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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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How to add dictionary lookup option to text selection in Ubuntu 22.04

I tried to look for some leads to add this option to Ubuntu 22.04 but couldn't find anything. I found a tutorial that worked on Ubuntu 18.04. But it was only a walk through on how to add a custom ...
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Why won't my thumbnails show in nautilus when viewing from a USB device?

I am using Ubuntu 22.04, but this happens with all operating systems that use nautilus, including Fedora: I have tried using dconf editor and upped the cache to 150MB, but no changes.
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Nautilus: Automatic scroll upwards in case of new file possible?

Years ago I used a mac with OSX and it had one feature which I really miss on Ubuntu. Let's say I had my file manager open, showing the Downloads folder. When I would then switch to the browser and ...
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The folder contents could not be displayed - Operation not supported

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 22.04 on my laptop, and it works fine. The issue I have is when I download a file from the Internet with Firefox or Chrome browsers and try to rename the given name for a ...
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How can I see thumbnails of images in nautilus in a browser's file selection dialog? [duplicate]

In Gnome 42, Nautilus does not show me image thumbnails in the file dialog. In Ubuntu 18.04, when selecting an image for upload, the file-selection dialog displays a thumbnail of the image on the ...
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Duplicate child name in GtkStack: Diff Menu

On system > wsl --status Default Distribution: Ubuntu Default Version: 2 WSL version: 0.58.3.0 Kernel version: 5.10.102.1 WSLg version: 1.0.33 MSRDC version: 1.2.2924 Direct3D version: 1.601.0 ...
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How to open for another user a graphical file explorer where 'Open in Terminal' works (22.04LTS)

I'm currently migrating from 18.04LTS to 22.04 How can I open for a differnt user than the one logged in a graphical file explorer within this file expolorer: open a command shell by mouse right ...
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Accent French are not showing correctly

In French Download is : Téléchargements but Nautilus show T%C3%A9l%C3%A9chargements how to fix it
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increase directory viewer refresh rate

I need to increase the directory viewer refresh rate. I believe this application is or was called Nautilus or nautilus. Here is the scenario that is causing me problems. I scanned a document and I ...
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Failed to execute child process "dbus-launch" on 'Open in Terminal' (Ubuntu 22.04LTS)

I'm using pkexec / xhost to open a graphical file explorer for another user 'myOtherUser' With Ubuntu 18.04 I was able to open a command shell by mouse right click 'Open Terminal'. With Ubuntu 22.04 ...
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Snap mounts showing up in File Explorer

As an Ubuntu user, I am more or less forced to use Snap. Especially since I keep everything as close to stock-standard as possible, for the most stable and well supported experience. With every ...
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Nautilus keeps crashing in 22.04

I recently updated to Ubuntu 22.04 Also I use a software called PowerFolder Sync and Share to synchronize some folders between my computers. Unfortunately, the file explorer (Nautilus) now randomly ...
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Chrome and Firefox freezes when I upload files / interact with nautilus (Ubuntu 22.04)

I have already disabled wayland, but this not helps. Issue is, if i select a file to upload in a webform or do similar things, chrome freezes. I noticed also that when i download a file the small ...
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File / Folder not highlighted when Open Folder is used

I am not sure whether this is a bug. But when I download something through Firefox and then use the Open Folder option/icon through Firefox, the downloaded file will normally be highlighted in ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 UI issues: In-app file selector/save prompt, saving files and new window location issues

To start off: none of these were issues on 21.10 or prior. Regardless of what app (for example Firefox (while downloading) or Signal (while uploading)) , the file-selector/save prompt (depending on ...
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Why does Nautilus behave differently for ssh:// vs ftp://?

Why is there a difference in performance and behavior in Nautilus if I access my NAS using ssh vs. ftp? (I already know that ssh gets replaced by sftp in the Nautilus pathbar). I expected Nautilus to ...
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No file preview while opening an image in 22.04

In 21.10, when I try open a file, I could see a thumbnail preview on the right. This was true with Firefox, GIMP and Inkscape. Sadly, after upgrading to 22.04, all I got are file names and an image ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 how do I remove google drive from favorites

Yesterday I updated to 22.04, which looks very nice. There is one thing which I would like to change on my system. On the Ubuntu dock is a link to Nautilus opening my Google Drive. While having ...
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how to install filemanager actions in Ubuntu 22.04

I am recently running on Ubuntu 22.04. And I wanted to install nautilus actions on my machine. When I looked for help, I came to know that the nautilus-actions app was the filemanager-actions app for ...
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Nautilus : Connect to server (ssh) can't find mounted fs in local files

With Ubuntu 22.04, when I use Nautilus to mount distant ssh server, I can't find anymore where it is mounted. "Open in local Terminal" has disappeared. There is only : "Open in remote ...
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Can't open Nautilus file explorer

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS with do-release-upgrade -d (as we cannot upgrade without -d option yet :( ). I have an issue,I can't open Nautilus ! I've tried in command ...
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Opening PDFs Denied Access Google Drive in Nautilus (Files)

I've logged in to my Google account in the Ubuntu 22.04 settings. A link to my Google drive appears in Nautilus. I'm able to open photos and doc files, but when I try to open PDFs I receive an error ...
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21.10 unable to see "instances" of nautilus in launcher/dock

I have a link on my launcher/dock for nautiles/"files". When I click on it, an instance of nautilus opens. When I then hover over the button in launcher/dock, I can click on it to show that ...
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Show properties of a file right in File Explorer like on Mac

I'm looking for a plugin for Nautilus, or how do I configure it, or maybe use another file manager, that shows the properties of a file, just like the Mac OS X Finder does (image below). Does anyone ...
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Nothing happening on doubleclick on a desktop-folder in Ubuntu 18.04.6

since I am new here and have some issues with nautilus as standard filemanager I am trying to receive some help here. I have ubuntu 18.04.6 installed and it works correctly. My standard filemanager is ...
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Why there is a spinning pointer icon when lauching Gvim from Nautilus?

When I launch Gvim from Nautilus on Ubuntu 21.10 I have this spinning pointer icon (see pic) until I clic on the title bar or I resize the window or if I enter insert mode ! Is it normal ? It seems ...
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Inputting directory path via keybaord in nautilus [duplicate]

In nautilus, if I paste in a full directory path into the top bar, nothing happens. It seems that I can only search the path or select it via mouse based actions. Is it possible to use the keyboard to ...
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Add a reload button in file manager (nautilus?)?

The reload button long ago disappeared in Ubuntu's Files application (Nautilus?). It makes sense for new files to appear in a folder on a Samba server, for example, a downloaded file. Now I have to ...
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Drag-drop to Thunderbird works poorly with Wayland

I am getting behavior where if I drag and drop an attachment (jpg, docx) onto a Thunderbird compose window, often it does not get attached. As I am dragging, the window overlay that shows that it's ...
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Selected filename of downloading file is not directly editable

Every time I download a file in Ubuntu 21.10 with Chrome 100, the nautilus windows opens with the filename selected (highlighted in orange), but the filename is not directly editable. I have to click ...
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How to add "Safe Remove" option to context menu with srm? Ubuntu 20.04

I want to secure delete files from context menu, same as like here for Linux Mint KDE 18.4 but with Ubuntu 20.04 and nautilus.
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Appearance of Terminal and Nautilus in RDC

Hi Folks: When I first set up my ubuntu system, and was using the local screen, keyboard and mouse, the terminal window and nautilus both had really good looking themes on them. The machine is ...
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Additional empty line in right-click menu

For unknown reason an additional empty line at the very bottom (below "Properties") is displayed in the context menu that appears when I right-click on a directory in Nautilus - see the ...
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Make Nautilus sidebar display mountable partition names Ubuntu 20.04 (before mounting)

Older Ubuntu Nautilus sidebar used to display the mount-able partitions and on double-clicking partition name in side-bar, I could get the partition mounted. Recently, I installed Ubuntu 20.04 and it'...
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Files opens to the Home directory

The Files icon use to open to show 'Previous, Home, Documents, etc' as shown in first image. It has now change to open directly to 'Home' as shown in second image. How do I change it back to look like ...
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Opening a directory in a mounted disk uses a different icon

My home directory is mounted in a different disk than my os. The consequence of this is when I open the file explorer it uses the icon for the disk explorer: Instead of the file icon: Is there a way ...
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keep focus on windows like microsoft windows file explorer

The procedure I describe is useless but it helps me explain the situation. If I am using terminal, I use it on top of nautilus. In terminal, I type "cat" then space, then with the mouse I go ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 Nautilus Preference menu not complete

My nautilus HAS a preference button but it does not show all the possible options. For example, I was trying to set executable-text-activation to launch but I can NOT find the option in my preference ...
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Can't connect to a Windows Share folder that uses a user name and password?

I am trying to connect to a Windows Share folder. I can see it on my network, but when I enter the address of the share folder, for example smb://Server-Raid/OneDrive, I get an error message stating ...
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How to diagnose/fix timeouts on file dialogs

My Ubuntu regularly gets in a pickle with opening file dialogues/dialogs for some reason - e.g. "Open File..." or "Save as..." or just trying to open a Nautilus window. It causes ...
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Nautilus encrypted file opens save dialog instead of prompting for password

In Ubuntu 18.04 I encrypted a LibreOffice file called 'test.odt' by right clicking and choosing the Encrypt option. I used the Shared Passphrase option rather than using a key. A new file was created ...
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How to uninstall Nautilus and its Dependencies on WSL?

I was taking a terminal course, when the teacher used Nautilus (he uses Ubuntu on his laptop), so I did too. However I use WSL and it seems I can use different commands to manage files. However, ...
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Nautilus not showing default folder icons in side bar. (Side Panel)

Usually, nautilus shows pictures, downloads and other similar folders on the sidebar, In my case after some of the boots nautilus does not show default icons in the sidebar. These icons are so much ...
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Nautilus hides my second SSD

Why does Nautilus keep hiding my second SSD? It's formatted as ext4 for additional storage, and it's also set to automount. The problem is that sometimes it's visible, sometimes not. This Ubuntu 21.10....
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Ubuntu 20 LTS MTP device only showing up right after reboot

I'm using ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS and no MTP devices are showing up in files. I'm trying to access the files on my phone and tablet (both android) but neither shows up when I connect them over USB and ...
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add a folder on left panel in nautilus permanently

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and in my nautilus file manager, I want to add Desktop to my left panel. I tried using Ctrl + D method and it adds the Desktop on the left panel. This is basically adding ...
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Trash location unlinked from /home/username/.local/share/Trash and no icon on Desktop

As pointed out in the title I can no more interact with the Trash using the graphical interface. Indeed when I go to the Trash with the nautilus GUI I get the following message This location could ...
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Why is there an option to overwrite free space twice nautilus

What is the benefit of overwriting free space more than once? If you install the plugin that adds this option there are options like: overwrite free space -> overwrite once, overwrite 2 times (save ...
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Use mono-font in Files manager?

Is it possible to enable a mono font in the files manager? (and only the files manager, not system wide)
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Where is 'behavior' in 21.10 Files preferences?

I need to enable 'run' for executable text files, this option should be in the behavior tab in files preferences but the tab itself isn't there. There's like a couple ux options and that's it.
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