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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Populate Places' “Recent Documents” from Thunar?

I'm using Xubuntu & seem to have Thunar and Nautilus/Files installed. THe bookmarks menu and other things seem to default to Thunar, which I prefer, but clicking on the Dropbox taskbar icon opens ...
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How to get expandable list items back in Nautilus?

If I remember correctly, Nautilus would let me expand folders when they where in a listview. It used to have little triangles which you could click to expand the contents of that folder: Kind of ...
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why is my pc showing hidden files even after renaming files starting with a dot

My pc shows hidden files even after renaming the file with a name which starts with a dot is there any solution for this.
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Is it possible, in Xubuntu 14.04, using Nautilus, make it auto-mount USB and such as soon as it's plugged and show in the notification area?

i just changed Thunar for Nautilus in my Xubuntu 14.04 and with the help of the community I made it working almost perfect now! The only thing I'm missing is that when I plug something on it, let's ...
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Is there any shortcut keys to open nautilus

By ctrl+alt+t I can open terminal. So Is there any keyswitch to open nautilus? or we should define that?
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Dual pane does not work in Thunar?

I have Thunar 1.6.3 but dual pane (comes up with F3 in nautilus) does not work. How do I enable it? I only have tabs!? Running UbuntuStudio 14.04
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U 14.04 samba problems: Ubuntu to windows AND windows to ubuntu

I just tried sharing a folder on a w7 machine and accessing it from u65 14.04 as smb://ipaddress and was unable to get on - it challenges for a user name, workgroup, and password. Likewise, I tried ...
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How to completely change file manager in Xubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

i've been trying to get Nautilus to run everything file related in my Xubuntu... Without sucess. I got it right up to the desktop. My desktop is completely empty and clicking on it does nothing, ...
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Nautilus stops working in 14.04

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Sometimes when I start my computer , it shows System Error , Natilus Stops Working. And while I typed sudo nautilus from terminal, it shows (nautilus:4260): ...
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Confusion regarding *.desktop files: okular.desktop appears multiple times in Nautilus // okular.desktop vs. okularApplication____.desktop

Source of confusion regarding *.desktop files, see screenshot below, multiple files of almost exact same size and exact same (modification) date, same-but-different ? Here's a screenshot of the ...
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How Can I Reinstall or Restore Library Files via Command Line?

In an effort to get Civ 5 running on my machine, I deleted libgcc_s.so.1 and the soft link libstdc++.so.6 which referred to libstdc++.so.6.0.19. This was a terrible idea and now I cannot run many ...
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Nautilus (semi-)randomly quitting

A few days ago I upgraded Windows XP to Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I had troubles with my graphical driver, so I downloaded the official NVIDIA driver. Everything seemed flawless, except for when I had two ...
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Prevent .zargo files to be opened as compressed files

I installed Argo UML (http://argouml.tigris.org/) on my PC with Ubuntu 14. 04. It's located in /opt/argouml. I've made a symbolic link to /usr/bin/argouml for /opt/argouml/argouml.sh. Also I've ...
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Create a context menu item: Take Ownership of files/folders

I want this command: sudo chown $USER -R ./ To appear in my Nautilus context menu, so that I can quickly take ownership of files. Is this possible, since this is a sudo command? If so, how?
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No Minimize/Maximize buttons in Gnome 3

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 The problem is : Nautilus(I think it called "Files" in gnome-shell) has no Minimize/Maximize button ! I have enabled gnome-tweak-tool -> Windows -> ...
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nautilus consuming too much cpu for retrieving thumbnails for applications

some screen shots about the problem Now I'm killing the program. The output in terminal for nautilus is GLib-GIO-Message: Using the 'memory' GSettings backend. Your settings will not be saved or ...
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Where to find actual commands for Nautilus “open with” options?

Actually I want to mount an ISO image (command line) without creating and specifying paths for mount command (just to point to ISO and have it mounted). So if "Disk Image Mounter" is a script - where ...
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cannot access/delete folder in Rubbish Bin containing hundred of thousand of corrupted files on 14.04

yesterday I discovered a folder in the Trash Bin named FdtN0bhKRX containing more than 700,000 corrupted files. I know the approximate number because I tried to move the folder to a USB key, and when ...
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How do I remove nitrogen back to Ubuntu's default wallpaper manager?

I was using nitrogen when I using openbox, but now I'm trying to stop it from setting the wallpaper so I can use the Ubuntu default (i.e via the System Settings panel). What I've done so far: sudo ...
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Connect to FTP via Nautilus connect to server

I want to connect other ubuntu machines on my network. I use Nautilus FTP connection manager for it, but it ended up with connection refused by server error. I install vsftpd but it still shows some ...
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make parent directories as needed in Nautilus

A standard context menu item of Nautilus is "New Folder", which can be used to create a new directory in the directory focussed. An option of the command mkdir is -p, which can be used to "make parent ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus icons size

After upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10, I tried a bit of tweaks. Not sure which tweak was responsible but now I have nautilus icons that are very small. Though in the preferences the icons size is ...
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“Open in remote terminal” for Xubuntu file manager

I recently switched to Xubuntu. I am trying to recover the Ubuntu nautilus functionality, "Open in remote terminal", which was on the right-click menu of every file manager window. This does not ...
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Is there a command to get the location of a file which I have clicked and am dragging?

I want to be able to drag a file to the edge of the screen, and a command that gets the location of the file I'm holding. I know how to get it to run the command when at the edge, I just don't know ...
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Is there a command to get the location of a file which is selected in nautilus?

I want to be able to select a file, enter a command and have it return the current location of the file selected in a terminal.
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Disable text file previews/thumbnails in nautilus

Nautilus in 14.04 generates "thumbnails" of all text files in that it shows them all as the same, blank text icon. If I turn off thumbnails altogether, then it displays correct icons, but I need ...
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Nautilus copy/paste suddenly stop working, how to workaround? qdbus?

I use ubuntu 14.04. As copy/paste for no reason suddenly fails, since nautilus on ubuntu 12.10, I am looking for a workaround. The workaround can be any trick you came by. I have several (10+) tabs ...
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Document's default location has been changed

My Ubuntu Home folder Documents' location has been changed. I mean on in Nautilus on the left panel where the Places are showing , if there I click on Documents it opens this location ...
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Seperate nemo bookmarks from sidebar

Is it possible to separate nemo bookmarks from nemo sidebar just like nautilus sidebar?. Nemo always display Place and Bookmarks together. I need to separate Bookmarks form places. Thanks
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RabbitVCS icons question

In nautilus my folder shows up with a green tick icon, even though it contains files which are not committed (these show with a red exclamation mark). Is it correct that a folder should be marked as ...
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RabbitCVS no context menus in Nautilus [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and have installed RabbitVCS via the synaptic package manager (rabbitvcs-cli, rabbitvcs-gedit and rabbitvcs-nautilus). The nautilus file manager is showing icons on the ...
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How do I make new Nautilus windows show the same folder as the original window?

I want to achieve the following: I have a Nautilus windows showing the /foo/bar dir. I hit Ctrl+n (new window). I want the new window to show /foo/bar instead of my home dir.
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gparted shows wrong used space?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 installation and need to change the file system of one of my drives. I need to copy all its data to another drive then copy it back after having changed the file system but I ...
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How to disable thumbnail preview for text file [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 but I miss one great feature of enabling and disabling preview for text file, so is their any way to do so?
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How can I associate a html/php file with dreamweaver in wine - any example code for this specific case? [duplicate]

I have dreamweaver installed and running successfully but how should it be associated with a php / html file for directly opening in the dreamweaver. Can anybody explain with specific example for my ...
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Could not open X display, XDG_Runtime_DIR Error:

Output from terminal from where i tried to run nautilus and read an external drive. Also, i got a terminal window before logging in that system is running under log graphics mode, i will have to login ...
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How to change/customize Copy.com Nautilus overlay icons?

The grey Copy.com overlay icons, which indicate a file's synchronization or upload status in Nautilus, appear less integrated with the Ubuntu look and feel, compared to the icons that were used by the ...
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Changing icon font size/colour in 14.04

How can I change the desktop icon font size/colour to something more readable? At the moment, icon text looks like this: unity-tweak-tool (as mentioned in How do I change fonts and adjust their ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus/nemo file manager hanging on every action

I cannot use nautilus or nemo because of high loading time on each action, many times the applications simply hang and I've busted my time on trying to fix it with no success whatsoever. Here's how ...
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copy+paste problem from root to partition folder

I am trying to copy some folders from my portable hard drive to one of the partitions. The paste button is not working in the destination folder and whenever I am trying a drag-drop with my mouse, it ...
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Get directory-specific Nautilus preferences on 14.04 LTS

Unsure how to word this, but is there anyway for Ubuntu to display certain folders, certain ways. I have alot of holiday/family shots, in a large number of folders named after where they from. So ...
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What's wrong with this thumbnailer?

I want Nautilus to generate thumbnails for my .psd files so I put [Thumbnailer Entry] TryExec=convert Exec=convert %i[0] -resize %s %o MimeType=image/vnd.adobe.photoshop;image/x-psd; in ...
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No “sound” tab within properties window for audio files

I want to add the "sound" tab to properties window. I bet it's a dconf-editor matter, but just guessing.
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Thumbnails in Nautilus visible only on click

On my 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04, Nautilus shows me the thumbnails of .png files only when i select(single click) on the file. Otherwise it is just blank. A post suggested to remove all the generated ...
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How can I disable Nautilus from automatically opening everytime I have my Android phone plugged in

I dev Android apps and I plug in/out android devices all the time. And it is really annoying to have the Nautilus window opening every time. How can I disable it? Thank you!
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Problem with integrating qnapi with nautilus

I have installed qnapi and I have done everything with instructions like this : "To integrate qnapi with Nautilus we need to install nautilus-actions packet and file qnapi-download.schemas which is ...
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No confirmation prompts when deleting a file or a directory

When deleting a file or a folder, I don't get a prompt requesting confirmation of the deletion (the way I'm used to with Windows).
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Nautilus not restoring opened windows but opens a new one [closed]

I'm on 14.04 This only happens if the opened windows is showing the content of an ntfs partition - very annoying because my music and video folders are just symlinks to a common (win/ubuntu) storage ...
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Increase text size in list display

In List display text size is much smaller than icon size. With very small zoom (30%) text proportion looks good to me, although everything is too small ;-) then increasing size, text size lags size of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 scrollbar “universal” color changer

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 using the default settings and on the ambiance theme. I have installed Gnome color chooser to change the normal (or "legacy") scrollbar color. In Gnome color chooser In the ...