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Change Ubuntu 11 scrollbars back to the old style

The question: 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? The explanation ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Finder: Open folder as another user

I just would like some simple protection of my files, and from my point of view, there's nothing like unix permissions system. Chmoding and chowning folders and files just gives me the flexibility I'm ...
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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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File 'pagefile.sys' in CIFS mount of '//windowshost/C$' makes Nautilus give up in disgust

So, I'm running a Fedora 13 VM in VirtualBox under Windows Server 2008. I need to have access to the host drives from inside the VM, so I mount them. I use the C$ and D$ default shares. Here's the ...
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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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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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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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How can I use Nautilus on Fluxbox? It adds gnome desktop, makes fluxbox menus unusable

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Nautilus folders bar looks ugly… only in folder view

I'm using KDE, and I like Nautilus, so I chose it as the default folder viewer. In the folder view, the buttons that take me to previous folders look like this, which is ugly: But in Firefox, in ...
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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 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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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 ...