Recently, on Ubuntu 16.04 the default window position of Nautilus windows is in the top left corner of the screen. The window sits behind the top menu bar and the left side Unity launcher as shown in the screenshot.


With a bit of precise mouse pointer positioning I am able to drag the window somewhere to the screen.

Is there a way to either reset the default window position or let Nautilus remember the last window position to fix the default behavior?


At first try move it with Alt+F7 and mouse/touchpad:

  1. press Alt+F7 when Nautilus window is focused
  2. move it with mouse or touchpad to position

If it does not help try to reset its position with dconf:

nautilus -q
dconf reset -f /org/gnome/nautilus/window-state
nautilus &
  • Thank you but both did not work for me. – JJD Mar 4 '18 at 12:11

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