Nautilus: How to shrink very wide Name column?

Colin Law clanlaw at
Mon Apr 16 08:54:28 UTC 2012

On 14 April 2012 16:16, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
> To replicate my problem, in Ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04, open nautilus and
> switch to List View.  Expand the Name column by dragging the column
> divider.  Now shrink the window width so there is not room for the
> complete name column width.  The question is how to shrink the Name
> column again without making the window wider.  I suspect I am missing
> something obvious.
> This can be a real problem as the column resizes automatically on
> entry to a folder so if the folder contains very long file names so it
> may be difficult to increase the window width enough.

Any suggestions anyone?


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