The Files icon use to open to show 'Previous, Home, Documents, etc' as shown in first image. It has now change to open directly to 'Home' as shown in second image. How do I change it back to look like the first image? first imagesecond image. This may be a trivial question but as a newbie it has me stuck.


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Sidebar is missing in the second image from what I gather. Just enable it again in the the settings:

Sidebar Checkbox

Edit: Apparently, nautilus comes with slew of keyboard shortcuts. F9 toggles the sidebar nautilus keyboard shortcuts

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    I suggest adding the possibility to use the shortcut key, F9, to show/hide the sidebar.
    – vanadium
    Feb 23, 2022 at 8:52
  • Thank you! too easy. I'll know next time Feb 23, 2022 at 23:42

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