel in nautilus file browser windows ahve gone missing. I'm not sure what got messed up, but none of the toggles for nautilus in gconf seem to ...
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What happened to “Backgrounds and Emblems” in Nautilus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I tag files with custom emblems in Nautilus? What happened to "Backgrounds and Emblems" in Nautilus. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Nautilus 3.2.1 and there is no ...
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Nautilus renames home folder Home, how to stop this?

The Nautilus in Ubuntu 11.10 displays Home as the name of the user's home folder, the folder isn't really called Home, it's probably called /home/username. I want to see the REAL name in nautilus, ...
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File / Application association using a custom command is gone?

In previous Ubuntus when you want to select/change an application to open a specific file (right-click/open with other application or properties) you were able to write a custom command to open the ...
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Item properties is showing SIZE in bytes with commas

Why Nautilus, while showing the size of a file in bytes is using commas? Example 739.5 kB (739,530 bytes) Until 11.04 it was just a clean number... Example 739.5 kB (739530 bytes) Is it ...
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View the folder of a selected file in the dash

When browsing files in the dash and I click a file it opens the file. Is it possible to instead choose to view the folder of the file in Nautilus? If, how? Here's an example to clarify. I want to ...
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How can I stop gksudo nautilus from changing the wallpaper?

Running gksudo nautilus in the GNOME Shell changes my wallpaper from the GNOME 3 Stripes background to Ubuntu's warty final default background. I'm pretty sure this is related to root nautilus ...
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How to configure Nautilus so when a CD/DVD/USB is inserted it does not open another Window

How to configure Nautilus so that when I insert a CD, DVD, USB, etc.. it is not opened in another window but in the already opened Nautilus windows. For example like a new Nautilus window tab.
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Creating .desktop files to use on the “Open with other application” tab

I am looking for the specs necessary to build a .desktop file to be used in Ubuntu 11.10. Many terminal applications or even GUI application do not show on Open with other application tab anymore and ...
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Change default application to open file in Oneiric [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is “open with…” in Nautilus? In Oneiric, the "Open with other application..." menu in Nautilus only allows to select one of the predefined ...
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Switching between places and tree sidebar modes quits Nautilus

I have the following issue in my system (11.10 - GNOME3). When switching between places and tree sidebar modes Nautilus quits suddenly. When I open it again the mode I selected is active. I realize ...
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When copying files and the focus is changed the file copy status window is no longer available

In Ubuntu 11.10 using Gnome Shell I use Nautilus to copy or move files between open tabs. When I press Alt Tab and change focus to a different application and then come back to Nautilus to check the ...
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How to keep Unity panel always on top? [closed]

I am working on a script that will allow you to use a video as a wallpaper. This script uses xwinwrap and mplayer, when i have the script running the video is shown as a wallpaper and with ...
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Is there a way to open the “Connect to Server” without opening Nautilus first?

Currently the only way I know of to open the "Connect to server" dialog box is to open up Nautilus first. While this isn't that complex a task, it still requires using the mouse, at a minimum: ...
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On my desktop my folder and file icons do not display the file names

I upgraded to 11.10 and using Unity 2D. My desktop consists of icons of folders and files. Prior to the upgrade, all folder and files had file names underneath. The names have all disappeared now and ...
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Nautilus statusbar visibilty - Quickly check free space

In prior versions, I would open Nautilus and check the statusbar, which would tell me how much free space there is. Now, the statusbar isn't shown by default. I know you can enable it from the View ...
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Launcher can't cope with “nautilus /home/user/Ubuntu One/Biologie”

I tried to set up a launcher using the following command: "nautilus /home/user/Ubuntu One/Biologie" But if I start the launcher nautilus will try to open the folder "/homer/user/Ubuntu" and ...
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Where is “open with…” in Nautilus?

In Ubuntu 11.04 I usually edit my *.fig files by clicking on the icons. The application (script) which opened the file was texfig. This script was chosen by "open with..." in nautilus. But now there ...
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Right bottom corner textbox in desktop; what's it for?

A text box appears on the right bottom corner when typing on the desktop. What is the box used for and what's it called?
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How to make software under mono and wine use the bookmarks of Nautilus when opening files

When opening files in some Ubuntu native software, there is an interface that can use the bookmarks of Nautilus. But when using software run under mono or wine, there seems no apparent way to use ...
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Icons and nautilius windows looks strange

Desktop icons and nautilus window (all file browsing) looks colorless and low resolution. "nautilius -q" provides a remedy. However, I need to do it after each boot... Problem appeared after updating ...
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I can't find my nautilus settings

My nautilus browser looks like this: I can't find the settings anywhere. I've tried reinstalling nautilus.
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Quick find in Nautilus is broken

This is a bit difficult to explain, so I'll present it as 'What I do'/'What should happen'/'What happens'. What I do: I open a directory and I want to find a file/folder by typing the first letters ...
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Fixed columns' width in Nautilus

In Ubuntu 11.10 the nautilus version has a new feature, as you can see: it adapts the column's width to the content of the column itself (at least for the Name column). This behavior is not always ...