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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Ubuntu 14.04 Nautilus “connect to server…” window changed

I'm having trouble because I want to connect to my EC2 server through my new installation of Ubuntu 14.04 and I just can't. I already downloaded the .pem key and added my server to the ~/.ssh/config ...
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Nautilus crashes all desktop folders gone

After copying a lot of jpgs from folder A to folder B the desktop-image and all folders are no longer visible. After clicking any folder-sign on the panel one folder shortly opens and after 3sec ...
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Unable to move files even as root

I run PCs with Ubuntu 12.04, and the symptoms are consistent from two different PCs. I have a backup server, and normally have no issues with copying files there. Recently, I moved some files to ...
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SMB Share wont let me write to a sub-directory where I have permissions

Not sure why this isn't working but its very confusing: I have a smb share mounted at /run/user/1001/gvfs/smb-share:server=cyserve,share=cynopsis my user name is tahnoonp, and I have permissions ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 gets stuck in a loop and keeps trying to re-mount smartphones

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on a Lenovo Ideapad y410p. I have a pretty fresh install, less than a week old. Fully up to date. At first I was just having this issue with Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4, I ...
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14.10 built-in preview files and folders

I was wondering how to get a preview of files and came across the programs gnome-sushi and gloobus-preview. However, in the official Ubuntu 14.10 Documentation, it seems like this should work out of ...
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Nautilus as root cant change owner

Running Nautilus as root on Ubuntu 14.04 When attempting to open properties window to change owner I get ERROR:nautilus-properties-window.c:1839:schedule_owner_change_timeout: assertion failed: ...
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Bitdefender Nautilus Extension Not Showing

I installed the Bitdefender Scanner for Unices Nautilus extension. After installing it and logging in again, I couldn't find any sign of the extension running. The application itself can run fine. I ...
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How can a Nautilus script be run for an empty directory?

I have a Nautilus script that can create multiple directories at once using mkdir with the option -p. The script is effectively the following: directoryStructure="$(zenity --title "make directory ...
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Change visibility of files for non-root users

I have a file that is only visible in root mode. I want to make it visible for non-root users. I added permissions such that the maximum of person can read, write and execute it (even if only read ...
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Global menu in nautilus disappeared

After restart computer global menu in nautilus disappeared. Ubuntu 14.04
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Is it possible to see partitions mounted via `fstab` in `etc directory?

I edited my /etc/fstab file in order to mount an NTFS partition shared between Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I would like to see the icon for this partition under the ...
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How to prevent windows pop-up at the insertion of a removable device? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, and I'd like to get rid of a little annoyance in the system. Basically every time that I insert a new device (mostly the multi-partitioned external Hard Disk), Ubuntu ...
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Can not open the “Trash” folder in nautilus

When I clicked the "Trash" folder in the nautilus, I was prompted an error: What's the matter? How to fix it? Thanks. PS: I have reinstalled the nautilus and I was running it with sudo.
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Thumbnail Creation Cause 100%CPU

Opening folder with .jpg images or .mp4 or .mkv etc. causes 100% cpu utilization. Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo T540P. I do not want thumbnails written constantly on my SSD. Using dconf editor I selected ...
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How to force Firefox to open downloads with new default file manager (Nemo)?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04. Then I installed Nemo and configured it to be my new default file manager. Most things works great, except for the browser Firefox. If I download a file and click in ...
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restore a hidden trash folder

I have Ubuntu installed in one drive and another drive for data. Using Nautilus I deleted a hidden folder in the data drive. That hidden folder moved to Trash and will no longer restore. I cannot ...
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Flightgear problems

So I got flightgear on ubuntu and I want to know how I can add aircraft. I know that you can go to filesystem/usr/share/games/flightgear/aircraft, but it is in the /usr folder, so you can't cut, copy ...
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Gnome shell overview search does not search directories indexed by tracker

Running a very recent install of GNOME Shell 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04. the command-line tracker search tools work very well but the overview search in the GNOME Shell does not search the filesystem. ...
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Window title font changed, Nautilus home icon inverted

I was looking at some options in dconf-editor (not touching anything related to fonts and icons), when I realized that my screen suddenly started looked different... The window title font was much ...
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Nautilus doesn't show the exact copy speed

When I copy files using Nautilus it tells me that it copy the file at 50Mo/s. I know that it is impossible for my USB 2.0 drive. It stuck then when there is only 2~3Mo remaining. How to solve this ...
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Applications are crashing

for a few days ago my applications are started to crash in ubuntu 14.04. I open nautilus, hit CTRL+H and nautilus crashes, open bittorrent client and when I want to delete one of my torrent files, the ...
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Custom thumnailers not working in trusty

For some reason, dconf editor is no longer able to customise thumnailers as explained here. I want to exclude pdfs and plain text thumbnails. I add ['application/pdf','text/plain'] to org > gnome ...
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Whenever I open my home (~) folder with nautilus, there is an endless loading

Ubuntu 14.04. Kernel 3.13.1-031301-generic. If I change to another folder the endless loading (*) from hard drive stops. I don't have much in that folder. Any idea what might cause that, or how I ...
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How to restore the down arrow icon on the Downloads folder in the home directory?

I removed the original Downloads folder in the home directory and created a new one with the same name, but the down arrow icon on the new Download folder now disappeared. Could someone please tell me ...
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Adding server to nautilus with the same address but different username

I've got a working server connection defined in Nautilus with server address ftp://1.2.3.4/ and username ftp@website1.com. When I try to add another connection with server address ftp://1.2.3.4/ and ...
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Is there an equivalent program to the windows explorer for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there a file explorer for ubuntu with a windows style interface? and Nautilus statusbar visibilty - Quickly check free space These above are not the same as this question and I am struggling to ...
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Managing remote server connections via Nautilus

Is there any way to manage remote server credentials while using Nautilus remote server connect feature? The Recent Servers works for couple of connections, but not for 20+. Also it seems that if I ...
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Nautilus 3 Icons different on boot

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.10 installed. I'm having a weird issue that upon boot I see what looks to me like the KDE icons (I did have Plasma installed at one point) on the desktop, but if ...
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Cannot change association for mp4 video files to custom .desktop

I cannot set default association of mp4 and avi files to my custom desktop files. For mkv, I can change from nautilus file>properties>open with tab. This is a video of the peculiar behavior that I am ...
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Receiving error “Not a WebDAV-enabled share”

I am developing a website using a host that has provided a link (through a cpanel interface) to open the server storage from my computer. I have been using one computer with Fedora 20 on it. This has ...
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Running the java compiler with a keyboard shortcut

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to launch the java compiler in the folder that's opened in Nautilus. I tried commands like these: gnome-terminal -e #script that invokes the javac and adds ...
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Nautilus unresponsive after switching wifi networks (which prevents access to mounted network drive)

I'm having trouble with nautilus hanging. The problem is that a very particular order of events causes nautilus to become unresponsive: Connect to my own wifi Mount my nas (samba) share over the ...
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Open app by command and bring to top [duplicate]

Is there a command that I can use to start an app on top? I created a keyboard shortcut super+e to open nautilus, But it opens in the background and not in the front. thank you :)
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How to get custom desktop file to be the default program for certain files

I have written a python wrapper for vlc that sits as an appindicator and monitors keystrokes to vlc and loads next/prev files in folder. I have the script working from nautilus scripts. Now I need ...
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Preview for Unity/Nautilus

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I would like to have a Preview utility, like on a Mac. If you press Space key while having a file selected in Finder, it will show it in a temporary window. Super ...
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“Move to Trash” doesn't appear, but only “Delete” on context menu

I could not see "Move to Trash" option on context menu, but only seeing "Delete" option that make the file completely removed (Are you sure you want to permanently delete “file.txt”?). I also tried ...
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Folder location for images that appear in file properties window?

I open properties for a file and on the left there is an icon. The one you can click and choose to replace with your own picture. Now in what folder is that icon located?
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Generate thumbnails for text?

I need to generate thumbnails for some text files. Obviously the system somehow has the ability to do exactly this (see the screen shot). Is there any way I can access these images and just copy them ...
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Force one instance per workspace of an application

Ubuntu 14.04 uses Files to browse files. If I open a new folder (either with Launchy or clicking on a folder in the Desktop), I want it is open in a new tab. Right now, it is opened in a new separated ...
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How to change preview image for file from command line? [duplicate]

If I open the properties window for some random file. If I click on the file icon in that window I can select a new preview image (thumbnail) for the file. This preview will be displayed in the file ...
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How can I add or change anything in sidebar in Nautilius in Ubuntu 14.04?

In my Ubuntu 14.04 I would like to add something eg. Dropbox folder to the sidebar in the standard Ubuntu file browser - Files 3.10.1. I can't drag-and-drop. I can't Crlt-D the folder - the option ...
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How to know the length of a video?

I've this videos inside a folder, and I would like to know how to know each one's length without the need of open them. If I select a video, in the bottom right corner I get the file size. Where's ...
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How to change font size in Ubuntu Nautilus file manager application?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I'd like to increase the font sizes in the Ubuntu Nautilus file manager application. This includes the sidebar font sizes (Home, Desktop, Documents, etc.) and the fonts ...
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Why is there a one-second timestamp difference on copy?

I periodically copy a folder from my Ubunto 12.04 laptop to a removable USB flash drive, using the Ubuntu file system (i.e. Nautilus 3.4.2) to drag the folder from one window to the other. It then ...
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eBook Cover Images in Nautilus? [duplicate]

Is there any plugin that would allow the cover images from eBooks to be seen in Nautilus file directory windows (in Ubuntu 14.04 / Unity)? I'm looking for something that would give me cover images ...
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Context menu icons in Nautilus 3.10.1?

Not having context menu icons in Nautilus 3.10 makes it a bit more difficult to identify and remember the position of options. How to enable them?
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Posting images on internet just by pasting link

In Windows, when I was posting an image, I could just post the link with the browse dialog, by putting a url in the location bar. How can I achive the same functionality in Ubuntu with nautilus? For ...
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How can I get the extract here option in Nautilus not to cache the file in .cache?

I'm trying to extract a large file in Nautilus, to another partition. I don't have enough memory on my /home directory to store the files. When I click "extract here" in Nautilus, it fails because it ...
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Can I create bookmark folders in Nautilus?

Is it possible to create "bookmark folders" in the Nautilus sidebar, like in Firefox? My specific case is that I have ~5 different folders for University Lectures and ~4 different projects from work, ...