I'm trying to get Nautilus to display files in a list view across multiple columns, like is seen in the image below, and I just can't find how to do it.

Compact icons

Source: https://blogs.gnome.org/cneumair/files/2008/02/screenshot-compact-icons.png

Here are the versions of Ubuntu and Nautilus I'm using:

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
Release:        18.04
Codename:       bionic

GNOME nautilus 3.26.4

You did not overlook anything. Unfortunately, such view is not anymore supported in Files, a.k.a. nautilus. The two available views are the icon view, where files are ordered from left to right, and column view, where files are ordered in a single column.

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  • Googles Nautilus alternatives. – Bruno Jun 19 '19 at 9:11
  • It won't let me upvote you. It says that "Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by those with less than 15 reputation are recorded, but do not change the publicly displayed post score.", but I'm not sure what this means because I don't see changes in your reputation. – Bruno Jun 19 '19 at 9:12
  • You succesfully "accepted" the answer, which is something only the question owner can do. You can only upvote answers of questions of others. Also questions can be upvoted. – vanadium Jun 19 '19 at 15:35
  • Is this a askubuntu quirk? It doesn't work like this in other SE sites. – Bruno Jun 19 '19 at 23:35

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