I much like Windows 7's windows explorer's "Send to" menu. It's very useful and I can tweak this for my own need. I see nautilus has the same feature, but I don't know how to tweak this (for example, add or remove extra options). Is there any way to do this?

I have tweaked "Send to" options in windows explorer. See the screenshot below:

Screenshot of Windows 7' Send to menu

  • Could you explain more? I can choose "send to" "removable drive". See: dl.dropbox.com/u/4098082/Send%20To.png – desgua Apr 28 '11 at 1:27
  • Screenshot added. See options, evernote and custom added location. I want to add custom location or application shortcut like windows explorer – user Apr 28 '11 at 1:45

Yes you can tweak Nautilus.
You can put scripts at the folder ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/ and you will see then when you right click on a file or a folder. At G-scripts you will find some instructions and examples.

R Srijith has made a send to script that you can begin with.

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    Apart from script is there any option? Nautilus scripts are buggy and memory hogging. I have tried and ends in nautilus nearly taking all of my memory. Without script, nautilus is fine – user Apr 28 '11 at 12:49
  • I will search and put here if I found something. – desgua Apr 28 '11 at 14:15
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    Script is now a dead link. – slm Jun 18 '14 at 20:08

Your response is -> Nautilus Actions. So type in terminal the following line :

sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions

then search in Google

nautilus-actions tutorial

There are just 2 or 3 easy steps to learn how to use this strong tool

Practically you can do exactly what you want. You can add some contextual menu entries for Nautilus right-click and you can map different actions. Some actions are ready made on Internet most of them are here : http://www.grumz.net/?q=configlist

Tutorials on the author website also all over the net.

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    Can you please write those "2 or three" easy steps here? – user91091 Nov 18 '12 at 13:04

To answer the original question directly :

No the average person can not easily edit or customise the Send To context menu in nautilus.

The reason is that those entries are actually Plugins to the nautilus-sendto program, which are stored on your computers filesystem as .so files (similar to windows .dll).

So there you have it, it's not easy for the non programmer to create .so files.

In my humble opinion the send-to context menu should build its menu based on .desktop files in ~/.local/share/send-to/shortcuts/* and bash/python/etc scripts in ~/.local/share/send-to/plugins/*

But gnome developers aren't known for their ability to relate to the common person.

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