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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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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 ...
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(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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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?
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“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) ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...