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 lines.
I've Ubuntu and Nautilus, in a mode that shows a left pane, without the appropriate content. At the moment a flat list, not a tree, shows personal folders, disk drives and network places (plus some bookmarks I managed to add). I assume I got the spatial view. I'd like to have a tree.
In the selected answer, the fix is to hit F9 to show the left pane. Not working. F9 just hides and shows this left pane I don't want. "View" menu also suggested is not even possible, since I've no menu displayed either.
The other suggestion to hit Alt-F2 to open a command prompt and then launch
gconf-editor. Tried that, and got
command not found. Also tried
sudo gconf-editor in a terminal. Got the same result.
Did a little google work, but I mustn't express my problem correctly, results are similar to the linked question.
What's wrong with my configuration?