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Depending on what those files do for Windows, that might be the reason. If you're NOT dual booting and/or you know that they're not system files that your Windows installation would need, you can try to put them in a .hidden folder to see if that works


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A simple way to use a "." as the first symbol of the name. Or you can put the file inside a folder and rename the folder by having a "." as the first symbol of the folder's name. Examples: .hidden .folder .hiddenfolder .file .title Automatically, the folders/files will be hidden. Then, when you want to see the hidden items again, you'll have to press Ctrl ...


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In nautilus you can not hide a certain file extension. File extensions can be deceiving! But I wrote a for loop in shell for you: for file in *.xxx; do mv $file .${file%%}; done This will hide all files with .xxx extension in your current working directory.


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First run sudo apt-get purge gedit gedit-common sudo apt-get clean Then after install gedit using sudo apt-get install gedit It should work.


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I installed nautilus-terminal. It gives you a small embedded terminal inside nautilus. The directory in the embedded terminal is identical to the directory you are watching in nautilus. So you can use the touch command there without opening a separate terminal and changing directories manually.


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This happened to me after installing the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package. I tinkered a bit and now Nautilus looks right again (it's back to using the Ubuntu font, as it normally does in Ubuntu). Here is my procedure: 1) I opened a terminal and executed this fontconfig command: $ fc-cache -rv 2) After the command finished, I logged out and logged ...


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It seems that there is no management mechanism for Nautilus' recent files. activity-log-manager only works for Dash.


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Sometimes Nautilus lags behind on filesystem changes. I don't think I've ever experienced a delay that allowed me to post a whole question but oh well. You can refresh Nautilus by pressing F5, or changing directory and then back.


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As of now with Ubuntu 14.04, the method of creating a .desktop file works again. For example: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=false Name[en_EN]=all2pdf Exec=/bin/bash -c "IFS=$'\n'; args=(`( for f in %U; do echo $f; done ) | sort`); dir=(`dirname $args`); convert ${args[@]} $dir/convert.pdf " Putting this code in a file "all2pdf.desktop" and ...


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I'm not sure what addon you have that adds the settings cog wheel, but you can get to the options with edit -> preferences menu.


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From this line /dev/sdb1 on /media/nuc/500GB type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096) I see that external drive filesystem is NTFS and it was by default mounted without respect to NTFS permissions. In this case all files/directories will have the same permissions and attempts to change them will be ignored. I have solved ...


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ls *.<ext> >> .hidden Simple as that


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You should look back in your terminal. If the last line is your prompt then for sure your last command linline, sudo nautilus in your case, has finished.


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http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Hard-Disk-Upgrade/copy.html I preferred this tutorial as I can easily examine and edit/open file(s). Assuming previous advice to not copy /dev,/proc,/tmp.


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For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS The nautilus window has slightly changed. Pre-requisites: Log in to the server. Add your public key to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys Open nautilus on your local computer. Log in using this URL format: ssh://user@server. To cd to anything other than your home patch, append with a slash. ssh://user@server/var/www for example.


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Change the reverse sort order settings for files(nautilus)/nemo on Ubuntu 14.04: gsettings list-recursively | grep reverse ... gsettings set org.nemo.preferences default-sort-in-reverse-order true gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences default-sort-in-reverse-order true


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I believe that i was pressing Control + h Keyboard Combination which bookmarks Files or Folders in Ubuntu. This might have caused the file to be bookmarked accidentally.


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Got the same crazy issue but I found that it can be fixed by resetting the fonts to defaults using the Unity Tweak Tool. It's a available in the Software Center. I would like to know why it is doing this, though. I have to reset everything about once a week. :)


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In the current version it is possible. You have to click File > New Tab or use your mice middle-click for folder or your default or customized shortcut alike Ctrl+T


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Preferences are actually under a menu at the top of the gnome window, not attached to the nautilus window. Please see my attached screenshot for an example


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It is very sneaky to humble me what the problem may be, and I experience this problem only on one box... This is not really an answer, but I suffice with using scp to copy over what I need, rather than establish a share, for that box. For another box I have, sharing through Nautilus just works. I leave it at that.


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Here's the list of steps I've gone through to get sharing working on my machine. 1) Install samba sudo apt-get install samba 2) add myself to group sambashare (which is listed in /etc/group; most likely this is the root of your problem) sudo usermod -a -G sambashare myusernamehere 3) reboot 4) Make sure ports 139 (netbios-ssn) and 445 (microsoft-ds) ...


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This does the trick sudo mv /usr/bin/nautilus /usr/bin/natilus.back && sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nemo /usr/bin/nautilus


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This seems to be a limitation of the GTK+. You can't force its file selector to do something it just can't currently do. Any applications that use the GTK+ file selector widget are going to have the same problems. However applications that use the Qt equivalent (and therefore all KDE applications and many others), can open directly from HTTP links. I have ...


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You can do it with Nemo. Start by installing the dependencies-free version (open a terminal window with Ctrl+Alt+T and type): sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nemo nemo-fileroller Launch Nemo and from the File menu select Connect to Server, this menu has the SSH option in server type.


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Stored as GVFS metadata attributes. To get all GVFS metadata attributes for file/directory: gvfs-info '/home/user/Desktop/Untitled Folder/' To get specific attribute - icon position: gvfs-info -a 'metadata::nautilus-icon-position' '/home/user/Desktop/Untitled Document/' To set icon position: gvfs-set-attribute -t string '/home/user/Desktop/Untitled ...


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By default ext2, ext3 and ext4 reserve 5% of all space for the root user and to prevent fragmentation (see this mailing list). However as this particular disk is used for archiving data that doesn't change much, I have taken the liberty to change this percentage to 1%, using the command: sudo tune2fs -m 1 /dev/sdb the last item /dev/sdb reflecting the ...


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It shows the size of index table of your filesystem. In every HDD, you can not use the whole space for yourself.When any kind of partition is made on disk; to keep track of index of any file stored on it, parttion table is created to look up when we try to access any particular file.Not only that much information but all other information regarding each ...


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Would you be so kind and share with us, what exactly you did to "redirect all output of .cache/thumbnails to /dev/null"? with kind regards


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You do not have permission to add or change files in /usr/share/ - it is owned by root. To change this, you can either run your file manager as root which will give you full permissions on any folder you want (not ideal, can be dangerous), or alternatively you can use the command sudo cp /change/this/path/to/windows/wallpapers/* ...


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The reason these files disappeared is a mystery. I installed nautilus-open-terminal as I mentioned above, but didn't do anything with it. I thought that I'd check some of the other folders at the same level, to see if their contents were OK. They were. While I was there, I also opened this "Movies" folder again. Everything appeared as normal. I have no ...


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Sometimes it takes more time to research a problem then to solve it. I've got 2 dirty tricks up my sleeve to solve it without knowing where the problem came from. If you ever have this problem again, we can still research it then. If you disagree with this approach, leave a comment below the answer. Trick 1: It doesn't appear in the guest session, right? ...


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Type the below command in the Terminal sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal Once you are done with the above please enter the password and open the file.


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You can do a 'backspace' on your Macbook air. Simply press Fn+ Delete to get a Backspace. It should be the same no matter what OS you are using. Hope it helps.


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Try using the IP or URL of the server, preceded by ssh like this: ssh://(ip address) or ssh://URL See the example: As you see, you can use other prefix like smb (samba) sftp (FTP over SSH), dav for webdav or davs for webdav over SSL.


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It is correct that Thunar is currently unable to manage your desktop. You can re-install Nautilus, but I prefer using NEMO for this. NEMO will remember exactly where you place your icons on your desktop from session to session. Nautilus does not seem to do that. Caveat: Unless someone has found an answer that I have not, there is no way to hide the ...


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gnome-sushi should work out of the box. You might need to reboot, or restart nautilus. Like so: nautilus -q. If that still doens't work, try reinstalling it: sudo apt-get purge gnome-sushi and install it again: sudo apt-get install gnome-sushi. restart nautilus -q. This should work. For gloobus, when installed with the webup8 ppa, like so: sudo ...


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In order to change file owner given that Nautilus has failed you will need to use the terminal. The command chown as shown in this question will do what you need. You can also type man chown into your terminal to get a detailed description of how to use chown.


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I managed to solve the problem. It happened that I have put the file on the Desktop folder, but the root folder named Desktop is completely different from the non-root folder Dektop (which is what is displayed on the desktop of Ubuntu). I copied the file by cd into the folder of the file, and using cp filename.tar.gz ...


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sudo chmod -R ug+rw foldername If you want to change all files and folders use: sudo chmod -R ug+rw * You can change all these to be owned by the myuser user with: sudo chown -R myuser:myuser *


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I have a simple way, Try connect your phone with PTP and Shotwell Photo Manager has auto copy picture and videos to your computer. There are more photo management in Linux, just Google it. It's how to connect Nexus 5 with PTP: Connect phone to Computer Open notification bar. Tap to "Connected as a media device". Select Camera (PTP) instead (MTP).


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Changing permission for just the file won't do. You need to allow access for the non-root user to all folders in the parent tree of the file in question. This of course is a security hazard. So, it is recommended that you try to solve the "need" of accessing this file in a secure way.


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Try changing the owner or the group of the file. sudo chgrp "group name" "filename" sudo chown "username" "filename" But this should only be done, if the file is not exactly required to be "owned" by the root.


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With my Canon 100D, I need to mount the camera and open the camera folder in nautilus, and let it open. Only then I can load the pictures in another nautilus (keeping the first one open) without the camera going to sleep. I haven't looked if the camera has a mass storage mode, though. Yet.



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