This feature was a really nice thing and its really difficult to get to know the free space available in a partition. Can't we get a tool-tip or something of that sort to display the free space.

Is there a way to get this feature back in ubuntu 11.10.

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That feature was available in the Nautilus statusbar, which is disabled by default (a floating, autohide statusbar is used now) for Nautilus 3. But you can re-enable it: in Nautilus, select View > Statusbar.

That's it :)

  • WOW.. It was that easy eh ? :P.. Superb :D
    – b-ak
    Nov 15, 2011 at 18:30

If you open your desired folder in Nautilus, then right-click the background inside the window and choose Properties, you will get a window similar to this with free space shown near the bottom:

Properties window

  • Yes that can be done.. But is there a way to get back the old thing..
    – b-ak
    Nov 15, 2011 at 17:46
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    @Bhargav Unfortunately I don't have easy access to 11.04 right now...if you do, do you think you could add a screenshot to your question showing exactly what functionality you would like restored? This might give us a better idea of what you might want. Nov 15, 2011 at 17:57
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    It was the status bar :D.. I'm sorry for not knowing the right Names .. I should known its called the status bar :P
    – b-ak
    Nov 15, 2011 at 18:32
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    @Bhargav Things can get confusing when you don't know the terminology for GUI components. You're not alone: I didn't know what the pane separator was called when I was trying to get help putting a dark sidebar in Ambiance. Anyways, thanks for clarifying. Nov 15, 2011 at 18:35

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