Unfortunately, Gnome's 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 the good old days.

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Press Ctl and while holding it down, press L.

To return to the original breadcrumb view, make sure that the editable text area has the focus then press the Esc key.

To make it permanent (i.e. to always use location entry) run:

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences always-use-location-entry true


dconf write /org/gnome/nautilus/preferences/always-use-location-entry true

Same commands to revert to breadcrumbs (just replace true with false).

  • Awesome, the dconf command worked for me, I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 16.04 – Hamman Samuel Nov 21 '17 at 19:16

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