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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 cannot copy anything there ('Paste' and 'create Folder' are just greyed out). Does anyone have ideas what ...
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Which configuration option controls whether Nautilus “copies” or “moves” a file/folder on drag and drop for a remote target directory?

In the Nautilus file manager (Files 3.6.3), when dragging and dropping a file into a directory, the behaviour appears to be dependent on the file-system location of the target folder. (either local or ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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open several directories from the terminal as tabs inside a single file manager window

I want to open several directories from the terminal as tabs inside a single Nautilus window. If Nautilus cannot be used then I want to know what GUI based file explorer can open directories in ...
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Configure nautilus icon for new mime type

How does nautilus find the icon for a given mimetype? I have just registered a new mimetype for Umlet on my system. Additionally I added an icon with using: xdg-icon-resource install --novendor --...
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Show all Breadcrumbs in Nautilus

is there an option to always display the full path as breadcrumbs in Nautilus (full path in text is possible via editing dconf). I think this is the default in Ubuntu, but I am using SLES here.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to back-up files from nautilus retaining the time stamp?

I connected my android tablet (Asus fonepad7 me372cg) to laptop using usb cable. It showed up in nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04. I've to back-up the files in the tablet (specially the videos & photos) ...
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How to configure Nautilus 3 toolbar in Debian Wheezy?

I'm using Debian Wheeze and I would like to configure the default Nautilus 3.4.2 toolbar. Basically, I would like to add some buttons such as the Open parent button which can be accomplished with the ...
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In Gnome file browser, fall back to the parent directory when a directory is deleted

I am using CentOS Release 6.4(Final), with Kernel Linux 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64, and GNOME 2.82.2. I have enabled “Always open in browser” option in the File management preferences. I have a ...
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Is is possible to store Nautilus' thumbnails along with the original files?

By default Nautilus stores thumbnails in ~/.cache/thumbnails folder. It has many advantages, but one place it doesn't work well is with network shares full of multimedia accessed by WiFi by several ...
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Bodhi Issue with Nautilus as SU

I am unsure how to run Nautilus with superuser privilieges on Bodhi, or if this is just a bad idea altogether. I am looking for a file manager that can browse my local network, and can be run as ...
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DEL accel reseted in every boot. (Debian Testing, Nautilus)

Yesterday I did an install of Debian Testing without desktop environment. After installation finished, I installed gnome-shell and gnome-core. I'm facing a problem with Nautilus and DEL for move to ...
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Alternative keyboard-triggred launcher for specific file type in file managers (Dolphin and/or nautilus)

Is it possible to have an (or some) alternative launchers (i.e. Open With) for each file type and be able to trigger them using keyboard modifier keys (Shift, Ctrl & Alt) in linux's KDE and/or ...
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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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Sort, right-click context menu, on linux vnc desktop

I use Open in Terminal lot of times. On right-clicking VNC desktop, more often, create folder is clicked. To avoid that I wish to have Open in Terminal on top of menu or remove Create ... options ...
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Nautilus/gfvs: Cannot mount cifs shares using only krb5 ticket

we are planning to upgrade our Ubuntu 12.04 clients to Ubuntu 16.04. With Ubuntu 12.04 we are able to mount a cifs share using a krb5 ticket, without providing any username or password. Whenever I ...
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Choice between Dolphin and Nautilus

Clicking "Open File Manager" in the popup menu of Kate (KDE text editor) Open dialog I usually got Dolphin. Now clicking the same, I get Nautilus. How to get Dolphin back? Debian Linux "testing" ...
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Browse remote machine files in Nautilus

I'm running old Debian machine: Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.2 (lenny) Release: 5.0.2 Codename: lenny And I'm using Nautilus file browser in it: I'm missing "...
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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 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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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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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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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 .zip....
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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 10.8.4.3:/opt/...
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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 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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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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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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Not able to install Nautilus Terminal

I am using centOS Release 6.4(Final) and GNOME 2.28.2. System information is Linux localhost 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Jun 12 03:34:52 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I ...
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How to install TortoiseHG on RHEL 5.3 from source?

I have been trying to install TortoiseHG with the yum command on my RedHat system and have been struggling. I thought perhaps I should install it from the source. I used the instructions here and here....