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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How can I programmatically change a file's icon?

If I select an icon in Nautilus and select Properties, I can click on the icon presented there. This gives me a file-chooser dialog to select a new icon image. I would like to do this via a script of ...
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How do I type a path or URL directly into Nautilus?

How can I type a in a path or URL (ftp, sftp, etc.) directly into Nautilus instead of having to browse around?
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Force file extension to open with specific app (Extensions like .exe, .jpg, .mp4…)

I have already read the question about Creating .desktop files to use on the "Open with other application" tab but this is not what I want, I want to be able to click on the file in Dash or ...
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How do I view files and folders in a list?

There is not an Edit | Preferences option. How do I get the files to display in a list view with details, and not as icons?
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How to create a new blank file in Nautilus 3.6 and above?

I used to create new blank files in Nautilus (Files) using the right click context menu. It really saved me a lot of time. Since Nautilus 3.6, there is no such entry. Is there a way to create a new ...
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How can I “diff” two files with Nautilus?

I have installed Meld and found out it's a great comparing tool. Unfortunately there is no integration with Nautilus 3.2. This means, I can't right click on files and select an option to open them in ...
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How to get back the »open parent« button in 11.10?

Is it really true that Nautilus 3.x hasn't the »open parent« button any more? Today I tried the second beta of Ubuntu 11.10 and I am deeply frustrated. Since Gnome3 and this whole Unity thing it feels ...
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How to change the file manager from Nautilus to Marlin

I want to try out the Marlin file manager in 11.10 and want to know how to go about it
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How to get Nautilus-scripts working on Ubuntu 13.04?

How to get Nautilus-scripts (Terminal here, Root Nautilus, Root Gedit) working on Ubuntu 13.04? I copied those scripts to .gnome2/nautilus-scripts folder but it dose not seem to work on Ubuntu 13.04. ...
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Changing the sidepane background color in Nautilus

Changing the sidepane background color in Nautilus Is it possible to change the sidepane background color for Places? I want it to blend, if i hit the dropdown above the sidepane and select ...
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What additional thumbnailers are available and how do I install them?

Question: Ubuntu's file manager, Nautilus, comes with a wide support for file previews. These thumbnails are handled by helper programs called thumbnailers. The number of thumbnailers that come ...
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How do I set the default file association in Ubuntu 13.10 Nautilus/Files with Unity to something that is not listed in the Open With tab?

There used to be an option for adding unlisted commands, but it seems to be gone. Does anyone know how to do that now?
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Custom directories in Nautilus' Copy to and Move to menus

Nautilus has a very handy Copy to and Move to menus. How can I add my own directories to those menus?
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Files in Nautilus stopped updating automatically, how to fix this?

Files in Nautilus stopped updating automatically. To see a new files I have to refresh a directory (ctrl+R). How to fix this?
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TortoiseSVN (Subversion Client)?

Is there any software like TortoiseSVN for Subversion client that can be integrated with Nautilus?
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How to add bookmark to Nautilus 3.6?

I updated the Nautilus to 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.10, but I didn't find the how to add my folder to "Bookmark" section. If I press "ctrl+B", it show the list of bookmarks, but I can't add any. I can't drag ...
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How to remove items from Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6?

I am attempting to remove bookmarks from the Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6. Specifically, I would like to remove the "Pictures" item. I have found answers for older versions in which one can remove ...
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How do you view the contents of a .CAB file?

I'll trying to migrate away from Simply Accounting and need to somehow extract the contents of a Windows CAB file which is what Simply uses for backups. What is the best way to open a CAB file on ...
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Cannot connect to Samba share from Nautilus

I have Ubuntu 10.04 and I would like to connect to my Samba shares which are on a DLink DNS323. From Nautilus in "Places" -> "Network" I can easily navigate to the DND323 and see the available ...
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How does the Trash Can work, and where can I find official documentation, reference, or specification for it?

When trying to manage trash can from mounted NTFS volumes, I ended up reading FreeDesktop.org's reference on it. Poking around and doing some tests, I realized Ubuntu/Gnome does not follow the specs ...
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Can a single Nautilus window be started with multiple tabs?

When I fist start Nautilus I invariably open five favourite tabs.. I've tried multiple URIs from the command line, but it opened multiple windows. Is it possible to somehow do this via ...
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How do I banish the “You have just inserted an Audio CD.” dialog forever?

Sometimes when I insert an audio CD I get a dialog that says "You have just inserted an Audio CD. Choose what application to launch." It doesn't show up for every CD... probably something like once ...
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Customize nemo keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04

I'm on Ubuntu 13.04 and ran through the steps outlined on Completely integrate nemo in Ubuntu. I understand that Nemo is a cloned-fork off of Nautilus and was hoping that I'd be able to adjust the ...
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Copying photos from camera stalls - how to track down issue?

When I copy files from my camera (connected via USB) to the SSD in my laptop a few files get copied and then the copy stalls. I'm not sure why, any ideas or things to investigate appreciated, or bug ...
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How to increase icons and fonts in Nautilus sidebar (left pane)?

I imagine there is a setting for that but I cannot find it...
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Should I report a bug on Ubuntu's bug tracker or on the upstream's?

I am on an updated Ubuntu 12.04 and I've found a bug in the tag feature of Nautilus. I'd like to file this as a bug report, but I'm confused to where to post it: Ubuntu's bug tracker in Launchpad or ...
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Stop Nautilus managing my desktop (XFCE Desktop)

I recently replaced Unity on my 11.10 install with XFCE/Xubuntu. So far I have only one problem, which is pretty much identified and solved here: How to stop nautilus managing desktop in unity The ...
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Nautilus in Gnome 3.8 doesn't remember any view settings

Since I changed from Unity to Gnome 3.8, nautilus has not remembered any view options: Every time I launch nautilus, hidden files are displayed Nautilus doesn't remember view settings for any ...
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Desktop does not show icons

Since this morning, I have some files in the desktop, but I cannot see them. I know nothing has been deleted, as I can see what's on the desktop whenever I try to save anything from the Internet. How ...
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Show me only picture thumbnails

Is it possible in nautilus that it shows thumbnails only for pictures and for all others like videos, pdfs, etc thumbnails are disabled?
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Some programs looking very wrong

Some nautilus, empathy etc windows are having some lost graphic elements: But some apps such as Xfce Terminal still looks normal Is this because of some package missing? EDIT After sudo ...
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Can I make Nautilus look better in Lubuntu 12.04?

I mean that PCManFM and Thunar follow my theme: Nautilus does not: I have to add that I do not want to change my present theme. And I guess that is the problem, as it does not have a gtk3 ...
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Is it possible to preview arbitrary formats in Nautilus?

I recently found out that Nautilus (Ubuntu 12.04 at least) can show thumbnails of files of non-image formats, for example (data grapher) grace files (.agr) shows a small version of the graph contained ...
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How to change the date format in Nautilus list columns?

The date format of the date columns is really long "Tue 12 June 2012 17:12:34 PHT". I would prefer a shorter version, e.g. 12/06/2012 or 12/06/2012 17:12. I tried to change it in Settings/Language ...
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How to set Desktop to show files and folders from different directory?

Currently, when all windows are minimized and closed, the desktop will show files and folders located in /home/user/Desktop. I want to change this behavior and have my home folder be displayed for ...
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How do I create a keyboard shortcut to load nautilus?

I want to set up a keyboard shortcut to load nautilus. I have loaded the Keyboard Shortcuts program, and created a custom shortcut with the command /usr/bin/nauilus. If I change this command to ...
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Hard drive mounted at / , duplicate mounted hard drive after using MountManager

possible duplicate post I'm running 12.04 64bit. My system is a dual boot for both Ubuntu and Windows7. Both operating systems are sharing the drive named "Elements". My volume named "Elements" is ...
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How to enable thumbnails for flac files in Nautilus?

Somehow I managed it to get thumbnails for flac audio files, which have covers included in their tags, to show up in Ubuntu version 11.10. But since I reinstalled for Ubuntu 12.04, they don't show up ...
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Opening home folder causes another file cabinet icon to appear [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are there two icons in the Unity launcher for Nautilus? When I launch Home Folder from the Unity Dash, a Files window opens instead of opening itself (as default). ...
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how do I make nautilus to automatically suggest the folder 'Documents' for pdf files?

In Ubuntu 11.10, how can I set up nautilus so that when I select "Save as..." on Evince or some other PDF viewer, for a PDF I downloaded with the browser, it automatically suggests the folder ...
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How do I recursively set the Nautilus view mode for a directory tree?

Nautilus 3.4 allows you to both set a default view mode but also remembers your custom view settings for specific folders. What I would love to be able do is to define a view mode for all directories ...
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Trouble installing Rabbit VCS for nautilus

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and following instructions mentioned here to install Rabbit VCS. I added the PPA properly, did a sudo apt-get update and ran sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-core ...
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How can I turn off the message “The media contains digital photo”, in Nautilus?

I have a FAT partition on my system for storage purposes, and from a time to now I'm seeing this message in Nautilus: "The media contains digital photo" There is any way to turn it off?
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How do I make 33% “list view” in Nautilus be the default view for the system?

How do I make 33% "list view" in Nautilus be the default view for the system? If there isn't a way, another thought I am questioning: Is there a way to set a view to go recursive into all child ...
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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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How can I make ultracopier handle cut-copy-paste function in nautilus?

I want ultracopier to manage the copy instead of Nautilus. When I open Nautilus, select a file or folder Ctrl + C (or X), open another folder then Ctrl + V, I want this: instead of this: ...
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Bookmarks in Places menu now open in Firefox instead of nautilus

Fresh install 10.10 all my bookmarks mainly ftp and ssh bookmarks open firefox and show a web based file browser instead of spawning a nautilus window. have no idea what caused this never seen this ...
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Why does nautilus open a new window when I click “Home Folder” while there is already a minimized one? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. Whenever I click on "Home Folder" on Unity it opens a new window while I already have one which I want to use. Why is that happening in 13.04? It did not happen in the ...
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Error when trying to run an app with sudo or gksudo

I'm not sure what happened. A few days ago I installed some updates and now i get an error whenever I try to run sudo nautilus. If I run gksudo nautilus it hangs for a few seconds then does nothing. ...
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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 ...