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You have to install the nautilus-open-terminal package from the universe repositories for Ubuntu versions up to Ubuntu 15.04: sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal If you want to install it with apturl, use this URL: apt://nautilus-open-terminal Then: nautilus -q In order to restart Nautilus In Ubuntu 15.10, the functionality is already ...


The simplest option is to open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T, and type: gsettings set automount-open false


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


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)


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 ...


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


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 (...


Ubuntu 14.04 and up With the upcoming new Ubuntu LTS release type-ahead-find will be the default behaviour in Nautilus again. You can use a dconf key to switch between the different search modes: enable type-ahead-find: gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences enable-interactive-search true disable type-ahead-find in favor of recursive search: ...


First, reset all previous folder view preferences by deleting ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata (source) Next, open Nautilus and select Edit -> Preferences -> Views (tab) -> View new folders using , and change to List View:


Well, I filled a bug report on 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. → On non-English installations, the templates directory might have another name. One can find the actual directory with xdg-user-dir ...


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. ...


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!


You can type in the terminal: cd /home/myUser/some/long/path/to/a/directory and then: nautilus . The above command will 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


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 ...


Turns out, it is. You will need dconf-editor tool, which can be installed by with sudo apt-get install dconf-tools. Run dconf-editor in your terminal. Browse to org -> gnome -> desktop - media-handling. Uncheck automount-open.


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 ...


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


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 ...


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


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 ...


To quickly get a file path in Nautilus we can use the right click context entry "Copy" to copy the file path to the clipboard. Then just "Paste" (resp. "Paste Filenames") this path from the clipboard to the other application, e.g. a text editor.


Custom icon selection In the file manager (nautilus): right click a folder's icon click on properties in the contextual menu in the properties window click on the framed icon (top left) that should open the dialog to choose a new icon Pick an icon from /usr/share/icons Note - the default folder icons are in the Humanity sub-folder. Nautilus bookmark ...


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’ view ...


Got same ergonomic problem! Ctrl+D or Add Bookmark will function only when "desired link folder" is selected on Location Bar. "Bookmarks" will appear only on Places (Nautilus) after placing one bookmark. Not so friendly IMO... References: "Adding a Bookmark To add a bookmark, open the folder or location that you want to bookmark, then choose Places->Add ...


nautilus-open-terminal and nautilus-actions packages are available in Universe repository of Ubuntu 14.04. So run the below commands to enable universe repository and also to install above mentioned packages. sudo add-apt-repository universe sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions Finally run ...


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


You want RabbitVCS: 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)


In order to achieve that.. you should edit the Nautilus source code and the nautilus.desktop file or using another file manager that allows this, such as nemo. NOTE: In this example I'm running ubuntu 13.04 with nautilus (files) 3.6.3. You can test this in a virtual machine to see if everything is OK. 1) Make sure you have enable the Source code ...


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" #...


In the Server Address field type the following: davs:// The user@ and path parts are of course optional, so, if needed, you can just type: davs:// If you need, you may provide a password as well: davs://

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