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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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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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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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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“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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“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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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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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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How can I get desktop icons to show on-screen with mismatched monitors?

My main monitor is on the left and in landscape orientation at 1680x1050. My secondary monitor is on the right and in portrait orientation at 1050x1680. So, overall, my desktop is treated as ...
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Nautilus slow if lot of images are in a directory

I have 400 images in a directory. I look at the directory with nautilus. The first time I open the directory it is very slow, I have a modern laptop with 4 cores and plenty RAM. My use case: open ...
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Nautilus HiDPI support?

I have a Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 with a 3200x1800 screen. I've got most of the system working with HiDPI, but nautilus is still really tiny. What can I do to make it usable?
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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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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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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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raise and focus running application when opening file in nautilus?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with and would like to know how I can configure it so that when I double click on a file, and it opens it with an already running program, it will raise and focus that program. ...
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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 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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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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Symlinks dont work after restarts— then restarting nautilus fixes it

I'm having some problems with soft links that direct to folders in a partition I'm using to share files between Ubuntu and OSX. When I first set everything up it all worked perfectly, but after a ...
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Symlink problems with OSX dual-boot

I'm having some problems with soft links that direct to files in a shared partition I'm using to share files between Ubuntu and OSX. When I first set everything up it all worked perfectly, but after a ...
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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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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 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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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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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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What causes most files to open in Wireshark from Firefox?

Recently I've noticed most files open in Wireshark, which naturally says there's an error. For example, I download a pdf, click it from the download button dropdown, and it opens immediatly in ...
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How to Overlay Text on Icons

I remember back in the day I used to have the opening snippet of txt files shown on my icons. I still have the icon set I used, which includes files like text-txt.icon [Icon Data] ...
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How to get Nautilus and Launcher to show drives mounted in non-standard folder

If I mount a drive in /media or somewhere in my home folder, it automatically shows in both Nautilus (under Devices in its side bar) and on the Launcher. However, if I mount the drive in ...
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Nautilus Folder Custom Icon syncronize

I have a series of photo directories that I synchronize between computers using Dropbox. ~/Dropbox/Pics/Album1 ~/Dropbox/Pics/Album2 In each of these, I have assigned the folder to have a custom ...
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Change Icon Size in Nautilus Sidebar

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. Does anyone out there know of a way that I can change the size of the icons in the nautilus sidebar? For example, the icons that appear next to the items in "Places", ...
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Nautilus trash doesn't show deleted files on other partitions

Ubuntu 14.04 I have created several symlinks in my home folder to folders in another drive. I have changed the permissions of that mounted drive: drwxrwxrwx 6 root root 4,0K oct 13 17:30 media/ ...
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Why are browsing samba shares from Ubuntu (Nautilus) so much slower than browsing from Windows

I have a samba share over the a vpn server. Browsing the share takes 60 times longer from Ubuntu than it takes from Windows. From a Windows 7 Virtual Box (and any other machine in the shop) it takes ...
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LXDE and Nautilus?

I have LXDE desktop installed on Ubuntu 14.04 and Im having issues with the pcmanfmm file manager. Like if I try and copy a file from desktop to my secondary storage drive it says permission denied. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus/nemo file manager hanging on every action

I cannot use nautilus or nemo because of high loading time on each action, many times the applications simply hang and I've busted my time on trying to fix it with no success whatsoever. Here's how ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't show last modification hour when paste conflicting files

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I am working on some C files which I created a week ago. I tried to copy those files into another backup folder on my USB key, where they were already ...
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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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Why does Synapse use Nautilus for all file types instead of the default application?

No matter which file I find via Synapse, it just gets opened in Nautilus. May that be because I recently put Nautilus as my default file manager? Can I change that behavior to the normal action, ...
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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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No automatic thumbnail generation

I recently decided to do a fresh install of 13.10 and ran into a quite peculiar problem. It seems that thumbnails are not generated automatically, when I open a folder in nautilus I can only see a ...
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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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Nautilus can not resize column ubuntu 13.10

I can't resize columns' width (Name, size, etc.) in Nautilus's 'View items as a list' mode after my upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 (32-bit); while I just had point-and-drag in 13.04 .
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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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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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How to switch between nautilus window and (gnome-)terminal

I need a fast possibility to switch between a nautilus window and a (gnome-terminal) in the same working directory. At the moment I'm using the following setup: nautilus -> terminal: ...