I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my ASUS X552EA notebook dual-booted with Windows 10.

The problem I'm facing is that whenever I click on the "Files" icon in the launcher menu, it opens a new 'Home' window even when there are other active windows.

I want it to show the active windows for me to select the one I want to see, and stop popping-up an absolutely new window.

This doesn't happen if there's already an active 'Home' window. Suggest a fix.


That's a bug with Nautilus. Refer to here -

You can goto your previously opened window by scrolling over the File icon.


Another workaround: Use Alt+TAB combination. When you go to Files icon through Alt+Tab windows, you will be able to open your working folder.

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