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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Using FTP to connect to Linux machines using Nautilus's location entry [on hold]

I use "ifconfig" to get an IP address, but for each address from that output I put in it keeps coming up "not found". Computers are on the same local network using Ethernet and Wifi, both on the same ...
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How do I make my partitions show up in MyComputer in Ubuntu?

My partition setup is like this Location - Partition Label /dev/sda5 - root /dev/sda6 - home /dev/sda7 - work_partition /dev/sda8 - play_partition I am not able to find the location of MyComputer ...
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Open in Terminal context menu only opens terminal in home directory

Been testing out Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. I noticed that right click menu (when right clicked on desktop or in the file manager) has open in terminal. But when I choose, not matter what directory I ...
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Nautilus “Open in remote terminal” over sftp assumes wrong username in Ubuntu 14.04

I use the “nautilus-open-terminal” to open the terminal in the current folder in nautilus. This worked great in Ubuntu 12.04. However, after upgrading to 13.04, I am unable to open the terminal over ...
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Program startup lags at fresh 14.04 LTS Install

When starting 'Nautilus' Filemanager or 'System Settings' (here especially the printer dialog) the startup of theses programs sometimes lag for up to 30 seconds. Then the programs start and work ...
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cairo-dock won't startup through lockscreen

I installed cairo-dock (and plugins), opened it through Unity and it worked just fine but obviously I don't want them both running. So I logged out and logged in on CD and all I get is the Ubuntu ...
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Keyboard shortcut/command for opening a new nautilus window and raise it

What is the shortcut for opening a new window (opening folders). for that I have to go to folder options and right click and then need to click on open new window. or I have to make focus on the ...
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Start nautilus and bring it to front

I am using nautilus -w --browser /home for a shortcut command on my system. The thing is that nautilus does not get the focus after it started. Can I extend this command such that the window pops ...
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nautilus sidebar flashes in ubuntu 14.04.1

Sometimes when I open session in Ubuntu and open nautilus, the markers and places sidebar blinks, as if these is a viewing problem. I am using Unity with Intel graphics drivers on kernel 3.13.
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“Nautilus restart required” by Dropbox

I've just installed on my new pc Ubuntu 14.04, and one of the first programs I installed is Dropbox. But everytime I turn on my pc, it ask me to restart Nautilus because of Dropbox. If I restart ...
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Launch nautilus in location navigated to in Terminal [duplicate]

I find it rather hard to travel through my system using nautilus and much prefer using the cd etc commands in Terminal to get around my system, but I find that sometimes I do need to look at a list of ...
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How can I elevate nautilus privileges to move or copy a folder as root?

Say I have a folder open in Nautilus that's in my /home/user/temp directory. I'd like to move a folder from there to my /opt directory (it's a program). Is there a way I can elevate the copy command ...
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Is there a way to get all file browsing dialogues to use a single click to open files and folders?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I have set Nautilus to open files using single click. However, when navigating the 'Open' / 'Select a file' dialogues in any other application (e.g. libreoffice), I ...
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Nautilus “Files” window shows nothing when browsing NAS

I've just bought a NAS and I'm experiencing the following weird behaviour on Ubuntu - on two different machines, one running 14.04LTS 32bit over wifi, the other running 14.04LTS 64bit on a wired ...
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How to add “Open terminal here” to Nautilus' context menu?

I am working on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I want to add "Open terminal here" to Nautilus context or right-click menu but it tries to download 32bit version from Internet.
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How can I edit Nautilus Places sidebar and Unity QuickList?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 with Nautilus 3.6 and I want to edit the Nautilus Places sidebar menu (Not Bookmarks). By default have the following items: Recent, Home, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, ...
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Is there a concept of GUI based file copy like Windows?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and come from a Windows background. I need to copy gigabytes of files from a Drobo network share to a new secondary drive in the Ubuntu box. I have created a folder inside ...
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Disable thumbnail creation for specific folders only, but all users

I want to prevent my Ubuntu 14.10 to create and save thumbnails for a specific folder only. I am writing a program that creates great amounts of small graphics dynamically and I don't want to have ...
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Strange folder in my home folder after a failed run of BleachBit

A folder was created in my home folder (not by anyone), and I cannot see the folder contents. She has root privileges, but when the nautilus root access the folder is empty. When I try to remove it, ...
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Preview for Unity/Nautilus

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I would like to have a Preview utility, like on a Mac. If you press Space key while having a file selected in Finder, it will show it in a temporary window. Super ...
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Nautilus desktop icon not showing “Places” anymore

Not sure what exactly caused it but today after I managed to crash nautilus again, my Files aka Nautilus stopped showing Places under it's right-click menu. Here you can see how the right click menu ...
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Change the tree expand arrow color in Nautilus

Is there a way to change the color or look (borders, shape) of the little arrow in list view in Nautilus? You can see it in the image below. http://i.stack.imgur.com/Sgazg.png I can change its size ...
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How can I exclude specific folders from thumbnail generation?

So I have a folder I would like Nautilus to skip generating thumbnails for because there are too many files and too many changes to it. I saw that we can disable thumbnails for a specific filetype ...
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At startup HDD not recognised [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my SSD (alongside Windows 7). I've also got a HDD installed with all my documents etc. Whenever I want to access the HDD after startup (in Ubuntu) it is not recognised: ...
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Application Showing Default OpenJDK Icon When Run With OpenJDK

I have a Java Application built using SWT. It's pretty easy to set the image for the application: shell.setImage(new Image(display, "path/to/image.png")); The image is displayed as it should (i.e. ...
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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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Change from symlink to linked dir in Nautilus?

In Nautilus, I followed a symlink into the dir it links to. How can I change the current path to be the one for the linked dir not the one for the symlink? Thanks.
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Managing remote server connections via Nautilus

Is there any way to manage remote server credentials while using Nautilus remote server connect feature? The Recent Servers works for couple of connections, but not for 20+. Also it seems that if I ...
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browse images in the same order by ls or nautilus?

I sort the images in a dir according to some order (e.g. their timstamp) in nautilus, and then I wonder how to browse them in the same order in eye of gnome or some image viewer? Similarly, If I ...
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What is nautilus doing?

Lately my ubuntu 14.04 computer has been quite noisy. It's the CPU heat sink, it's unusually active. If I run top, hud-service is taking up ever more and more memory (59% of 8GB at this moment), with ...
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Light Adwaita theme for Ubuntu Unity - toolbar customization!

The above snapshot shows some application windows: Nautilus, Rhythmbox, gedit using the Adwaita theme on Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). I've made changes in /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-2.0/* but that ...
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nautilus changed after installing gnome-shell

I tried to installing gnome-shell with this command: apt-get install gnome-shell after that I restarted the machine and Ubuntu couldnt log in. It says: failed to start session I used Alt+Ctrl+F1 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nemo (maybe Nautilus) customizing folder display with pictures

settings: Ubuntu 14.04; nemo 2.4.5., Gnome flashback metacity I have a directory with more than one hundred folders, each for a composer (eg 1770-Beethoven) and corresponding image ...
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how to search man pages in nautilus?

I am new to linux. Is there a way to search info and man pages graphically from within nautilus. it can be done through the KDE default file manager and browser "konqueror" and i was wondering if the ...
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How do I run executable scripts in Nautilus?

When I double-click on a script in Nautilus to run it, the script just opens in my text editor with no option to run it. Using Nautilus, how do I run executable text files and/or scripts?
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change rename shortcut to return in nautilus

I've been trying to change my shortcuts to OS X style. I managed to alter super and control keys system wide but I’ve been having trouble changing to rename shortcut to Enter key. I’ve tried changing ...
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high resolution problem with chrome and nautilus

14.04 works just fine with my high resolution screen (Yoga2 pro) except that nautilus sometimes show very tiny font size, and chrome's address bar and tabs have tiny ui elements all the time. How do ...
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Changing icon font size/colour in 14.04

How can I change the desktop icon font size/colour to something more readable? At the moment, icon text looks like this: unity-tweak-tool (as mentioned in How do I change fonts and adjust their ...
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Create a link to a folder on the left panel of Nautilus file manager?

I would like to create a link to some new folder that I have in my home. The left panel shows docs, images downloads etc. But I would like to add my other folders that I created myself like university ...
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Nautilus crashes when setting & changing permission on file properties as root 14.10

I'm a newbie on ubuntu and I don't know what happened on my os ubuntu 14.10 bc the nautilus file manager always closed when I try to change permission on file properties. I ran it as root in terminal. ...
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Desktop icons not showing when using dolphin

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with pretty much the default setup. I decided to install dolphin and use that as my default file browser (via the exo-preferred-applications tool). After I did this, my ...
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Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V do not work in Nautilus - Ubuntu 14.10

I installed Ubuntu-14.10-i386 and from that moment Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V do not work in Nautilus so I can't copy or paste file names. How should I proceed?
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Setting default editor for php files

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 TLS. I had installed Netbeans on my PC. I want change default file to netbeans. I've tried to right-click on a php file > Properties > Open With > Show other Application ; ...
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Disable Nautilus notification sounds

Nautilus plays sounds when switching tabs, opening/closing the preferences menu, and going up/down the directory tree. I find it annoying. How do I disable it? This question has been asked once ...
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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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Allow non-admin users to mount drives via nautilus

I want to give mount privilege to the non-admin users to mount the drives via nautilus. I don't want them to give other admin privilege. I also don't want to use setuid method. How can I achieve ...
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Nautilus thumbnails don't appear in 14.04

This is a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. In Nautilus > Edit > Preferences > Preview I have "Show thumbnails" as "Local files only" and "Only for files smaller than" 100MB. Changing those settings ...
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Trouble finding how to identify my dvd drive to mount it

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. From what I can see maybe I don't actually have to mount the dvd drive, though for certain I have to keep telling VLC the dvd isn't where it thinks it is. I guess my ...
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Can I search Deja-Dup backup for a filename?

Sorry in advance if this question happens to be of a naïve sort. I know that recovering files in Déjà-Dup is pretty straightforward: simply go the the directory where the file used to be and (in ...
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system folder copied to my desktop created phantom folder

Testdisk supposedly salvaged 600,000 files into a folder called 'buck' which is also my username on that computer (14.04) as we well as on my current desktop (12.04). I used dropbox to copy the ...