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 change the color of an icon

Gnome-shell's desktop is unusable with any light colored wallpaper as the icon names (also white) are unreadable. There doesn't seem to be anyway to change their color, changing various themes ...
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Have to run dropbox with `~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd`, why not just dropbox?

I've had nemo file manager with the dropbox extension but after the problem of nemo 2.0 that couldn't render the desktop properly, I removed both of them, and installed nautilus. Now, I am trying to ...
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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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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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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 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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Open Remote Terminal Location from Nemo in Ubuntu 13.10

In Nautilus it was possible to build up a ssh connection to a remote server via passphrase. Then you could bookmark the address and go there really fast. This still works in Nemo with Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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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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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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“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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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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mouse hover descriptions

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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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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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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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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Disable sounds in Nautilus

With upgrade to Quantal, Nautilus makes some sounds when moving between folders and when closing folder properties window. I have all sounds disabled from System Settings (muted) and didn't find any ...
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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 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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How to move downloads folder from bookmarks to places?

I cant move the downloads folder from bookmarks to places in 14.04.. I did some mistakes and first I lost the downloads folder. Now I cant move it into the places. Does anybody have an idea?
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Using gui (nautilus, say) to copy root files while preserving permissions

Using a gui, I would like to copy a folder hierarchy in which some files belong to a user, some to root, producing an exact copy (same file permissions in target). Using gksudo nautilus allows ...
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Folders not showing up in 'Recent' view in 14.04

If I open up what is now called files, and click on 'recent' in the left hand column, it gives me all the files I've used recently well enough, but none of the folders. Folders are how I keep ...
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Settings pages doesn't display properly after dist-upgrade

I added the main Gnome PPA to get latest "Nautilus" version. Because Ubuntu repository has old one. After dist-upgrade mouse cursor disappeared I already fix it. Also settings page do not display ...
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Nautilus cannot handle “computer” locations

When I Run Naultilus as Root by Command: gksudo nautiuls It works Well. But When I Click On menu-bar Go to Computer, I get Error: "Could not display "computer:".", "Nautilus cannot handle "computer" ...
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Possible to have a deeper zoom on Images in Nautilus?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and its Files app. I guess this is Nautilus as well. When I zoom images I can zoom like 4-5 steps in, but images are still too small to view details. Can I zoom more levels ...
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How do I get thumbnails when viewing — and particularly uploading - photo files

Coming from the Windows world, I am used to being about to change the "View" when viewing files, to show Thumbnails of pictures for instance or to just show file names and details like size and ...
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Enqueue Nautilus file operations

Copying (or moving) files in parallel can degrade so much the performance. I usually need to copy large amount of files over network using the nautilus (using stuff like smb:// or sftp:// urls). The ...
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Desktop's “Connect to Server” function repeatedly asks for SSH password after connecting

I would like to use the "Connect to Server" function (available from the Ubuntu desktop menu) to open a Nautilus window showing the file system of another machine through SSH, since I find it easier ...
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nautilus freezes when copying files in externel devices

i'm unable to transfer files to any external devices mounted on my system such as phone(nexus4), pendrive / external hd (ntfs) partitions. I followed this procedure ...
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How does one add items to the “Send to” menu in Nautilus?

You can add items to the Create document right-click context menu by simply adding items to ~/Templates. Is there a similar method which allows you to add options to the Send to context menu of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, internal error: nautilus crashed

I'm experiencing this error in Ubuntu 12.04, usually a couple of minutes after having logged in. The description is (I'll post a resumé, since is not possible for me to post images yet): Sorry, ...
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Folder containing media automatically closes

I have 2 folders that contain music and videos respectively.The videos were all downloaded using the youtube add-on to firefox 1 or 2 of the files in my folders cause nautilus to close or crash. Is ...
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How to redefine nautilius unmount to turn off the unmounted hard drive as well?

I have just installed an hdd caddy for my second hard drive. I would like nautilus to turn it off when all of its partitions are turned off (to simplify it we can assume that there is only one ...
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Is mounting Box with FTP a workable solution?

I have been searching high and low for a solution to be able to mount Box as a drive with Ubuntu 13.10. As you all know, there is no Linux sync tool except the very limited one at github here, which ...