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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Make lubuntu open folders on the desktop with nautilus

I've followed many threads and questions on how to replace pcmanfm with nautilus but still when I double-click a folder on the desktop it's opened in pcmanfm. None seems to work. How do I make it use ...
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Connecting to secure WebDAV makes Nautilus hang up

I just received a box.com account from my school and, since Box Sync does not exist for Linux, I instead tried using the WebDAV service box.com offers. I tried the Nautilus:File->Connect to Server... ...
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How can I exclude specific folders from thumbnail generation?

So I have a folder I would like Nautilus to skip generating thumbnails for because there are too many files and too many changes to it. I saw that we can disable thumbnails for a specific filetype ...
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Bookmarks, Places nautilus sidebar position Ubuntu 14.04

12.04 shows my bookmarks at the top of the side panel. After upgrading to 14.04 it shows Places, Devices, Bookmarks, Network. Is there any way to move Bookmarks top of the side panel or set position ...
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symbolic icons for nemo

Is it possible to change nemo (source code probably?) in order to use symbolic icons in the sidebar instead of the usual folder icons, just like nautilus does? I.e.: I want nemo to use ...
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custom-symbolic icons for places in nautilus

I know it is possible to set custom-icons for folders with using gvfs-set-attribute /home/folder metadata::custom-icon-name: folder-whatever but nautilus uses symbolic icons ...
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Nautilus slow if lot of images are in a directory

I have 400 images in a directory. I look at the directory with nautilus. The first time I open the directory it is very slow, I have a modern laptop with 4 cores and plenty RAM. My use case: open ...
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How to copy or (quickly-and-easily) backup a “special file”?

Wanting to try this unverified answer for this unanswered question, but not without some kind of quick-and-easy backup. Thought copy-and-paste of the /dev/bus/usb/004 folder would do the trick, but ...
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Ubuntu - CinnamonDE no sound after uninstalling nemo

I tried to make nautilus my primary file manager, because I prefer it to Nemo. I was unable to find any solutions that were effective. finally I found some advice focused on a similar issue(thunar) ...
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Documents link in files is replaced

In nautilus i.e., files the documents link in the side bar is replaced by some other link. What should I do? Note: I've removed my user name in the screenshot. The output of ls -l ~ is: total 684 ...
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Problems repairing Dropbox

I installed Dropbox and it did not show the green draw when it's syncronized, so I just uninstalled it and tried to install it again. It was taking so long for uninstall so I just decided to restart ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 hangs every minute

Every minute I get a second or so of minor lag. So far I know the following: It happens every minute around :00 seconds It only affects video, not audio I get a spike of iowait and disk write every ...
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Which .css theme file changes the buttons on top of nautilus?

This is what I am talking about: I'm making a theme and I don't know what I should be looking for, but I think it is somewhere in the gtk.css file. Edit: I know its in the gtk-widgets.css file, ...
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Why does Nautilus show a file and its hard link as bigger than just the file?

When I create a hard link to a 2 KB file (called fun), Nautilus shows this hard link (called fun-hard) as a file with the same size. These two files are pointing to same inode so their combined ...
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Nautilus thumbnails don't appear in 14.04

This is a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. In Nautilus > Edit > Preferences > Preview I have "Show thumbnails" as "Local files only" and "Only for files smaller than" 100MB. Changing those settings ...
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Nautilus Connect To Server Can't type in GUI

When I have Nautilus open and I select File->Connect To Server... The window that opens up wont let me type in any of the fields. I have no idea why it would do this. It has worked previously, but ...
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Hi. Trying to move some files, but Nautilus progress bar won't come up. (Trusty 14.04)

I have been having some trouble with an external hard drive lately, so I have been trying to move as many files off of it before it finally bites the dust. So I've been able to track progress pretty ...
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Problem when copy files between sambashare

I've have mounted samba share's on Ubuntu 14.04 using lib pam_mount. My file /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml has the content: My file /etc/samba/smb.conf has the content: [homes] comment = ...
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How does Dolphin and Nautilus enable user samba shares without restarting smbd?

And how can I manipulate these settings using command line tools?
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In 14.04, how do I persist a view in Nautilus-Gnome?

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and I use the Gnome (MetaCity) UI. I set up a view in Nautilus like this, including the side bar and location entry box. I want to persist this view so that ...
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WebDav server/client crash when uploading more than 750mb (Apache2 + Nautilus)

I am running an Apache server with SSL and basic auth (.htpasswd) and webdav enabled for a share. I have 2GB RAM, the server is dual core and has plenty of hdd space available (3TB). I can ...
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Nautilus Actions Only Show if File in Folder

I would like to create a couple of nautilus actions that will only show up if a certain file is in the folder. These are location actions, a simple example of one I would like is a "Make" option that ...
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Touchpad not working during updating [closed]

I tried to update Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10 (?). It was said that updates for 13.04 are not available and asked if I want to update. I pressed yes. After some time the window with something related ...
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Where is “My Computer”?

in Ubuntu 12.10, there was File system which is Ubuntu installation drive, and Computer, which was opening "my computer" equivalent of Windows. Now computer drive showing file system and as I remember ...
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Nautilus unable to enable tree view in Ubuntu 14.04

Using dconf-editor I tried enabling org -> gnome -> nautilus -> list-view -> use-tree-view but even after the check box is selected, plus a reboot, it still doesn't switch to the ...
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GNOME client-side decorations persist after removing GNOME [closed]

I have completely removed Gnome 3.12, all Gnome shell extensions, any extra applications, etc. from Ubuntu 14.04 and then reinstalled Unity. After rebooting I still see the characteristic client-side ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 - can't see system files in Nautilus

I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. Upgrade went smoothly. But some things have changed. I run bare bones Gnome (MetaCity?) and now in Nautilus, I cannot navigate to the file system - can't ...
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Nautilus how filter every files by extension

I want to filter every mp3 files in certain folder and its sub-folders. I typed *.mp3 in the search box but it is not working.
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Just downloaded the nautilus source code, but some files seem to be missing

I just ran the command apt-get source nautilus and it saved the code in my home area. I have been looking through the files (well, grepping) and there are comments like this one (takes from lines ...
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Organize desktop by on Nemo

I'm using Nemo for my folder manager and when I press the right mouse button the only option to sort my desktop by is by Name. Is it possible to sort by other things like Date Modified?
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Where does Nautilus store its bookmarks? [duplicate]

In my Ubuntu, I have added some frequented directories to the bookmarks of Nautilus, for visiting them quicker. I am looking for where the dir bookmarks of Nautilus are stored, but to no avail: $ ...
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Nautilus right-click menu app icons

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.10. I have a simple and flat gtk theme and to complement this UI idea, I'd like to remove application icons from my right-click menu in Nautilus. In my theme's ...
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Disable Nautilus password saving

It's possible to disable the Nautilus's password saving capability when I connect to windows share? I want to achieve that every time the user opens a password protected windows share, he/she should ...
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LXDE and Nautilus?

I have LXDE desktop installed on Ubuntu 14.04 and Im having issues with the pcmanfmm file manager. Like if I try and copy a file from desktop to my secondary storage drive it says permission denied. I ...
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Why is Thunar the default file manager in XUbuntu?

What was the reasoning behind using Thunar as the default file manager in XUbuntu (compared to Ubuntu's default of Nautilus). Unless I have mistakenly installed it (if so, likely as another ...
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Album thumbnails of MP3 files not showing [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and have used EasyTAG to add ID3 tags (image metadata) to many of my music files, changing the old ones. Some album arts are showing up, but many aren't. This problem happens ...
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Ctrl + l not working on Nautilus

Ctrl + L on nautilus go to the shows path of the directory. But not working for. How to fix this? Look this image in the previous I press Ctrl + L and next to the home the path bar appear like ...
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How can I find out what plugins I installed for Nautilus?

I have, over time, installed a number of Nautilus-related packages. Today I've started having issues with a Nautilus feature. I don't remember what I've installed now so is it possible to get a list ...
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Busy mouse on dock after opening text files

When opening text files (via double-click) from Nautilus, I noticed some strange behavior. While the text editor is opening the file, the Nautilus window shows the "busy" cursor — and so does ...
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When deleting a file in Nautilus, what's the difference between `del` and `shift+del`?

In Windows there's a difference between hitting Del key or Shift+Del keys. Hitting Del would simply move the file to recycle bin but hitting Shift+Del will delete the file permanently. My question ...
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Application Startup Icon Locked (root)

I have installed a program, an icon appears on the desktop, but it has a picture of a lock on it, and clicking it does nothing. It's a program I installed from a file. ...
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Is there a way to pre-populate the location area in the nautilus “open file” or “save as” dialogs?

I wonder if it is possible have Nautilus Gnome/Unity configured to always pre-populate the location area in the "open file" or "save as" dialogs . I want to pre-populate it with the current ...
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How to set up password check on unmounting NTFS partitions?

I have dual boot PC laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. My PC has two hard drivers: /dev/sda - that is SSD drive containing Windows C: NTFS partition and Ubuntu / and swap filesystems. /dev/sdb ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Automatically mount USB drive without clicking on it manually?

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Intel NUC and using it right now as a HTPC, running XBMC. When I insert a USB drive, Ubuntu recognizes it and shows the drive in Nautilus, in the panel on the left. But ...
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Android device on MTP shows up as “Unnamed Device”

I have a Nexus 5. Ubuntu detects and mounts it fine, and I have no problem in transferring files or any other action. However, it does show up as an "Unnamed Device" in some places (Ubuntu 14.04, both ...
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Nautilus 3.4 on Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 LTS

I'd like to get Nautilus 3.4 on a fresh install of Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04. Nautilus 3.10 is the earliest version available through the default repositories. There are instructions around for earlier ...
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Nautilus: Reaching the context menu of the current folder with no empty space

The context menu button (gear icon) was removed from Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04. It was the only way I knew to access the current folder's context menu (particularly the items added by RabbitVCS) when ...
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Problems with nautilus-dropbox prevents idle installation [closed]

I know that similar questions have been asked in the past. I have read the solutions provided and tried them but do not seem to work. I am new to Linux (Mint16). I am trying to install idle but when ...
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Nautilus HiDPI support?

I have a Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 with a 3200x1800 screen. I've got most of the system working with HiDPI, but nautilus is still really tiny. What can I do to make it usable?
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nautilus does not show the files

I can cd to a directory. That directory is not empty and also does not include any hidden files. I see them by ls command. But when I go to that directory via Nautilus, it does not show anything?