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Before, in 12.04&14.04, my download folder was nicely sorted by date : nautilus opened on top of the list with (newer)files first and then folders.

In 16.04 the directories are displayed first which i find annoying :

  • order has changed
  • i donwload files not directories, directories are the result of archives extractions and are not relevant for accessing to new downloads.
  • i'm obliged to manually scroll or press end key to access the last downloaded file

There is an option in nautilus called "sort-directories-first", but when disabled it result in file&directories mixed together instead of files first.

What are the ways, if exists, to revert to the traditional sorting method "file first" ?

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    Well, if you just think about it, sort-directories-first can help to achieve the same thing. If you sort by date with sort-directories-first, it's the same with the order reversed. Only thing you may have to do is press the end key to get to the bottom of the directory once it's loaded. – pomsky Oct 5 '17 at 10:18
  • thanks for you reply, i'll update the third point : i dont want manual action to check the latest download – adrenochrome Oct 5 '17 at 10:32
  • maybe a global reverse option somewhere ? – adrenochrome Oct 5 '17 at 10:51

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