Ubuntu 11.10, Classic Gnome shell. Some time ago I set editable address in Nautilus using this way which was described at this question on SuperUser :

gconftool-2 --type=Boolean --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_location_entry true

Now I want to get default behavior back. I tried this:

gconftool-2 --type=Boolean --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_location_entry false

But it doesn't help. How do I get back to the default behavior?


Command line

Just type the following in a terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences always-use-location-entry false


To switch from the location bar to the path bar, you can use dconf-tools Install dconf-tools.

To install dconf-tools, run the following command in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

After installing it, search for dconf-tools in the dash and open it.

From there, the setting is located at org -> gnome -> nautilus -> preferences. You need to disable always-use-location-entry to always use the path bar instead of the location bar.

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  • Thanks. Actually, I used: gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences always-use-location-entry false – Alex F Feb 10 '12 at 19:40

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