I installed Ubuntu 12.10, then installed Nemo. Now I would like to make Nemo the default file manager. I've searched the web for a solution but every time I restart my computer Nautilus come back.
Does anyone know an effective solution?
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There is a much better way to do this without moving files and setting links. Just open a terminal with CTRL+ALT+T and perform this command:
xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search
Then set up Nemo to handle your desktop:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons true
Revert this changes:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons false xdg-mime default nautilus.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search
Open your terminal with CTRL+ALT+T and then paste this:
sudo mv /usr/bin/nautilus /usr/bin/nautilus.back && sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nemo /usr/bin/nautilus
then try again, hope that helps.
Note that this will effectively make Nautilus inaccessible on your system unless you modify shortcuts to point to