Folder Color Gets Caja And Nemo File Managers Support, Other Changes

Folder Color is a file manager extension that allows you to easily change folders  icon color, useful for instance to organize your folders, make some important folder stand out, etc.The latest Folder Color, which already supported Nautilus, adds support for Caja (the default MATE file manager) and Nemo (the default Cinnamon file manager):Folder Color for […]

Nautilus 3.10 Available In Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Another important GNOME 3 component was updated to version 3.10 for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: Nautilus, the default GNOME file manager.Because Nautilus is also the default Unity file manager, it was patched not to use the new header bars under Unity, so if you use Unity (or other non-GNOME desktop environments), you won’t notice any […]

Nautilus Type-Ahead Find Feature Enabled By Default In Ubuntu 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: Nautilus 3.8 was updated with a patch that allows switching between the type-ahead find (interactive search) feature that was available in Nautilus 3.4 and the new recursive search that was introduced with Nautilus 3.6.Further more, the default behavior in Ubuntu was set to type ahead find, instead of the recursive search […]

Useful Extensions for Nautilus, Available for Ubuntu/and its derivatives via PPA

Install Extensions for Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/10.04 Lucid/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivativesNautilus extensions are basically scripts for Document conversion, image manipulations, and some other useful operations. These extensions are very handy and tested on all listed versions. Document conversions includes: DOC, DOCX, HTML, ODP, ODS, ODT, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS, […]

Manipulate Images In Nautilus Or Nemo With `Image Tools` Extension

`Image Tools` is a handy extension for Nautilus or Nemo created by Lorenzo @ atareao.es, that lets you manipulate images from the Nautilus or Nemo context menu.The extension lets you perform the following actions:resize, rotate or flip images;convert images from/to bmp, gif, jpg, png and more;enhance images: change the brightness, color, contrast and sharpness;apply effects […]

New Nautilus Next (GNOME Files App) Mockups

Allan Day, UX Designer at Red Hat and GNOME contributor, posted an updated set of designs for the GNOME Files app, which he calls Nautilus Next.In the mockups (this is not real code yet and it can change later on), a new lists and grids design is presented, in which:the thumbnails are larger and clearer;the […]

How To Disable Recursive Search In Nautilus 3.6 or 3.8 [Patch w/ PPA]

The type-ahead find feature was removed from Nautilus starting with version 3.6. Now when typing in a Nautilus (3.6+) window, it performs a search in the current directory and all subdirectories instead of selecting the file or folder that matches what you’ve typed. This feature is not that bad except for one thing: searching in […]

How To Get XCF Thumbnails In Nautilus 3.x [Quick Tip]

Quick tip: You can get XCF thumbnails in Nautilus by using GNOME XCF Thumbnailer. However, the tool needs a fix to work with the latest Nautilus 3.x.XCF (eXperimental Computing Facility) is the native image format used by GIMP image editor.To get XCF thumbnails in Nautilus, firstly install gnome-xcf-thumbnailer. In Ubuntu, use the following command:sudo apt-get [...]

Get Nautilus 3.4 Features Back In Ubuntu 13.04 With SolusOS Patched Nautilus

Ubuntu 13.04 uses Nautilus 3.6 by default, for which some features that were available in Nautilus 3.4 are no longer available, such as the dual pane view, sidebar tree view and more.If you want these features back in Ubuntu 13.04, a proper appmenu for Nautilus along with other features / options such as:customizable toolbar with [...]

Nautilus-Terminal Plugin for Nautilus, Install it in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Install Nautilus-Terminal Plugin in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/9.10/ Linux Mint 14/13/12/11/10/9/8/ and Other Ubuntu Based Distributions Nautilus Terminal is a plugin for Nautilus, it always open terminal in Nautilus at current folder, and follows the navigation (like an automated “cd” command). This plugin also supports drag and drop folders and files. It is possible to hide and show terminal [...]

How To Install Nemo File Manager In Ubuntu

After forking GNOME Shell (Cinnamon), Mutter (Muffin) and MDM (GDM 2.20), the Linux Mint team has forked Nautilus and the result is Nemo, a file manager which is now used by default in Linux Mint Cinnamon Edition.Initially, Nemo used to look the same as the patched SolusOS Nautilus so I didn’t write about how to [...]

Nautilus 3.6: How To Clear The Recent Files List (Or Disable It)

Nautilus 3.6 comes with a “Recent” sidebar item (left sidebar: Places > Recent) which displays recently used files: documents, pictures, music, videos and so on. This is a pretty big privacy issue because there’s no option in System Settings (GNOME Control Center) to clear the Nautilus recent files list or to disable it.So here’s how to [...]

Add a "New Empty File" Entry To Nautilus 3.6 Context Menu

As you probably know, a small but useful feature – at least for me -, was removed from Nautilus 3.6 (and newer): the context menu option to create a new empty text file. So here’s a quick tip on how to get this feature back. Nautilus 3.6 is not used by default in Ubuntu 12.10, [...]

How To Install Nautilus 3.6 Or Patched Nautilus 3.4 In Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, which will be released in 2 days, will use Nautilus 3.4 by default, the same version used in Ubuntu 12.04. If, however, you want to use Nautilus 3.6 or the patched Nautilus we’ve talked about a while back, in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, you’ll find installation instructions below.Install Nautilus 3.6 in [...]

Ubuntu 12.10 Might Ship With Nautilus 3.4 Instead Of 3.6

Nautilus is causing a lot of controversy lately: Linux Mint is forking it, SolusOS has added some patches to make it more usable, and the Ubuntu developers don’t agree with its direction either and are thinking on going back to Nautilus 3.4.x for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.Nautilus 3.4.xIn a comment on a Launchpad bug posted [...]

Install SolusOS Patched Nautilus In Ubuntu 12.04

Speaking of Nautilus, Linux Mint isn’t the only distribution that wants to use its own custom Nautilus; SolusOS 2, a Debian-based Linux distribution currently in alpha that uses the GNOME fallback session as default, uses a customized Nautilus too.It’s not a fork but it comes with some cool patches that bring an unified, customizable toolbar [...]