I'm new to Ubuntu 13.04. I want a 'refresh' option, like in Windows when you right click on desktop. Can anyone help me to get that option in Ubuntu?
Open a Terminal window and type the following to install the necessary packages.
sudo apt-get install python-nautilus xautomation wget
Create a folder to download the deb package.
mkdir ~/Downloads/refresh cd ~/Downloads/refresh
nautilus-refresh_0.6~ppa1-0~11~precise1_all.debpackage from Launchpad.
If you are running Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit.. create the following soft link.
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython2.7.so.1.0 /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0
NOTE:: If you are running 32-bit you can skip the step 4.
Intall the deb package.
sudo dpkg -i nautilus-refresh_0.6~ppa1-0~11~precise1_all.deb
Finally you can logout and login to see the changes.
When in any folder (this includes the desktop), hit the F5 key to refresh.
To also add the refresh option to the right-click menu, check this answer (thanks Saurav Kumar).