Questions tagged as ['nautilus']

Nautilus (also known as GNOME Files) is the default file manager for Ubuntu and as such is used to manage files and folders. Nautilus is called "Files" by default on Ubuntu.
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Sun Bear avatar
Gnome's Files application in Ubuntu 20.04 does not properly show the thumbnail of raster image files at times
cn flag

I noticed that the Files application in Ubuntu 20.04 does not properly show the thumbnail of raster image files at times. Instead of showing the thumbnail of the image, either a white icon with a clock face or an image file icon is used to represent raster image files. Files no thumbnail issue

To get Files to show the thumbnail of the image, I have to double-click on an image to activate the Image Viewer application. I t ...

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Segmentation fault (core dumped) / File Manager Search Bar
mx flag

OS: Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS 64 bits

Gnome Version: 3.36.8

Kernel Version: 5.11.0-40-generic

When I type something on file manager, the window simply crash. I opened the file manager via command line with nautilus --browser ~/Downloads/ and typed something on search bar again and the error displayed is Segmentation fault (core dumped).

I searched the error on everywhere and can't find a solution.

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BlandCorporation avatar
Is there a file browser that would enable the user to switch easily between views of just video files or just image files of a directory?
cn flag

Let's say I have a directory at which there are all sorts of video and image files. There are MP4, AVI, MOV etc. files and there are PNG, JPG, GIF etc. files all mixed together. Is there a browser that would enable a user to switch easily between views of that directory such that only the video files or only the image files are visible? It's a little like the search functionality of Nautilus, where a se ...

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Upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04 causing many failures
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I upgraded Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 and now everything is broken. apt doesn't work.keep getting dpkg errors when trying to use it. cant install anything. nautilus and terminal doesn't work. lots of icons are not appearing.broken icons broken icons2 broken icons3

some python errors occurring and so on. what to do now? even backup program doesn't work. How to make it work again? I couldn't understand how  ...

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lucidbrot avatar
Nautilus open text file with vim and make terminal persist after closing
de flag

I would like to open a (text) file with Vim in nautilus. This part is easy: Right-Click -> Open With Vim starts a terminal with vim inside running, file open already.

When I close vim, the terminal closes too. I would like the terminal to remain open, with the working directory set to the directory the file is in.

I'm sure there is a simple way to achieve this by creating a custom bash script  ...

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Pixie avatar
How can I add a network drive to the system to see the available storage as I do with the root folder
cn flag

I want to know if its possible to add a network drive to nautilus or (in my case) to Gnome system-monitor extension. Right Now I am writing in the fstab file the following lines:

//IP-of-the-server/folder/ /mnt/server cifs username=*****,password=**** defaults 0 0

What I am trying to do is to see the available storage and the used one in the following parts of the screenshots. I have already instal ...

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Cannot open network stream in VLC, and cannot delete/replace youtube.luac file
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Tried to follow the instructions as written here under "Updating the VLC Youtube parser": VLC - YouTube videos won't play anymore

The problem is I can't delete the youtube.luac file. Apparently it's read-only and located within the snap directory (specifically, /snap/vlc/2344/usr/lib/vlc/lua/playlist). Using sudo nautilus and removing the file per GUI failed as well, and now I'm not sure how to move forwa ...

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Nautilus file manager not working on Ubuntu 20.04 Please Help
cn flag

I use Ubuntu 20.04, the problem is the Files app in the system does not open. I tried different method such as reinstalling nautilus, its data. But non of it seems to work as in I still cannot open the app. I tried changing the permissions of the home directory as well but that didn't work out either. This all started when I installed OBS. But I uninstalled that as well. links to the post I referred :

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ADBeveridge avatar
How to add entries in the right-click menu of a file manager?
lb flag

How would I add an entry to the right-click menu of Nautilus, PCmanFM, or Dolphin without using scripts as mentioned here?

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Salvadorfreeman avatar
Is there an easy way of listing files in different folders to transfer from one window to another
ls flag

I saw this feature on a very elderly Mac machine but thought it was really very useful: two windows side by side each showing the contents of a folder or USB drive so that you can move files from one to another. There must be some way of doing something similar in Ubuntu. I tried simply having two nautilus windows open alongside each other, but it's really very clunky.

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shadyWeeb18 avatar
How to use ctrl+L shortcut of nautilus while opening or saving a file from a third party software say libreoffice or sublime using ctrl+o and ctrl+s?
ph flag

Many of you might not have understood what I'm asking (sorry for being so poor with my questioning skills), so let me explain with help of an example.

Suppose I'm in my ~/desktop/assignments/practicals/words/ directory and I want to save a word (.odt) file here. As you can see in below screenshot, I'm able to access my ctrl + L shortcut in nautilus file manager to access text location of my directory so I ...

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ubnc avatar
Ubuntu 21.10 - issues sharing folders to Windows 10
cn flag

Basically before a reinstall of Ubuntu 21.10 server, via Ubuntu Desktop I was able to right click on a folder > Local Network share and I was able to share.

I think my undoing is when I try share and i get the netutils share install service prompt it is not able to install, it gets "sharing service installation failed",
[netutils service error][1] [1]:

I tried checki ...

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Nautilus/Caja Script to "Extract Here" Selected RAR/Archive(s) via Engrampa, File-Roller or Command?
ar flag

I'm looking to create a file manager script to use in Caja (I used "Nautilus Script" in the title so people would understand what I was trying to accomplish) that will extract the selected archive (or multiple archives) to the current location. Preferably I'd like to specify Engrampa to do the extracting, but File-Roller, or even a command, would be fine (though I'd prefer to have the progress dialog po ...

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Nautilus won't snap to left or right
kp flag

I am using ubuntu 21.04 and when I use shortcut in nautilus file manager super+left or super+right it won't snap to left or right i don't know why it is happening, but it is working in ubuntu 20.04

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orschiro avatar
Nautilus Files: How to use last modified sorting column?
in flag

My Nautilus Files always reverts back to sort by "Name".

Is there any way to permanently save the configuration to sort by "Modified" instead?

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Nautilus shows me Error, when I try to open a Folder as administrator
cn flag

When I try to open a directory as an administrator, I see this message:

Unhandled error message:
GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.Policykit1.Error.Failed: Unix process subject does not have uid set

Do you have any tips on how to solve this?

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Mine Easter avatar
Why templates are not showing in home screen?
vn flag

I added a .txt file in template folder and it is showing in the nautilus but if i try right clicking in home screen then the "Add New Document" isn't available. I mean like is it supposed to not show in home screen or I have some problem?


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k314159 avatar
Set default visible columns for Files
in flag

I've seen this question:

How to set visible columns default for the 'Files' file manager?

and would like to ask how to do it now in Ubuntu 21.10 (Files 40.2) because the Preferences dialog no longer has the tabs that previous versions had; i.e. now that the set of columns to use as default is no longer shown as a tab in Preferences, how can we set the default?

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Wine .desktop runs in terminal but fails silently without
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I'm using wine staging to launch a windows executable I installed through it. When I navigate to ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs/Notion.desktop and double click that file it presents options to Run or Run in Terminal. Doing the later works but the former fails silently.

My wine version...

$ wine --version
wine-6.20 (Staging)

The contents of the desktop file...

[Desktop Entry]
Exec ...
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is there a way to navigate in file system with comand line and using the arrow keys
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Sometimes I like to navigate direct in command line (without nautilus). But the need to use ls and then cd multiple times is uncomfortable. Is there some terminal app that automate this "ls cd" process and let us use the arrow keys to navigate select a directory to run the command "cd"????

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"Files" File manager is not working on Ubuntu 20.04
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"Files" File manager is not working on my Ubuntu 20.04 system.

If I try to open it from terminal by using nautilus command, still nothing is happening.

But if I try with sudo nautilus command then It can open. But each time I dont want to open it through terminal command. I want it to open through UI only as it was working before.

I had recently installed docker on my system. I thought this was h ...

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Sorry that the following is not at all specific. I upgraded my desktop from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04.3 LTS the other day. Now nautilus does not work
yt flag

Here are the main problems:

  1. Whenever I try to open a folder, it displays for about 1/2 second, then closes. But when I open a program (e.g. Document viewer, Open office...) it can browse to find files and work on/save them.

  2. The file-browsers embedded in programs can also find shortcuts which I have created to folders, but these don't appear on the graphical desktop.

  3. Firefox and Thunderbird wor ...

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What is the significance of "?" in place of the normal Nautilus wireless icon?
na flag

From time to time, the normal wireless connection icon changes to a question mark.
Ubuntu 18.04. Wireless adapter is TP-Link TL-WN881ND.

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At such times, I haven't noticed and significant difference in connectivity.

I would like to understand the criteria that determines when this is displayed. No doubt there is some criteria that results in its display. And why it's there as there does not seem to be any ...

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Robbie888 avatar
Ubuntu 20.04 Nautilus Samba Share Settings
af flag

I am trying to workout where the central Nautilus Samaba share settings are located.

I have shared some folders using Nautilus, but cannot see these changes being reflected in the /etc/samba/smb.conf file.

When I call smbstatus I don't get any results, however when I run smbclient -L localhost I can see my shares being listed.

So my questions are:

  1. Is there a central settings location (gui or file) ...

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gaazkam avatar
Is it possible to launch nautilus or gedit with elevated privileges?
au flag

Sometimes I need to edit files in /etc. I know I can do this with the console (sudo mv some/file /etc/some/file, sudo nano /etc/some/file) etc, but I find this way a bit clunky. Call me spoiled, but I'm really used to GUI tools such as Nautilus and Gedit.

Distributions such as Ubuntu Mate or Mint make it easy: I can right click a folder and then a context menu appears with options such as "open as admin ...

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i9pp0 avatar
I cannot star a .odg file in a subfolder of Documents
cn flag

The file is in a subfolder of Documents which is tracked by search. All files in this directory can be starred except for .odg files. I'm trying to figure out why this is.

These files were created by libreoffice Draw in Ubuntu.

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martinmm18 avatar
Dash to Panel not showing running indicator for Nautilus
tr flag

I use the extension Dash to Panel to combine the top bar and the dock, because I have a small 768p screen and both things takes a lot of space.

Since I upgraded to 21.10 the bottom bar doesn't show the running indicator for this particular app (Nautilus), even when I click on the icon when already there's an open session it opens a new one, so it doesn't even seem to recognize that the app is run ...

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How to get Krita thumbnails working in Nautilus
us flag

I'm trying out Ubuntu 20.04 using VirtualBox and I can't see thumbnails for Krita files comparison of a Krita file on Windows and on Ubuntu to showcase the issue

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File dialog in Chrome does not remember last folder
cn flag

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 20.04, and there are so many issues that negatively impact my productivity. Most of them are related to nautilus.

In Chrome, when I navigate to a path for uploading (or saving) files, the path is lost when I upload the next file. I have to navigate again to the same folder for each file I select.

How can I make the file dialog remember the last path used? Thi ...

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Iammethe24 avatar
Nautilus not opening
cn flag

I know that there are a lot of similar problems, but this one seems to have thrown a different error:

(org.gnome.Nautilus:32167): Gtk-WARNING **: 19:07:28.419: Could not load a pixbuf from icon theme. This may indicate that pixbuf loaders or the mime database could not be found. ** Gtk:ERROR:../../../../gtk/gtkiconhelper.c:494:ensure_surface_for_gicon: assertion failed (error == NULL): Failed to load /u ...