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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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Nautilus (This doesn't work with Thunar unfortunately, see this bug report) will hide any file or folder that is listed in the file .hidden located in the same directory. There are two ways to hide a folder in Nautilus: Nautilus script Save the following code in a new file in your home folder. Name it Hide. #!/usr/bin/env python import ...


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Another method to set nautilus as default using GUI :- Click on the top-left Xubuntu logo, it will display a menu Select Settings ➞ Settings manager The Settings window will open, Click on the Preferred Applications icon. Then click on the Utilities tab and select nautilus from File Manager section That's it. Now nautilus becomes your default File ...


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In xubuntu 12.04 you can install ubuntuone-client and ubuntuone-control-panel-qt. Starting ubuntuone-control-panel-qt will then kick off the login and set up your synced folders and everything. Still no thunar integration, but the control panel has enough features that it makes using u1sdtool unnecessary. For older versions, the previous answer below is ...


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Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T). Run the following command: exo-preferred-applications Then go to Utilities > Default File Manager, and choose the file manager you want to.


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open Thunar and choose preferences from Edit menu . then at Display , choose the date format as you want. I am uploading the image too . hope that helps .


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Adding new usernames in capital: By default capitals are not allowed in usernames. You can use --force-badname to create a username in capital.(or you have to reconfigure NAME_REGEX in /etc/adduser.conf) sudo adduser <username> --force-badname i.e sudo adduser JOHN --force-badname Renaming your username in capital: To rename your username in ...


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The Nautilus extension is provided by the package ubuntuone-client-gnome. So if you don't install that package, you shouldn't have to install Nautilus. I removed ubuntuone-client-gnome on my Ubuntu (gnome) system and Ubuntu One still works, there just isn't any integration with Nautilus, Rhythmbox etc.


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The name of the program causing Nautilus to show partition in the left side bar is gvfs-gdu-volume. To kill this process, run this command to see the PID of the program sudo ps -e | grep gvfs-gdu-volume In my system, the output is 6642 ? 00:00:00 gvfs-gdu-volume So, I know the PID is 6642, it may vary by time to time. Kill that process with ...


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Try installing gnome-icon-theme-full.


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Yes this is possible. This is an example for the standard custom action "Open Terminal Here": Open the file /home/username/.config/Thunar/accels.scm than you have to search for: ; (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/ThunarActions/uca-action-1398672656481710-1" "") uca stands for an custom action and the 1 at the end stands for the first action. Change ...


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There is a bug report here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunar/+bug/754618 You can try unmounting the directory or a reboot. sudo umount ~matt/.gvfs


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Overview Unfortunately Thunar does not support the same equivalent Nautilus-Shares functionality. However you can workaround this. Prerequisites First install samba sudo apt-get install samba Thunar Shares Open Thunar and Select *Edit > Configure Custom Actions > + * Basic Tab: Name: Samba Public Read Only Command: net usershare add %n %f "" ...


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Found a solution. Was just a missing file. Do a sudo cp /usr/share/applications/Thunar.desktop ~/.local/share/applications and the Problem should be resolved. But one problem remains: Thunar remains twice in the docky-panel. sudo cp /usr/share/applications/xfce4-terminal.desktop ~/.local/share/applications For the terminal.


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Yes, you just need to add a custom download script that invokes your file manager. The script (suppose it's saved to /home/USERNAME/axelopen): #!/bin/bash axel -o $2 -H Cookie:$4 -H Referer:$3 $1 xdg-open $2 don't forget to chmod +x it. Add the custom DL manager to FlashGot: Open Flashgot options, and Add the custom manager, setting the executable ...


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Try setting some icon theme with, for example, xfce4-settings-manager and running xfce4-settings-helper before starting Thunar. It helps with awesome wm.


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Thunar, since version 1.6, has started using the gvfs-metadata daemon to store metadata. The metadata is stored in ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata, however you can't read it from the files (it's stored in some binary format I think). In order to read metadata you use the gvfs-info command like this: gvfs-info -a metadata:: /some/location Which will ...


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This answer is the result of info provided by Mik in a comment, indicating an answer of his. Shotwell does very well what is asked. Just connect the camera and start it (without mounting it), and run Shotwell . It will try to access the pictures. In this way the camera contents are visible. Selecting some or all of them you can then right-click ...


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First you need to install xclip, sudo apt-get install xclip Now in Thunar click Edit>Configure custom actions, then click the green plus sign. Under Name enter 'Copy Public Link', or something suited to yourself Under Command enter dropbox puburl %f | xclip -se c In the same window, under the Appearance Conditions tab, tick everything. Now if you right ...


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After a lot of tries, I came upon the very simple method given above by Gill Bates, which was to Go into System Settings Switch default manager to something else Switch it back So I did that, then closed and reopened Firefox and sure enough, it worked like a charm. Maybe I can invoke Occam's Razor here...


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for thunar Just as I thought, I should have written backspace in a different way. This is how I tried: (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/ThunarWindow/open-parent" "BackSpace") And it worked.


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I should explain a bit of Linux File System structure to explain this. Most linux file systems do something similar, but I assume ext4, which is the current default. File System Structure inode is the basic block that the file system understands as a logical unit. A directory inode contains references to other inodes. A file inode contains the metadata, ...


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You can't! That's because burn:/// is not a real directory or a real path, but is a special URI (let say a virtual directory) created by a virtual file system called Gnome Virtual File System (gvfs) and can be accesed only by a GUI file manager (like Nautilus or Thunar). This URI - burn:/// - is configured by /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-burn file (is a binary file, ...


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I'm on Xubuntu 12.04 and using awesome WM. I can confirm that installing gnome-icon-theme-full partly solve the problem. I can also confirm it just install one single package without any excessive dependencies. But it has some side effects. It replaces some Xubuntu customised icons and makes them look weird. So I deleted it. After doing some search, I find ...


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Right click on you desktop and select Desktop Settings. Under Icons tab, Enable Show thumbnails. That's it!


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Additionally, if you use the new ubuntuone-control-panel-qt on Precise, you can use the --with-icon option to replace the launcher you don't have on XFCE/LXDE



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