In Ubuntu 12.04 I had 3 choices of displaying my folders but now I have upgraded to 14.04 and there are only 2 choices to display my folders.

I don't like 'icon' view and I don't like 'list' where one folder is on top of the other. I like the folders to fill the whole window, on top of each other but also to the sides just like I had it in 12.04.

Is there anything I can do to get my preferrd folder view back?? Thanks


If you're talking about the Compact view:

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Then no, not using the default file browser, Nautilus.

You can install Nemo, which does retain this option:

sudo apt-get install nemo

You can set Compact view as the default. Go to the Edit menu, then click on Preferences:

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Set View new folders using: to Compact View.

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    Ah yes, that's worked great. Thanks. Now just need to figure out how to make compact the default. – user308639 Sep 13 '14 at 0:59
  • @user308639 I have updated the answer for that. – muru Sep 13 '14 at 1:06

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