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

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x-gvfs-show: Cannot display second hard drive left side of nautilus

I am trying to get fstab option x-gvfs-show to work as expected on my default installation of Debian/buster/amd64. I did stumble upon: What is the difference between mounting in fstab and by mounting ...
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sort directories by last modified content (recursive)

I have a bunch of directories at the same level and would like to sort them according to the last modified date of the content (recursive) inside them. However, in nautilus, it looks like the ...
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How to remove Starred tab in Gnome Nautilus with dconf?

Gnome Nautilus has this Starred tab that I don't use and want to remove: How to do it with dconf? I believe there's an option to do it but couldn't find it yet. The answer to a similar question ...
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Difference between nautilus and sudo nautilus

I would like to know the difference between nautilus and sudo nautilus. Please help. Thank you.
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Make Nautilus recognize other trash folders

I have some Trash folder that follows XDG-Trash specification, i.e. each trashed item has corresponding .trashinfo file. I want that Nautilus should recognize coustom Trash folders and show it similar ...
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Gnome Nautilus USB drive connect popping sound

When I plug a thumbdrive into my linux box (Arch linux 5.7.7 with gnome 3.36) I get a strange steady popping sound for about 15 seconds. The same thing happens when disconnecting the drive. It's plain ...
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Restoring behavior previous to mkinitrd

Context: OS: openSUSE Leap 15.2 (With latest updates) I was trying to add an USB device to the quirks list without success, and tried the suggestion of running mkinitrd afterwards. However after ...
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Is there a way to get a current directory of a nautilus window?

I'm opening a nautilus window from my bash script with nautilus --new-window . How can I keep reading the currently open directory (even after navigating somewhere)?
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how to change keybaord shortcuts in Nautilus 3.30?

Nautilus moves files to trash without confirmation box, with a single keystroke. Showing the confirmation box in GNOME forums is compared "windows behaviour", and therefore undesired. ...
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How to list tabs in a caja/nautilus window from the command line

I am trying to control caja from the command line and I can open a tab in a given directory. But if there is already a tab for that directory, it opens a duplicate. Is there a way of listing the open ...
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Keyboard not working in Nautilus

I used to have Debian Jessie with GNOME (I do not know the version though). I had to reinstall Debian and I decided to stick to the same Debian Version Jessie 8.11. I installed the GNOME version which ...
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.desktop file drag n' drop not working after Gnome upgrade

On Debian 9 I was able to drag and drop files onto .desktop files and use %F successful. After upgrading to Debian 10 and Gnome 3.30 this is no longer possible. Is there a solution? Thanks.
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Use same credentials in GNOME Files and SSH

With GNOME Files, I use a password to access a CIFS (Samba) share. For the remainder of the session, GNOME maintains my credentials and I don't have to enter the password again, even after suspending ...
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How to hide bind-mounts in GNOME 3.x?

I am using vanilla-gnome-desktop on Ubuntu 18.04 with gnome-shell version 3.28.4-0ubuntu18.04.3. I was under the impression that the x-gvfs-hide mount option would allow me to hide volumes from both ...
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How can I mount a SFTP server that needs a PGP key, with nautilus?

I use my PGP key as ssh private key to log into almost all my ssh servers (thanks to gpg-agent). I now want to connect to it with SFTP via nautilus, but every time I try I get a 'Access denied' popup. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Mysterious __dummy__ file appeared in my Downloads folder

While unpacking the zip file I got from the Internet (which I had prepared myself before on the other machine I owe) a Mysterious __dummy__ file appeared in my Download folder for a brief moment. It ...
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How to make a Nautilus script to make backspace go back?

Need help with one line of a script. I wish to have Nautilus (Gnome Files) go back a folder with backspace (besides the current Alt+<-). However, after researching, I found out some versions ago ...
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How to find out the real name of mountable devices?

When I open Nautilus and I go to the other locations I can see my unmounted hdd wich name is /dev/sda1 and it's real name is HDD. How can I found the real name of /dev/sda1 from the command line?
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How to apply css changes to Nautilus?

I used the GTK+ Inspector to figure out a couple lines of css to hide some separators/borders in Nautilus. This image shows Nautilus before the css is applied: When I apply this css within the ...
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What command can I run to open a remote folder in GUI using an identity key?

I recently used the nautilus file manager to open up remote folders hosted on my Linux VPS. Each time I want to access them, I need to manually connect to my server through GUI. I was wondering if ...
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Smoother access to files on FTP Server

I use Nautilus on Ubuntu 18.04.3 to access ftp server. But if I select any files, it opens in the browser first, then gets downloaded in the download folder and then I have to open that downloaded ...
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GPG encryption in Nautilus right click menu

I often use gpg command to encrypt files like so gpg -c file which produces a file.gpg. I would like to get rid of the command line aspect and have a right click button in my Nautilus. I tried ...
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Problem with recursive change of file ownership

Have a directory on a hard drive where I want to change all contents from owned by root to owned by tomc. I have tried Nemo, Krusader, and Nautilus (all launched as root, using sudo), all of which ...
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Set “Backspace” to Go Back in Nautilus

I'd like to press "Backspace" to go up/back in file explorer as I do in Windows. However, My OS is Debian 9 and I'm using Nautilus(GNOME nautilus 3.22.3) and "Alt + Left Arrow" is assigned for this ...
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Change Ubuntu 18.04 Nautilus context menu “Open in Terminal” from “Gnome-terminal” to “Tilix”

Any idea on how may be changed context-menu from default gnome-terminal to tilix in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver? Already tried renaming /usr/bin/gnome-terminal to /usr/bin/gnome-terminalbackup, then /...
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How to reduce spacing between icons in GNOME Files (Nautilus) 3.34?

The empty space between icons is wider that icons themselves in any scale. `How do I make the layout more dense? Gsettings doesn't seem to have anything relevant: $ gsettings list-recursively org....
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Best way to check if Nautilus File Manager is running?

I've been working hours on this problem. When nautilus file manager is NOT running nautilus is running because it controls icons on the desktop. $ ps -aux | grep nautilus | grep -v grep rick ...
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Having scripts automatically cd into file manager directory

How can I have a script detect where it's being run from in a graphical file manager? For instance, I want to run a Windows program in a directory with Wine by double clicking it in Nautilus, but Wine ...
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Use desktop icons in Debian 10

Debian 10 (Buster) uses GNOME 3.30, which again can use icons on the desktop. To achieve this, I understand that one needs to make a setting that GNOME uses Nautilus to manage the desktop. I searched ...
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How to tame Nautilus sidebar to show local volumes and removable media?

Nautilus used to show my local volumes and removable media properly, but that does not work on a new computer I just installed (clean system). See the example below with Nautilus v. 3.26.4 on the left ...
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Automate gpgtar encryption bash script

hHello :) I am trying to automate a script (that runs from within Nautilus scripts folder) that encrypts folders locally: #!/bin/bash chars=abcd1234ABCD for i in {1..8} ; do echo -n "${chars:...
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How to fully disable the gnome automounter in ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS? [closed]

I want to prevent my usb flash drives from automatically mounting when I am using ubuntu 18.04.3. I tried the command below, but it did not work. gconftool-2 --direct \ --config-source xml:...
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Nautilus - How do I set the default window size?

I wish to slightly enlarge the default size of Nautilus windows. What I tried so far: Change the window size manually hoping it is remembered. It is, but only until I reboot. Change the org.gnome....
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Where can I find the exact command nautilus uses to mount a network share

Problem I am looking to see if there is a way to find the exact command nautilus uses to mount network shares. Background I find that the specific way that nautilus mounts network shares is better ...
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How to make alphabetical sorting work with whitespace?

I am on Ubuntu 19.04 ls outputs the following, and this is how it appears in nautilus as well Arca - Arca Arcade Fire - Funeral Arca - Mutant Obviously, this should be as below. Is it possible to ...
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Nautilus: Settings schema 'org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files' is not installed

I've installed the Gnome desktop and Nautilus on Clear Linux using a custom mix (without the desktop bundle), and have encountered the following error in the terminal when starting Nautilus: (org....
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How to run a bash command every time I open a file from nautilus?

Suppose I have a certain file type that every time I double click on from Nautilus I want a to run a python command on this file, how can I do this? For example let's say I have a file called ...
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Which is the command who execute all file manager in Ubuntu or Debian?

I working in a custom bash command for open all files(*.*), the command who i make in bash is named "open". This is the content of my bash command file named "open": #!/bin/bash xmessage -center "...
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Can I mark files as recently-used from the command line?

GTK applications mark files as recently used by adding them to the XML in ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel, but I am frequently working with files from terminal-driven applications like latex, and ...
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Ubuntu / XFCE: Nautilus not opening files

I recently had my office PC upgraded from ubuntu 14.04 to 18.04, with the XFCE interface (v4.12) installed. I dislike the standard file browser (thunar) so used one of the answers to this thread to ...
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Treat Symbolic Links as Folders in Nautilus FTP

I have a Pure-FTPd server running with the virtualchroot-enabled binary. When I connect to the server with FileZilla, FileZilla shows a link overlay for symbolic links that point to folders, but I can ...
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How to reset nautilus sidebar?

This is my actual problem. On mounting it gives the error : couldn't find matching udev device and deleting nautilus .config files, or purging nautilus, doesn't solve the problem.
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Change default sort order in Nautilus “by type”

The default sort order in Files 3.30.5 (or Nautilus) has been changed to sorting alphabetically by name: I prefer my view(s) to be sorted by type, so every time I open up a new instance, I don't have ...
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Nautilus is slowed on after dnf upgrade

I'm using Fedora 29 gnome and currently I have nautilus-3.30.5-1.fc29.x86_64. It's very laggy right now. It opens folder very slowly, and I can see loading text bottom right. What I've tried so far ...
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Nautilus manages/show my icons on the desktop, but Dolphin is called when a folder is opened

Nautilus (nautilus-desktop) manages/shows my icons on the desktop, but whenever I click on a folder found on the desktop, it is Dolphin that is being opened. This is on Ubuntu 18.04, Gnome 3.28.2. I ...
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Display Thumbnails In Icon View But Not In Compact View

I use the Nemo file manager on Linux Mint 19 Tara. Usually I only work with the compact view without thumbnails (see image A), but occasionally I switch to icon view with thumbnails (see image B). To ...
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Gnome Files (Nautilus) very slow to start on Debian Testing (Buster)

I am experiencing problems to start Gnome Files (Nautilus) on Debian Testing (Buster). I noticed that after an upgrade (I don't know which) Nautilus started to delay some seconds to run. Running from ...
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nautilus not call write system call when paste file

I'm trying to hook some system calls using linux kernel module on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop version. However, when I hooked write(unsigned int fd, const char __user *buf, size_t count) and turned fd into ...
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nautilus: open-with but don't change default

In recent versions of Gnome (Gnome 3.30 on Fedora 29, if it matters), it seems that when using right-click "Open With Other Application" from Nautilus, the option in the Select Application dialog to ...
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Rename a template when creating it

I added the "Empty file" (empty text document) to the Templates folder. Is possible to rename it automatically when I create it? As when using new folder. My file manager is nautilus.

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