I want to type something in console that will open some location (on example home dir) in already opened nautilus window. Is it possible?

  • what's so bad about spawning a new nautilus window with the nautilus command? – jweede May 18 '10 at 16:30
  • Very often I have 20+ windows and many tabs within. It is simpler for me to browse through tabs, then looking for right window. And at least for me it would be much simpler (based on my experience with browsers, shells etc.) – klew May 18 '10 at 18:13
  • Does anybody have a solution for this? – klew May 24 '10 at 10:01
  • progress some years later, details here -> askubuntu.com/questions/55656/… – wim Apr 28 '12 at 5:41
  • it is a bit tricky but now is possible with this – Aquarius Power Dec 30 '14 at 16:44

No, I'm afraid you're asking for the impossbile.

You'd need dbus or something for that. Or an in-built management in Nautilus. Sadly as far as I know there is nothing like that available. (It won't separate it like n1t3 (Nautilus1 window, tab 3)).

  • I know that Nautilus doesn't have such option build in. That's why I'm asking a question on "super user" :). When I click "open location in new tab" nautilus sends something somewhere. If I can send that something with a script (that is what I meant by "type something in a console) or simple program, I would then manage to add functionality that I find missing. So any direction in this topic can be useful for me. – klew May 18 '10 at 18:17
  • That's what I meant on managing. Well. I'll check the source code tomorrow and will report. – Apache May 18 '10 at 21:10
  • Did you find something? – klew May 24 '10 at 10:01
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    there is now, you are right this uses qdbus! – Aquarius Power Dec 30 '14 at 16:45
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    Yeah @aquarius. Comment on OP's question so he gets a notification as well. Sad thing about SU that the majority of the answers on the site get just outdated. – Apache Jan 1 '15 at 15:12

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