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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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Warning messages when opening Nautilus from a terminal in Ubuntu 15.04

When I execute 'nautilus' from a terminal in Ubuntu 15.04 I see the following warning messages: (nautilus:12087): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_icon_theme_get_for_screen: assertion 'GDK_IS_SCREEN ...
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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 ...
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Connect to sftp server when running thunar as root

I would like to open a file browser such as thunar or nautilus as root and connect to a sftp server. However when I try this with thunar it will just show the red X bubble icon for any sftp address I ...
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Bring back `BackSpace` Keyboard Shortcuts on nautilus and thunar

I want to use the "BackSpace" button as a shortcut key on nautilus. I want to return to the previous folder whilst browsing the Home folder, just like windows 7. Also I want the same thing while ...
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issue with resizing nautilus window in gnome metacity

Recently upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. Previously I was using gnome metacity as my desktop. (Couldn't work well with unity). I did not find any issues with the resizing in the last version I was using. ...
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How to make nautilus the default file manager in LXDE

Correcting this question, I've realised that I was - and still am - unable to sync folders with ubuntu one, because pcmanfm is still my default LXDE file manager, despite the fact that I've changed ...
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Applications are hiding in x-nautilus-desktop after they minimized

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 in default mode I think it's x-nautilus-desktop. There are no icons only command prompt is coming after i pressed Ctrl + Alt + T. Everything is okay but when I minimized any ...
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Change Nautilus file view

In Nautilus you can view files as a list or as a grid. Both options take too much space on the screen and I am wondering if there is an even smaller list view that can be used to list my files without ...
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Nautilus issues

I recently used Nautilus (from /usr/share/applications as a double click on "File") to "make a link" for a desktop icon. This worked fine once I changed the permissions to executable. However when I ...
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File Manager Hang on Ubuntu 10.04

When I try to open a folder, it will display "Opening [folder]..." on the taskbar, but it shortly disappears and nothing happens. When I log out, something informs me that File Manager is not ...
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Preview of pictures in zip or rar file in Nautilus

Xubuntu is a very nice feature that is a preview (pictures) the zip file in your Thunar file browser. How to do this in Nautius / Ubuntu.
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Ubuntu Flickering windows

I recently installed nautilus 3.1.12 following this website and it have left me flickering windows. All my browser, ide, options are flickering and it seems like the ui is basic one not gnome. How to ...
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Context menu shadow stuck on trash

Occasionally, the context menu gets stuck on trash this has happened ever since 12. Sometimes when I right click on the Trash icon in Nautilus/File Browser, only the shadow appears, and is stuck ...
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Where is the »open as administrator« option in Nautilus gone?

Till Ubuntu 11.10 there the context or edit menu had an option to open a specific folder as administrator. This option came with the package nautilus-gksu. Now it vanished. Does anybody know how to ...
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How can i connect to a server via SCP in Lubuntu 15?

In windows I can use WinSCP, and it's said in this thread (What is a program similar to WinSCP?) that you can use Nautilus's bulit-in function to do this job. But in Lubuntu there's only this pcmanfm. ...
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Manager Nautilus

The Nautilus manager is good, but I think he needs supplements, despite many extensions. Could have the action open as root it, show how much storage is being used. For this what would be the best ...
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How to set nemo as default instead of nautilus? [duplicate]

I have recently installed nemo with: sudo apt-get install nemo But I am finding that other applications still are using nautilus to open folders like for instance the Unity search still opens its ...
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How can I empty the trash without first opening it?

The only way I've seen how to empty the trash is to use the Empty Trash button that is displayed after choosing Go | Trash in Nautilus. If there are too many items in the trash it can take a long time ...
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Issues installing dropbox in ubuntu 14.04

I'm absolute beginner in the Ubuntu universe. I come from Win7. I installed Ubuntu yesterday and I need some basic applications like dropbox. In a first instance I installed it from the software ...
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Disable Text File Preview in Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 I find that text files are displayed with a preview in the icons. I do not want to disable preview for all file types because I need thumbnails for images, media and various other ...
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How can I change the default Nautilus Bookmarks?

So when I add a new user, I want them to have a nice set of Nautilus bookmarks pre-loaded. If I look in: ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks I see this: ... file:///home/myuserid/Documents ...
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Dragging and dropping from browser to Nautilus saves link instead of file, how to change default action?

When I drag and drop -- say an image -- from any internet browser to the desktop or any folder under Nautilus, it will save it as a Link. Now if I hold down Ctrl while I drag and drop, it will ...
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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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Can't unzip compressed files - Ubuntu 15.04

So, here's what I'm faced with atm: I am unable to unzip any type of compressed files - 7z, tar, bz, zip, rar, etc. I've tried in front-ends (nautilus and PCMan) and terminal (unzip, tar, etc) and ...
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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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Is there a way to add shred to right-click menu?

BleachBit lets you shred either folders or files if you use the menu from within the program but is it possible to add a shred option to the menu when you right click on a file or folder that you may ...
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Nautilus shortcut for mounting gdocs?

So I have this: alias gdox='google-drive-ocamlfuse -m ~/Documents/myUserId@GDocs' Is there a way to make a shortcut (or something else) in Nautilus so that I can see the above and access it by ...
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Problems with Dropbox since Ubuntu upgrade 14.10 -> 15.04

I upgraded Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04. I have the problem that Nautilus crashes when I open the Dropbox folder from the icon in the top bar. The icons on the desktop disappear and the launcher just ...
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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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Nautilus - screen tearing after scrolling

When I scroll in Nautilus some entries don't refresh properly. It doesn't matter if I scroll with the scroll wheel on my mouse or with page-up, page-down, home or end keys. It doesn't happen if I ...
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How to get a “refresh” right click action?

I'm new to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I want a 'refresh' option, like in Windows when you right click on desktop. Can anyone help me to get that option in Ubuntu?
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Force file extension to open with specific app (Extensions like .exe, .jpg, .mp4…)

I have already read the question about Creating .desktop files to use on the "Open with other application" tab but this is not what I want, I want to be able to click on the file in Dash or ...
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Nautilus “open in terminal” extension will not propagate SSH_AUTO_SOCK?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, up-to-date; nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal are installed and updated: [romano:~] % wajig status nautilus nautilus-open-terminal Package Installed ...
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Nautilus copy/paste suddenly stop working, how to workaround? qdbus?

I use ubuntu 14.04. As copy/paste for no reason suddenly fails, since nautilus on ubuntu 12.10, I am looking for a workaround. The workaround can be any trick you came by. I have several (10+) tabs ...
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Unable to restart Nautilus (required by Dropbox)

Every time I log in dropbox opens up the screen informing me that Nautilus needs to be restarted. Clicking the restart button does nothing though. If I enter terminal and run nautilus -q it ...
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Update to Nautilus 3.12.2 to run dropbox

Recently I have been unable do run dropbox on Ubuntu 14.04. A proposed solution is to update to Nautilus Nautilus 3.12.2. I would like to know if it is safe, especially for one like me who does not ...
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How to add “open with custom command” option in right click menu of Nautilus

Sometimes while going to open a file from Nautilus I do not find the intended application in "open with" menu on right click. Or the desired application remains hidden in a long list of applications. ...
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Nautilus crashes when trying to open workgroup folder in windows network (Ubuntu 14.04) [closed]

I'm taking the first steps in the OS Ubuntu. started in Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and after messing the OS because of Draftsight I decided to make a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 32bit. (Draftsight works ...
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Why do options sometimes appear grey in the context menu even when they are available?

I can't determine when, but often the context menu shows options in gray when they shouldn't because they are activated and you can used them. I have seen this with resize, with paste (after copying ...
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Woke uo this morning to find out that nautilus icon are bigger

After an update last night, login to my Laptop and open Nautilus, to find out that all icons are bigger than usual settings. please kindly assist me