Getting a handle on Nautilus

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Fri Feb 19 15:53:00 UTC 2010

> Icon View:  Ctrl-1
> List View:  Ctrl-2
> Compact View:  Ctrl-3

Great, thanks!

How does one open the collapsed directories in List View? I would have
expected Right/Left arrow, but this does not work.

>> 2) Split screen? Does Nautilus not do this?
> Split window or dual panes is a feature expected in Nautilus with the
> release of Lucid Lynx.  A preview is available via PPA.
> <>


>> 3) Some shortcuts seem to be doubly-assigned, such as Ctrl-F. Although
>> the context menu has F underlined for New Folder, it actually opens
>> the File menu. I don't see how to create a new folder with a keyboard
>> shortcut. How? And can I add an icon for New Folder on the toolbar?
> Create Folder:  Shift-Ctrl-N

Are these combinations not configurable? I cannot perform triple
buckies due to disability.

>> 4) There are three toolbars: menu toolbar, icon toolbar, addressbar.
>> Can I put the icons on the menu toolbar or on the addressbar, as
>> Firefox lets one do? Ideally, they would _all_ be on the same bar to
>> save vertical space (I do have Firefox configured like this).
> There is no way I know of doing this, though you can disable the display
> of toolbars through the View menu.

Thanks, I can live with it.

> There is some work on modifying Nautilus' appearance in manner like
> you've described, but I don't know whether it's something that will make
> its way into Ubuntu.
> <>

I'll stick with Vanilla for now. Thanks!

Dotan Cohen

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