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Questions tagged [nautilus]

Nautilus (also known as GNOME Files) is the default file manager for Ubuntu and as such is used to manage files and folders. Nautilus is called "Files" by default on Ubuntu.

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Cannot hide Google Drive icon from nautilus menu

Ever since I had selected my google drive account as my default storage location in Déjà Dup, an annoying icon with the name of my account shows up at the right side of my nautilus menu. When I ...
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folder behaviour off since 18.04

Ever since installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS I have trouble with the folder behavior. As an example: I open a folder and then open an .odt file in that folder using Enter. I then realise it was the wrong ...
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why in Nautilus the folder doesn't open up when I drag files to the folders in the left panel?

when I drag files to the left pane in Nautilus I'm expecting that when I'm over that folder "bookmark" to spring-open up so that I could eventually place the file in a sub-folder... but it's not ...
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Nautilus link to Google docs won't open files

I would like to sync my files with Google docs as described in the answer Is there a Google Drive client available? here. Which worked, I can see my files. But I cannot launch them. It seems ...
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Getting back the File transfer dialog

Is there any way to get back the file transfer dialog?
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Nautilus randomly starts eating all my RAM until computer crashes

Title says it all. I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 18.04 (alongside Win10) on a MSI GS65. I've randomly gotten this problem over the past month or so, but I just got it now twice back to back when ...
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cannot delete file from nautilus on NTFS

I can not delete files by pressing 'Del' key on my keyboard. I don't know why that is. The files are mounted on an external drive that auto mounts at system startup. The drive can be mounted by any ...
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Unable to find or create trash directory on ext4 drive

I have a dual booted laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu on it. Most of the time when I try to delete a file I get the following warning: Unable to find or create trash directory See this dialog box: ...
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Nautilus: No custom icons in the bookmark area

It seems since at least 17.04. The bookmark menu doesn't show the icon assigned to a folder but instead just shows a generic folder icon like so: Now both of these folder show up in the actual file ...
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How to show volume names/labels in nautilus' “Other Locations” view?

I've a USB disk that's set up as a VG called 'external' and has a series of LVs on it: root@nuc:/home/avi# lvs external LV VG Attr LSize Pool Origin Data% Meta% Move Log ...
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Any easy way to use grsync with shared folder

Grsync does not browse to a source path for a shared folder on a local network PC. I have read about setting up a mount for a shared folder and have succeeded in the past in doing this. But it seems ...
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How to remove the “Undo” popup when deleting a file in Nautilus

When I send a file to the Trash using the delete keyboard button, a popup appears at the top of the nautilus window, saying that the file has been removed, and showing a button to undo the operation. ...
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Nautilus - change icon display for a specific folder [duplicate]

Nautilus allows the user to change the icon display type (thumbnails, list, ...). But I want that only pictures folder have this setting set to thumbnails, while the others are in list. Because ...
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Create custom link in Nautilus?

In Nautilus (18.04) I have Recent, Home, Desktop, Documents,, Downloads ... links on the left pane. I never use music, Pictures and Videos. I wonder if it is possible to remove those links, and if ...
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File Extension For Shell Execute

I have the allowed execution of shell scripts (they were already X by default in properties) but can not run them from outside the terminal without opening them to edit. I scrolled down in 'open with ...
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terminal and nautilus does not open

I have rebooted my system and since then I cannot open terminal or nautilus. Also at startup I am asked to enter a password for the 'keyring' and then reenter all my email account passwords. The ...
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How to switch to gain root privileges in Nautilus file browser by typing in the addressbar in GUI while it's being used

I saw in a reddit comment that it was possible to switch to root user in nautilus file browser by just typing in a series of forward slashes and colons. I've since forgotten the sequence and searching ...
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Custom Shortcut to Navigate for Nautilus > 3.20

As you know from here, steps of adding custom shortcut were changed and there is an example to open terminal using shortcut in Nautilus with new steps, but I want to create a custom shortcut to bring ...
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Shutter send to option don't work

I just installed shutter again and when I'm trying to use the send to option I get: "there was an error executing 'nautilus-sendto' is there a way to fix it?
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Nautilus auto-resize doesn't work properly on Ubuntu 18.04

Do you know how to configure Nautilus on Ubuntu's 18.04 such that when I double click at filename column it will expands that column until largest filename length? I think this was regular behavior ...
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How do I make nautilus use file-roller in Ubuntu 18.04 and above like in 17.04?

New nautilus is not using file-roller any more by default, it has switched to its native expression, but I want to use file-roller on right click. I found this answer, which worked in Ubuntu 17.10. ...
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Revert to default window theme in Cinnamon

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 which comes with GNOME. Since I wanted to have the Windows task bar feel with no item grouping, I opted to install Cinnamon. In Cinnamon, I lost the default Ubuntu feel and ...
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Can I see the option tar.gz in the GUI ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to zip in .tar.gz in the GUI, but only these options appear in the window: .zip, tar.xz y .7z Could the tar.gz be in the window?
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open terminal option is not showing in all folders in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

I have recently updated my Ubuntu before updated the open terminal option is appearing after update it is not appearing. I have seen many thing but yet cant find anything. Please help me how my open ...
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Unable to delete any file or folder in other partition of my laptop hard drive,using ubuntu 18.04

In my laptop i had windows 10 installed in one of the partition and other partition had all my files. recently i installed ubuntu 18.04 by deleting my windows 10 partition. Everthing is working fine ...
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Make Nautilus mount SMB share with Protocol 2.0

When I mount my SMB share via Nautilus, transfer speeds are slow. So I did some digging and found that when I mount the share via CLI and specifically set the protocol-version to 2.0, it's much faster....
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nautilus - disable drag and drop

I'm working on a sensible system. I do files stuff with default nautilus in Ubuntu 16.04 / 18.04. If I do a wrong click+movement, some folder is moved somewhere else. I know no ways undo this ...
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x-executable does not run correctly on Nautilus

I have a script that I merged into a single file by using pyinstaller. For the case, let´s do it with a simpler example, since the error also ocurrs: helloworld.py #!/bin/bash print "Hello World!" ...
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Nautilus Bash Script, how to delete old files after FFMPEG conversion?

I am writing my first ever Nautilus script but I am not sure how to continue. What do I need to add to this nautilus script so that all MP4 files in the folder are deleted after FFMPEG finishes ...
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Partial package problem continue to upgrade

After upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 with partial mode from Ubuntu 16.04 the following lines are displayed You may want to run apt --fix-broken install to fix it. The following packages have unfulfilled ...
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Why can I not drag and drop files from nautilus file manager to firefox in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

I try to drag and drop a file from nautilus to firefox but can't do that.
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How to reduce icon size in Ubuntu 18.04?

I have a clean 18.04 install (not update from previous version), the icons in desktop and Show Applications are huge, how can I reduce it. I've tried to go to Nautilus, but I couldn't reduce it to ...
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Is my Nautilus config wrong after upgrading to 18.04 1

I'm used to check many files properties with contexual-menu (right-click) property on each file name opening as many dialogs where I catch requested info. Fine (to me) with 16.04 but 18.04 opens a ...
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How can I see hidden .eslinrc file in Nautilus on Ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

How can I see the hidden file .eslinrc in Nautilus?
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Nautilus using lots of memory

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.1 and yesterday and today I've noticed that Nautilus is using a lot of memory (see picture). Has anyone else been noticing this kind of memory usage or should I report a bug ...
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How can I move a tab to another window(file manager)

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 with the default file manager. If I had two file windows open how can I combine them into one window with two tabs?
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Can't access automounted devices

In Ubuntu 18.04, I created a new (admin) user. When I insert a removable device, strange things happen. First, if I click on the UBS device, Nautilus says it is an unknown file tipe and proposes a ...
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ubuntu 16.04 nautilus add column for picture date taken [duplicate]

I am currently organizing my old pictures in Ubuntu 16.04 but the nautilus column does not show "DATE TAKEN". I had tried searching and saw this -> "https://askubuntu.com/a/161842/820032". But it was ...
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After upgrading to 18.04 from 16.04, I am unable to use nautilus or use the terminal or listen to any audio and my internet speed has reduced

So I just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 from 16.04 and I have been trying to use it. But nothing is working. I have looked up various answers on askubuntu and I have been unable to fix any of the symptoms. ...
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How can I pin a specific document so I can access it easily and frequently?

In Ubuntu, you can mark certain applications as your favorite, and in the file explorer, you can drag folders to the left sidebar. But I can't seem to add a bookmark for a specific file, nor can I set ...
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Nautilus and Nemo don't recognize python 3 files

Nautilus and Nemo use two different icons for python files: But I want them to show the python icon for all python files. mimetype gives the same result for both files: $ mimetype *.py buy_test.py: ...
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How to set Nemo as the default file manager in Ubuntu 18.04?

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 and I want to replace nautilus with Nemo. I first installed Nemo by using the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon sudo apt-get update ...
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How can I manipulate files (delete, rename, create, etc) in pop-up file menu in Ubuntu 16.04?

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. While I must admit there are some amazing changes, there is one thing that really bugs me. Whenever I open the file menu through an action like ...
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Move to file name starting with the letter which was pressed on the keyboard button [duplicate]

Is there a way to set up the explorer in a way that it moves the selection to the files starting with the letter which was pressed on the keyboard button? Just like Mac and Windows handle it for ...
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How can I end 18.04.1 download correctly?

I downloaded the 18.04.1 .iso of 1.8 GB four times and every time it failed right at the end with the same error: Aug 14 21:34:08 Charles-PC gnome-session[2018]: Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net ...
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Need shortcut to New Document context submenu in Nautilus

When the nautilus window has few files in "List view" (as opposed to "Grid view"), it is easy to click on an empty spot at the bottom of the list to get the context menu and find New Folder item and ...
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File Explorer is not respoding in ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have dual booted ubuntu16.04 recently with windows 10. But the file explorer is not responding from launcher menu. I tried the command nautilus ., but getting following errors: anjali@anjali-pc:~/...
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Ubuntu 18.04: List View for Icons on the Desktop

I have a number of files cluttering my Desktop. I would like to view the files as a list (e.g., "delete" folder on right vs. grid layout of the same folder on the left). I prefer list view because it ...
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Nautilus show folders before files does not work in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I'm having a problem with Nautilus, showing an alphabetical list of files and folders. Obviously, an option to list folders first then files, is gone. I noticed listing order change after some upgrade ...
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Error opening nautilus

I get the following error when I try to open nautilus: (nautilus:4189): WARNING **: 11:18:17.052: Unable to get contents of the bookmarks file: Error opening file /root/.gtk-bookmarks: No such file or ...