Nautilus is the official file manager in Gnome.

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Is Nautilus part of GNOME? Or is GNOME just using Nautilus among other environments?

According to Wikipedia, Nautilus was originally written by Eazel inc. However, it seems like a major part of GNOME today. Nautilus's website is apparently live.gnome.org/nautilus. So it looks like ...
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why is nautilus slow?

I'm wondering why Nautilus is very slow when opening a directory containing lots of files. My /usr/lib dir for example has 1900 files and it takes approximately 5+ seconds to show everything. It has ...
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Nautilus crashes when dragging files in Ubuntu 10.04

I'm running Gnome in Ubuntu 10.04. Nautilus used to work fine on my system but now it's doing something strange. Whenever I drag a file out of the Nautilus window to move it somewhere else, as soon as ...
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Nautilus Confirm Delete Script?

It's no secret that the delete confirmation feature in Nautilus (version 2.24.1 anyway) does not work when deleting a file despite having the option check to confirm in the prefs window so I was ...
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Nautilus keyboard shortcut for expanding/collapsing folders

In Nautilus' list view, is there a keyboard shortcut for expanding or collapsing a folder? I reckon this is just left and right arrow keys for MacOSX (Finder)
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Unable to establish connection to server

Working in CentOS. Want to have drag-and-drop SCP access to another system. Opened up the file manager (nautilus) and went under File -> "Connect to Server". Filed in the information, hit connect. ...
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make quantaplus a default editor for php files in ubuntu

In Ubuntu, how can I make Quanta Plus the default editor for PHP files? In Windows we just use the open with context menu the first time for any new types of files and check use this application for ...
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How to add new entry in context menu in Gnome?

There is a very useful entry in gnome's context menu when clicking on any file: Open with gedit (the first entry in the context menu). I'd like to add similar one, for my second favourite editor. ...
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Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V malfunctioning

Sometimes, I select an item, hit Ctrl+C, browse to a folder, hit Ctrl+V, but no item is copied to the folder or some other item is copied to the folder (eg from a previous select + Ctrl+C). For ...
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How to toggle location bar format in Nautilus?

In a previous version of Nautilus the location had a button for toggling between a text field for the directory path, and a row of buttons (one per directory in the path). With the install of Ubunbtu ...
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Ubuntu's gui “Open With” command is not memorizing the application

In Ubuntu, when we right-click a icon and use "open with", there is an option to remember that application for that file's type. For some reason, my system is no more memorizing the application (I ...
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Nautilus cannot handle “sftp” locations via x11

I'm logging into my home computer (Ubuntu 10.04) via ssh, and now I want to open a remote connection (one that is stored in my bookmarks). Nautilus tells me "Nautilus cannot handle "sftp" locations ...
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How to open some location in new tab in existing nautilus window? (from console)

I want to type something in console that will open some location (on example home dir) in already opened nautilus window. Is it possible?
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Is there a shortcut key for file browser? (Equiv. of Win+E)

In windows you can press the Win+E to get the Windows Explorer window to open up any time. Is there an equivalent global hot-key to get the file explorer to show up in Ubuntu Karmic?
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Nautilus remote mount resolve numeric uids and gids to names

In Gnome Nautilus I have a remote samba mount through SSH under Ubuntu 10.04 (gvfs). When I check any file properties it displays the user and group as numeric. Is there a way to make it get the names ...
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ACL and moving files in Nautilus

When I move files from a private home directory (e.g. /home/jack) to a shared directory (e.g. /home/shared-school) Nautilus copies the file permissions from the original file into the shared directory ...
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Mount remote samba with sftp:// permissions and group membership

If I mount as remote samba (running on Linux) with Nautilus (sftp://) with a username and password will the permissions work as if I were on the remote system regardless of the local user name and the ...
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How to chmod in Nautilus via keyboard?

I like to use the mouse as little as possible, but I find Nautilus useful enough to use it when browsing for files. If I want to rename a file while in Nautilus I can hit the F2 key; is there a way I ...
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Why won't the floppy mount?

The 1.44Meg floppy won't mount in my Nautilus file browser. When I try to mount it, it says there is no media in the drive. Yet, I can write to the floppy through the terminal using the 'cp' command. ...
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How can I change Nautilus's delete behavior?

I want to make it so that nautilus requires me to press a key combination to delete files - so that I do not accidentally delete files on a network share with no confirmation again. Ideally I would ...
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Modify network shares, but not delete?

How can I make it so that I can modify the files on a network share (client: linux, ubuntu 9.10, network share server: windows 7), or create new files on it, but not delete? Or at least make it so ...
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Is there a way to edit an existing nautilus (file manager) bookmark?

Is there a way to edit an existing nautilus (fie manager) bookmark? Invoke from Linux command line: $ nautilus Activate connection editor: File>Connect To Server...> Complete entries in ...
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How do I salvage files from the lost+found folder?

Well, I screwed up my external hard drive and now everything is in the lost+found folder. I can barely look through it because there is several tens of thousands of files (buncha inode things) and a ...
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Ubuntu karmic rhythmbox and nautilus integation - open with rhythmbox takes two tries to work

The Open With Rhythmbox right click context menu option in Nautilus for mp3 files isn't working properly. On the first selection of the context menu item it starts up rhythmbox if it isn't already ...
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Why Gnome depends on so much stuff and how to uninstall it?

I'm new to Linux so still learning it. I installed Gnome 2.28 with desktop environment. So I'm wondering why so much variable stuff like CD recorders, image editors, games is installed with Gnome. ...
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Ubuntu terminal command to open window to CWD?

Is there a command to open a gui browser (not the web kind, the xwindows kind) to the current working directory in the terminal? For example, I'm working in the terminal, /im/in/some/dir/somewhere$ ...
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Open ftp:// links with nautilus

This question is exactly what is says on the tin. At the moment, with default settings, all ftp:// links (even bookmarks in the Places menu created with "Connect to Server", which opens in Nautilus ...
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Preventing auto-restart of nautilus on gnome 2.28

Cheers! I dislike disobedience from my system. When I want to explicitly kill Nautilus with kill or killall, I am no longer able to do so. Previously I could disable this erroneous behavior (which ...
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How do I change the default behavior of Nautilus so that it doesn't open multiple folders?

When I'm navigating though a bunch of folders on Fedora 11 I don't want to open a new window each time I click down a level. I want it to work like Explorer in Windows where the contents of just one ...
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Creating Files/Folders With Nautilus in List View

When Nautilus is in list view (more like treeview) when I right-click on a Folder, there's no option to create a File/Folder. When I right-click on a file within the folder, it also gives no option to ...
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Ubuntu: is there a better file manager than Nautilus? [closed]

Is there a package readily available that can replace & enhance the functionality of Nautilus?
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Nautilus: is there a way to change a symlink using Nautilus?

Is there a way to change a symlink using Nautilus?
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Picture thumbnails on Ubuntu?

Is there a way to view picture thumbnails on Ubuntu within Nautilus? NOTE: the photos I am trying to view sit on a network drive without WRITE permission.
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Linking to a network file using Nautilus

We have a small intranet with a few Samba shares.. I can browse them easily with Nautilus (on Ubuntu Jaunty), but whenever I try to make a link to a shared file (to the desktop for example) the ...