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.


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 '11 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 '11 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. – Christopher Kyle Horton Nov 15 '11 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 '11 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. – Christopher Kyle Horton Nov 15 '11 at 18:35

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