When I select a file in Nautilus down the bottom of the window is a little box telling me the name of the file I have selected and its size. It usually shows something like 6.3 Kb however when I am using large files it becomes unhelpful for quick comparisons between files. For example I might some files that a program output and at a glance I would like to be able to determine their exact size rather than it rounding to one decimal place. Is there any way to change it?

example screenshot

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    Do you mean the box which I included into your question as example screenshot? (German Nautilus version though...) – Byte Commander Sep 18 '15 at 7:19
  • Yeah that’s the one – Aedazan Sep 20 '15 at 23:12

It's not possible in the standard Nautilus aka Files and frankly I do not know a patch for it.

You could use a different file manager, for example, Midnight Commander aka mc

sudo apt-get install mc

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  • Instead of a terminal tool, I'd rather suggest a GUI file manager like nemo from the Cinnamon Desktop or thunar from XFCE. I know that Nemo uses a static status bar outside the file list. Not sure about Thunar currently, but they're at least usually more flexible than Nautilus. – Byte Commander Sep 23 '15 at 14:10

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