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Every time I open a folder and double-click on another folder inside, another folder opens up. If I am finding a file burried in a folder, many folders will open before I can reach the file and then I will have to close them all. Can I somehow configure my machine so that it uses the same folder like in Windows?

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What does: "same folder like in Windows" mean? – soandos Aug 22 '11 at 18:57
Well, like in Windows XP, if you open a folder, only one folder opens. Then when you keep opening the folders in that folder, you are using the same folder. You don't open even more folders like how RedHat 5 behaves. – O_O Aug 22 '11 at 18:59
O_O means "in the same window". – CarlF Aug 22 '11 at 20:12
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In GNOME 2.6, the Nautilus file manager uses "Spatial" file management mode by default. What you are looking for is the "Browser" mode.

Go to Edit → Preferences, click the Behaviour tab, and enable the Always open in browser windows option.

(As for "like in Windows" – Windows 95 used spatial mode by default too.)

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Nice.. this helps out a lot. Thanks! – O_O Aug 22 '11 at 20:39

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