If I open the default Explorer window and navigate to a folder how can I copy/paste the path? All the solutions I can find seem to rely on deprecated tools like Ubuntu Tweak.

  • Usually the address bar will give you the absolute path. You may have to click around and figure it out, I was unaware that windows explorer had been ported to default Ubuntu. Maybe you should find out exactly which you're using and then you'd get better answers specific to that app - which distribution are you running? – ElefantPhace Nov 15 '19 at 2:54

How to copy current path in nautilus file explorer

CTRL+L will select the entire path, then CTRL+C to copy it to clipboard

Quick : Hold CTRL, hit LC, release CTRL. Done

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  • I'm amazed by this UX - how is this supposed to be 'discoverable'? – parsley72 Nov 15 '19 at 18:53
  • @parsley72 find all keyboard shortcuts in the menu item 'keyboard shortcuts' – cmak.fr Nov 16 '19 at 3:49
  • @parsley72 CTRL+L is a common shortcut for selecting the address in a browser. It's true for Google, Firefox, and if I recall correctly, Opera as well (did you know that?). So it makes sense that CTRL+L selects the address in a file browser. – darksky Nov 17 '19 at 3:18

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