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In 14.04, if you double-click the file in the Files & Folders lens then it seems to open straight away (using the default application), without going through the drop-down. Does that help?


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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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Try with: sudo apt-get install -f After these dependecies are fixed, try with sudo dpkg -i {filename.deb}


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In my experience having installed dozens of different operating systems and "Trying Ubuntu" on dozens of hardware combinations. I believe I can safely say that it isn't possible to damage your hardware with the "Try Ubuntu" option. Note that this doesn't mean it's impossible to damage your current operating system by doing something ill-advised such as ...


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Hope you have enough disk space for your home files or computer storage that runs the ubuntu software. I had the same issue once when I first installed ubuntu on a 7GB partition. But after I increased the disk size/storage it works fine and no freezing. I run a 32-bit laptop, with 2GB RAM and I am enjoying ubuntu 14.10.


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you can disable few results that you dont need much: install Unity Tweak Tool launch it. and open Search disable 'background blur' uncheck 'search online sources' uncheck 'show "more suggestions"' uncheck 'show "recently used" applications' uncheck "enable search of your files" => this is must for more apparent speed up you can skip any of these if ...


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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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This is a confirmed bug (see launchpad) The current work-around is: From a terminal: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ This will reinstall unity and reset the config. If that doesn't works then: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop rm -f /home/user/.config/dconf/user but be aware that this ...


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Yes, there is: Open System Settings > "Security & Privacy" > "Files & Applications" (tab). Add the directory (or the complete drive) to the list to exclude from search. In most cases, you will need to clear the history (completely) and possibly log out / in to take effect. From then on the files will not appear in search, nor in recently used ...



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