I find the default display of "Permissions" in nautilus (when viewing properties of a folder/file) difficult to use.

To solve this, I always used gconf-editor in 10.04 to change to the following:

gconf-editor: apps > nautilus > preferences > show_advanced_permissions

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How can I get permissions to look like above in 12.04? The gconf-editor setting is not listed under nautilus in 12.04. Has it been moved?

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Run this command in a terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.extensions.preferences show-advanced-permissions true

Or use dconf-editor Install dconf-editor:

org > gnome > nautilus > extensions > preferences > show-advanced-permissions

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  • gsettings? is this something I need to install? – Chad--24216 May 28 '12 at 21:57
  • could you please say more about this? I can find no "org.gnome.nautilus.preferences" in dconf or gconf. – Chad--24216 May 28 '12 at 22:05
  • I've edited to fix the key name...this answer should work too now. – Eliah Kagan May 29 '12 at 0:32

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