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I'll add the following ones about changing area: Change from tree view (1) to breadcrumb bar (2) Tab Change from breadcrumb bar (2) to file view (3) Tab Change from directory file view (3) to tree view (1) Tab In other words: Tab makes you change area clockwise: 1 --> 2 --> 3 --> 1 Shift + Tab makes you change area counterclockwise: 1 --> 3 --> 2 --> ...


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To change the icon, right click on the Downloads folder and select the Properties option. Now click on the folder icon in the properties window. It will give you an option to select a custom icon. Navigate to /usr/share/icons/Humanity/places and select the appropriate icon. To add an entry in the places menu, you have to edit the ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs ...


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About an hour ago, I had the same problem. I changed my UID, logged out and logged in. I stuck an external drive in the USB port and saw that it was mounted. When I clicked on the drive icon on the Desktop, UBUNTU said that it doesn't know how to open the file. You are lucky since the error message lead you directly to the problem.I am using XUBUNTU ...


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I had the same problem on a machine when I 'upgraded' the distribution from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. There were a lot of other issues with the 'upgrade', so I just reformatted and installed 14.04 on the empty drive to solve ALL my problems. The upgrade seemed like it worked, but the more I used it, the more it was obvious that there were a ton of little ...


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if You uninstalled Totem player then just install it again (even if You are not using it). If You have it already installed, then I would suggest to reinstall it. After that check if thumbnails are working, if not check: /usr/share/thumbnailers/totem.thumbnailer it should contain something like this: [Thumbnailer Entry] ...


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I'd recommend Thunar. You can get the tree view in the side panel by just setting this mode in View -> Side Pane -> Tree:


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I'm pretty sure Nautilus can show a folder tree in it's side pane, it's switchable between the "Places" or a tree (maybe other options too). http://askubuntu.com/a/339138 [May even be a duplicate Q] As can Thunar (XFCE file manager)


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Press the alt key. OR ... Move your mouse to the top of the screen.


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You probably need to change mimeapps.list: http://tuxdiary.com/2012/04/25/create-default-file-associations-manually-in-ubuntu-precise/


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I had the same problem. I resolved it by reinstalling nautilus. sudo apt-get install --reinstall nautilus I hope this helps, C.


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I think the best way to do it is to create a context menu entry similar to "Open in Terminal..." for directories in nautilus. I do not know how to map nautilus menu entries to a key (You can activate the entry with multiple keys using the context menu by keyboard, like with Menu). But as you seem to already solved the key mapping part, maybe some hints on ...


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Temporary fix at https://wiki.debian.org/Nautilus/FAQ/SlowNautilus Cause of the issue: Somehow "gvfsd-metadata" store got corrupted, as a result "gvfsd-metadata" get stuck on an infinite loop. Which in turn significantly affect the performance of nautilus. If you're not familiar with "gvfsd-metadata", it's is a process that collects file metadata when you ...


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Install Elementary theme (ftom Elementary OS). This will move close button to the left corner and appear maximize in right. You will get like this: But if you select other themes after Elementary theme, layout don't save and will back to default in the next log in. I think, it possible to copy layput settings from Elementary theme and put it in any ...


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OK, Solved it!. The problem was with the desktop file. in the exec line, I had to add a %f for nautilus to show it in open with menu. Exec=/home/thekindlyone/projects/vlcwrapy-nix/vlcwrapy-nix.py %f Here is a video demonstration, if anyone is interested.


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I use ubuntu tweak to edit file associations: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak Let me know if it works for you.


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I'm not sure about getting Nautilus to change it's default open-with program (on Thunar it's in the right-click menu, open with other, change default, but that doesn't really help here)... I have a bunch of .desktop files in /usr/share/applications/, tried copying your .desktop file into there? Or ~/.local/share/applications/ ? I also have a file in my ...


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gnome-sushi works great with Unity and Nautilus in 14.04. it should work just as well in 14.10.


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The setting corresponding to izx's to disable automatically launching nemo in the cinnamon desktop is: gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.media-handling automount-open false


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For me the problem was that the ~/.cache/thumbnails folder had changed ownership to root for some reason. Fixed with (replacing user with the name of your user): sudo chown -R user:user ~/.cache/thumbnails/


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After wasting a few hours, here is the solution; $ sudo -s $ cd / # get id that usually 1000 $ cat /etc/passwd | grep "kerem" # trash with id $ mkdir .Trash-1000 $ chmod 777 .Trash-1000 && chown kerem:kerem .Trash-1000 Additionally, I can make a sym link into ~/.local/share/Trash to remember there is a trash more, so need to be emptied sometimes. ...


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In 14.04 go to Settings > Security & Privacy > Files & Applications and check "off" .


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See this question (Find string 'desktop.nautilus'): Changing colors in gtk3 theme


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The problem is that the current version of ultracopier on ubuntu is really old (more than 5 years). Please see: http://forum-ultracopier.first-world.info/post2448.html?hilit=compile#p2448 This will be helpfully to integrate ultracopier to nautilus, if you compile a new ultracopier version from the source code: Is there any special software for copy,cut ...


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The solution of edward torvalds, don't work right now(the repo is disable). I'm the author of this extensions and also who packs it on launchpad. So, please contact me if you have any problem. I appreciate a user feedback, to make the extensions better. My first answer was delete by http://askubuntu.com/users/59676/mitch as a duplicate of this one(So find ...


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If you don't fear the terminal you could write a small shell script which copies your files periodically. Use cron to run the script for example every 15 minutes. #!/bin/sh source=/path/to/your/source/folder target=/media/your/usb/drive sudo rsync --verbose --recursive --update --human --progress $source $target Then create an cron entry with crontab -e ...


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I'm using Thunar 1.6.3 in Xubuntu 14.04.1 My custom action is based on Thunar Custom action - download subtitle with periscope subliminal %F -l en && zenity -–info –-title “Done” –-text “Subtitles downloaded successfully” || zenity –-error –-title “Error” –-text “Subtitles not downloaded successfully” Note that -l en comes after file name. You ...


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This is an interesting problem... you say: when I log-in as a guest, the desktop has the sidebar and it works perfectly, just not in my superuser account This brings up two issues. Does that mean you're logging in and running as root all the time? That shouldn't be necessary, and could lead to easily messing things up accidentally. And whichever ...


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No, there is not. You can however, place all related folders inside a single folder, and then only bookmark the top folder for those, to reduce the amount of folders you have, and get similar results.


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No, there is no way you can do that in the standard file manager for Ubuntu, but there is a way in Nemo: a fork of the built-in file manager (a big brother some might say) but available in a PPA. Have a look at their official web-site first. PPA's contain unsupported software so you should always be careful and make a personal judgement before installing ...


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How to integrate ultracopier with nautilus ? Open software center and just search "ultracop", you will find two files for nautilus: Advanced graphical file copy system(ultracopier) copy files on nautilus with ultracopier(nautilus-ultracopier) install both of them and log out and login. Done! whenever you copy or cut you will get "Paste with ...


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The files in /dev/ folder are special, in a way that they represent devices on the machine, and are not regular files that have content in them. That file probably represents a flash drive you plugged in to your computer, or a USB bus. If it's a USB flash drive, mounting it first, then copying it's contents will do the trick. You could also try backing up ...


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Run the following in a terminal - gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "Ambiance" gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "Ambiance"


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Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 and log in to tty1. Then run the following commands - dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid unity


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Unless I'm mistaken, the format for you /etc/fstab is wrong. The first entry is OK, but the next two should be similar. You can always check it by entering the command sudo mount -a, which will mount all entries, but then you will see any errors at the commandline output. Why would you even want to mount a partition to a mountpoint, then change that ...


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fortunately, I have found this temporary workaround to solve the problem: https://github.com/shimmerproject/Numix/issues/121 the workaround is to disable the overly scrollbars when using custom themes, this can be done with the following command: gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal


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Try sudo nautilus -q or install a newer Nautilus for 14.04/13.10 from here EDIT: What I forgot, after installing Nautilus 3.12, you will have to reboot -> sudo reboot Report back if it worked ;)


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Nautilus is very slow on Ubuntu 14.04 too. I don't know why, maybe problems with plugins? I removed additional Nautilus plugins. It is still very slow and freezes sometimes. I think Canonical should do something, because Ubuntu rocks and should not troubled by a file manager. I'm using the file manager Nemo as a workaround now for a couple of days. It is ...


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Nemo has actions for a while now and you're going to be happy to hear also Selection=any and also Extensions=any!!!


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I don't know about 13.04 but in my 14.04 you can edit preferences and enable "Navigate folders in a tree" from the display tab. I learned it from here: http://frayd.us/blog/enabling-file-tree-view-ubuntu/


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if you want to disable thumbnail feature in nautilus as: open nautilus by clicking Files in launcher in menu bar click on Edit > Preferences then go to Preview tab as show below. "Show thumbnails:" set it to "Never" Note you will not be able to see thumbnail preview for any file type


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You should never run a graphical application (such as nautilus) with sudo. You should use gksu instead if you need to do this. Unfortunately, using a graphical application as sudo creates a lot of problems which you are discovering can be difficult to clean up. The technical explanation behind this is that the program you are executing will be executed ...



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