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Using Imagemagick to create text icons Based on the same principle as here, As a first "test" version, the script below. It creates a text icon from a text file with the help of Imagemagick, looking like: I will smoothen the script later this weekend, give it a nicely rounded background image, take care of proper (serial-) naming and make the settings ...


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Idea : convert the text file to pdf and use pdfdraw to generate the thumbnail. unoconv is a software that converts between various documents that the OpenOffice office suite understands. Advantage of this method : Bulk thumbnails for almost all document can be generated easily by creating a script. See gist for the steps . Install ...


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Nautilus uses the Gnome Virtual File System (gvfs) to mount devices. In a system that's already running a gvfsd daemon you can initiate a mount manually using the gvfs-mount command e.g. gvfs-mount smb://ip.address.goes.here/sharename which should cause a link to the share to appear in the Nautilus sidebar; the actual mountpoint should appear in the ...


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Not sure about the permissions but I have a mac and have had similar problems connecting to a windows share; after research the version of samba used in OSX is old and has some bugs. I cannot connect to this share by name although I can see it in finder. If I connect to the share via (Go -> Connect to Server) in the finder menu bar and enter the direct ...


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Simple solution would be, open your terminal and enter the following command sudo nautilus and close the previous window, now your keyboard shortcut works (Ctrl + L), there you go :)


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Ctrl+S, then any regular expression. Sources: 1, 2


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As a sort of post script, I have realised that 'Image Viewer' (bundled with Ubuntu 14.04) is a very good place to view EXIF data. In Image Viewer just select 'View>Side Pane' or 'Ctrl F9'. Even more info is available by selecting 'Details' at the bottom of the sidebar. This helped me with the initial problem of wanting to view the date a photo was taken, ...


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It's probably due to a bug in ibus: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ibus/+bug/1385292 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/1392600 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/1416607 Suggested workarounds are to set Keyboard input method system to none in System Settings > Language support > Language tab ...


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How to select / distinguish filetypes in nautilus In a nautilus window, choose icon view: Press Ctrl+S (or choose Edit > Select Items Matching...), and type your searched properties: The items that fulfill the requirements are selected:


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It seems for an icon theme to let Nautilus display the contents of plain text files as thumbnails, its sub-directory for mime types, which might be named, for example, mimes or mimetypes should have a file named text-x-preview.icon (along with an icon file named text-x-preview.png or text-x-preview.svg, etc. serving as a backdrop for the file contents ...


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I found the solution to this problem, albeit belatedly. Like TheByteSmasher, having no luck myself or finding any solution through countless searches, I re-installed. I backed up everything up and left my home directory in place during the re-install. Everything was working fine afterwards. Problem solved. But it seems this may not be necessary. Upon ...


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It is possible, that in your mimeapps.list there are duplicate mimetype association records for the file type (read: extension, such as .mp3). This might not be obvious, because the records appear different. For example, both of the following records represent what to do for .mp3 files. The critical is the [Default Applications] section: [Default ...


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You ran Nautilus from the root account (sudo) and you're trying to access the Trash. Normally, every user account has its own Trash, but root account doesn't have one. Because of elevated privileges, if you delete files while you're being root they'll be deleted immediately - no confirmations will be shown. (Keep in mind that you should be very careful ...


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Nautilus does not provide a confirmation option: solution? The fact that nautilus does not provide an option, does not mean that you have to take the risk to accidentally lose files if you unintentionally (and unnoticed) hit the Enter key. You can simply run a script in the background, keeping an eye on delete actions, using the trash-cli -tools. If you ...


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This is a case of the problematic file having the wrong extension. So that threw your file manager off & may have prevented a proper preview of the file. Seeing that file UthmanTN1 Ver10.otf reports TrueType font data then simply giving it a proper ext (.ttf) should & does resolve the issue


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No, Unity does not have a confirm delete box like windows. Thats the reason the bin exist, so if you did make a mistake you can undo it by hitting restore.


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Alt + Num for direct access; and Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn to navigate sequentially through tabs.


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I used @Gautam's solution until I found it will not work (I mean a script itself) if path contains non-ascii characters because it's URL encoded. Here is my little fix which is working at least for me. So, the script should look like this: #!/usr/bin/gnome-terminal According to gnome-terminal docs, when you execute this: cd path/to/dir gnome-terminal ...


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As I had the exact same problem, I followed the link shown by DavidKunz. I noticed they suggest using a stpf connection since passwords are send unencrypted when using ftp. So I changed to sftp and am now able to copy and paste files on the ftp server using nautilus.


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I was able to resolve this issue after diagnosing that it was in fact a DNS issue. Try to ping the Windows machine in a terminal, if you cannot ping it via its hostname but it works via its IP address, you may need to update the following files: Add the DNS to the hosts file /etc/hosts Ensure the DNS is specified in the interfaces file correctly ...


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Try cd into the directory, then remove all files using rm -rf *. Then try going out of the directory and use rmdir to delete the directory.


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Try: rmdir --ignore-fail-on-non-empty *directory*


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Nemo already has the functionality to open a folder in a new Window with root permissions. You just have to right-click on a folder icon and select "open as root" in its context menu. Image source: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4PwLsyex1Bo/UEqi2kD9h7I/AAAAAAAAANU/iHXfQRKdMfw/s1600/nemo-file-manager-open-as-root.png When you click on that option, you will get ...


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You are using v1.1.6 of libmtp which is not the very latest; in Vivid version 1.1.8 is available. You could try a new version of libmtp to see if this resolves your issue (it could be a bug in that particular versioin) - one such source is my PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/libmtp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade If this doesnt work ...


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Desktop icon text is handled by .nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item. It is very simple to customize. In your main GTK theme's gtk.css, underneath the initial @import url line (and not before, in my testing), put: .nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item { color: #ffffff; text-shadow: 1 1 alpha (@fg_color, 0.8); } To see changes, do killall nautilus ...


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Files can have different mime types but have the same extension. That's why you should never fully rely on extension to validate your website uploads. Take for example .jpg, all these are valid mime types: image/pjpeg image/jpeg image/jpg A list of common mime types.


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Press Windows key and search for the application called "Disks" Select the HDD that contains the partition that you want to hide At the right, select the partition to hide and press the "More Actions" >> "Edit Mount Options..." In the "Mount Options" window, select "OFF" for "Automatic Mount Options" and uncheck the "Show in user interface" box (also "Mount ...


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This is not a solution to the problem, but a work-around until this problem gets resolved in 14.10 (14.04.1 doesn't have this problem, read here why.) Do a chkdsk /f under Windows of all affected drives first (to bring them into a consistent state)! Before unplugging the devices use the following method: a. close all file manager windows. b. open a ...


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Different shortcuts The bookmarks you see in the Nautilus launcher are divided into different sections. Some are stored in the nautilus.desktop file (static section), others are added automatically from the file ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks. The last file is automatically edited and updated if you add bookmarks via the (nautilus) bookmarks menu. The "Open a ...


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I really missed this feature from LXDE too as my new laptop is powerful enough for Unity again. Soooooooo.... ...simply sudo apt-get install pcmanfm, open it, choose 'keep in Unity starts" and finally remove Nautilus. The logo is the same, you won't notice the difference - except that you can now copy the path..


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You can edit your own bookmarks file. On each line, specify a bookmark URL (either as file:///... or smb:// or ftp://, etc) followed by a space and a user-friendly name, which may contain spaces. Nautilus will pick it up automatically.


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Don't share folders through Nautilus any more... Use the samba server itself and its configuration tools to share anything. Go to the software center, click on the search and type "samba GUI" and click on the pretty icon that you don't have to pay for, then click install and use that to share drives...


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One can use the modified version of nemo (ppa here) for unity from webupd8.org (instructions here). I followed the instructions, but did not install but upgrade only: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo sudo sed -i 's/vivid/devel/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-ubuntu-nemo-vivid.list sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade ...


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Open your File Manager. Then go to Edit -> Preferences -> View. Here, you need to activate Sort folders before files.


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Nothing worked. Hence I had to go for a fresh install.


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super script!!! work for me in gnome shell 3.18 but I had to use different path: /home/username/.local/share/nautilus/scripts why-doesnt-the-script-option-show-up


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Boring answer. Until somebody else offers a better explanation, this is a case of hardware failure. I replaced the problematic keyboard and no more keycode 180 following a keycode 37. Curious thing, not in favor of hardware failure diagnostic, is that the same problematic keyboard don't generate the keycode 180 when CTRL is pressed on the other PC where I ...


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Doesnt really answer your question but at least that made it a but more bearable for me: You can go to View => Icons, then hold your CTRL key and mousewheel down. For my machine that "zooms out" and the view you get is similar to the old compact mode. Icons become smaller,the whole thing is more compact. You can disable columns, and the view you get at ...


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The dmesg shows that there is a segmentation fault. This can also happen because of bad memory sector. Try installing Memtest and check your memory first.


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Once you have recreated the Documents folder, make sure your ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs contains something like this: XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop" XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads" XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents" XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music" XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures" XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos" Then run the command xdg-user-dirs-gtk-update. ...


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I determined that the problem in my case was that a Virtual Machine was trying to access the same directory while I was using it, causing some kind of slow down. If I don't use the directory when the Virtual Machine is running, or don't have the Virtual Machine on when accessing the directory, there is no slow down.


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As I did not fully remember what I have done before that problem occured, I finally decided to re-install ubuntu 14.04 from scratch.


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I believe you have installed a PPA (probably the elementary-os/daily or the ricotz/testing) that installed a library (or libraries) of GNOME that is (are) incompatible with your system. You should purge the PPA that installed the newer version of the library (libraries). If you do not have installed ppa-purge, run sudo apt-get install ppa-purge Once ...


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On Ubuntu 14.04 running gnome-3.10 I was able to restore it by inserting/editing the following file: ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks file:///home/%yourusername%/Documents file:///home/%yourusername%/Music file:///home/%yourusername%/Pictures file:///home/%yourusername%/Videos file:///home/%yourusername%/Downloads Hope it works for you as well!


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You can disable the CTRL + W shortcut in Nautilus by adding the following line to ~/.config/nautilus/accels and then rebooting: (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/ShellActions/Close" "") This sets the keyboard shortcut (accelerator) for the close action to nothing instead of the default of "<Primary>w".


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Are you, by any chance, using custom themes? I had some serious problems with those, but I don't know exactly what was causing them. Nemo is used in Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu. Although there is no answer for your problem (if it were for Windows, I would suppose it had something to do with your custom themes), changing to Nemo might prevent the ...


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In unix, there is no such a thing as the creation time. There is a semantic problem here: If I have a file a.txt first created on oct, 1st , and I create a new file by cp a.txt b.txt on nov, 1st, what is the creation time of b.txt? If you think about nov, 1st. think that I can ln a.txt b.txt rm a.txt and have the same final effect: b.txt contains ...


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It must be specific nautilus behaviour (read: Bug/Feature) as nemo (a fork of Nautilus) shows the Name= regardless of the location of the file (as would be expected) This was tested in ~/.local/share/applications and /usr/share/application on Nemo.


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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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