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

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“Files” (Nautilus) not opening from dock

First time Ubuntu Gnome user here! For some reason, "Files" (Nautilus?) will no longer open from the dock. When I click on "Files", nothing happens at all. However, when I run nautilus . from ...
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Nautilus: How are files sorted?

I am quite new to Debian 8.4. I am not sure if this is the right community on stackexchange to pose this question. Please tell me, if not. My question: I am using the Nautilus file manager. I view a ...
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How can I get write access to my usb drives?

I have trouble writing to external drives. They are monuted automatically in Nautilus, but I can not copy anything there ('Paste' and 'create Folder' are just greyed out). Does Anyone have ideas what ...
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Show item in context menu for specific filetype only using Nautilus-Actions Configuration Tool

Is it possible to show menu item in context menu for specific filetype only using Nautilus-Actions Configuration Tool? For example, I am have FFmpeg installed in my Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to execute ...
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How to show the tree view in left pane of Nautilus?

My question is similar to this one, however the answers provided are not sufficient. I'm a linux occasional user / learner, not having much background to understand what to do reading between the ...
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Vertical scroll bar appears and disappears on file manager

Basically, whenever I unmaximise file manager by dragging its top bar towards middle, a vertical scroll bar appears and disappears, which causes ugly twitching. It started happening after I used gnome ...
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Nautilus 3.14 (on Debian 8) doesn't let me create bookmarks

I've Debian Jessie 8, where is installed Gnome Shell 3.14.4 and nautilus 3.14. I want to add bookmarks (chosen folder which I access frequently) on the left side of nautilus window but I don't find ...
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nautilus opens but not displayed (Debian Jessie)

in sometimes when I open a folder nautilus suddenly is stopped. then I must restart the system for solve problem because nautilus not open. I try: killall -9 nautilus sudo apt-get remove nautilus ...
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Disabling thumbnails in Nautilus using dconf

Bellow are the steps I undertook to try to disable thumbnails in Nautilus ( following instruction mentioned here: https://wiki.gnome.org/dconf/SystemAdministrators ) . It didn't help. (I'm on Debian ...
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How to change the titlebar height in standard GTK apps and those with headerbars/CSDs on Gnome 3.20

In Gnome 3.18, it was possible to change the titlebar height of all windows by changing the css in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css as per Reduce title bar height in gnome 3 / gtk+ 3. ...
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Gnome 3.20 graphical glitches when switching applications

Today, I upgraded from Gnome 3.18 to 3.20 and started experiencing some strange graphical issues when changing focus from one application to another, either by alt-tab or clicking the new window with ...
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How to handle Eject action from Nautilus in FUSE filesystem?

I've written a FUSE filesystem in Python and I am having trouble getting it to un-mount properly when I click on the eject button in the Files utility (this is being tested in Debian 8/Jessie). When ...
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Is there any file manager able to restore the windows opened?

We know that chrome and firefox can remember the status of the tabs and can restore them next time. Is there any file manager can do the same thing?
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Connect to WebDAV server with Nautilus 3.18

I want to access to my files stored in my Synology NAS using WebDAV. I enabled the WebDAV server on the NAS and I can establish a working connection in the CLI using cadaver. However, I want to be ...
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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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Can only access gvfs-mount in nautilus [closed]

I am trying to mount a Windows network drive using gvfs-mount, gvfs-mount smb://<server_name>/<share_name>/<folder_name> The folder seems to be mounted correctly, as I can browse ...
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Why Nautilus is ignoring system theme?

Every time when my system starts up the Nautilus is ignoring system theme. I used Ubuntu Tweak to apply new GTK theme. My OS version is Ubuntu 15.10. The following commands makes Nautilus to respect ...
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Remove folders from left panel in Nautilus

In the default file manager for Debian, how do I remove the folders bookmarked on the left panel? I have no use for most of the folders there.
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Strange problem with synchronized clipboards

I'm using Parcellite with synchronized clipboards and I ran into a funny problem: I can't use clipboard for renaming a file with Nautilus. Anytime I press F2 the basename of the file gets selected ...
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Order of opening of documents in Nautilus

From Nautilus, when I select several PDF documents and press Enter, they are all opened, but in an apparently random order. What is determining the order in which these documents are being opened? Is ...
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Configure nautilus in xfce

While tring to use nautilus as primary file manager for xfce i notice that it seems impossible to reach the preference menu in xfce. On a normal ubuntu installation with gnome or similar it is ...
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Nautilus special URIs

Where are these special URIs used in Nautilus defined in Ubuntu? recent:/// trash:/// x-nautilus-desktop:/// computer:/// burn:/// These can instantly open special locations in Nautilus by typing ...
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Can't access to trash?

Whenever I try to enter into Trash Bin in Nautilus when a file is in it, an error message will display: Sorry, could not display all the contents of trash:///: Operation not supported. Neither sudo or ...
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Unable to use Nautilus

I've got Trisquel 7 GNU/Linux distro, with GNOME 3.8.4. I'm finding impossible to create a folder in Nautilus, or drag and drop files into the Desktop, out of other options. I find this quite ...
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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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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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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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Missing icons in Nautilus

I've installed Fedora 18 (x64) minimum and I installed Enlightenment with Nautilus. But I see that there are icons missing in Nautilus, I have selected the gnome icon theme so I must be missing some ...
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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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Find and install Mint's default packages into new Ubuntu install

So I use Mint a lot, but wish to switch to Ubuntu due to trivial updating Ubuntu offers. Problem with Ubuntu is that a lot of neat packages (Such as right click commands for open in terminal etc) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I set Nautilus as default file manager in Elementary OS

Elementary OS uses a program called files as the default file manager. I would like to use Nautilus as my default file manager as used in Ubuntu 12.04 . I have GNOME Nautilus 3.4.2 installed on my ...