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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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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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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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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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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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First of all, open a nautilus window to the directory you wish to add. Then click the small cog icon in the top right of the nautilus window and click the 'Bookmark this location' entry. It will be added to the "Bookmarks" section of the sidebar.


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Follow these steps: Install dconf-editor because it isn't installed by default. Hit Alt+F2, type dconf-editor and hit Enter. In dconfg-editor goto: org ➤ gnome ➤ nautilus ➤ preferences Click on executable-text-activation and from drop down menu select: launch: to launch scripts as programs. OR ask: to ask what to do via a dialog. Close ...


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Switch back to icon view, so you can click outside the area of where the folders are. In list view, clicking anywhere will select the row you're clicking on. Alternatively, you can just press Ctrl+Shift+N to create a new folder. Would also be reasonable to file a bug that it's not easy to create a new folder with right clicking in list view when screen is ...


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Nautilus bookmark settings To manage bookmarks go to the Files menu in the panel to open the Bookmarks dialog. There we may enter a name and a path of a bookmark to appear in the Nautilus left side panel in the Bookmarks section: Bookmark an opened directory Alternatively open the directory you want to bookmark. Then click on the cogwheel top right to ...


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To restore all of the features that they "rem(impr)oved" in nautilus 3.6, the simplest way is to install Nemo, which was forked by the Mint developers because of the removed features. Because it's included in ubuntu 13.04, you don't need to add any extra apt repository. Just sudo apt-get install nemo is enough. It uses the same icon we used to see for ...


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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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You can create a new folder by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N Or right clicking when there is a space to right click not on a folder. You can also click on the gear icon on the top right of the window and click "New Folder".


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Create a simple nautilus script can also open a folder as root. #!/bin/bash gksudo nautilus $NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_FILE_PATHS Save the above script as Open folder as root in your ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/. On right click you will have an option under scripts, Open folder as root. And you can open a folder as root after providing your root password. ...


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Yes I got it.. It's marlin file manager If you want to install execute following commands in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:marlin-devs/marlin-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install marlin Hope it helps you..


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You may want to use Templates directory (or how is called in your language) from your home directory in this sense. Files from this folder will appear in the New Document menu. So, add the files with the extension what you want in this folder and you can create them after files with the same extension from the right click menu: Moreover, if you add some ...


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Assuming the Windows machine is still accessible over the network, you can use a port scanning program to scan for the VNC server it's running. If host name discovery is not working, it's often faster and easier to scan your network for the running server than to troubleshoot it. This may seem complicated at first, but port scanning soon becomes a very ...


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I just upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 and I was suprised that my bookmarks are all gone in Nautilus! I found that old ~/.gtk-bookmarks file has been replaced with ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks file. So all I had to do was copy / paste old bookmarks to new file. The syntax is the same. Hope this helps someone.


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I had the same problem and found out that the trash had the wrong owner. So I deleted the trash folder and made a new one. Steps: cd ~/.local/share ls -la | grep Trash Now you have to look if it has the right owner. If the owner is root - delete the folder with: sudo rm -r Trash mkdir Trash && chmod 700 Trash Hope I could help and that it solved ...


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You can get back the full date by recompiling nautilus: sudo apt-get build-dep nautilus sudo apt-get install quilt export QUILT_PATCHES=debian/patches apt-get source nautilus cd nautilus* quilt new 999_full_dates.patch quilt edit libnautilus-private/nautilus-column-utilities.c Change line 77 from "attribute", "date_modified", to "attribute", ...


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Overview To find the metadata for a folder you need to use the command gvfs-info foldername for example gvfs-info /home/homefolder/Desktop In the list that returns you will see the attribute metadata::nautilus-default-view which describes the default view. You can change this attribute using the command gvfs-set_attribute foldername attribute newvalue ...


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This is one of the main reasons I always use List View: It's not always ideal. Some file managers have a multi-pane option. Nautilus used to but this was stripped back. There has been a bit of a struggle to get it back but I'm not sure how viable that is now. I use Dolphin these days (I'm also a KDE user so that makes sense for me) which might be an ...


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I'm going to risk answering this question since I now feel I have collected enough information on this issue. Basically downgrading to Nautilus 3.4 seems not to be an option at this time; it was coded for an earlier version of GTK, thus it wont compile on Ubuntu 13.10. The only practical way is installing a different file browser. As it happens, Nemo is ...


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You can try to edit the Nautilus source code to scale the font in the zoom like in Nautilus 3.4. 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. First of all, I set the Nautilus Prefereces in "List View" as Default View and "200%" the zoom in List View Defaults. ...


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My solution is to add an option for “Open as Administrator” to directories. As you can see, there is no “Open as Administrator” option when you right click on a folder: First, add the package repository by opening your Terminal and typing: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps A message will appear: You are about to add the following PPA to ...


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Having the same problem. A workaround I've found through random clicking is to turn on desktop icons. This can be done with dconf-editor or ubuntu-tweak-tool. The second is the easiest: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak-tool Then launch it from the menu. Under System/Desktop Icons you'll find a toggle to enable icons on the desktop. Switch this on, and ...


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The status bar has changed since the previous version of Nautilus, though the functionality it provided should be relatively intact. The status bar acts as a transient overlay, now, so it doesn't take up as much space. It appears when it thinks it has something useful to tell you. If you select some files, you will see a bubble at the bottom of the window ...


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I met the same problem and I found the following solution: 1) gedit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs remove the list you do not want. however, once you login again, it will reset, so --> 2) echo "enabled=false" > ~/.config/user-dirs.conf For the above solution I got from: http://jamesmcminn.com/2012/12/removing-entries-from-nautilus-3-6-places/ alternatively, ...


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In newer releases, gvfs user-mounts are moved to the /run filesystem /run/user/<username>/gvfs see Why do my gvfs mounts not show up under ~/.gvfs or /run/user/<login>/gvfs? [not flagged as duplicate because the answers there are unclear] If you want to keep the old links / scripts etc., just do rmdir ~/.gvfs/ ln -s ...


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No, it is not possible to do so. The reasoning of "is it really not possible to do so" might be uninteresting, but I can say something about why it isn't, and probably shouldn't be, possible. Fair warning: the answer is wordy. Its lengthy, but I believe its sensible. While I highly recommend that you do read on, feel free to not read on. The design of ...



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