Is there a way to place the sidebar of nautilus and/or nemo to the right and not in the left?

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    Maybe this will help you: askubuntu.com/questions/325518/… not exactly what you asked for but might be worth a look
    – Pit
    Apr 11, 2016 at 14:33
  • @Fabby can you please show me the duplicate question?
    – gadlol
    Apr 16, 2016 at 7:10
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    Someone pointed out to me that I should have read your question in more depth and that you want to move the side pane to the right instead of the left, which is going to take coding, not configuration.
    – Fabby
    Apr 16, 2016 at 7:18
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    I suppose a recompile of Nautilus with changes should fix it. It did when a user wanted to change the 'Computer' label on Nautilus.
    – user423626
    Apr 18, 2016 at 14:35

2 Answers 2


The position of the sidebar, as per my knowledge, is specified in the source code and any change in that position would require a recompilation after making the necessary modifications.

If you are fluent with C, get the source code using apt-get source nautilus and start modifying


If you mean Unity sidebar then this might help:


  • Link only answers are not very well appreciated. Please provide more details in your answer.
    – user308164
    Aug 2, 2016 at 7:46

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