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You have to install the nautilus-open-terminal package : sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal Then: nautilus -q in order to reset Nautilus


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To restart nautilus... First, type the following in your terminal to quit nautilus: nautilus -q or killall nautilus Then, open nautilus via Unity menu (press the Super key) or using the run command (Alt+F2)


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Open Nautilus. Open this from the menu bar: Edit → Preferences Select the 'Behavior' tab. Select "Ask each time" under "Executable Text Files". Close the window. Now you can double-click your executable text file in Nautilus to be asked whether to execute or edit your script. Answer credit: Nur


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A bug has been filed about the Nautilus dialog you are seeing as it recommends a potentially dangerous option that could result in data loss. Please do not run the command in this dialog unless you want to delete your saved Windows session and potentially lose unsaved work. Explanation: Why Linux can't open hibernated Windows partitions: You are ...


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If you drop any files in this folder, for example then when you right-click and create a new document, you can select any of these files as a basis for the new file - i.e. a template. For as long as I remember, this has always been a standard feature on many desktops such as Gnome. If you have deleted the folder and need to restore this ...


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For Firefox and Nautilus: You can use Alt+← to go back instead of Backspace. For nautilus 3.6 to bring backspace functionality you need to add this: (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/ShellActions/Up" "BackSpace") under ~/.config/nautilus/accels And then restart nautilus by nautilus -q or killall nautilus In Thunar you have to add ...


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I am a bit puzzled. Ubuntu does have a recycle bin (called either Trash or Rubbish Bin). When you delete a file or folder from Nautilus, it goes to the Rubbish Bin. You can go to the bin and right-click and restore. Or, you can empty your Rubbish Bin if you wish to reclaim the space. Windows is just the same. When you put something in the recycle bin, your ...


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RabbitVCS integrates Git into Nautilus. It is available for Ubuntu from a PPA. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa sudo apt-get update For 11.04 and earlier: sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-nautilus For 11.10 and later: sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-nautilus3 You should reload Nautilus after!


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Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 As far as I know the new Nautilus 3.6.X cuts many features from the 3.4 and older versions. Canonical decided to keep using nautilus 3.4.2 in Ubuntu 12.10 because if this even though Nautilus 3.6 was already released. I don't think it is possible to get the old search behaviour in 3.6 but what I did was to install the SolusOS patched ...


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I tried this and it worked! gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.background active true


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Among other features that were unfortunately removed in Nautilus 3.6 (used by Ubuntu 13.04 by default) was the extra pane/split screen, invoked using F3. It was removed because the GNOME developers thought it didn't work well on touch screens and that placing one Nautilus to one side of the screen with another to the opposite side fulfilled the same purpose. ...


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It's not obvious looking at the user interface that there are any shortcuts. However most of the ones that worked in Nautilus 3.4.2 (as used in 12.04) still work in 3.6. This list may not be exhaustive, feel free to edit this answer to add more if I have missed any out. All the following work in Nautilus 3.6 (as shipped with Ubuntu 13.04): New tab Ctrl+T ...


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Well, I filled a bug report on bugzilla.gnome.org and I feel stupid now... This feature still exists. The solution is to create a blank file named for instance new inside the ~/Templates/ folder of your home directory.


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It's in gsettings (& dconf-editor), to do from cli use gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false From gui open dconf-editor (install dconf-tools) as in screen


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The simplest option is to open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T, and type: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount-open false


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The GNOME developers removed it. Here are the changes made to remove it. If you are a coder you could put it back in your system. Or wait for someone else ;-) Here is the bugreport asking for it to come back. Other things removed ... Compact View ‘Type Ahead Find’ ‘New file’ templates Application Menu ‘Go’ menu F3 split screen ‘tree’ ...


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You first need to install the package nautilus-open-terminal from Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager Then goto command line and type nautilus -q Then open nautilus and you can find "Open in Terminal" If you want to assign a keyboard shortcut to this action, please consult the following Q&A: Keyboard shortcut for "open a terminal ...


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An example of a .desktop file to select vim terminal editor for your files in the Open with other application dialog is [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Vim Text Editor (Console) Comment=Edit text files in a console using Vim Exec=vim %u Terminal=true Type=Application Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/vim.svg Categories=Application;Utility;TextEditor; ...


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I'd say the quickest way is to press Ctrl+L... then you can copy it.


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You can do this in the Nautilus (Also called "Files") preferences window. Here's how: 1) Make sure you have "Files" (program) running (or else the menus will NOT bring you the correct sub menus when you click on them) 2) Click Edit, Preferences 3) On the Views tab, select the List View viewing option next to "View new folders using:" and click close. ...


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You can type in the terminal: cd /home/myUser/some/long/path/to/a/directory An then nautilus . This will be open nautilus in the folder /home/myUser/some/long/path/to/a/directory (the period is the current directory) Or in the Terminal just type: nautilus /home/myUser/some/long/path/to/a/directory Regards.


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When a drive is connected and its filesystem loaded, it is mounted, as if with the mount (or pmount) command, to a location on the root filesystem (usually somewhere inside /media). When the filesystem is no longer needed, it can be unmounted (as if with the umount or pumount commands), which flushes any pending writes to disk, so that you can remove the ...


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Finally figured it out.. first sudo apt-get install dconf-tools nautilus-open-terminal, then run dconf-editor and set the org/gnome/desktop/interface/can-change-accels boolean on. Then open nautilus using this command (to disable Unity global menu Temporarily): nautilus -q UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 nautilus Now you can mouseover the action in the file menu, and ...


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Open the file user-dirs.dirs in your ~/.config folder with your favorite text editor. Comment out the line about the folder, which you do not want to be in the nautilus left pane. I commented about the Videos folder. .......... .......... ......... XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents" XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music" XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures" ...


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As of Ubuntu 13.04, apparently, pressing Ctrl+D adds a bookmark to the folder you're in.


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There are two workarounds I've found to approximate this feature. Using the tiling features in Unity: Open Nautilus. Hit Super-Ctrl-Left Arrow to tile the window to the left edge of the screen. Hit Ctrl-N to open a new window and navigate to the target directory. Hit Super-Ctrl-Right Arrow to tile the window to the right edge of the screen. Drag and drop ...


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The MTP specification doesn't support the basic open/read/write/close operations that are required to implement normal file access on Linux - it only provides upload/download for files, and that's what the MTP backend implements. So Nautilus will copy files just fine, but as soon as you try to use an application that doesn't explicitly account for the ...


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Custom bookmarks To add and remove custom bookmarks, refer to the documentation in Files ▸ Help ▸ Edit folder bookmarks: Add a bookmark: Open the folder (or location) that you want to bookmark. Click the gear button in the toolbar and pick Bookmark this Location. Delete a bookmark: Click on Files in the top bar and pick ...


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Nautilus's thumbnailing routines actually come from the libgnome-desktop library, so it is possible to run the same thumbnailers outside of the file manager. The API is a little complex, but the following Python script should help: #!/usr/bin/python import os import sys from gi.repository import Gio, GnomeDesktop def make_thumbnail(factory, filename): ...


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You want RabbitVCS: http://rabbitvcs.org/ It's a program that integrates with Nautilus and is even inspired by tortoise svn. There is news it will support git in the future, although no news on bzr support (which is what Ubuntu developers like to use)



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