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Nautilus is the default file manager for GNOME. From the Gnome website: The Nautilus file manager provides a simple and integrated way to manage your files and applications. You can use the file manager to do the following:
- Create folders and documents
- Display your files and folders
- Search and manage your files
- Run scripts and launch applications
- Customize the appearance of files and folders
- Open special locations on your computer
- Write data to a CD or DVD
- Install and remove fonts
- 1 Installation
- 2 Configuration
- 3 Troubleshooting
Nautilus is part of thegroup.
Nautilus is simple to configure graphically, but not all potential configurations can be done via the preferences menu in nautilus. More options are available with dconf-editor under
Nautilus, by default, no longer controls your background/desktop in gnome-shell. If you like having icons on your desktop or enjoy the neat click-and-drag rectangle when you're bored, you can easily configure nautilus to handle the desktop.
Install the package
killall nautilus; nautilus or if you are running Gnome, press
r, and press
Change default item view
You can change the default view for the items by setting the
default-folder-viewer variable, e.g. for the list view:
$ gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences default-folder-viewer 'list-view'
The displayed folders are specified in
~/.config/user-dirs.dirs and can be altered with any editor. An execution of
xdg-user-dirs-update will change them again, thus it may be advisable to set the file permissions to read-only.
Always show text-entry location
The standard Nautilus toolbar shows a button bar interface for path navigation. To enter path locations using the keyboard, you must expose the location text-entry field. This is done by pressing
To make the location text-entry field always present, use gsettings as shown.
$ gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences always-use-location-entry true
Some programs can add extra functionality to Nautilus. Here are a few packages in the official repositories that do just that.
- Nautilus Actions — Configures programs to be launched when files are selected in Nautilus
- Nautilus Terminal — Terminal embedded in Nautilus. It is always open in the current folder, and follows the navigation.
- Open in Terminal — A nautilus plugin for opening terminals in arbitrary local paths
- Send to Menu — Nautilus context menu for sending files.
- Sound Converter — Nautilus extension to convert audio files formats
- Seahorse Nautilus — PGP encryption and signing for nautilus
Nautilus 3.6 create an empty document
Gnome 3.6 brings new changes to Nautilus. Some features are dropped in favour of easy maintainence of Nautilus. Creating an empty document option has been removed from the default menu in Nautilus. One has to create a
~/Templates/ folder in your home folder and place an empty file inside the folder through your favourite Terminal by
or by using any other file manager. Restart nautilus to get back the function of creating an empty document from Nautilus menu.
Nautilis 3.6 use delete key to move to trash
By default Nautilus now no longer uses the delete key to move files to trash. If you want to get that feature back make the following changes in
- ; (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/DirViewActions/Trash" "<Primary>Delete") + (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/DirViewActions/Trash" "Delete")
systemctl start avahi-daemon
systemctl enable avahi-daemon
Nautilus is no longer the default file manager
If some applications such as firefox among other refuses to take Nautilus as the default file manager, can be solved adding the following line under [Default Applications] section in