the GNOME File Manager
add an example, a script, a trick and tips
nautilus --no-desktop --browser
Is there a way to make nautilus display the "recently used" files and directories?
AFAIK, there is no such thing as "recently used" in Nautilus.
There is however GTK feature called "Recent Documents", which you
may find in Gnome menu
Places -> Recent
Documents. To implement it in Nautilus will require the
I don't know, why they included it in the open file dialog, but
not in Nautilus.
GtkRecentChooser is Gtk+ stuff, not
Gnome, so any Gtk+ application supports it by default (like in
open file dialog). You're right it's intuitive, that Nautilus
should have this feature too. Suggest a new feature, maybe?
Nautilus: is there a way to change a symlink using Nautilus?
No. Unix symbolic links cannot be edited; they can only be
deleted and re-created with a new target. Nautilus follows this
Removable vs fixed mount points in Linux
On my system, drives become available to the user when they are
Not in fstab. Perhaps try commenting them out.
How to open some location in new tab in existing nautilus window? (from console)
No, I'm afraid you're asking for the impossbile.
You'd need dbus or something for that. Or an in-built management
in Nautilus. Sadly as far as I know there is nothing like that
available. (It won't separate it like n1t3 (Nautilus1 window, tab
I installed Ubuntu on my parents computer. Besides SCP, is there a lazy way to drag and drop movies from my computer to theirs?
if you're both on the same LAN (network) you could mount your
drive (on the other PC) either via NFS or samba (windows file
sharing) and then use nautilus file explorer to copy in between
as the mount point will be seen as a "regular" folder.
Picture thumbnails on Ubuntu?
Maybe I missed something in your question (in which case, please,
elaborate) but the answer is yes. Just use the "Icon View" in
Nautilus (the default AFAIK).
Trash won't open on Ubuntu 10.10
You can navigate to the Trash by pressing
CtrlL in a folder window and entering
How do I configure Google Chrome to open zip files in file-roller instead of Nautilus?
I'm using Google Chrome ver. 21.0.1180.75 on Ubuntu 12.04. When I
download a .zip file from my e-mail account, I click on the
little blue dropdown arrow to the right of the filename in the
download bar and then on always open files of this
type. Also, check the Downloads section in Chrome's
advanced settings and you should see what is shown in the lower
part of the picture. Subsequently, downloading a .zip file
automatically displays the .zip file in File Roller and not in
Is there a way to edit an existing nautilus (file manager) bookmark?
Looking in Ubuntu, there doesn't seem to be an option to edit the
fancy stuff, just the server and the name used in the menu (there
is an "edit bookmark" entry in the bookmark menu, but I'm sure
that you found that).
The actual details are stored in a text file
~/.gtk-bookmarks, so it should be reasonably easy to
edit the file.
Perhaps you would like to file a bug either for your distro or
direct with Gnome.
Nautilus: Copy to same dir name gives a whacky sort sequence: (copy) (another copy) (3rd copy). I want 001, 002
I don't know how to change that behavior, but usually such
repetitive operations are better performed with scripting.
How does Nautilus mount a partition as normal user?
It depends on what it is you're trying to mount, but if memory
servers anything that is listed in /etc/fstab can be mounted by
anyone. This is so that sdcards and cds can be mounted.
File 'pagefile.sys' in CIFS mount of '//windowshost/C$' makes Nautilus give up in disgust
Isn't there a set of virtualbox tools that you can use to do
things like automatic mouse/keyboard grabbing/releasing, and
filesharing? For example, under VMWare, I would select the client
menu option "Install VMWare tools" and it would insert a virtual
CD and install the RPM.
Why Gnome depends on so much stuff and how to uninstall it?
Gnome "depends" on all those things because they are a part of
gnome. By definition, they are a part of Gnome. If you
don't want them, don't install Gnome. You can uninstall Gnome and
then just install those parts of the system you want to keep,
page documents briefly the nautilus command. This
manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux
distribution because the original program does not have a
Nautilus is the
file manager for the GNOME desktop.
follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options
starting with two dashes (’-’). A summary of
options is included below.
Create the initial window with
the given geometry.
Only create windows for
explicitly specified URIs.
Do not manage the desktop
— ignore the preference set in the preferences
Show a summary of options.
Other standard GNOME options
not listed here are also supported.
documentation can be found from the "Help" menu,
or by pressing the F1 key. Nautilus also has a website at
page was written by Takuo KITAME <kitame[:at:]debian[:dot:]org>
and Dafydd Harries <daf[:at:]muse.19inch[:dot:]net> for the
Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).