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Nautilus changes my fluxbox experience, how can I bring the original configuration back?

I am running Fluxbux on Ubuntu Linux desktop machines and I noticed this happens at least on Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.04: I usually install from a standard Ubuntu distribution, and afterwards ...
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gnome3 add new file types for nautilus (instead of text file)

on my Fedora 20 system many file types are grouped under the type "text", for example *.ini, *.txt and so on. So if I sort the contents of a folder by type, it groups them all together, which is not ...
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What is the name for the Tab button in nautilus's “accels” file?

I'm trying trying to customize nautilus's keyboard shortcuts, which I found can be changed through the ~/.config/nautilus/accels file. I've successfully changed deleting file from Ctrl+Delete to just ...
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How do I navigate to a samba location I've mounted in Nautilus on the command line?

This is the same question here (and a bit of here too), except that I'm running Debian wheezy (7.4). To clear up, these directories do not exist: /run/user /var/run/user ~/.cache/gvfs And this ...
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How to 'Open Nautilius Here' in Ubuntu 10.04 from terminal

I know how to open terminal while being in Nautilius: How to open a menu with 'Open Terminal Here' in Ubuntu 10.04 by left clicking desktop, or inside folder? I'd like to do the other way ...
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losetup and mount create two entries in Nautilus for a floppy image

I am referring to BrokenThorn's tutorial on OS development. Though it is for Windows, I learnt how to create a bootable floppy in Linux, mount it to transfer files and also boot off it. After ...
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How to make Nautilus ask for confirmation before moving files?

I need Nautilus to ask for confirmation before moving files. How can I set it up to do that?
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Nautilus, Ask for confirmation when moving files

I need Nautilus to ask for confirmation when moving files from one folder to another. Is it possible to set this up? I guess I need something that listens to moves.
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No thumbnails for video files in Ubuntu, and getting an Apport message box whenever I navigate to a folder with video files in it

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. Whenever I navigate to a folder with video files in it, none of the videos show a thumbnail: Within a few seconds after merely opening a video-file-containing folder, I get ...
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Change default NTFS drivers ntfs-3g to paragon NTFS drivers(set as default)

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS-32 BIT, kernel 3.2.0.52 Default NTFS-3G drivers are slow in R/W mode and i installed Paragon NTFS drivers for Linux. They worked like charm and i got read write speed = ...
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Changing file type descriptions in Fedora 17

I'm using Fedora 17 with the GNOME desktop environment, and am wondering whether it is possible to alter the descriptions of different file extensions. For example, when I bring up the Properties ...
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How to disable Trash on Nautilus 3.6.3 Ubuntu 13.04?

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 with Nautilus 3.6.3. I don't want use Trash. Is there any way to disable it? What I want is: Delete the file, instead of move to Trash, when I press [Delete] key. ...
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gedit/nautilus: why are Markdown files considered binary?

I use the file browser pane of gedit. By default, it hides binary files, which is a good thing. However, for some reason, both gedit and nautilus think that *.md (Markdown) files are binary files. ...
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Ubuntu Nautilus not displaying removable disks

One day I messed up with some settings of Nautilus and as a result when ever I insert a pendrive/removable disks it says "No application is registered to open this file type" though the pendrive in ...
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Show hidden folders and files on Fedora 19

I'm in the middle of a migration from Ubuntu to Fedora. How do I make Nautilis in Fedora show the hidden files and folders (those with a dot)? It's Nautilus 3.8.2, if I go to Preferences and choose ...
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How can rm -rf be slower than delete in nautilus?

I had this very surprising situation recently, while trying to delete folders containing many files (think code repo checkout with some 10 thousands files): When I tried to do this via command line ...
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Custom .desktop file not showing in Nautilus “Open With” menu

I want to be able to double click on a Python script (or SH script) inside Nautilus and then it run. So I made a custom desktop file, contents: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Type=Application ...
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How to open Linux/Ubuntu file manager instead of Wine file manager when exploring directories from a Wine program?

When browsing directories in a Windows program installed in Wine - like when opening a directory of a file from Foobar2000 - Wine always opens the Wine explorer. Is it possible to set Wine to ...
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How can I get Nautilus to work with X11 forwarding over SSH? I'm getting a bunch of errors related to D-Bus

Here's where things stand right now. I have Nautilus successfully running under Mac OS X 10.8 on a Mac Mini, installed via MacPorts. I am trying to pull it up on a second screen on a Raspberry Pi ...
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Linux WindowMaker/Docky padding issue

I've recently made the switch to a custom Ubuntu installation (replacing Unity with WindowMaker). Everything works fine, except I have issues handling the windows while Docky + compositing (I already ...
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Open directory in the same window using nautilus for gnome

In CentOS (5.9) (gnome 2.16.0) when I browse through folders using nautilus as opposed to the terminal, whenever I click a subdirectory it opens in a separate window leaving the parent window still ...
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Ubuntu 13.04: How to keep nautilus' ftp connection alive?

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 today, and I'm having problems with ftp (via nautilus) disconnecting too quickly. On ubuntu 12, I used to prolong it by calling ls ~/.gvfs/ftp* every 20 seconds using a ...
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How Can You Open a Folder with an application in Ubuntu 13.04

How Can You Open a Folder with an application from Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04? See this bug. Is there some type of plugin I can use to get around this?
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Does a ctrl+a in a folder select the hidden items as well?

Does CTRL + A in a folder select the hidden items as well? Will copying a folder containing hidden files also copy the hidden files? These questions pertain to: Windows Explorer-Win7 Nautilus - ...
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Missed scrolls in Gedit and nautilus

After I type anything in GEdit, it ignores the next 6 ticks of my scrollwheel in a direction. If I scroll 6 times up, it will then let me scroll up, but not down. To scroll down I will have to scroll ...
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How do I set up preferred applications in Nautilus by file extension, rather than by mime type?

I regularly work with a few sorts of plain text files, some of these are code files that I want to open in a programmer's text editor, others are large (gigabyte or more) data files that I only want ...
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How to automatically mount a file containing an encrypted file system, when a user login?

The file can be mounted manually via 'cryptsetup luksOpen' and 'mount /dev/mapper' but I would like it to be mounted automatically while logging in and by showing a GUI dialog for the passphrase just ...
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Change mouse right button events type to onmouseclick

I have noticed that in Fedora almost all events related to mouse right button are of onmousepress type, e.g. as soon as I press the mouse right button (but not released yet), it shows the context menu ...
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Why can't I open a certain file in gedit

I edited one of gedit's language files (syntax highlighting) and – to test the changes – changed the language of an open file to another one and then back. I did this a couple of times, ...
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ubuntu dereference links when copying in nautilus

I recently collected a bunch of files I wished to share as a folder of links, and then dropped that in my Dropbox, these then appeared as symlinks to the other people using the folder and were quite ...
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How to make “delete” key work in Gnome 3/Nautilus and make the change stick

In Gnome 3/Nautilus (in Fedora 17), the keyboard shortcut for moving a file to trash is ctrl + delete. How do I change it to just delete?
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SSH login through nautilus fails

I'm using Linux Mint Maya. I'm trying to SSH to a remote server. I can successfully SSH to the server through the command line. But when I attempt to SSH through Nautilus (using the "Connect to ...
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Particular jpeg image does not preview in Nautilus and cannot be uploaded

I have a group of .jpg images from the same source that all seem to behave fine: I can open/edit them with eog/Kolourpaint/GIMP, their thumbnails load correctly in Nautilus, etc. However, when I try ...
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Launch script after SFTP disconnect

I'm currently using Caja (basically the same as Nautilus) to connect using SSH to my server and work with files. What I'm looking for is a way to launch a simple script when I disconnect - I can ...
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How to reset passwords in Nautilus, Ubuntu 12.04?

I had a user connect to a remote server (via nautilus, Ctrl+l, smb://url). Was prompted for a password like this, and I said "remember forever". Now I have got a new user with extended permissions ...
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Nautilus not auto refreshing contents of Windows share

I am using Nautilus on a Linux Mint 13 machine. When connected to a windows share, I have to manually refresh the contents to pick up file changes. Is there a way to make Nautilus auto-refresh?
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Prevent file shortcuts from breaking when files are moved

In Ubuntu (and Windows as well), I've noticed that whenever I create a file shortcut, and then move the file, the shortcut stops working, and becomes "broken". Is it possible to create a file shortcut ...
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How do I configure Google Chrome to open zip files in file-roller instead of Nautilus?

When I download a .zip file using Google Chrome on Linux, upon clicking it the .zip file opens my Downloads folder in Nautilus, not the .zip file in file-roller. Ironically, Google is mum on the ...
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How to mount/umount disk in console to get the same result as nautilus?

In nautilus, a disk can be mounted by mouse click, the results are format(NTFS) is recognized correctly read/write are permitted by non-root user You can also umount a disk without root ...
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Removable vs fixed mount points in Linux

What makes a mount point removable in Linux? I am using Gentoo Linux with Gnome 3.2, and I find it annoying that some of my drives (ex: /dev/sdb) appear as removable but not the others (ex: /dev/sdc, ...
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Nautilus cannot browse samba shares in Ubuntu

I have a problem with browsing samba shares with Nautilus in Ubuntu. I can see work groups but cannot go any deeper. On the other hand, I can use smbclient and mount samba shares from command line. ...
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Unhide files that start with a dot on Linux

I was looking into a folder where I normally store data that I've unpacked and found that some files I thought were lost were actually in a folder that started with a .. Using Nautilus the folder was ...
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Make nautilus not show desktop via SSH

Most of the days I am connected to my home server (running Debian) via a ssh shell from my laptop. Most of the tasks are done in the prompt, but sometimes I like to have drag-and-drop-file managers, ...
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Gnome file manager Nautilus: How to disable front end search window feature

I am using Nautilus 3.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. What I normally like to do, if I am searching for all items in a directory that have names that start with say the letter 'A' is the following: Suppose I ...
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How to get Gnome to open CD automatically

Having switched from Ubuntu back to Debian (a), the one thing I miss is the auto-opening on CDs when inserted into the CD drive. There's nothing immediately obvious under System | Preferences to do ...
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How to open files in new window?

I know that there's an OSX-only setting for that: "open_files_in_new_window": true But how do I achieve that in Linux?
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Cannot delete or rename files as administrator from GUI in Ubuntu

I want to be able to right click a file as superuser and delete it, select 'move to' or rename it. Basically, any of the things that I can do from the command line as a superuser. I'm logged into ...
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Alternative to CTRL selecting a bunch of files

I am moving several images from a folder to another in the Nautilus file manager. I am doing this by holding the CTRL key and clicking the images I want. Everytime I forget to hold CTRL the current ...
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Disable auto-open for a specific device

When I insert a flash drive, always is opened a new window of nautilus showing the content of the flash drive. Is there a form to deactivate "auto-open" option for a determinate USB device? Thanks!
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How to disable Gnome from making Documents/ Video/ in HOME?

Everytime I login graphically on Ubuntu 11.10 it creates Desktop Documents Downloads Music Pictures Public Templates Videos in my $HOME. How do I disable Nautilus (?) from doing that?