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 does Dolphin and Nautilus enable user samba shares without restarting smbd?

And how can I manipulate these settings using command line tools?
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In 14.04, how do I persist a view in Nautilus-Gnome?

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and I use the Gnome (MetaCity) UI. I set up a view in Nautilus like this, including the side bar and location entry box. I want to persist this view so that ...
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WebDav server/client crash when uploading more than 750mb (Apache2 + Nautilus)

I am running an Apache server with SSL and basic auth (.htpasswd) and webdav enabled for a share. I have 2GB RAM, the server is dual core and has plenty of hdd space available (3TB). I can ...
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Nautilus Actions Only Show if File in Folder

I would like to create a couple of nautilus actions that will only show up if a certain file is in the folder. These are location actions, a simple example of one I would like is a "Make" option that ...
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Touchpad not working during updating [closed]

I tried to update Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10 (?). It was said that updates for 13.04 are not available and asked if I want to update. I pressed yes. After some time the window with something related ...
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Where is “My Computer”?

In Ubuntu 12.10, there was "File system" which is Ubuntu installation drive, and "Computer", which was opening "my computer" equivalent of Windows. Now "Computer" drive showing "file system" and as I ...
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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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GNOME client-side decorations persist after removing GNOME [closed]

I have completely removed Gnome 3.12, all Gnome shell extensions, any extra applications, etc. from Ubuntu 14.04 and then reinstalled Unity. After rebooting I still see the characteristic client-side ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 - can't see system files in Nautilus

I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. Upgrade went smoothly. But some things have changed. I run bare bones Gnome (MetaCity?) and now in Nautilus, I cannot navigate to the file system - can't ...
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Nautilus how filter every files by extension

I want to filter every mp3 files in certain folder and its sub-folders. I typed *.mp3 in the search box but it is not working.
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Just downloaded the nautilus source code, but some files seem to be missing

I just ran the command apt-get source nautilus and it saved the code in my home area. I have been looking through the files (well, grepping) and there are comments like this one (takes from lines ...
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Organize desktop by on Nemo

I'm using Nemo for my folder manager and when I press the right mouse button the only option to sort my desktop by is by Name. Is it possible to sort by other things like Date Modified?
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Where does Nautilus store its bookmarks? [duplicate]

In my Ubuntu, I have added some frequented directories to the bookmarks of Nautilus, for visiting them quicker. I am looking for where the dir bookmarks of Nautilus are stored, but to no avail: $ ...
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Nautilus right-click menu app icons

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.10. I have a simple and flat gtk theme and to complement this UI idea, I'd like to remove application icons from my right-click menu in Nautilus. In my theme's ...
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Disable Nautilus password saving

It's possible to disable the Nautilus's password saving capability when I connect to windows share? I want to achieve that every time the user opens a password protected windows share, he/she should ...
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LXDE and Nautilus?

I have LXDE desktop installed on Ubuntu 14.04 and Im having issues with the pcmanfmm file manager. Like if I try and copy a file from desktop to my secondary storage drive it says permission denied. I ...
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Why is Thunar the default file manager in XUbuntu?

What was the reasoning behind using Thunar as the default file manager in XUbuntu (compared to Ubuntu's default of Nautilus). Unless I have mistakenly installed it (if so, likely as another ...
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Album thumbnails of MP3 files not showing [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and have used EasyTAG to add ID3 tags (image metadata) to many of my music files, changing the old ones. Some album arts are showing up, but many aren't. This problem happens ...
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Ctrl + l not working on Nautilus

Ctrl + L on nautilus go to the shows path of the directory. But not working for. How to fix this? Look this image in the previous I press Ctrl + L and next to the home the path bar appear like ...
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How can I find out what plugins I installed for Nautilus?

I have, over time, installed a number of Nautilus-related packages. Today I've started having issues with a Nautilus feature. I don't remember what I've installed now so is it possible to get a list ...
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Busy mouse on dock after opening text files

When opening text files (via double-click) from Nautilus, I noticed some strange behavior. While the text editor is opening the file, the Nautilus window shows the "busy" cursor — and so does ...
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When deleting a file in Nautilus, what's the difference between `del` and `shift+del`?

In Windows there's a difference between hitting Del key or Shift+Del keys. Hitting Del would simply move the file to recycle bin but hitting Shift+Del will delete the file permanently. My question ...
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Application Startup Icon Locked (root)

I have installed a program, an icon appears on the desktop, but it has a picture of a lock on it, and clicking it does nothing. It's a program I installed from a file. ...
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Is there a way to pre-populate the location area in the nautilus “open file” or “save as” dialogs?

I wonder if it is possible have Nautilus Gnome/Unity configured to always pre-populate the location area in the "open file" or "save as" dialogs . I want to pre-populate it with the current ...
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How to set up password check on unmounting NTFS partitions?

I have dual boot PC laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. My PC has two hard drivers: /dev/sda - that is SSD drive containing Windows C: NTFS partition and Ubuntu / and swap filesystems. /dev/sdb ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Automatically mount USB drive without clicking on it manually?

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Intel NUC and using it right now as a HTPC, running XBMC. When I insert a USB drive, Ubuntu recognizes it and shows the drive in Nautilus, in the panel on the left. But ...
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Android device on MTP shows up as “Unnamed Device”

I have a Nexus 5. Ubuntu detects and mounts it fine, and I have no problem in transferring files or any other action. However, it does show up as an "Unnamed Device" in some places (Ubuntu 14.04, both ...
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Nautilus 3.4 on Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 LTS

I'd like to get Nautilus 3.4 on a fresh install of Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04. Nautilus 3.10 is the earliest version available through the default repositories. There are instructions around for earlier ...
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Nautilus: Reaching the context menu of the current folder with no empty space

The context menu button (gear icon) was removed from Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04. It was the only way I knew to access the current folder's context menu (particularly the items added by RabbitVCS) when ...
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Problems with nautilus-dropbox prevents idle installation [closed]

I know that similar questions have been asked in the past. I have read the solutions provided and tried them but do not seem to work. I am new to Linux (Mint16). I am trying to install idle but when ...
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Nautilus HiDPI support?

I have a Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 with a 3200x1800 screen. I've got most of the system working with HiDPI, but nautilus is still really tiny. What can I do to make it usable?
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nautilus does not show the files

I can cd to a directory. That directory is not empty and also does not include any hidden files. I see them by ls command. But when I go to that directory via Nautilus, it does not show anything?
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Reload the list of bookmarks in Files/Nautilus

Problem: I have some bookmarks in Nautilus (v3.8.2) that point to folders that are part of a Truecrypt volume that I mount after logging into the system. The problem is that as this happens after ...
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Why does my wallpaper look slightly desaturated?

Here's a screenshot of the original image overlaid on top of the same image set as wallpaper. The original is far more saturated. Is this a bug or is there a setting I can tweak to get my wallpaper ...
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Nautilus opens with hidden files [duplicate]

As the title says, every time when I open Nautilus from unity launcher, it opens with all files being shown. Normally it opens with hidden files being hidden, how can I change it back to that ...
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Nautilus: Make “Show folders before files” option persist?

Running Nautilus 3.10.1 on a DE-less install of Ubuntu 14.04. Running Nautilus as my regular user account, I can't even set the "show folders before files" option in Preferences - as soon as I toggle ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...