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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Nautilus not generating thumbnails for GIF images in Ubuntu 15.04

No matter what I try (changing the preview options, deleting the thumbnail cache, etc.), Nautilus in Ubuntu 15.04 does not generate thumbnails for GIF image files. However, it generates a thumbnail ...
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How to add directory bookmark when the parent directory is not readable?

In file dialogs and file managers, it's possible to add bookmarks representing directories, used similar to other "places". To add a bookmark for a directory, I have to enter the parent directory and ...
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How to change the default of Arrange items in Nautilus

In Nautilus the default sorting is Arrange by Name How to change this default action in Nautilus?!
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A file not visible on desktop if one screen is vertically oriented?

I have 2 screen where one is normal horizontal, and the other one is vertical. After I changed that files that I download to desktop are no longer visible. I can see them in Nautilus->Desktop, but ...
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Nautilus GFVS bookmarks disappearing in Save As

I have bookmarked a number of local network folders for easy access within Nautilus. When I try to "Save as" from programs like Thunderbird, or to setup the backup config in filesync, I can't see the ...
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how to make a nautilus context menu script to play media files in local LCD TV

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 32 bit OS and Sony Bravia LCD TV. I want to play media files through LAN. I tried many UPNP servers but none of them provide an easy way to play media files in smart tv. Actually ...
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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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Remove black line from (15.04 - Vivid) Files/Nautilus sidebar

Is there a way to remove the black line from the sidebar of the latest Ubuntu? It sticks out and always causes me to lose focus when I'm working, because it stands out way too much compared to the ...
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Nautilus occasionally stops working

On ubuntu 14.04 LTS, sometimes my computer fails to launch Nautilus. This always happens when I have been working on it for a while (maybe after suspending and waking it again?), never when I just ...
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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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Bash script with execution permissions won't run with dbl click

I have a bash script that has permission to execute, but when I double click it in nautilus it wont execute, instead it opens its text in gedit. In properties it says open with: gedit, and that ...
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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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Disable the message “ these files are on a digital audio player” in na

When I mount my Android phone with USB cable to Ubuntu 12.04 I get "these files are on a digital audio player" and open with rhythmbox in nautilus.This means that I am not able to see any file within ...
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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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Totem always plays file twice

On Ubuntu 15.04, Totem Package version 3.14.2, whenever I open any media from Nautilus in Totem (aka Videos) it always, without change, plays the same file twice. Example: Click on a .mp4/.mp3 in ...
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nautilus connect to server - can not reach filesystem root

Using Ubuntu-Raring I connect via 'Files/Connect-to-server': ssh://root@myhost:mysshport/ connection works ok, but I am connected to '/root' on the target system and can not reach the filesystem root ...
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Compiz desktop background not shown when Nautilus is running

I'm trying to see the Compiz desktop background, so that every desktop has a different wallpaper , but it only shows up when Nautilus is not running. I tried to set org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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Prevent fs (SD card) from getting an item in Unity Launcher

Is there anyway I can prevent the following behavior (running Ubuntu 14.04)? I keep an SD card plugged into my computer, and every time I boot it up or bring it back from suspension, it adds an item ...
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How do I view File Operations when I have closed Nautilus?

For example, when I am copying a file from my documents folder to an external USB, a small window labelled File Operations appears, showing progress etc. However, when I close Nautilus, it disappears ...
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Is there a file manager that opens readme files?

I'm looking for a file manager that shows the content of a readme file when I open a folder, like on github. Is that possible to do? Edit: I know that they are just text files that I can open like ...
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Location of “Connect to Server” mount in a guest session

The question where to find the mount point when connecting to a server through Files has been asked and answered before [1]. However, when logged into a guest session, none of the suggested paths ...
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How to forget sftp password in Nautilus (none in seahorse)

I added the entry sftp://daniel@<somedomain> to my bookmarks in Nautilus. The first time it was accessed it asked for the password but never after that. I cannot remember which option I selected ...
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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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Permissions for accessing my Macintosh HD

I'm using Ubuntu live running off a USB stick (14.04) to access my Mac OS hard drive to an external hard drive. I can no longer access my Mac OS drive (it freezes on launch) and I need to back up my ...
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Nautilus launcher second instance

A few days ago , there was this update . After applying it nautilus created a new icon in the launcher . It was kind of nice 'coz in the normal icon , if u click to maximize a window, it opens a new ...
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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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“Empy Trash” opens Nautilus (Files) window

When trying to empty the Trash (right-clicking on the Trash icon in the launcher and then selecting "Empty Trash"), a new window of Nautilus opens (working directory ~). Is this a bug? Are there any ...
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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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How is mounting samba share in terminal different to mounting in Nautilus?

I have a server operating a samba share that I can happily navigate by browsing the network, finding the server and share. When I open the share I'm asked to log in. I use my username and password and ...
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Nautilus takes an awfully long time to launch for me on 15.04. Does anyone know why?

I'm running 15.04 and have found Nautilus to take about 10 minutes to launch following updates from about two weeks ago. When I look at top it appears that Compiz and Xorg are doing a lot while it is ...
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Run jar from Nautilus - OpenJRE disappeared!

Although I'm frequently using the command line terminal, I find it very irritating when I cannot execute applications from Nautilus. I sometimes write small Swing based Java apps and I've just ...
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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 to open in terminal directory in opened in the most current nautilius window?

I am looking for a command that, when called in terminal, will cd to the directory that is open in the most current nautilus widows. On Mac, I use cdf provided with zprezto/oh-my-zsh that wraps OSX ...
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When i empty the trash automatically the files tab opens. How can i stop this?

I press right click on the trash icon on the left corner of my screen and I chose "empty trash..." Then a pop-up appears that says "Empty all items from trash?" and together with that, a window of ...
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Nautilus 3.6.3: open folder with

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits Gnome-shell 3.6.2 Nautilus 3.6.3 I have installed SMPlayer. It has a useful (to me) option called "Add folder content to SMPlayer playlist" (or something like that, my native ...
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deja-dup ssh method doesn't work - writes locally instead

After years of rsync, I'm giving deja-dup a try. Not so successful, so far: Every attempt to have it write its backup via ssh results in a local directory tree opened at the directory where the ...
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Unable to access Trash when running Nautilus with “sudo nautilus”

When trying to access the Trash area in Nautilus when running it from Terminal with the command: sudo nautilus I get this error: Is this because it is trying to access trash://// which is the ...
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How do I mount an Active Directory Windows share?

How can i mount Active Directory Windows share in Ubuntu 12.04? In 10.04 it was easy mounting a Windows server share i nautilus, but it keeps telling me that my credentials is wrong. And they are not! ...
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Is Nautilus same as Files on 14.04?

14.04 fully updated on notebook and desktop. But Nautilus on notebook and Files on desktop. Why and can I install same on both? Unity on both. Files on desktop does not show free space as Nautilus ...
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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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Can't read and write from hard drive

I have a 1TB hard drive that I recently got, but the problem is that even when formatted I am unable to read and write from the hard drive. Any suggestions? I've tried reformatting it, but the results ...
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how to preview DDS and WEBP images on nautilus?

I have too many images to search at visually, so I cannot open each one of them individually. What I have to do or install to show DDS images previews on nautilus? I would like to preview webp too ...
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Why I can't delete a folder?

Could not remove the folder [Folder name]. Show more details Error removing file: Directory not empty Cancel-Skip All-Skip I tried to delete these folders from terminal with: rm -r
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How to connect to network drive when I'm not home

I have bought a 3 TB WD MyCloud network drive and successfully connected to it through Nautilus using Connect to Server and then smb:// followed by the IP address. I then bookmarked the different ...
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Certain fonts look too small after upgrading

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 today and after that certain fonts are looking smaller than they were before, I tried changing that from the GNOME-tweak-tool as well as Unity-tweak tool, The size increases ...
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How to show full date and time in Nautilus/Files 3.6+ list view?

The list view of Nautilus 3.6 shows the dates files were modified in a variety of ways: the hour and minute if modified on the current day, and the month and day if modified during the current year, ...
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How can remote host be mounted with nautilus from command line to avoid opening a nautilus window?

A remote host can mount with nautilus: nautilus sftp://<target-host> But, in this case a nautilus window is opened. I would like to use this command in a script. How can I avoid window ...
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Impossible to trash files from a folder which is a symbolic link to a NTFS partition folder

Since a few days and the upgrade of my Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04, I cannot send files to trash anymore from some folders. When deleting from Nautilus, I now get a popup saying: “aaa.png” can't be ...
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Enable text file thumbnails in nautilus

In Ubuntu 15.04 (new installation, no upgrade) I cannot find an option to enable thumbnails for text files. In previous Ubuntu versions the first lines of a text file can be seen. Now in Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Highlighting in weird shapes in nautilus

Is there a way (in nautilus) to highlight files in such a way wherein I can highlight a file and then highlight another file on the other side of the window without highlighting anything else?