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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Nautilus crashes

When I boot up ubuntu, the desktop is non-responsive (as in the desktop area, not unity etc, only what nautilus covers) and when I try and open nautilus it refuses to open. I have to kill it and then ...
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How can I queue file operations?

When I pick and choose files to copy to or from a single device, Nautilus accumulates file operations in parallel: I worry that in certain circumstances this could cause fragmentation of the ...
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Why doesn't the search function in the Unity dash (11.04) return the same results in Nautilus search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shouldn't unity's dash's “find files” find files that i haven't used yet? When i use the Unity dash to search for files it doesn't return the ...
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Sharing Guest Account Disabled

In Nautilus when trying to share a folder that is owned by me, i can not share it without a password (Guest Access) as seen on the image. I already installed the samba service that was needed. What ...
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Quickest method to display image dimensions for files in Nautilus in List View?

What's the simplest and quickest way to display the dimensions of a folder containing images? There doesn't appear to be an option to do this in Nautilus. There's only so many right-click file > ...
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How do I open folders containing a blank in a quicklist?

I am having problems when I want to use a folder name containing a blank (Hentede filer in my case). It is in the line: Exec= Hentede filer of the .desktop file but that doesn't work. [Downloads ...
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Is there a way to open a text file in an already open instance of gedit?

I have a simple usability problem that I would love to fix. I work quite a bit with gedit as my LaTeX editor (with the excellent LaTeX plugin). I constantly need to work with several files. So, a very ...
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How to configure Movie Player (totem) to append to playlist instead of replacing it

For instance, a right-click on media files in Nautilus could offer a "Add to media player playlist" entry.
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Nautilus not working in gnome 3 [closed]

I have 11.04 installed with gnome3, it was working perfectly. However now I am getting a strange behavior. When ubuntu starts up I have no desktop. If I click the "Files" icon in the sidebar I get ...
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Unity is completely theme less with nautilus?

after installing gnome3-shell unity is completely theme less(icon,nautilus,windows manager,panel) and after several gnome updates gnome is also theme less(icon,nautilus only).. Help me to restore ...
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Nautilus “open in remote teminal” fails after login

I have installed open-in-erminal package and now I have "Open in Terminal" and "Open in Remote Terminal" in right click menu in Nautilus. First one works perfect, but remote does not. It opens ...
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Why does Samba always time-out whilst copying a large file off a network share?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 (natty), kernel 2.6.38-8-generic, GNOME 2.32.1. EDIT: As of 3 April 2012 I'm now on kernel 2.6.38-13-generic (still same Ubuntu and GNOME). The problem still persists. I ...
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Can iPod/iPad be accessed through Nautilus?

If I plug in iPod to my computer, can the Nautilus access the storage? If not, then what would be the best application to access an iPad/iPod (apart from Banshee)?
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Sub folders in /home/Documents “disappeared” from Nautilus view

The /home/martin/Documents folder has sub folders. Within Nautilus they cannot be seen. When the same folder is viewed from a terminal session, they are listed. They are all owned by the same user and ...
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How do I define a file context options keyboard shortcut?

When selecting a file in Nautilus, I would like to see the context options of the file (mouse right click) using the keyboard and not the mouse. Example, when i iterate over the list of files in a ...
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How to transfer files from/to an Android device?

Do you know if there is a ubuntu program (possibly a Nautilus plugin) to transfer files from/to an Android device? What is my mind is a program which does adb push, adb pull, and adb shell ls in the ...
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where is stored the icon informations for folders

in nautilus you can change the icon of a folder, i need to know where is that data stored.. not the icon but the line that says nautilus to use some icon to some folder
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How to change the color of the status bar in nautilus file (nautilus.rc)?

I am editing a theme, manages to change the color of the sidebar, but I can not change the color of the status bar has the same color as the sidebar, and I want the status bar in white without ...
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The 'File Manager' icon in the Unity launcher opens my Home folder. How can I get it to open my Documents folder instead?

I open my Documents folder more often than my Home folder. In Unity, if I want to open Documents, I click on the File manager icon in the launcher (this opens Home), then I click on Documents in the ...
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“Failed to execute default File Manager: Input/output error”

I am getting the below error when I try to go Places > Home Folder for example. I can run nautilus manually though.
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how to keep nautilus or another program in memory to run more fast?

How can I make Nautilus, or another program that is always loaded in swap memory, open instantaneously, like it does in OSX? OSX has the Finder and some programs always loaded in memory or ...
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Remember “Open location” for next time?

I'm accustomed to clicking on the desktop, then typing ^L to get the Open location window into which I then type ssh://some-domain. This works, I get to muck with my files there. What I want is not ...
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How to Add Emblems to Nautilus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I create a new kind of emblem? Is there a way to add custom emblems to folders in Nautilus? The emblems like Music, documents and the check mark on the Ubuntu ...
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Can Nautilus use correct lexicographic sort?

Nautilus by default uses some kind of "natural" sort order which appears to target a use case like this: photo 1.jpg photo 2.jpg photo 10.jpg I do not want this behavior. I want Nautilus to sort ...
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Can't open file browser? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 with Gnome3. It was working fine however after doing a dist-update I am unable to open the file browser. I click the icon/find it in search and click it. And the menu closes ...
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How can I create a new kind of emblem?

The emblems in Nautilus don't quite fit my needs. How can I add a new one, just for my user account?
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How to connect to server as root in Nautilus?

I want to know how I can access the following as root: Places>Connect to server This is to connect to a server that needs a public key that I only have as root Thanks
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How can I get a set of files into the Zeitgeist index for dash access?

I understand, based on a number of other sources, that files will not appear in a dash search until they have been opened, due to the search drawing from zeitgeist. As an example, this is ...
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How can I set desktop icons to auto-align to the right side of the screen?

Now that unity has the bar on the left side of the screen, I find that it ends up obscuring desktop icons since desktop icons auto align top-bottom/left-right. To correct this I need to constantly ...
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How to search for files by tags?

I can tag files with nautilus but haven't found a solution to find files by tags so far. Tracker-search-tool doesn't offer to search for tags, nor does Nautilus, nor any other application I'm aware ...
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How do I edit the shortcuts in the Nautilus Elementary side bar?

Today I install Ubuntu 10.04 and Nautilus-elementary. I mounted 5 folders in home folder from my home server with NFS. Please look at the picture: I have 3 questions: 1) How can I remove not all, ...
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Nautilus does not open a file for view when it has the Execute permission

Am trying to open some html, php, js and css files i copied to /var/www. If they have the Execute permission (Allow execute file as program) option set i can not open them with gedit which i did ...
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Why does Nautilus hang while opening home folder? [closed]

I have a Laptop Pentium dual core 2.16 GHz with 2 GB Ram while opening home folder or any other folder in that matter window becomes unresponsive. I tried to reduce nice values of some processes in ...
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Forcing Nautilus to use Kerberos (Active Directory) authentication

Is there a way to get Nautilus or any other file manager that runs on Ubuntu 11.04 to use Kerberos for authentication? I'm using Likewise Open to join machines to the domain, and I can't type in ...
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Where can I find the Nautilus default icons?

I want to change the color of the back and forward icons in Nautilus but I can't find them anywhere. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 with Radiance theme (I want to change the orange arrows). I looked in the ...
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Chromium “Show in Folder” opens in text editor

When I try and open a file I downloaded in Chromium, it opens in a text editor. (Geany) I click on the arrow in the download bar and select "Show in folder". I'm using Chromium daily stable and ...
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Nautilus automount - controlling GID/UID/mode bits

How do I set GID/UID and mode bits assigned to the directory in /media, to which my USB drive is auto-mounted when I plug it in (i.e. to the directory, which represents the drive itself, e.g. ...
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Nautilus and Ubuntu One problems

Nautilus won't start when i log in, the CPU usage is high without showing what's using it. After killing the nautilus processes a couple of times it starts working again. I got problems with Ubuntu ...
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How can I make Nautilus open with an extra panel by default?

I would like to know how I can have an extra pane (press F3) in the file manager by default. Currently, I add extra pane and when I close the File Manager, I have to add it again. It's a shortcut ...
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Laggy file manipulations with Unity

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04/Unity, and every file manipulations just feel very laggy (at least one second): Selection Drag and drop Even folder browsing My hard drive is OK, I'm using the ...
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How to remove the Nautilus alert of Ubuntu One to synchonize folders?

See the link image of Ubuntu One warning highlighted But don't remove the sync of "Ubuntu One" folder.
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Nautilus is theme-less unless I run it as root

My system is using the Ambiance theme in Ubuntu Natty. Everything works correctly except for Nautilus, which appears to have been deprived from its theme. Can anyone help me restore it to the ...
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Nautilus does not start from top menu

I am experiencing very strange problems with nautilus in my Ubuntu linux. When I go to Places and click Home Folder (or any other nautilus item, a bookmark, for example), nautilus hangs at the bottom ...
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Can I view my files sorted by date?

Can I view my files sorted by date? I want to see my files sorted by date, I mean the first one the newest. I didn't find this option. Thanks in advance.
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How to play music files directly from folders?

I would love to, while on a given folder, right-click on it and choose play, to play all musics on that folder (and subfolder if any). Is there an easy way to achieve this? Thanks a lot
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Nautilus shortcut for new blank files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you create a “new document” keyboard shortcut? Just like Ctrl-Shift-N for folders. Is it possible?
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Nautilus file copy from smb://server/share is 25Msec but when I mount its 4Msec

Folks: When I open nautilus in 11.04, browse network -> MSHOME -> SERVERNAME -> SHARE and do a copy, I get gigabit speed at around 25 megs a sec to local disk. When I mount in fstab with ...
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How would I store desktop icon placement?

Short story: When doing a clean Natty install, is it possible to salvage the old desktop icon locations and bring them into the new user desktop? Long story: I accidentally the graphics driver ...
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Does Nautilus Support Undo/Redo for Basic File Operations

I was wondering if Nautilus has undo/redo features for basic file operations. To be specific, I want to be able to undo moving, renaming or deleting a file.
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How to add a bookmark to the Home Folder icon in Unity?

In question How to add my favorite places as a quicklist in my home's icon in Unity? there is an explanation of how to add my favourite places as a quicklist in the home icon in Unity (i.e. ...