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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How Do I ReOrder The Nautilus Right-Click Menu

How can I reorder the Nautilus context menu? When I right-click on an archive the top item is "Open with Archive Manager" but way down the bottom is "Extract Here". I would like to put the "Extract ...
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How to make a .desktop file that matches all files and dirs?

I have a script that I want to be available for the "Open With..." context menu for Nautilus (or less helpfully, "Files") running in Gnome Shell. I've created a .desktop file and registered it with ...
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How can I make all applications use Nemo's file selection dialog instead of Nautilus?

I switched to nemo a long time ago, because I think it's superior to nautilus in many ways. One small thing bothers me however: Whenever I want to open a document in gedit (or evince, but I'm sure ...
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Recent media not updated in VLC when opening file from Nautilus

When I use Ctrl+O from within VLC to play a file, it will save the file to the list displayed in the Open Recent Media menu. But when adding file to VLC via Nautilus it does not get added to Open ...
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Nautilus : “Send via Bluetooth” in Context Menu

I use nautilus as my default file manager. Very frequently I need to transfer files to other devices via bluetooth. Is there some way to add a "Send Via Bluetooth" option in the right click context ...
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Popping up the folder when clicking “Show in Folder”

Using Ubuntu 13.04, whenever I downloaded something using Google Chrome, I can click on the downloaded file, and click "Show in Folder". Currently it does not also pop up the window (nautilus) that ...
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FTPS client, preferably integrated in Nautilus?

I like Nautilus for FTP/WebDAV, but how to use it with an FTPS server? When I enter ftps:// Nautilus says Don't recognize this file server type. Is there any plugin? Or something as quick and ...
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How to disable trash for remote filesystems in Nautilus?

Is there a way to tell Nautilus (or gvfs) to avoid using the Trash when deleting files on remote filesystems? Before Nautilus 2.5.0 there was a filesystem-attributes.xml that had a "trash" flag, but ...
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Nautilus slow on Ubuntu 12.10

Since I installed ubuntu 12.10 I noticed that nautilus is a bit slow. Especially when switching between windows loading is not instantaneous but I have to wait about 2 seconds to change the window. ...
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How to edit nautilus side menu transparency and font color?

I've been trying to customize my Ubuntu 12.04 Unity desktop. I am describing what I've done until now to make it easier to understand what is my practical question. Please don't refer to it as too ...
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how to disable luks partition from showing up in nautlus panel

I have a luks setup with encrypted partition. And I don't want everyone on my computer to see that I have such partition. Unfortunately it shows up in the nautilus "devices" panel as "Encrypted ...
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RabbitCVS no context menus in Nautilus

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and have installed RabbitVCS via the synaptic package manager (rabbitvcs-cli, rabbitvcs-gedit and rabbitvcs-nautilus). The nautilus file manager is showing icons on the ...
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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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Increase text size in list display

In List display text size is much smaller than icon size. With very small zoom (30%) text proportion looks good to me, although everything is too small ;-) then increasing size, text size lags size of ...
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Is there a way to add the status bar to files ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and the file manager changed it's Files instead of Nautilus, but now there's no status bar where I can view the amount of diskspace. I have a 120 GB SSD so I would very much ...
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Disable client side decorations in Nautilus (Gnome 3.10)

If I open a Nautilus window via terminal using sudo or gksudo command, client side decorations seem to be disabled and I get the “old style” windows decorations: Can someone retrace this behavior? ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Bad application startup drawing (e.g., chromium)

I have always noticed a small graphical performance issue in my ten years experience with GNU/Linux. The problem is related to how applications are drawn when started. Typically, on my machine, when ...
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“user.mime_type” in desktop environment

Context Guidelines for extended attributes (FreeDesktop) says: user.mime_type: Sets the MIME type of a file explicitly. This attribute is documented by the "Shared MIME-info Database ...
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Is there a way to join multiple Nautilus windows into one window with different tabs?

Many times I end up with many Nautilus windows open. I would like to reduce clutter by joining them into one window with different tabs. Is there a(n easy) way?
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Can Nautilus' recursive search show the full path of results?

In Nautilus 3.8 (in Ubuntu Saucy/13.10), if I just start typing, Nautilus will automatically search through Tracker's database and present me with recursive search results. But by default, there is no ...
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Use variables in Nautilus location bar?

Is it possible to use variables (like $JAVA_HOME) in the Nautilus location bar? I think this will be useful to access certain locations easily.
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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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Present description tooltip when hovering the pointer on files

I wish to see a description of a file when mouse hovers over that file much like you get "program name" when you hover over an icon in launcher. How can I do it? In my view there must be some CSS ...
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Nautilus doesn't remember sorting options

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and am using the Gnome desktop with no effects. I guess it is Nautilus that I get when I click on Places from the menu. My problem is that if I save a file in a ...
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How can I add “recent documents” to the bookmarks sidebar?

I really like the "recent documents" bookmark that appears when I'm adding a file with a dialog opened by a program. How can I do so that it always appears among the bookmards in the sidebar when I ...
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Nautilus / Files does not use icon theme

I just installed a new icon theme on my laptop (ubuntu 13.04). Unfortunately, nautilus/files (version 3.6.3) keeps showing the wrong folder icons (from the Humanity-Theme). As far as I can tell, every ...
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add bookmark to files Places?

I want to add a custom bookmark to nautilus places "books" with custom icon, not in "bookmarks" under "network" but in the normal places with home and desktop.
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Ubuntu jumps folders when saving files

Whenever I want to save a file in a directory that has 1 sub folder, Ubuntu has this REALLY annoying habit of jumping into that folder when I click save and I specifically ask it to save in the first ...
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USB HDD not visible in nautilus/nemo

The HDD is visible in the 'disks' utility. I can mount the one and only partition on that drive using mount. gvfs-mount Recognizes the disk: $ gvfs-mount --list ... Drive(2): 750 GB Hard Disk Type: ...
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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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How can I add an SSL client certificate/key globally in Ubuntu?

I have a web server which requires a client certificate to establish an SSL connection (SSLVerifyClient require in apache). In firefox or chrome, I simply import the .p12-file containing my ...
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How can I assign hotkey on nautilus option “open file in text editor”?

Im used to F4 in Total Commander, and now looking for how to set it in nautilus.
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Filemanagers crash all the time

I'm using Lubuntu 12.04 and having problems with the filemanager. When I try to open the filemanager nothing happens. In the dmesg log the following error is shown: pcmanfm[2330]: segfault at 10 ip ...
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Script to quit and restart nautilus doesn't work

As I pointed out in my question nautilus theme problem in 12.04 I have to type 4 commands after every logon as workaround for a theming problem. Since I didn't find a real solution I decided to put ...
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nautilus theme problem in 12.04

I have encountered a strange theme problem since I updated to 12.04 some days ago: Nautilus needs some extra treatment after every login in order to obey the theme. It concerns every user. After every ...
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Nautilus is very slow when there are more than 40 items in a folder

Nautilus is very slow when there are more than 40 items in a folder. It takes quite a long time to open the folder, about 5 seconds. Basically in this folder I only have subfolders which have other ...
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How can I drag & Drop a JPG-File into Scribus?

If I try to drag&drop a JPG (or other Graphic file) from Nautilus via the Unity Dash into Scribus, the Dash symbol’s are "grayed" and only some App's are usable but not Scribus. How can I make ...
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How do I upload pictures to picasa using Nautilus scripts?

I'm looking for a Nautilis script to upload a picture to a Picasa Album using GoogleCL Here is my script : zenity --info --title "File" --text "$NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_FILE_PATHS" --height 18 ...
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How to prevent Nautilus panes from resizing automatically?

The "Extra Pane" (F3) view in Nautilus automatically resizes in a couple situations. Is there a way to turn this off so they each stay at 50%? The two situations are when there's one tab on one side ...
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How to prevent Nautilus from launching when I press Super key?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. The problem is when I press the Super key without any additional combination to open the dash board, Nautilus is opened too. This is really weird and awful and ...
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Can Nautilus automatically close the window after a file is opened?

In Mac's OS X, if you hold option while opening a file, the nautilus window will automatically close (after opening the file). This works whether you double-click the file or use the keyboard shortcut ...
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“Copy to” and “Move to” context menu options in Nautilus3

I used to remove the actions I do not need in good old nautilus2 by editing the /usr/share/nautilus/ui/nautilus-directory-view-ui.xml file. Is there any way to modify the context menu in the latest ...
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Unable to mount webdav, no error messages

I' trying to mount a webdav service in Nautilus on Ubuntu 12.04. I originally had crash errors with tracker-miner-fs, but after updating to most resent build any attempt to connect still leaves me ...
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Is there a way to pre-populate the location area in the nautilus “open file” or “save as” dialogs?

I wonder if it is possible have Nautilus Gnome/Unity configured to always pre-populate the location area in the "open file" or "save as" dialogs . I want to pre-populate it with the current ...
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(Another) How to show full date and time in Nautilus/Files 3.10+ list view?

This question is essentially a follow up or continuation of: How to show full date and time in Nautilus/Files 3.6+ list view? ...but b/c this isn't ANSWERING that question, I'm disallowed from ...
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please help, cant open files/folders after upgrade, emergency

Help me please :(, I recommended to a friend to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but he had no backup of his files. When the upgrade proccessfinished and he rebooted his laptop, after login, he tried t ...
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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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Why has nautilus' “Send to…” context menu replaced with “Email…”

I have been using Ubuntu for quite sometime and I've always seen the context menu "Send to..." where a dialog pops up showing all the places I could send my file to. But, after upgrading to 14.04, I ...
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Why do file transfers over USB slow down my whole computer?

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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Nautilus (semi-)randomly quitting

A few days ago I upgraded Windows XP to Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I had troubles with my graphical driver, so I downloaded the official NVIDIA driver. Everything seemed flawless, except for when I had two ...