How to get the path of directory in ubuntu 18.04. Such as clicking on title bar in windows.


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I guess you are looking for Ctrl+L. When you are in the file-browser, just press Ctrl+L and the path appears at the top.

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    yes Exactly thank you Oct 1, 2019 at 15:42
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    Oct 1, 2019 at 18:16

Right click on the directory then properties and you can see it under "Parent folder:"


I created an extension for this. You can copy path and name:


Copy Path


To permanently enable it on the nautilus window of Ubuntu18.04, use the following command:

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

But, I still have a question that on the older versions of Ubuntu, one can easily enable the path visibility/editing feature from the browser 'upload' window and easily change the path by pasting the path. Is there any way to do so directly in the new OS?

Thank you.

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