I would like to replace Nautilus(Default gnome shell file manager) with Nemo file manger in Gnome 3.
How can I do that ?
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Based on here,
After Nemo file manager installation, set Nemo as default File-Manager and allow desktop handling by Nemo open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons true
Now enter this command in terminal to check that now Nemo is your default file manager :
xdg-mime query default inode/directory
xdg-mime default nautilus*.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons false gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true
You can easily install nemo without cinnamon dependencies, as shown here:
Warning: do not use this PPA if you're using Linux Mint or if you use Cinnamon in Ubuntu! Also, if you've added any Cinnamon PPAs, remove them before using the WebUpd8 Nemo PPA even if you didn't install Cinnamon, or else the Nemo version in the WebUpd8 Nemo PPA might be overwritten.
Update: the PPA now provides Nemo 2.6 for Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10 and 15.04!
Add the PPA and install the latest Nemo with Unity tweaks/fixes by using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nemo nemo-fileroller