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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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 ...
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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 ...