I cannot seem to find a way to set "up 1 folder" to backspace in 13.04 (Nautilus 3.6.3)

I tried editing ~/.config/nautilus/accels and I also tried the dconf > org > gnome > interface > can change accels

What are the steps to change this ?

  • I don't know how you can do this, but there is another shortcut available. Alt+LeftArrow can be used to go back, and Alt+RightArrow can be used to go forward.
    – green
    Apr 29 '13 at 16:12
  • I do not understand why would Ubuntu dev team remove such a feature in the first place! Poor decision. May 19 '13 at 15:44

Just add the accel key to the config file. I did in a terminal console:

echo '(gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/ShellActions/Up" "BackSpace")' >> ~/.config/nautilus/accels

Restart nautilus after killing it by executing

nautilus -q

Extracted from: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/1108637/comments/6


This worked for me:

edit ~/.config/nautilus/accels

Press Ctrl+F and type Alt>Up to find the right line.

Remove the ; symbol in front of the line:

(gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/ShellActions/Up" "<Alt>Up")

Change <Alt>Up to BackSpace

  • 1
    16.04 In my case it is GoUpAccel instead of Up. Dont forget to restart nautilus -> nautilus -q. Also, setting /TerminalNautilus:OpenFolderLocal to <Alt>T helps a lot when nautilus is in a list view. Sep 12 '17 at 16:23

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