Nautilus is the official file manager in Gnome.

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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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Ubuntu 11.04 “The destination is read-only” - thumbdrive - GNOME error?

I have Ubuntu 12.04. My problem is, I can't get write access to any USB device, like thumbdrive, SD card or digital camera using GNOME 3.4.1. Both FAT32 and NTFS filesystems won't work. From ...
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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?
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How does Nautilus mount a partition as normal user?

I can only run the mount command with superuser privileges. How can Nautilus do the same with normal access? How do things work inside?
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Is there a way to make nautilus display the “recently used” files and directories?

Is there a way to make nautilus display the "recently used" files and directories, just like the "open file" dialog does? Just to make my question clearer, here are two screenshots: The GTK open ...
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Nautilus reacts slowly, information about opened directory disappears

I use the fallback mode in GNOME 3 and Nautilus. When you select Menu - Location - Home (or any other directory), Nautilus opens this directory. I can move between directories without problems. ...
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GEdit Snippets don't seem to work on remote files?

I am attempting to use gedit's "snippets" plugin. They work great in Ubuntu, but I've since switched to Debian. Now, even though I have enabled Snippets, they don't work when I am editing files on a ...
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How to open a file or folder from Terminal

I'd like to know if there is a way to open a file or a folder from terminal? When I wrote a URL LINK in terminal, it's allows me to open that link on my default browser. So I'd like to do the same ...
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How can I jump from the sidebar in Nautilus to the content area at right?

How can I jump from the sidebar in Nautilus to the content area at right? I want the keyboard focus to be inside the content area of the folder, so that I can start typing to initiate a search inside ...
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Ubuntu 11 Unity, how to open several instances of Nautilus with keyboard?

On the default installation of Ubuntu 11.04, if I press Windows key + 1, a Nautilus windows will open. If I press it again, it just brings the one Nautilus already opened to focus. I want to actually ...
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Re-enable editable file path in Nautilus

I'm using Gnome Shell with Ubuntu 11.04. I'm liking it a lot so far, but the only issue is the fact I can't type a file path into Nautilus; I only get the silly breadcrumb buttons. Can someone point ...
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Change Ubuntu 11 scrollbars back to the old style

I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 and the new scrollbars in Nautilus, GEdit, etc. are driving me insane! How do I go back to the old (Ubuntu 10.10 and earlier) scrollbars? In the Natty Nautilus you can't ...
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I installed Ubuntu on my parents computer. Besides SCP, is there a lazy way to drag and drop movies from my computer to theirs?

I installed Ubuntu on my parents computer. Besides SCP, is there a lazy way to drag and drop movies from my computer to theirs? Should I use a virtual desktop? maybe a nautilus plugin or maybe scp ...
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Trash won't open on Ubuntu 10.10

Rhythmbox had double links to all my mp3s because I moved folders and I wanted to get it to rescan so I highlighted everything and clicked "Move to Trash." Now I want to undo this, but Trash won't ...
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In nautilus, how to show context menu on focused file when press Menu Key?

In Windows Explorer, if a file is focused, press Menu Key on keyboard, context menu will show on top of the file. But in Nautilus, the same action shows context menu where the mouse cursor is. That'...
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How to customize Seahorse plugin behavior in Nautilus?

I use Fedora 14. The seahorse-plugins package adds a nifty context menu option in Nautilus that allows you to encrypt/decrypt files easily with your GPG key. But is it possible to customize its ...
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Why does Ubuntu's Nautilus display a folder called “Examples” while the console displays “examples.desktop”

These folders occur at /home/username. How does this name discrepancy arise? (Uppercase E versus lowercase e.) It seems to be a shortcut to /usr/share/example-content. How can I delete /usr/share/...
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Prevent gnome from automatically mounting partition when clicked in nautilus

I have two partitions on a hard drive in my machine that are formatted as ntfs, but must under no circumstance be mounted by my Ubuntu installation (unless I do some preparation first). However ...
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broken nautilus

Not sure how this happened but now the "Places" menu on my Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick opens "VLC" for each of the item on this menu e.g. If I select "Home Folder", VLC opens up and no nautilus file browser ...
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How do I integrate VirusTotal with Nautilus?

Here's a great site: https://www.virustotal.com/index.html Does anyone have a how to/link, how to integrate a menu in Nautilus? Like: "send file to Nautilus" when right clicking a file? Theres an ...
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I want to be able to run the terminal in the folder that is currently open in nautilus

Currently if I have folder "/abc/def/ghz" open on Nautilus and I want to run a terminal command on that folder I have to manually open the terminal and go to that folder. I'd like to know if there is ...
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mount ftp host in linux file system

I tried curlftpfs and can copy files etc., but opening media files in totem or vlc fails with read errors. Any suggestions? I'd try to use gvfs-mount instead, but don't know how to pass an option ...
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Ubuntu 10.04: Nautilus type directory name

Up until Ubuntu 9.10, I am able to toggle between "typing" mode and "buttons" mode in the UI of nautilus, to select the directory I wish to look at. Personally, I prefer the "typing" mode, which is ...
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Hiding files of a certain extension (.pyc) from Nautilus

I would like to hide every .pyc file from Nautilus. I use Ubuntu 10.04. What could I do?
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How to hide file menu in ubuntu

How to hide file menu in ubuntu? like Alt in windows is there a shortcut? Update: Finally got it! http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/01/nautilus-simple-install-ppa-streamlined.html
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Nautilus shortcut for creating empty files

Is there any keyboard shortcut in Nautilus for creating new empty files. Like Shift-Ctrl-N does for folders. If there isn't, is there a way to add this custom shortcut somehow?
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Nautilus: Copy to same dir name gives a whacky sort sequence: (copy) (another copy) (3rd copy). I want 001, 002

I am using GNU/Linux Ubuntu 10.4 ... the "GNU" should keep Richard Stallman happy; and reasonably so :) The file browser, Nautilus, generates "reading-friendly" names for files which are copied ...
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How to turn off Nautilus autoplay under KDE?

does anyone have an idea why when I insert a cd/dvd/flash nautilus opens as a default file manager under KDE instead of dolphin krusader? in my system settings krusader is set as the default manager, ...
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What is the workflow for automount in Gnome 2.30?

I have a ASUS laptop with Fedora 13. My problem is that any USB storage I connect does not automount. I have other computer with Fedora 13 which does not have the problem. I have not be able to find ...