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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Ubuntu 14.04 Nautilus has no menu - File, Edit etc. don't exist

Since Ubuntu 13.04, and now 13.10 and 14.04, my Nautilus (Files) has no application menu. This means that I can't access Edit>Preferences and can only change preferences via dconf-editor, as the ...
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Nautilus no menu bar above Ubuntu 15.04

Hello my nautilus is missing the edit and go to options above in the toolbar when I hover the mouse above it. This happend since Ubuntu 15.04
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can't move files to trash without any permission issues

This is not like one of the cases addressed before - I've checked them all. I've suddenly begun getting that message "... can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately?" this ...
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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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14.04 UNITY - using “FILES” the icons and text become faint or not visible

Displayed screen content is unstable. Some icons and lines correctly displayed may become not visible in a totally random manner. Or a whole page might appear empty/faint, while actually they have a ...
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Files: One icon is large

Besides Files in Ubuntu 15.04 has become uglier (siderbar with black line as seperator between different categories), I noticed an error while displaying my files. One icon is very large, while others ...
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how to change background of nautilus in ubuntu 14.04

As the question goes, How can I change the background of nautilus in ubuntu 14.04 ?? I have already tried dconf-editor, gtk-tweaker, gnome-tweaker. They change the color of some parts of some ...
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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 connect to server in Ubuntu 14.04 fails to connect to iSeries V5R4

I have been successfully using the (excellent) Nautilus 'Connect to Server' feature for some time prior to Ubuntu 14.04 to access network drive shares on IBM iSeries (AS/400, IBMi, i5) running OS/400 ...
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Key “enable-interactive-search” not found

Nautilus doesn't open. Here is terminal output: ** (nautilus:7905): WARNING **: Can't load fallback CSS resource: Failed to import: The resource at '/org/gnome/adwaita/gtk-fallback.css' does not ...
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Dropbox for extra user not working

When I've added a new Standard user to up-to-date Trusty 64 bit, login to that user, and invoke Dropbox (from the Dash): the Dropbox wizard says that I'm using old version & should upgrade to new ...
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Running Shell Script on Double Click

Okay, I have opened nautilus and edited preferences to ask when I double click an .sh script to run in Terminal. Well, I don't want to use a .desktop file; I want to just simply double click on the ...
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'show desktop' crashes if nautilus is running on Ubuntu 14.10

I am using Ubuntu 14.10, kernel 3.19.3-031903-generic, nautilus version 3.12.2 My problem is that whenever I press Super+D keys or even Ctrl+Super+D to hide everything and go to desktop, my system ...
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Marking/Tagging a file in Nemo/Nautilus

I'd love a feature in which I can simply mark/tag a file 'Done'(or similar) whenever I'm done with it. If I have a folder full of 200+ files which I need to go through (videos or music), then it would ...
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nautilus --geometry=?

Trying to open nautilus in a fixed position from a script, but it looks like there is a bug with the "--geometry" option. So my question, does anyone know of another way to force the nautilus window ...
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Ubuntu Natilus desktop window collides with windows applications

I'm encountering strange problem while running some windows programs under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When i have application opened and i try to press some keys the Nautilus search box (i can't inset image to ...
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Refresh thumbnails in nautilus

How does one refresh thumbnails in nautilus? In my videos folder I have some MKVs and only half of them have the movie border and a excerpt from the movie and the others (also MKVs encoded in the same ...
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How do I get xstarfish wallpapers to work in Ubuntu 14.04

xstarfish is a command that generates a random wallpaper. I am attempting to use it with Ubuntu 14.04 and Unity. Anyways, I've set all of the following gsettings to false, but I still just have a ...
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Distance between folders inside “Icon view” mode (Nautilus)

I'm using two different file managers, and there one annoying thing which I admit in Nautilus. On the picture below you can see how beautiful Thunar show "Icon view" and how it's look in Nautilus on ...
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How to make nautilus forget SMB session passwords without logging out

I'm testing the accessibility of a couple of samba shares through nautilus. When inserting the password for the first time, I've chosen "remember password until you logout" but now I'd like to make ...
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How to batch process JPG images to change its quality with Nautilus-Actions?

First of all: Thank you for taking the time to read this and provide some help. Any advices are appreciated. I am using Nautilus-Actions in order to add a custom context menu's action in order to ...
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Nautilus sometimes refuses to rename files or folders - terminal works

I sometimes have the following issue: I'm working with Nautilus (Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity) and for example create new folders. But when I want to rename them, I can select that in the context menu and ...
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Getting my File Manager to link to my Google Drive

I have a very small amount of storage on my computer and would like to conserve it, so I would like to know if there is a way to mount my Google Drive in Thunar or Nautilus on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. ...
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How to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the “Places” menu of Ubuntu 13.04 “Files” application?

I can't seem to find a way to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the "Places" menu in the most recent "Files" application of Ubuntu 13.04. The procedures used with "Nautilus" in the previous ...
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Change trash icon command in Unity

I have recently replaced my default file manger from Nautilus to Dolphin, so I would like when I click on the trash icon (in left narrow panel), Dolphin opens trash folder not Nautilus. For this I've ...
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How to search for a particular file or all files from a graphical interface [duplicate]

Is there some graphical tool to search for a particular file or all files of that format from a folder and many sub-folders and which takes a query like *.txt and the path of the partition on which ...
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How to determine all python-nautilus extensions in use?

I need to provide an application developer with a list of all other python-nautilus extensions I have installed/running (I am trying to provide information on this issue). What is the easiest way to ...
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How to “undo” (revert) Ctrl+L? [duplicate]

I'm on 12.04 Desktop. When browsing the file system, it's convenient to type Ctrl+L so as to get the file path "Location" to render as a string; I can then modify the file path or even paste ...
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how to burn cd with the CD/DVD creator

Is there some trick to burning a cd with the CD/DVD creator? I'm installing k3b because that's a known entity. What is this, and where is the "burn" button? Help just tells me this is Nautilus ...
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Looking for a small fix to Ambiance themed Nautilus window!

As you should see in the snapshot, at the edges of the Nautilus window (Ambiance and Radiance themes in Ubuntu 14.04.2) on the ends of the seam between the title bar and the one below it (don't know ...
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Nautilus hangs in /proc

I am using nautilus 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.7 on Ubuntu 14.04. Yesterday I realized that this program comes with a unwanted feature, namely that it freezes up my entire system when I enter /proc, leaving ...
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Why do file transfers over USB slow down my whole computer? [duplicate]

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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How to hide btrfs devices in nautilus dynamicly

According to this question and answer: How to hide btrfs devices in nautilus? Is it possible to do this dynamically? Devices like /dev/sdc1 might not be the same on next boot, so a static ...
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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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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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How can I add a dropbox folder option under my “Places” in Nautilus

Like windows, when you download dropbox it places a folder in the library list. I'm wondering if I'm able to similarly add dropbox under "Places". Thank you in advance for your help.
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Nautilus File Search is not working

Nautilus File Search is not working. It is as simple as that. Nothing is ever found.. Nothing happens... (Nautilus 2.30.1, on Lucid 10.04) The same version of Nautilus running in a VM works fine, ...
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First time ubuntu user

I have recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu. And I have no idea how to copy my files/folders from my external Hard drive. I could do once through using gksu nautilus command. But, am unsure how I ...
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Nautilus folders view

Is there a way to use different folders views each folder ? Some folders i like to see as icons and others is better to see as list.
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can I remove nemo

I have Cinnamon installed as my window manager on Ubuntu 14.04. I hate nemo. I need the functionality of nautilus-actions. Can I sudo apt-get purge nemo* to get nautilus to be my default file manager? ...
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Where does Nautilus stores bookmark names?

If I create a bookmark with Nautilus, its location is stored on ~/.gtk-bookmarks, but not his name. I've created a test bookmark named weirdy, and tried to do a grep on my home for that name, and I ...
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Restore read-only file from Deja-Dup

I have a backup of my web server files (user=www-data) created by my main Ubuntu user (not root) that has read access to the web server file system. I am unable to restore files via the Nautilus ...
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Running the java compiler with a keyboard shortcut

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to launch the java compiler in the folder that's opened in Nautilus. I tried commands like these: gnome-terminal -e #script that invokes the javac and adds ...
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Could not open X display, XDG_Runtime_DIR Error:

Output from terminal from where i tried to run nautilus and read an external drive. Also, i got a terminal window before logging in that system is running under log graphics mode, i will have to login ...
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Connect to server via file manager: “Cannot load supported server method list. Please check your gvfs installation”

I use Mint, and not Ubuntu, with Caja as file manager, but this problem seems to occur with Ubuntu/Nautilus just the same (Nautilus: "Cannot load supported server method list. Please check your ...
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Nautilus preferences window has no Close/Maximize/Minimize and is partly not displayed (plain grey area)

I can't apply preferences for Nautilus/Files (Ubuntu 14.10), as there is no way to do so: Where do I apply the preferences? I can't close the window without using keyboard shortcuts or killing the ...
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How to stop .dirs files from resetting?

I have a dual boot set up with Windows and Ubuntu. I have 3 partitions, 1 for Windows, 1 for Ubuntu and 1 for documents. I have linked the document folders on the docs partition to the user doc ...
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Desktop shows a white or black background instead of wallpapers

After the upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 my desktop background turns black after I try to set a image for that. How to fix it? This is my desktop screen:
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Ubuntu 14.10 gets stuck in a loop and keeps trying to re-mount smartphones

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on a Lenovo Ideapad y410p. I have a pretty fresh install, less than a week old. Fully up to date. At first I was just having this issue with Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4, I ...
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Disk Usage Analyzer replacing Nautilus

So this is a fun problem. After upgrading to Raring Ringtail, the open file command for nautilus on everything except the file browser in unity itself (opening downloads from browsers, clicking on ...