Nautilus (also known as GNOME Files) is the default file manager for Ubuntu and as such is used to manage files and folders. Nautilus is called "Files" by default on Ubuntu.

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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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Denied Permissions to access and move folder from a Mac Hard Disk

I have a iMac in which the Hard disk has failed. I am trying to get files off the users desktop that has not been backed up. I cannot repair the Hard disk and do not have another Mac to transfer the ...
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Is there any tool for creating custom right-click-menu entries, that run Python scripts?

I would like to be able to go anywhere (google chrome, sublime text editor, etc), then highlight + right click on some text, then click a custom right-click-menu button which will run a python script ...
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gksudo nautilus isn't exiting after closing the window

As for graphical things with high privileges, gksudo and gksu are much more convenient than sudo and su gksudo nautilus But when i use this command and after closing the opened window the terminal ...
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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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“Super +D” hides copy dialog forever in 15.04

How to show the 'copy progress window' after hiding it in 15.04?. Super +D hides copy dialog forever, selecting "show copy dialog" or Alt+ Tab does not have any effect. The small progress bar is ...
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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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ubuntu icons size after upgrade 15.04

I recently upgraded my ubuntu linux to 15.04. Some of the places icon size is too big after upgrade. I have attached some images below.
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Does Rhythmbox have folder play option?

I can select a folder in nautilus, right-click and choose "Open with VLC..." as well as "Open with Rhythmbox" but while the VLC option plays the files in the folder, Rhythmbox doesn't play the ...
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Slow SFTP Speeds with Raspberry Pi on Local Network

I am using my Ubuntu Desktop (15.04) to connect to my Raspberry Pi 2 on my local network. To access the files, I would like to mount the RPi using Nautilus's "Connect to server" feature. When I use ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - issue opening Samba shared locations with Nautilus

As asked I'll try to clarify my issue. I've an Ubuntu 12.04 system (64Bit), on which I've some shared folders. I'll call this SYSTEM A. I'm able to access to these folders from other devices ...
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Create full folder structure from “New document” (Templates) menu

If I create a folder inside Templates, when I click "new Document" > "myfolder" it does nothing. That is just a sub directory to organize the templates. But maybe it would be useful to create that ...
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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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How to add “Add to VLC playlist” to the right click menu of Nautilus?

The Problem While you are playing any song or other media file on VLC and open another such file, then another instance of VLC opens. (You aren't going to hear and understand anything until you are a ...
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How do I run Nautilus as administrator, and go to the next command line?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. Here is what happens when I run "nautilus /". The program runs, and the terminal goes to the next command line. Perfect.(http://postimg.org/image/9cpyfjqvp/) But here is what ...
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File icon showing in properties but not in nautilus

http://i.stack.imgur.com/uoNUQ.png As you can see from the image the icon for python files displays fine in the properties window but not in nautilus. Even more, the Perl icon displays fine in ...
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How to undo command sudo nautilus

I have typed sudo nautilus to make some changes , now I want to come out of the command or undo the command to give access back to root.
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Why do i have to shift - right / left key to open and close folders in nautilus, eclipse, etc.?

In windows, you could navigate tree menus with left/right keys, now in ubuntu 11.04 (and perhaps previous versions?) i have to hold the shift key while i do that, its quite annoying, any way to ...
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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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Where does Gnome/Nautilus store directory icons

On some key folders in nautilus I've changed the folder icons. It looks nice, and aids my productivity because I can easily find important folders in a mass of others. But then I move to another ...
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Nautilus Scripts - Select every second file

Is it possible to write a script to select every second file I found something similar http://g-scripts.sourceforge.net/cat-filesysmgt.php but it's been taken off line. I create numerous routine ...
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How to list all the files in a tree (a directory and its subdirs)?

For a task of mine I need to list all the files in a tree (a directory, all its subdirs, all subdirs of those, etc.). I'd prefer to see them in Nautilus or Krusader, but a command-line solution is ...
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How to change the address bar back to tabs from input text in nautilus?

After Ctrl+L or click "Enter Location" from the menu, the tab of nautilus becomes input text. But how can I go back to the tabs?
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How to remove “Open in terminal” option in right click

Iv installed Ubuntu-GNOME and immediately after that as an old habit I tried to add "Open in terminal" Option in my right click menu. By using sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal and ...
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How to install RabbitVCS on Ubuntu 15.04?

I'm looking for an SVN GUI that integrates into the file browser (Nautilus or Thunar). So far I've only found RabbitVCS for this, but I'm having trouble installing it. Yes, there are plenty of posts ...
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How do I establish a WebDAV connection in Gnome 3?

In Nautilus from Gnome 3, the Connect to Server dialog is missing the Type field. How can I establish a WebDAV connection?
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Ubuntu 14 Nautilus Font is wrong

As you can see, Nautilus font has suddenly stopped respecting the OS defaults. It happened by random after a boot today. Resetting fonts to default does not help. Any ideas what's happening? Edit: ...
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Nautilus crashes when connected to remote server and VPN connection is lost

Since last week I've been getting some trouble with nautilus when connecting to a remote server (sftp://username@server). I connect to a remote server at my university via VPN, but as soon as the ...
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Change in nautilus' UI post reboot [closed]

so I had to force shut down my machine recently and post that, nautilus' displays content differently and in a manner inconsistent with Ubuntu 12.04. As it can be seen, the system font and default ...
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Disable thumbnail creation for specific folders only, but all users

How do I prevent my Ubuntu 14.10 (now 15.04) from creating and saving thumbnails for a specific folder only? I want to tell the thumbnailer to skip over that single folder (and subfolders), but for ...
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nemo doesn't work correctly on ubuntu 15

I installed nemo and use these three command..... gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false gsettings set org.nemo.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true xdg-mime ...
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Covered in corrupted characters after clean Ubuntu/Firefox reinstall

Latest Update: Firefox 39.0 still causes the two serious problems listed below after a fully clean re-install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Firefox to a reformatted partition, without restoring any ...
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How to stop Album Art files from showing in a folder with songs?

How can I stop showing me those selected file from songs folder?
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Why udisks is not in the system

In Ubuntu manual regarding AutomaticallyMountPartitions is described that Nautilus is using udisks to mount partitions. But when I type udisks in terminal system tells that I need to install it. So, ...
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How can I temporarily suspend Nautilus filesystem automounting, without making permanent changes to the system and user configuration?

I have written a tool which automatically formats and copies files to USB flash drives when they are inserted. It needs the drive to be unmounted to format it. Normally Nautilus will automatically ...
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My Nautilus does not detect special Home folders

I had linked my /home/user/Desktop with my Desktop inside Windows 8. I also had liked other folders like Music, Videos, Downloads, .... But unexpectedly I ran my windows using fast boot. then my ...
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How can I access the locational data of the currently selected file or folder?

I want to be able to select a file, run a script with a shortcut and that script gets the path of the file I've selected (or am dragging). I've selected it in nautilus. I know how to run the command, ...
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Nautilus - Open with Sublime - Open in new window

In Nautilus on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, when I choose "open with" and then select "Sublime", the document will always open in any existing instance you have open. If I use the CLI and call subl ...
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How to know current file in large Move operation?

I have large move operation running. I am doing it through the GUI. Is there a way to know what's the current file being moved?
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How can I clean up Connect to Server's recent servers?

My Recent Servers list of Nautilus' Connect to Server dialog is cluttered because instead of listing the recent connections, it lists all the connections I've ever made. It is annoying because ...
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How can I get ImageJ to open all files in the same session?

When I open more than one image from Nautilus in ImageJ they all open in a new session. If I already have one session running and open a new file in Nautilus ImageJ also creates a new session. How can ...
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Nautilus - file does not open as admin

I run an ubuntu server and I installed nautilus in gnome to get the possibility to open a textfile as administrator. But when I right-click on the file and select "open as administrator" I get ...
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Missing new file in Ubuntu 15.04

My question is pretty much the same like this one: The New file operation is missing in context menu. How can I fix it? The only difference is that I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. The accepted answer ...
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ipv6 ssh connection with nautilus (rsp. nemo)

I want to establish an ssh connection to a server with an ipv6 adress via nautilus, nemo, or any equivalent gui file browser. the ssh connection via terminal works just fine. However as soon as I ...
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FTP offline dump

I am having few machines in which internet is not available due to access control protocols. So are there any offline dump setup available for FTP(Nautilus/fire FTP or filezilla);So that i can install ...
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“No object for D-Bus interface” when mounting with Nautilus

I have an internal HDD that gives this error when I try to mount either of its two partitions in Nautilus, while my main HDD works fine. When I use Disks to mount it works but unmounting in Nautilus ...
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My 'USB flash' does not have right permission. I can't copy files into it via Nautilus?

I have a USB cooldisk 8.0 GB. it was full of Windows viruses. I tried to delete them under Ubuntu 13.04, but it didn't allow me to delete anything! I formated it by the software 'Disks' to FAT ...
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Acessing (via terminal) the cifs mount (mounted via nautilus)

I have managed to mount a Windows Share via the nautilus 'connect to server' interface. Anyhow, when trying to access the mount programmatically - it is not accessible $ ll /run/user/1000/gvfs/ ls: ...
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Logged as root changes are not made

Firstly I want to mention that my hard-drive today stopped to boot Ubuntu, because of I/O read errors. The problem seems to be related to a hardware one, not a logical one. I used Hirens tools on a ...
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Directories in /usr/bin/ not openable. The directories seem to be replaced by “link” icons

A link to a screenshot of what the directory looks like when opened in nautilius : I even tried using the terminal to access these directories but to no avail. Output of ls -l -rwxr-xr-x 1 root ...