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

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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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Why the 'network' tab in nautilus/thunar/pcmanfm is not updated when a remote host connects or disconnects?

I have Debian10+Samba installed on two computers. When I use pcmanfm (or thunar or nautilus) to browse the network, I can easily access the "remote" computer by clicking on 'Go > Network'. If one of ...
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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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Dropbox Selective Sync in Gnome 3.34

I cannot find a way to control selective file syncing in dropbox now that I have upgraded to gnome 3.34 in my Debian distribution. In the past I was able to use the icon panel in the bottom left of ...
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Applications Can't Save To Seccond HDD

Good evening, I have got a laptop with both an OS SSD and HDD for all my files. The HDD is mounted at /media/username/Data STORE/ where I can access all of my files fine from the nautilus browser. The ...
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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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Nautilus: Disable single click to open highlighted file or directory when opening file

In this example, I've selected File > Open... from a program, giving me the window below. When using Nautilus to open a file or directory, the top option is always highlighted by default. If an ...
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Enter key loads track into Mixxx

Is it possible to set up a keyboard shortcut to load tracks into Mixxx, from Nautilus? Something like enter to load a track into the left deck and shift+enter to load a track into the right deck
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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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Apply the same “view settings” in (GNOME) Files

I use Arch Linux; I do also use GNOME 3.32.2, and along with that Files 3.32.1-628fc3c43. I'm trying to have the same "view settings" every time I open up Files and browse into any (other) sub-...
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Manage data of connected mobile using USB in Debian 9 stretch with Nautilus

I'm new in Debian, Just like in Windows or if I not wrong, Ubuntu too, we can cut, copy, move and etc the directories and files just in Nautilus. How to open them in Nautilus? Currently with Debian ...
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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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Nautilus alphabetical sort ignores 0

I noticed something interesting and strange in nautilus sorting method. Having a bunch of file named "foo01" to "foo10" plus another one named "foo011", ls returns them in alphabetical order, namely ...
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Nautilus doesn't open anymore

When I use the icon for nautilus, it seems to try to open, but then just gives up. When I type in nautilus into the terminal, it responds with: ** (nautilus:10331): WARNING **: 17:41:30.103: ...
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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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Make Nautilus detach from terminal when using Guake

I normally launch Nautilus from my Guake terminal when I'm working, and it normally automatically detaches itself from the terminal after it's run, leaving me free to use the terminal for other ...
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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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Kali Linux: Desktop messed up after installing VBoxGuestAdditions

So I installed VBoxLinuxGuestAdditions(part of Oracle VirtualBox) to support a better resolution and other reasons, but came across a big annoying problem. I remember that before installing this, ...
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Can I access to the real path of a symbolic link in nautilus without scripts or terminal?

I made a symbolic link to a folder using the command ln. This link is located in my Desktop folder, the path of this link is as follows: /home/user/Desktop/workspace/ The real path is: /home/user2/...
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How to drop/paste files into a folder using the 'Files' application (Nautilus)?

Whenever I have files cut or copied to the clipboard and want to paste them inside a folder using the mouse in the 'Files' application (default file browser in Ubuntu) I have to first change from list ...
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Nautilus script to perform one operation on multiple selected files?

I have a Nautilus script that I would like to modify so it performs a single operation using multiple selected files as input. Can someone please explain how to achieve this? I tried command $...

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