I have a window of the file manager already opened, and when I click the icon button in the side panel to view that window, another instance of the file manager opens.

Is this the expected behaviour?

  • Is the first window by chance for an external drive? Such as a separate disk partition or USB drive?
    – TheSchwa
    Aug 11 '14 at 1:02
  • Yes, it's a separate disk partition.
    – marlanbar
    Aug 11 '14 at 2:52

This is a known bug that has yet to be fixed. You can view the bug report here. A workaround is to hover over the nautilus icon and use the scroll wheel on the mouse. Or Alt+Tab should also work.

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