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 do I open a terminal in the current location?

I've recently switched from Kubuntu to Ubuntu and while I like the speed and cleanlyness, I'm missing some power features, particularly in Nautilus, like: Opening a terminal in the current location ...
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In a “Save as … ” dialog, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to “Recently Used” in the “Places” side-pane of Nautilus?

With this and this in mind, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to "Recently Used" in the "Places" side-pane in a (Nautilus) "Save as ... " dialog? Currently, the quickest ( ! ) way I know ...
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Why can't I make a file association in Nautilus?

After upgrading to 11.10, the association I had created to open SGF files with an application called quarry is lost. If I select Right-button->Properties->Open With... on an SGF file, quarry is not ...
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Column view mode with Nautilus (like Mac OS X Finder) [duplicate]

I found a feature request at http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/4496/ but it doesn't seem easy to get a column view with Nautilus while with Mac OS X it's a default feature. Have I missed something or ...
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share folders between two Ubuntu 12.04 machines

I have two machines (1 laptop, 1 desktop) on same network connected to a router both have Ubuntu 12.04. I need to share my e.g. "movies drive" from Desktop computer so that i can watch those on laptop ...
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How to remove the tips within Nautilus 3.6?

New Nautilus version 3.6 (coming with Gnome 3.6 / Ubuntu 12.10) is showing annoying text tips on the bottom right/left edge as a new feature. Is there a way to disable it?
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nautilus-open-terminal in Wily Werewolf 15.10

I used to use nautilus-open-terminal ( How to add "Open terminal here" to Nautilus' context menu? ) a lot, but it seems to be gone in Wily Werewolf 15.10 How do I get it back / what is ...
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Missing Thumbnails for .swf files in Nautilus?

Before I upgraded to Maverick, .swf files used to have a thumbnail in Nautilus. However, Nautilus doesn't generate thumbnails for them anymore, even after removing ~/.thumbnails/, which most likely ...
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How to change drive's name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how can i give other drives and partitions short, meaningful names (in nautilus)? I've got two Windows drives next to the Ubuntu drive, they are called XXXGB Filesystem, ...
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File notes tab gone in Nautilus 3.2.1

It seems that the "Notes" tab in the "File Properties" dialog is gone in Nautilus 3.2.1/Ubuntu 11.10. How can you use the notes feature now? What do you do about notes that you have already made? Is ...
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How to batch process JPG images to change its quality with Nautilus-Actions?

First of all: Thank you for taking the time to read this and provide some help. Any advices are appreciated. I am using Nautilus-Actions in order to add a custom context menu's action in order to ...
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Why udisks is not in the system

In Ubuntu manual regarding AutomaticallyMountPartitions is described that Nautilus is using udisks to mount partitions. But when I type udisks in terminal system tells that I need to install it. So, ...
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Nautilus not generating thumbnails in 13.10

Like the title says, Nautilus is not generating thumbnails for any file types (pictures, documents, pdf, etc) after a clean install of 13.10. I have checked the preferences and it is set to always ...
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What rendering engine does Nautilus use to show HTML previews/thumbnails?

I just noticed that HTML files with CSS transforms on elements show with the CSS transforms within the thumbnails on Nautilus. So what rendering engine does Nautilus use to generate the thumbnails for ...
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Opening a Nautilus bookmark launches VLC / browser [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: VLC is set to open the folders (Home, desktop, documents etc) in the Places menu. How to reset this? I came back after a month long vacation to check out my parents ...
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Can the Nautilus Properties page show size in bytes for multiple-selects, and for directories?

In Nautilus, the Properties of a single item shows the size as: a value rounded to one decimal place... nn.n KB, MB, GB... followed by an exact byte count For non-single items, Nautilus onlys show ...
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How can I get Firefox to use Dolphin instead of Nautilus?

I am using dolphin as my file manager and when I download something via firefox, I right click the download dialog and choose "open folder", I always get nautilus. Why doesn't firefox open the ...
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Is there any File manager that highlights names that are searched for?

When in Chrome or other new web browsers, a word is searched in a page, all occurrences of the word is highlighted. I need a similar functionality for a File Manager. I tested Nautilus and Dolphin. I ...
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gksudo nautilus error - Ubuntu 14.04

I installed gksudo on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and when i run nautilus with gksudo gksudo nautilus it asks for password, then gives error and then crashes (nautilus:19688): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid ...
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Ways to run Nautilus with elevated privileges [duplicate]

What are the differences between the following ways to run Nautilus with elevated privileges: a) sudo nautilus b) gksu nautilus c) gksudo nautilus Which should I use?
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How can I set view preferences to sorted by reverse date modified?

I'd like to permanently set Nautilus's view preferences to show files sorted in reverse by date modified (newest first). Similar questions have been asked before: How can I sort files in Nautilus ...
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Can't mount filesystems and computer won't shut down

I've done a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 and ran the recommended upgrades. Two things are not working properly. My windows drives, USB drives, external hard disk cannot be mounted. The below error ...
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How to associate file types with wine in nautilus

I have Ubuntu 12.10 with Nautilus 3.4.2. After installing wine "apt-get install wine" are exe files still associated with the archive manager. In previous versions of ubuntu I've always right ...
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How to highlight just the name (not the extension) for renaming?

Is there a way to turn it off so that when you're renaming a file, it doesn't highlight the extension?
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How do I move Nautilus' navigation buttons to the left?

Can the "navigation buttons" (forward and back) in nautilus 3 be moved to the left? I just find them impractical and confusing on the right. This is nautilus looks by default: I would like to move ...
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How do I revert to the pathbar after the address bar is visible in Nautilus?

When using Nautilus you can use CTRL+L to display the addressbar. How do you revert back to the pathbar? Is there a shortcut key?
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Can I view my files sorted by date?

Can I view my files sorted by date? I want to see my files sorted by date, I mean the first one the newest. I didn't find this option. Thanks in advance.
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Nautilus 3.6.3: open folder with

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits Gnome-shell 3.6.2 Nautilus 3.6.3 I have installed SMPlayer. It has a useful (to me) option called "Add folder content to SMPlayer playlist" (or something like that, my native ...
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Right-clicking on the Unity desktop does nothing - ideas?

I was reading today the latest Canonical design blog post where I was kind of surprised that one should be able to right click on the desktop to change the wallpaper. I am running the most updated ...
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Clicking on nautilus opens new window rather than opened ones [closed]

Whenever I click on Nauitlus (Home) icon with one opened window, it always opens new rather than showing me opened ones. Is there any tweak for this?
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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 ...
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Change default compress option in Nautilus type to zip?

On the right click menu (in Nautilus, desktop, etc), there is a "compress" option. Is there any way to make "zip" the default format for this?
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How to stop Album Art files from showing in a folder with songs?

How can I stop showing me those selected file from songs folder?
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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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If I create a link to a folder, how can I get from that linked folder to the “real” folder from within Nautilus?

Say I have a folder several layers down in my documents folder. And I want easy access to it from my desktop. To do that I: Go to the parent folder in Nautilus. Right click on the folder's Icon and ...
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Ubuntu 14 Nautilus Font is wrong

As you can see, Nautilus font has suddenly stopped respecting the OS defaults. It happened by random after a boot today. Resetting fonts to default does not help. Any ideas what's happening? Edit: ...
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How do I set Nautilus to Default view?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit system. After playing around the Viewing settings for a while i ended up with view like this Under Default view the name should be under the icon. Even after selecting ...
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How do I open more than one Nautilus explorer when there is one already opened?

Why can I not open a second or third window, and so on, to view directories and files? If I click the Home Folder button the same Nautilus window keeps showing up.
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How can I change the “timeout” duration for Nautilus “find the filename as you type” feature?

I often get stalled by the long timeout while typing the first few letters of a file name in Nautilus... The current timeout seems to be 5 seconds. I'd prefer 1 second ...(as per item 2 on this ...
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How do I upgrade Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04 Unity and Ubuntu based distros?

I am currently running Ubuntu Unity 14.04.x and Zorin OS 9 (14.04.x based distro). Both OSs are running Nautilus 3.10.1. Recently, Nautilus 3.18.1 was released. This new version is not in the ...
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How can I install nautilus-gksu?

I heard about nautilus-gksu and would like to install it. Unfortunately, when I try, I get this: glemi@XPS:~$ sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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“Super +D” hides copy dialog forever in 15.04

How to show the 'copy progress window' after hiding it in 15.04?. Super +D hides copy dialog forever, selecting "show copy dialog" or Alt+ Tab does not have any effect. The small progress bar is ...
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How to disable the Nautilus searchbox?

Is there any way by which I can disable the textbox? Case study: say I have to locate a directory called "xyz". I type "xyz", and the browser will guide me to xyz directory, but I realise I also have ...
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How to hide files with certain extensions?

I have plenty of files in a folder with extension of .dep, I want to hide these files. But I don't want to change their names such as adding a dot ahead of them. What would be the best way to do this?...
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Can I make a folder display the contents of several other folders (like a Windows “Library” folder)?

Windows 7 has a concept they call "Libraries." It's a folder that links to other folders. The "libraried" folder will display the contents of all the folders it links to. So if folder-A contains video ...
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Open minimized nautilus window and not open home in launcher

There is some behavior I can't understand in the Unity Desktop. Open nautilus via. clicking in the launcher onto the home-button Navigate to for example the windows-partition in nautilus Minimize ...
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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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How do I change how executable files are handled by the file manager?

When I double click on text files, nautilus asks me what I would like to do with them. I find this to be intrusive, as I just want them to open. How can I fix this? Note: This question is a "...
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How to enable Nautilus desktop management in Gnome Shell?

I'm using Gnome Shell with the following extensions: weather, dock, window-navigator, user-theme, alternative-status-menu, noa11y. I checked "Have file manager handle the desktop" in Gnome Tweak Tool, ...
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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 ...