Ubuntu :: Possibility To Have Custom Background/emblem In List View Of Nautilus?
Aug 25, 2010
I'm just curious as to if anybody has figured out a way to hack the ability to add a background and/or pattern for Nautilus while in List view. As it stands now, it won't work while in List view. Sadly, that's the only view I ever use, and so I always have the boring white background. I would love a brushed metal look or something.
So I've been trying to get my windows C: and D: partitions (mounted to /windows/C and /windows/D respectively) to show along side "Filesystem" and "Home Folder" in tree view on the left panel in Nautilus.
I know I can drag and drop any folder under the Places view mode, but I never use Places and prefer Tree view mode.
I like view file listings in Nautilus in the List View. By default the "Location" column is not visible and I have to set it to visible through "View -> Visible Columns" each time. Is there anyway to make the change permanent?
Just wondering if it's possible to change the size of icons when Nautilus is in List View. I tried playing around with gtk-icon-sizes in the gtkrc file of my theme, but there doesn't seem to be a setting for it there. I could just zoom in/out, but when I have the icons the size I want them to be, the text is too small (see attachment).
I don't know if this is a known issue, but when I want to copy/move a file to a folder containing lots of sub-folder displayed as list, I can't do a simple drag&drop, because there is no empty space to move this file. It will always go into one of the sub-folders. So obviously I have to go up one folder or to change view from list to Icon or Compact. Is it a known issue? Is there a solution? (Using GNOME nautilus 2.30.1)
i want to backup some of my personal settings. for work i used emblems in nautilus to flag files i already processed (manually). now, i do not find any possiblity to back up the emblem-assignments. from older threads i figured out, that these assignments were in an .xml file in the ~/.nautilus/metadata folder, which is empty since newer versions of nautilus.i also tried to get some useful information out of the .local/share/gvfs-metadata/* files, but i did not succeed with this approach either (just used the "strings" command on them).edit: i'm aware, that i could write a script reading the metadata of the files via gvfs-info. the problem is, i cannot access the files from home, only at work via windows share.
I run opensuse 11 at work. I'm trying to see the list of shares on a "server" that is running windows server 2000. If I try smb://server, it doesn't show any shares, but I can browse directly to it such as smb://server/share1. If I use smbclient, it returns the list of shares correctly. I guess I just don't understand why smbclient shows the list of shared folders, but nautilus cannot.
I am using the elementary gtk theme, but I wanted to have my gnome-panel have a set custom background, so I went into the 'gtkrc' and commented out "#include "Apps/panel.rc"". This worked perfectly but, the right click menus and drop down menus changed color which conflict with the icons that I am using.
I encounted a problem that my nautilus restore its background to white after I login next time,so I couldn't see the filename clearly since the color of fonts are also white.So my problem is how to fix the color of background after I change it into other colors instead of white?
gksudo nautilus sets the background to default (Because nautilus is rendering the desktop) I set the gconf key to stop it rendering the desktop, but this only affects the icons. How can I get it to give me back my background? Edit: Fixed the desktop (--no-desktop option on nautilus command) - need to find how to kill the nautilus process automatically when I close it.
Nautilus transparent background patch by pr3ddi � Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:10 pm here you go. a nautilus transparent background patch for everone who is not afraid to compile nautilus from source
new version available here --- http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1814132
what you will get: - a transparent nautilus desktop window in compiz, which has the usual desktop integration (icons and context menu) - a working wallpaper plugin, that can be set to show a different wallpaper on every screen - you can even use mplayer to play a video on your background
how it's done: - the nautilus desktop window is modified to render a transpart background, if a composited screen is detected - window type is changed from _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_DESKTOP to _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_NOTIFICATION - window is set to be keept below all other windows and the mouse wheel event is proxied to the root window the patch was developed for nautilus 2.28.1 (Ubuntu 9.10) first and then applied to nautilus 2.30.1 (Ubuntu 10.04) the only difference in 2.28.1 is that there is one more row (below set_image_properties) in the original eel-background.c
i have a question about customising the toolbar in the file explorer, which i think is called nautilus. i was able to add a few buttons by hacking about in /usr/share/nautilus/ui/nautilus-navigation-window-ui.xml ..but they were already defined actions. what i would really like to add is custom launchers. i have whipped up a python script that will foo and bar a glob of files in a directory, which i can pass as an argument to the script, and i would like this to be a toolbar button so i can just click an icon up there. so the launcher would need to know what directory is open in the tab which is in focus, or alternatively be able to launch from that directory as current working directory and then i can dig out the path in python. a keyboard shortcut for the launcher would be nice too
I've been messing with settings of nautilus via Code: "Edit" > "Backgrounds and Emblems..." and selected a background image. And from that moment on, nautilus crashes (reloads) on almost every right click, menu opening, and almost any action, nautilus should do (as a file manager). Running Nautilus from Terminal and observing the output left me with a blank output ... no errors, no warnings, just reset.
I installed google-earth (newest) and when it failed to work I tried adding the /usr/google-earth dir to the library path via /etc/ld.so.conf.d/google-earth.conf ( i made this file and added the /usr/google-earth dir to it) this didn't work and I found the correct work around to remove the included libs in the /usr/google-earth dir forgetting to remove the first workaround i did.
now it gets weird... a little while after I ran gthumb and it crashed... run it in a terminal and I see it complaining about the same files as google earth was before ... uh oh i thought and removed my fix and rebooted... well X wouldn't start after that and I thought maybe I have to rebuild /etc/ld.so.cache so I ran ldconfig and reboot and now everythign works great EXCEPT when I open the "Computer" or Trash Icon from the desktop or menu the background is white (normally black) until i click view->compact or view->icon and it goes back to black... this repeats everytime I open the window and all newly open windowsI created a new user to test to see it it was profile related and the new user has the same behaviour.Fedora 12 (upgraded since fc7)Edit: I see this in ~/.xsession-errors
Code: (nautilus:445): Eel-WARNING **: "nautilus-directory.c: directories" hash table s till has 3 elements at quit time
I've looked in gconf-editor but there is no entry for Nautilus.Can't find anything in documentation either.For certain folders I want nice big file icons but zoom increments are so large. At one point I have 3 icons across with extra space on the side. So I want to increase a little. One increase makes it so big only one icon fill fit across.Where can I find this setting and just pop in whatever zoom level I'd like?
When I try to view ~ in nautilus, the animation in the upper right corner just spins indefinitely. It happens when I run nautilus as root too.Typing "ls -la" in the home folder will cause the term to freeze. Neither "ls -a" or "ls -l" by themselves cause it to freeze The freezing only happens in ~ to my knowledge.The freezing terminal also ONLY happens in xterm, inside gnome. Through ssh I can display the folder contents just fine, and I don't see any strange file names that might be causing an issue.I tried following advice I found, I believe on this site, to "rm -rf ~/.gvfs"I feel that I may e overwritten a fedora-specific library somewhere when trying to compile different things. I don't recall this being an issue immediately after upgrading from fc10 to fc12, though it could have conceivably gone unnoticed.
i notice when i double click on a folder on desktop or run nautilus on console i get an explorer window with out the standard back and forward buttons and menu options etc etc... how can i make it so nautilus runs with these options and menus by default.. at the moment i have to rightclick and browse folder to get the window with the extra browsing buttons and folder trees and stuff
Is there any way I can get my desktop to display the items on it in list view? I've spent a good part of a day doing google searches and reading thread after thread on this subject and I've tried all kinds of suggested ways of accomplishing it but as of yet I haven't had any success. I just switched to ubuntu from windows and I was able to do this in windows with a program that loaded at startup. Seeing as how linux is infinitely more customizable than windows I would assume this would be easy to do but I'm having no luck. Here's what my desktop looked like in windows, I'd like to make the icons display the same in ubuntu: [URL]
I have a cluttered documents folder with hundreds of html documents. and some other stuff. So I went to list view, sorted that view by clicking on the type tab, then tried to drag the cursor over all the html items to select them, and NADA. couldn't do it. Is that a feature I have to enable? I can do icon view drag and select, and yes, I could do it from the terminal with Code: mv $PWD/Documents/*.html $PWD/Documents/BrokenSites But It seems this is like a pretty basic feature which doesn't work. So Is this something I can enable? Is it launchpad where one can recommend / vote for improvements?
i notice when i double click on a folder on desktop or run nautilus on console i get an explorer window with out the standard back and forward buttons and menu options etc etc.how can i make it so nautilus runs with these options and menus by default.. at the moment i have to rightclick and browse folder to get the window with the extra browsing buttons and folder trees and stuff
In gnome 2 we had the option in gconf-editor to use a compact layout when displaying icons in nautilus, it was essential to browse pictures, otherwise the thumbnails are spaced way too wide for nothing and you can't get enough of them in a screen.the option is not there in dconf, can we set it somewhere else?
I did an adjustment or two, and then it has been just been hanging up using 100% CPU when it is loaded. When an application uses it to save a document, it does not hang.I created a Templates folder and assigned it with the user-dirs.I then changed the view of that particular directory from LIST to ICONS.And then it started to hang up.Somehow I was able to change the view back to LIST, but it still hangs up.
Some people love icons, but not me. I prefer the file list view. I have stumbled around Ubuntu 10.10 trying to find where to set this preference, but have had no success so far. In windows, you would set the preferred view and then apply to all folders. Ubuntu does not follow this paradigm, and indeed, why should it? I have searched the preferences in Ubuntu, and did a global search f this site for related topics. I know you have to be able to do this, I just don't know how. This is the type of topic I will probably kick myself for when someone shows me how easy it is to do. If you don't know how to do it though, it is still black magic.