GNOME Files (formerly Nautilus) is the official file manager in GNOME.

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USB stick read-only in GNOME/nautilus?

Funnily, my newly vfat-formatted USB stick is automatically mounted when I plug it in, nautilus sees it, I can access it, I can see the permissions in the nautilus right click dialog (755), I can ...
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ssh cannot open remote window, Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Actually, the remote window can be opened, but only for a short time. I mean it is OK to open the remote window when ssh connected, but the remote window cannot be opened later, for example after 30 ...
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How to use backspace as a shortcut in Nautilus to go up a directory or previous directory

I want to set Backspacekey as a short-cut that will either bring me up one directory (except for root) or will bring me back to the directory I was last in (which every is possible) in Nautilus. I am ...
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Files Arrangement

Even after selecting arrange items by type in preference menu of the Files(Nautilus) on Debian 8.2 ,the items are not arranged by type.I have everything mixed up from .pdf's in between .mp4's to ...
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Can not see windows share list in linux

I have a little network in my house and I have shared a folder on Windows. On other Windows computers I can see the list of Windows share list but none of the linux devices can do so. when i click on ...
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how to reverse check mount command options from mount list?

let's say i use this command to mount: $ sudo mount -o nolock 10.8.4.3:/opt/example /tmp/mnt Then i can use mount to get the mount details: [xiaobai@xiaobai self]$ mount | tail -n 1 ...
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mount permission mechanism for file explorers [duplicate]

When I execute a script that uses the "mount" command, I need to enter my sudo password. However, I can launch a file explorer like nautilus and mount a filesystem from that application, without ever ...
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How to print Metadata of a file with the help of command-line?

I am using Trisquel 7.0 with Nautilus 3.10.1 installed. Whenever I display properties of a file, I've one file-specific tab like: Image,Audio/Video,Document etc. which displays special information ...
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gnome files and terminal won't open from a shortcut

Neither gnome files or terminal will open from a shortcut from the desktop menu. If I type either... sudo nautilus sudo gnome-terminal ...they open fine. When I try from the shortcut I just see ...
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See progress in Files (Nautilus)

I am trying to copy a directory containing multiple subdirectories and files to an external drive. It is taking a long time (24+ hours). I copied in Files on Fedora 23 instead of cp -v on the ...
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Force nautilus desktop to open files with another file manager

I'm using Elementary OS Freya (which is based on Ubuntu), with nautilus to manage the desktop. Is there a way to force nautilus desktop icons to open files with another file manager (PCManFM in this ...
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Gnome-do can't open folders on secondary partitions [closed]

I have a problem with Gnome Do: I have two partitions on my SSD, mounted by default. Gnome Do fails to open folders in my data partition but not files. Does anyone have any idea? I thought ...
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Nautilus in Gnome 3: delete key is not working

I just installed a fresh Debian 8 with Gnome 3 and in Nautilus the delete key is not working. Via Google I found out that setting org.gnome.desktop.interface can-change-accels to true with dconf ...
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Default Folder Order in Gnome

How do I set the default folder order in Gnome? I'm talking about setting 'type order' as default so the folders will always be listed at the top, and other files after them. Here is the image: ...
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How to enable Linux Mint List View alternating row colors

I'm setting up a new development environment so I've been doing some tinkering with my newer install of Mint 17. I've been having a lot of fun! I wish to achieve the following kind of "striped" color ...
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Give non root user permission to mount NTFS partition

When an external storage device like a flash drive is plugged in, it gets automatically mounted without any root authentication by nautilus. But why does mounting NTFS partitions within the same ...
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Nautilus context menu option to create new file

I use Nautilus 3.10.1 on Trisquel 7.0 GNU/Linux. In context menu, there is no such option like create new file/document. So, I want to add such an option (which may work like that of existing option: ...
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Nautilus crash with segmentation fault when opening a folder

I'm running Debian 8.1, GNOME 3.14.1 with Nautilus 3.14.1-2. Nautilus has crashed for me in the past, today I tried to understand the problem. I work with a lot of geodata and my folder ...
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Krusader left a trash launcher in GNOME

I've tried using Krusader under GNOME. However, after uninstalling it, it left the Trash launcher. So, now when clicked it says "Failed to execute default File Manager "krusader" (No such file or ...
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Why do I have 4 Sets of Icons

Since a picture speaks 1,000 words: Why is this happening in KDE 4.14.3. The Gentoo Stable package of kde-base/kde-meta I've emptied my user's Trash Can, but how can I determine why I have 4 Sets ...
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Syntax of GTK applications' configuration files in ~/.config

I often find myself in trouble when I try to edit configuration files from the ~/.config/ folder. I expect any change I make to them to be effective, at least after restarting the application or ...
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How to install RabbitVCS on CentOS 7 & nautlius 3?

I haven't found any solution working so far :( What I've tried so far was follow steps from the manual. First I installed all required packages (at least I think so, naming isn't always the same) . ...
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What is the actual process name when nautilus is copying files?

I am copying some files from an external drive to my desktop running Ubuntu. I can see the "File Operations" dialog which shows copying process. How do I find this particular process in ps aux | grep ...
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Why does the Gnome desktop (nautilus) and the user's shell script conflict?

Why is that if the user's shell isn't defined to be /bin/bash but a custom bin/bash type script instead the graphical interface's desktop part will load slower or over vnc it won't load at all just ...
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7-Zip slows down over time on Ubuntu but not Windows

I have a directory called Pages of 2.2 million HTML files (about 80 GB) on an Ubuntu server. I compressed it with 7-Zip using this command: 7z a -mx=9 Pages.7z Pages It took around 5-6 hours to ...
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How to move a file to trash with Del key in Gnome 3.14.1 / Debian Jessie?

By defualt, in the Gnome's Nautilus version shipped with Jessie, one needs to press Ctrl+Del to move a file to trash or Shift+Del to remove it permanently. I know there was a fix for that in older ...
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Archlinux: Gnome 3.16 - ls & nautilus incorrect sorting

Recently switched from Xfce 4.12 DE to Gnome 3.16 and I have a problem with dirs & files sorting in terminal and nautilus. Test directories (how it should be): [ Pqr ] Abc Klm My current order ...
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Running a bash script on double click does not have all environment variables [duplicate]

I am running Debian. I have a jar file that I need to execute. A wrapper bash script does a java -jar MyProg.jar. The jar also calls some C code for which LD_LIBRARY_PATH needs to be set. I have set ...
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Setting application-specific keyboard shortcuts in Gnome 3.16

I would like to associate a specific action in Nautilus (namely 'Open in Terminal') with a keyboard shortcut so that I don't have to use the mouse to open the current working directory in a new ...
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one nautilus device went missing, why? and how to fix?

nautilus devices are provided by /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor, I've already restarted it but one device is still missing. I also tried strace on it, but it only outputs info about mounted ...
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Nautilus to open in the foreground

From the terminal I can open the file manager using nautilus ., but the window opens behind the current terminal window (on my Ubuntu 14.04). Is there a way to call nautilus from the terminal and ...
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nautilus doesn't display full disk space

Hello I am having an issue with Nautilus, it will not recover disk space. My home partiton is on /dev/sda2 and running fdisk returns Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type ...
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Missing Close/Max/Min icons in Nautilus in ubuntu Gnome

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 GNOME and i can't see no Close/Max/Min icons in full size of nautilus.. how can i fix it?
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Use nautilus instead of thunar with desktop folders?

I've installed Nautilus and removed Thunar in a Debian Wheezy XFCE install. I've gone into the settings and set Nautilus as the default application for the file manager under Settings > Preferred ...
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Raw thumbnail working in Thunar but not in Nautilus

I am using Arch with Gnome 3. I installed raw-thumbnailer using pacman and got raw thumbnails working in Thunar. I thought installing raw-thumbnailer will also make Nautilus to show raw thumbnails. ...
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Gnome, nautilus copy files to USB stops at 100% or near

I had similar issues before but i don't remember how i solved it. When i try to copy something to USB stick, with FAT, it stops near the end, sometimes at 100%. And of course, when i transfer the ...
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Where does Nautilus get its file type description

I've created and registered some shared-mime-info files for custom file types. For example, in ~/.local/share/mime/packages I've added files like x-myokit.xml containing a mime type description, ...
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How to install Dropbox (and have Dropbox file manager integration) without Nautilus?

Running other desktop environments than Unity or Gnome with a different file manager than Nautilus, it might be a good idea to install Dropbox without Nautilus. But advice on Dropbox involves ...
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Can Nautilus-Actions Configuration Tool be used with Nemo file browser in Cinnamon?

In the past I used Nautilus-Actions Configuration Tool with Nautilus. Can that be used with Nemo File manager (a fork of Nautilus originally)?
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Cinnamon: How to get path in text on GUI window, and how to open terminal at current GUI-window location?

I want to know how to set it so that I see the graphical directory path in text instead of buttons in Cinnamon. I also want to know a way to open a terminal at the GUI-window's current path. Like ...
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Is there a way to have Nautilus include mlocate in the results?

When searching for files, I often prefer using locate (because of the speed). However, I end up opening a terminal just for that purpose and then closing it again. Not a big problem for me, but my ...
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Opening Nautilus without --no-desktop, on Xmonad on top of Ubuntu, what happens?

I have a standard Ubuntu install with an Xmonad install on top of it [1]. Now, when I run nautilus from the command line a view unexpected things happen. While Nautilus does appear, there is now also ...
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How can a Bash script tell how it was run?

I have a Bash script I was trying to make to help me run a rather complex command with small changes that it would ask me about through echo and read. I have found solutions to force it to run a ...
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Copy a file in Nautilus and use it in a shell command line

Suppose I click on a file in Nautilus. How can I copy the full address to the clipboard, and then easily paste it into a shell command that I'm typing in a terminal?
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Copying the Active Directory Address from a Nautilus Window

Is this possible? For example, if I'm in ~/Folder1/Folder2, is there a way for me to copy to the clipboard the text string ~/Folder1/Folder2?
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Show address bar w. full path in Nautilus instead of breadcrumbs bar

Unfortunately, Gnome's nautilus address bar is not showing the full path in its top bar. How can I change this behavior? I'm looking for a solution to display a editable text field instead, like in ...
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Launching nautilus file browser launches gnome desktop, how to suppress it

Currently I'm using i3 window manager (but I guess that this applies to other non-standard window managers as well). Whenever I run nautilus it also starts a full screen desktop, which I have to ...
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Ways to organize and access frequently visited directories and files?

In my Ubuntu, I have added some frequented directories to the bookmarks of Nautilus, for visiting them quicker. Nautilus can consume a lot of memory, when it has been kept open for long and there ...
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Nautilus Actions embedded not working right

I installed Nautilus Actions from Community (nautilus-actions) and the Nautilus Terminal from Community (nautilus-terminal). I can see the terminal (screenshot http://screencloud.net/v/EknY) and I ...
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Nautilus ugly with custom GTK themes

Nautilus, for some reason, becomes very ugly when using custom GTK+ themes. I can't figure out why. There are only a few ones GTK+ themes work properly with Nautilus. How do I fix this? Is this a ...