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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
0answers
40 views

Nautilus 2-pane synchronized browsing

Sometimes I use in Nautilus, in left pane one local directory and in right pane an other (e.g. ftp) directory. Is there a script that could enable synchronized browsing? I mean when I am in left ...
0
votes
0answers
103 views

sftp error in Nautilus on 14.04

When attempting to use sftp in Nautlius, either via the location bar or the 'Connect to Server' menu, I get the following message: Don't have permission to access the requested location. When I ...
0
votes
1answer
199 views

Can't get nautilus to go sudo with gksu [duplicate]

I was recently reading some linux articles and stumbled on a faster way to do sudo tasks the gui way by installing a package called gksu-nautilus which allows me perform tasks with root permissions ...
2
votes
1answer
53 views

how to add an directory to “Places” list [duplicate]

I have directory where it is placed in a deep path. so I want to put that in here: How I can do that?
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Nautilus suddenly closes when attempt to drag a file or folder

I'm an x86-64 Ubuntu 14.04 user with gnome-shell interface. I left click on the icon of a file or a folder of Nautilus and when I just attempt to drag it, Nautilus immediately closes. This does not ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

Has samba become the default share in 14.04

I upgraded to 14.04 on all of my desktops and mostly use Samba shares. Today I was going to create a share on a desktop and was going to just right click and use a Nautilus share to save time. When I ...
1
vote
0answers
137 views

(Another) How to show full date and time in Nautilus/Files 3.10+ list view?

This question is essentially a follow up or continuation of: How to show full date and time in Nautilus/Files 3.6+ list view? ...but b/c this isn't ANSWERING that question, I'm disallowed from ...
0
votes
2answers
186 views

Sending Files via Bluetooth without Pairing

How I can send and receive files via Bluetooth without Pairing the devices? How can I add such send via Bluetooth option in Context Menu? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
3
votes
1answer
130 views

Custom ubuntu file manager shortcuts

Is it possible to make the file manager of Ubuntu use the same shortcuts as Chrome? I mean: ctrl + tab open the next tab, ctrl + T opens a new tab, ctrl + W close the current TAB Is that ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

Automate two commands in sequence on login (Killing Nemo)

In a June4 reply on an askubuntu post regarding When Cinnamon is installed, Unity desktop “smears” (doesn't refresh) and shows no wallpaper madrang wrote that: There is no need to purge cinnamon. ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Add application to “open with” list

I've looked through some of the answers to question close to mine, but none of them was satisfactory. As one could guess from the title, I'm desperately trying to add to my "open with" list a certain ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Nautilus-actions not working

I've created a nautilus action that will allow me to easily create desktop launchers. Well, that's the idea. It isn't working. The command is: Path: gnome-desktop-item-edit Parameters: ...
9
votes
1answer
146 views

How Do I ReOrder The Nautilus Right-Click Menu [duplicate]

How can I reorder the Nautilus context menu? When I right-click on an archive the top item is "Open with Archive Manager" but way down the bottom is "Extract Here". I would like to put the "Extract ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

How to show/hide special folders in home directory nautilus [duplicate]

In nautilus home folder shows some special folders like: Music,Documents,Pictures etc. Most of the time I am not interested in browsing these directories. Is there any way to toggle the visibility ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

Where can I find alternative folder icons?

I want to find alternative icons for nautilus folder. I don't want to find application or something else icons But Icons for Folders only (In other words Alternative Nautilus folder/directory icons.) ...
1
vote
0answers
397 views

How to fix Ubuntu 14.04's File Operations progress dialog for copying from an SSD to a Flash Disk? [duplicate]

At the moment the Dialog quickly progress till the end and stays there for a few minutes and after that shows 0 seconds left for a minute or two after that before the copy operation is actually ...
1
vote
1answer
141 views

Error when trying to open “Trash” through Nautilus. Any alternatives?

Pretty simple error. When I try to open "Trash" through Nautilus, I get a dialog box displaying the following: 'Sorry, could not display all the contents of “trash:///”: Operation not supported' I ...
0
votes
2answers
74 views

Unity : Are these bugs?

Ubuntu Unity has some issues that I'm not sure if they should be reported as bugs or is just my fad. Run a command (Global Shortcut Alt + F2) cannot find anything for Files, Calculator, Text ...
1
vote
0answers
167 views

Error/Bug: “The owner could not be changed” and nautilus crashed! [closed]

Consider I have directory (let named Mydir) of which owner is pandya ($USER = pandya). Now if I browse nautilus as root (sudo) and if I click on Permissions tab of property (Alt+Enter) then Nautilus ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

please help, cant open files/folders after upgrade, emergency

Help me please :(, I recommended to a friend to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but he had no backup of his files. When the upgrade proccessfinished and he rebooted his laptop, after login, he tried t ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

How to stop nautilus managing desktop [duplicate]

How can I stop nautilus creating a desktop when it is run in KDE environment. Is there a way to make nautilus command work the same as nautilus --no-desktop? I downloaded Tweak Tool. It has no option ...
2
votes
1answer
111 views

where is recent directory

I suddenly open recent directory. I press Ctrl+L to see, what is its path directory. and I saw recent:/// is that a path? So where is recent directory? Update: or better to say: In terminal if I ...
0
votes
2answers
49 views

“Files” can't be resized

I am not able to change the size of my nautilus window. It is now small. What should I do to restore it to normal size?
1
vote
1answer
859 views

“Connect to server” option changed in 14.04?? Can't connect using WebDav

I am on Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to connect to my Android phone using WebDav. I've done this from a Mac, from Windows, and from Kubuntu (using Dolphin -- this also works in Ubuntu using Dolphin) ...
-1
votes
2answers
179 views

How do i solve the error problem while running ' sudo nautilus ' in kubuntu 14.04?

When I run command $ sudo nautilus, I am getting the following error message: ** (nautilus:2611): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-JjKUQBOPpS: ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Gvim doesn't show up in the nautilus context menu for .c and .h files

Most of the time I can browse the file system with the file browser, right-click on a file and top item in the menu "Open with Gvim", but when I right-click on a .c or .h file, it says "Open with ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Can Nautilus open two SSH connections simultaneously?

I am using Nautilus to connect to two remote servers (A and B) via SSH protocol. I can connect to a single server by opening the File > Connect to Server dialog. I enter my details and everything ...
0
votes
2answers
90 views

Unity “File” button opening a separate window when automounting USB

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I plug an USB drive it automounts it normally and opens a Nautilus window. However, when I change to another window and then try to return to my files by clicking ...
0
votes
1answer
102 views

Fluxbox Lightdm nautilus

I recently started using fluxbox, I'm using Lightdm as a desktop manager and was using gnome/unity before fluxbox. I'm facing a few troubles while trying to adapt to this new window manager, the ...
4
votes
1answer
108 views

Mimetype mess after calibre installation. How can I fix it?

I always get text/plain or application/octet-stream when running "mimetype" on all file types. The command "file --mime-type" seems to identify correctly the different file types. For instance, if I ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

Nautilus on Xubuntu's desktop? [duplicate]

I like Nautilus better than Thunar, so I use Nautilus on Xubuntu, but Thunar is still on the desktop. Can I switch that somehow?
3
votes
0answers
175 views

Why has nautilus' “Send to…” context menu replaced with “Email…”

I have been using Ubuntu for quite sometime and I've always seen the context menu "Send to..." where a dialog pops up showing all the places I could send my file to. But, after upgrading to 14.04, I ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

Why do file transfers over USB slow down my whole computer?

Whenever I transfer large files, or large amounts of files, over USB to or from an external drive, the whole computer slows down to a crawl during the transfer. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, but I've had ...
0
votes
0answers
297 views

Copy folders/files with permission denied error.. even with sudo nautilus

I am trying to graphically copy folders from ext4 partition to another ntfs one using nautilus on Gnome, Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome-fall-back . I get permission denied errors for some of the files while ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
149 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
233 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

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?
0
votes
3answers
137 views

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
0
votes
0answers
185 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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, ...
-1
votes
2answers
184 views

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): ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

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?
2
votes
2answers
3k views

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 -> ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...