Why can I not open a second or third window, and so on, to view directories and files?
If I click the Home Folder button the same Nautilus window keeps showing up.
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There are multiple ways to open more Nautilus windows:
Open terminal and type
gksudo nautilus /usr/share/applications/ press Enter
type your password
files application. There are two
files which one of them only open one Nautilus window and the other one open more than Nautilus window if you clicked on icons.
Propertiesfrom right-click on each icons, you see there, those are different from another one (see command section)
--new-window %U and paste it at the end of command section for other
files application command.
now both of command text box have
nautilus --new-window %U in it.
Choice close and also close applications and terminal window.
Now I assign a shortcut (like Super+E) to open new window every where even if you are not in backgound or another Nautilus explorer is already opened.
Keyboard in dash and open
Shortcuts tab from opened keyboard window. Select
Launchers from left pane and then select second column in front of
Home Folder item, now press your favorite shortcut key (mine is Super+E). After assign close keyboard window and press shortcuted key to open more than one and every where NEW Nautilus Explorer. COOL.