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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How to hide the little yellow box which appears when a file in Nautilus is selected?

Does anybody know how to hide the little yellow box which appears when a file in Nautilus is selected? Please see the image below: Image taken from Nautilus show selected file with better precision ...
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How to always show some hidden files in Nautilus?

I know all the files with dot in front of their names are hidden. Nautilus have an option to hide some specific files without dot in their name – by listing their names in .hidden text file, so these ...
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Fix wrong encoding of filenames

strangely the encodings from some music I got from a friend with Windows 7 OS show up with a wrong encoding in nautlius . I already tried it with convmv --notest -r -f windows-1255 -t utf-8 * but ...
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Cant mount all the drives through File manager (Nautilus?)

I am using Ubuntu and Ubuntu variants. Many times, I can't access any other drives than the drive named "Computer" in my File manager. What is the problem here and how do I fix it?
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Did a jpeg2000 file corrupt my install?

While running UBUNTU 14.04 I navigated to this web page http://www.fnordware.com/j2k/jp2samples.html and downloaded their linked example jpeg2000 format graphics file ...
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Can not install nautilus-gksu in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to install nautilus-gksu in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS by sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu but I am having the following error. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Nautilus show selected file with better precision

When I select a file in Nautilus down the bottom of the window is a little box telling me the name of the file I have selected and its size. It usually shows something like 6.3 Kb however when I am ...
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RabbitVCS /w Subversion 1.7 on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a trouble with RabbitVCS on Ubuntu 14.04 and SVN 1.7. I compiled Subversion 1.7.10, afterwards installed RabbitVCS via following command: python setup.py install --install-layout=deb Then I ...
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Nautilus strange 'shift' key behaviour when renaming files

There is a really puzzling behaviour in Nautilus regarding my Shift key. Consider the following scenario: I click on any folder in /home and press F2 to rename it. During renaming I can type just ...
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Create new folder in nautilus list view when screen is full of directories and files in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I've been able to right click in a empty white space in nautilus when in list view and get the context menu to create a new folder but now that the screen is full of files I cannot create a new folder ...
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How to install ‘Nautilus’ on VirtualBox and use it with ssh? [duplicate]

I installed Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager on Windows 7 and I was able to run some PHP programs on it. I use Git-Bash with Vagrant to access shell (Ubuntu). I would like to try a simple Java web ...
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a folder recursively opens itself when opening. and can't delete it

Recently I had a file named readme (a text file) and I updated it several times. and suddenly today when I try to open it It has become a directory and the file was no longer there. And when I try to ...
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how to edit (or delete) sources list in commandline (no text editor, cannot install any new packages on limeted install) [duplicate]

I am running lubuntu (actually kodibuntu) as my server. whilst attempting to add a package there was an error in the sourceslist. config rendering synaptic package manager useless. I cant change the ...
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A Problem has been detected with your thumbnail cache. Fixing it will require administrative priviliges

Upon opening my File Manager i receive the message 'A Problem has been detected with your thumbnail cache. Fixing it will require administrative priviliges'. This sounds a bit odd to me. Did anyone ...
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Error message “Unable to create a required folder. Please create the following folder, or set permissions such that it can be created”

I have created another user for hadoop and when I am trying to login to the new account it is giving me this error: Unable to create a required folder. Please create the following folder, or set ...
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application 'files' (Nautilus) at repaint is kind of fuzzy (displaying the list of files)

Use case: I click into a directory. The contents is displayed. Then I click on 'Home' (I have numerous directories into Home). 'Files' does repaint the list of directories but the way it is ...
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A device/partition doesn't open through gnome nautilus interface

When I want to open/mount a device/volume in nautilus interface ("Devices" in the left), it hangs in seconds and then it closes. The funny part is that the device keeps mounted and I can access it ...
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Standard user is able to use other logged in user credentials to access Samba shares Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have multiple user accounts on my Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 install. I have my a Samba share mounted under my administrator account using Nautilus (Ctrl+L) using credentials (smb://user@server/share). I ...
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'Scripts' menu not showing up while right clicking an empty area

I have created a custom nautilus menu by adding my executable shell script inside the ~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts/ directory. I can see my menu if I right click on any file/directory. But it is ...
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how to use windows network links directly in nautilus

In the mixed evironment of linux and windows machines there is a lot of links shared via IM, mails etc. They point to same location, but they have different formats. For example Windows link ...
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Cannot connect to FTP via Nautilus but FileZilla can

I tried to connect to FTP via Nautilus on Ubuntu 14.04. When I tried the address for example, ftp://whs.servername.com, nothing happen, but I can connect it via FileZilla. If I tried with SFTP, it ...
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Nautilus in Gnome: How to create a bookmark?

I'd like to create a bookmark of a folder like described here: How can you access a folder you want quickly? However, there is no menu-entry under Gnome. This is where it should appear:
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External Devices Permission

I need to copy files from my USB to hard disk. But my USB is by default, protected, so that if I need to copy, I have to open in root browser. How can I make the USB by default accessible to user? ...
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A method for reading residues data on a massacred partition

I had a problem with the partition of xubuntu, I tried to solve by giving sudo e2fsck -f -b <block number> -y / dev / sda3 I subsequently mounted on / mnt, then checking with gparted, I ...
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Thumbnail creation in Nautilus fails

I've tried to create a thumbnailer for Nautilus for PSD files with this configuration in /usr/share/thumbnailers/psd.thumbnailer And the following content: [Thumbnailer Entry] TryExec=convert ...
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How to make Nautilus display .psd thumnails?

is it possible to make Nautilus display Photoshop .psd files thumbnails when viewing files in the list? If yes, what are exact steps to make it happen. Had been searching this in google, no luck so ...
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Why does running a file manager as root mess up the permissions in the home directory?

I understand that on occasions when running your file manager as root, with the command: sudo nautilus For instance, that it messes up your home directory's permissions so that files get owned as ...
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What is Shotwell doing in background permanently

My mate is a new ubuntu user, primarily as alternative to not need to upgrade to windows 10. He uses his machine mainly for archiving and reworking of hundreds of photos as he is a hobby photographer. ...
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Hide files in Gnome permamently

Whenever I hide files (Ctrl-H), when I start up Nautilus again the previously hidden files will show up again. I'm using Gnome. I don't seem to have a menu -> preferences like other postings state. ...
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Why windows open in the background when called through keyboard shortcuts?

I set several keyboard shortcuts, for example CTRL+SHIFT+A opens my Amazon folder. However, it opens in the background (i.e., behind Firefox or Chrome). My shortcuts involve gedit, Nautilus, Firefox, ...
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How can I change the indentation in Nautilus list view, tree mode?

In the current Nautilus version, the tree view has very little indentation between levels: Compare it with Mac OS X (Finder) list view, which IMHO has always had an excellent design: How can I ...
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Nautilus launches minimized/maximized randomly

My system: Ubuntu 15.04, GNOME Flashback (Compiz) My problem: Nautilus usually launches ok (maximized, so I can start using it), but sometimes it launches minimized (just in bottom panel, so I have to ...
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Search a specific file in Gnome file manager

This script is executed by home automation assistant in Linux 14.04, Gnome-desktop #!/bin/bash gnome-open /home/Folder && xdotool search Folder | head -n 1 | tail -n 1 | VAR1=%1 | xdotool ...
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Segmentation fault while running some ubuntu specific apps like nautilus, unity-control-center, etc

running nautilus from the terminal the following errors are returned: compro@Inspiron-3543:~/.learn_unix$ nautilus & [1] 7326 compro@Inspiron-3543:~/.learn_unix$ (nautilus:7326): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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Issue with resuming minimized window of directory from external drive

I have two drives in my notebook. First one - SSD where Ubuntu 14.04 is installed, and second - HDD where all staff is stored. I open Nautilus and browse to external drive, then minimize that window. ...
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I 'broke' Nautilus

I ended Nautilus from System Monitor, despite the warnings. Now when I got to Places, I don't get a window. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Nautilus using Ubuntu Software Center but that ...
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How to find files whose inode is not referenced by any directory

Okay, some time ago I found what seems to be a bug in nautilus. /tmp$ mkdir test/ /tmp$ mkdir test2/ /tmp$ echo "very important stuff" > test/important-file.txt /tmp$ ln -s /tmp/test/ test2/test ...
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Nautilus opens and immediately closes, no desktop icons and no right click

Nautilus opens only for a few seconds both from the launch bar and the terminal, all the desktop icons have disappeared and there is no right click on the desktop. In the terminal when I type nautilus ...
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How to remove underline in Files list view?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and I've just installed Gnome 3.16. So far it's okay, except one thing: Is there a way to remove this dotted underlining? It appears only in list view. I've tried to dig ...
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folder content doesn't get refreshed automatically in ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and when I'm doing experiments which creates new files inside a particular folder X. But I can't see these new files inside X without refreshing X. I have increased the count ...
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Get rsync to retry failed copied files from nautilus

I'm copying quite a few files. I was able to successfully copy >99% of them But unfortunately, some failed - from memory the error was something like; unable to copy file x, timed out, do you want to ...
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Normal Shift key behaviour in nautilus (Ubuntu 14.04, Unity)

In 12.04, in nautilus, I used to be able, while renaming files, to type things that use the shift key, for example, FOLDER_NAME (to type capital letters or underscores you usually press shift). In ...
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Nautilus file notes (user metadata) workaround: how to display note in popup?

This post gives a python program for adding and viewing notes on files under Nautilus: File notes tab gone in Nautilus 3.2.1 It works! I want more.... The annotated file does not have any ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Need a way to recover from a system freeze I encounter often (deleting folders)

Quick bit of context: This is a machine I use at work, and I have to use 12.04 LTS. I know it's old at this point, but I can't go to a newer version. I don't know much about the inner workings of ...
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Right Click on Nautilus, Title Bar does not always display a dark menu

When I right click on the title bar of any program, the menu displayed is sometimes dark and sometimes white. The selected theme is Ambience. I did not face this problem until I installed Unity Tweak ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to respect no read, write, or execute permissions for others set by chmod and Nautilus

I do not want to give 'others' read, write, or execute permissions in certain directories or folders. i.e. /home/me/test I am running 14.04.3 desktop. I have navigated to the folder, selected the ...
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Problems after removing gnome-shell package

I recently installed the gnome-shell package to try out gnome desktop, didn't like it so much so I removed it and returned to unity. I'm trying to fix a few things that seem to have been messed up by ...
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Firefox does not open dolphin for inode/directory in kubuntu 15.04

this question has been asked multiple times like 1 and 2, but their solutions won't work anymore. Probably because of Plasma 5 and the new firefox versions. So I am using Kubuntu 15.04, Firefox 40.0 ...
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How to make the application taskbar icon identical to the application file icon?

I would like to associate a custom icon with our (Qt) application. We ship the application as stand-alone: that is to say all non-system libraries are part of the software package. We need to set ...
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Bash script doesn't run from nautilus, but does run from terminal

Before I add more detail to my question, I have to say something very important: Yes my script has "Allow executing file as program" turned on The question itself: For programming reasons (shared ...