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 highlight an item in Nautilus?

When we download something in firefox and right-click on item [firefox->download] and select open with folder it just open containing folder [nautilus] but does not highlight the downloaded item. In ...
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What options exist for viewing mp4 tags in list view?

I have several mp4 videos. When using Windows7 Explorer I can create a details view (or list view) of the mp4 tag information on these videos, which makes it easy to organize them by genre, title, ...
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Drag-and-drop file onto script in Nautilus

In Windows Explorer (and other file managers) if you drag a file onto a script/executable, then it runs the script/executable with that file as the first argument. Is it possible to get a similar ...
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How to make ubuntu one work with gnome 3?

I've installed gnome 3 using the following commands (using ubuntu 11.04 natty narwhal) sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get ...
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Nautilus becomes unresponsive, dmesg reports: “Valid eCryptfs headers not found…” [closed]

The other day I was installing some stuff via software center, when suddenly nautilus becomes unresponsive to the point where it just hangs until I restart. Now whenever I boot, Nautilus will work ...
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Nautilus Advanced Features

I'm using nautilus as file manager for local and remote ftp files. I'm interested in some advanced features and how they can be achieved. Default extra pane. Synchronised browsing between two ...
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How do I change the icon for a particular file type?

I'm trying to change the icon for application/x-hwp files. I've added the icons to the proper places, and checked it with assoGiate (after reading this thread). It shows that my desired icon is ...
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Remember what directories are open in one session of Nautilus

I was wondering if it is possible to remember what directories are open in one session of Nautilus, so that next time starting Nautilus, I can reopen the directories. Bookmark opened directories one ...
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How can I initiate Nautilus file operations from the command line?

How can I start Nautilus's "File Operations" GUI from the command line? My goal is to include this in a Nautilus script.
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Help restore Nautilus

When I installed Ubuntu 11.04, I checked the box to encrypt my home folder. Today, I set my account to log in without a password to allow my friend to borrow it. However once you click to log in. It ...
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Can we have Mac like 'labels' on GNOME?

Can we some how use color labels on icons like OS X?? Something like this:
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Automatically insert date into filename

Is there a simple way (maybe a script), to automatically insert the current date into the filename of a newly created document either in nautilus or in Libreoffice? A function like that would be ...
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Is it possible to hide folders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I hide folders without changing their names? I want to hide some folders that I don't really want to hide all those folders that I don't use. Since system is ...
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Crashing .svg in Nautilus [closed]

It happens sometimes, but I've managed to restore the Nautilus without rebooting the system.But today, when I attached a file .svg by e-mail, he first caught the Google Chrome and then Firefox 5, and ...
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Change the appearance of the file browser?

How can I change the appearance of the file browser? I want my file browser look like: My current file browser looks like:
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How can I find a file's path in the text encoding used by PosteRazor?

PosteRazor uses an apparently outdated GUI that is incapable of properly displaying my filenames: For the sake of convenience, I want to be able to open any file in PosteRazor by copying and ...
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Cannot connect to Samba share from Nautilus

I have Ubuntu 10.04 and I would like to connect to my Samba shares which are on a DLink DNS323. From Nautilus in "Places" -> "Network" I can easily navigate to the DND323 and see the available ...
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Executable execution path. Does it depends of the place the executable is called from?

as I'm still a new Linux user, I still discover some behaviours and I'm unable to tell if they are "normals" or not. I searched the Internet but as I can't really find an answer I guess it's time to ...
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How to change desktop's right-click options

Again, I'm running natty in classic mode. When I right click on the desktop, I get a practically useless menu that goes like Create Folder Create Launcher Organize Desktop by name... I would like ...
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How to open a file or folder from Terminal with mouse

I'd like to know if there is a way to open a file or a folder from terminal using the mouse? When I wrote a URL LINK in terminal, it's allows me to open that link on my default browser. So I'd like ...
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Random files (invalid encoding) appearing in home directory

There are various files with random names This is a recent issue, but I'm not sure how it's happened. The only new install on my system was remmina and I've been playing around a lot with screenlets ...
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What takes so long when toggling off the desktop?

What takes so long when toggling off the desktop? (gconf-editor , then apps > nautilus > preference > show desktop toggle) It's not that I can't do anything else in the meantime, but the pointer is ...
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Nautilus - Can I set nautilus not to display the drive size, just the name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to hide hard disk size in volume name? Is there any way to disable or at least change the way Nautilus displays Drives? My drives show up as such Size of disk: ...
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Unable to launch nautilus with sudo [closed]

When I run Nautilus with sudo, gksudo or Alt+F2, I get this error message: Initializing nautilus-gdu extension ** (nautilus:2352): WARNING **: Failed to get the current CK session: ...
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How can I disable truncated long filename in icon view?

I would like to know how I can disable the feature in nautilus which truncates long filenames in icon view? I beleive there may be a gconf key which controls this but I'm not sure which specific key, ...
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How do I change a specific file type Icon in Nautilus?

How can I change a specific file type icon on Unity for example .css .php files icon?
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Mount raw dd images using GUI/Nautilus the same way as an ISO file (double-click, no sudo, eject button, etc)

I have some raw partition images created using dd this way: dd if=/dev/sdXY of=/path/file.img I know I can mount them using: sudo mkdir /media/mountpoint sudo mount -o loop /path/file.img ...
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The colors on videos I watch are messed up - quite badly

This one really has me stumped. Whenever I watch a video in Totem or VLC, the colors are completely messed up. Here is the preview of a video in Nautilus and what it looks like in Totem: Some other ...
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Add a repository, but hold updates of an individual package

I am adding the elementary-desktop ppa (https://launchpad.net/~elementaryart/+archive/elementarydesktop) because it keeps track of the latest updates for several applications I use. However, I do not ...
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How to use TortoiseHG in Nautilus?

I'm used to TortoiseHg on Windows. I tried apt-get install tortoisehg tortoisehg-nautilus But after the installation I still can't use it by typing tortoisehg In the terminal or in the launcher, ...
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Filter files in a folder?

How can you filter out files in a given folder by typing in characters into a "filter by" box? Is there a script or extension that will enable this functionality in Nautilus?
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Nautilus preferences and menu missing [closed]

My nautilus does not show a preferences button or file/edit etc when I hove over the left top. I recently did a clean install of Ubuntu natty narwhal 11.04. What happened and how can I fix this? See ...
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How can I turn off the message “The media contains digital photo”, in Nautilus?

I have a FAT partition on my system for storage purposes, and from a time to now I'm seeing this message in Nautilus: "The media contains digital photo" There is any way to turn it off?
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How to enable File Manager to handle desktop after removing GNOME 3?

I am student from Indonesia. I've installed GNOME 3 from latest PPA and used instructions written by user Jon : How do I install the latest version of GNOME 3? And after that, I removed GNOME 3 and ...
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How to stop Thunar being default file browser

On a relatively new 11.04 installation Thunar has become the default file browser simply by using it! Whilst I can open Nautilus easily enough, I'd rather it remained as the default, especially when ...
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Why doesn't Docky highlight a directory icon when I open it? [closed]

In my Docky, I have a home directory launcher/shortcut and Computer launcher. Whenever I open the home directory launcher it shows the active light under the Computer launcher. This behaviour might be ...
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Has anyone managed to configure Nautilus to show EXIF data?

I followed instructions on the Ubuntu Forums to configure Nautilus to display additional information about image files - specifically, the EXIF data: [SOLVED] Adding mp3 info columns (e.g. bitrate, ...
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Missing Nautilus integration following Ubuntu-One reinstall

I had problems syncing! Ubuntu One would kick out error messages about being unable to connect but syncdaemon would continue chewing through resources until Ubuntu itself crashed. I tried everything ...
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nautilus-clutterflow only works in “sudo-mode”

could any body help? Why is nautilus elementary's "clutterflow" only active when nautilus is started as "sudo nautilus"? I ran "nautilus -q" and got this error: "nautilus -q" generates an error... ...
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Nautilus Open in Remote Terminal

As I already wrote, open-in-erminal package does not work for remote hosts for me Nautilus "open in remote teminal" fails after login. So I decided to try to write my own script to do same ...
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Any plans to add a Win7-Style “Preview Pane” for previewing files in Nautilus?

One feature I enjoy in Windows 7 is the Windows Explorer's Preview Pane. Will something similar be added to Nautilus for Ubuntu at some point in the future?
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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 ...