I just installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 and I want to replace nautilus with Nemo. I first installed Nemo by using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nemo
I then used the following commands to make Nemo as the default file manager:
sudo xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search sudo gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false sudo gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons true
I learned these commands from this post. However, I had to add
sudo at the beginning of the last two commands to make it work, otherwise I receve the following error:
GLib-GIO-Message: 15:22:17.302: Using the 'memory' GSettings backend. Your settings will not be saved or shared with other applications.
After running the above commands, Nemo works properly but desktop icons are not shown. I tryied to fix this by opening
Tweaks and checking the
Show icons button. This makes desktop icons to show up again, but when I double click on them nautilus is oppened as the file manager.
I also realzed that once I launch Nemo (It's not necessary to keep it open), double clicking on desktop folders will not open nautilus (Nemo will be used). What do you think I should do to effectively make Nemo as the default file manager?