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    What's wrong with the new Nautilus?

    I've been using Ubuntu for a few months now and the transition to 13.04 was very, very positive in many ways. I can't see myself using another distro in the near future as I absolutely love the Dash, the launcher, Software Center etc. The one thing that bothers me more than anything, though, is the new Nautilus.

    This new version for the previously workable file manager literally makes me feel frustrated when using my computer now. When you start typing letters in a directory, trying to find a file like you normally could do (even in Windows, let alone Nautilus 3.4), it rather uses the search feature which takes a longer amount of time to work and looks for files in subdirectories too, which can be extremely confusing when looking for the actual desired file. I can't even press backspace to go up one level now! I know they tried to eliminate "unnecessary" features to keep it simple and maybe get it to work in a mobile environment too, but I fail to realize how these features are unnecessary by any means.

    So, just came by to ask what's your opinion about it, and which file browser would be a better alternative for now?

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    Re: What's wrong with the new Nautilus?

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    Re: What's wrong with the new Nautilus?

    For an alternative to Nautilus, give Marlin a try. It's quite nice. Thunar (file manager for the XFCE desktop) is worth looking at too.
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    Re: What's wrong with the new Nautilus?

    I suppose you could use Muffin which is the Cinnamon Nautilus equivalent, however I'm not sure if you would need to pull in more dependencies.

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    Re: What's wrong with the new Nautilus?

    Just been trying out the new Nautilus for myself on a 13.04 live disc. I've always been a staunch supporter of Gnome and, while I still very much am, I can understand why many would dislike Nautilus now. I think I would be able to use it, but it really feels bare and missing everyday features, and would soon prove frustratingly lacking.

    Back on KDE sanity now, and Dolphin, which feels in comparison so far in advance of Nautilus. Of course, they are aimed at different types of user though.
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    Re: What's wrong with the new Nautilus?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevdog View Post
    I suppose you could use Muffin which is the Cinnamon Nautilus equivalent, however I'm not sure if you would need to pull in more dependencies.
    Nemo is the Cinnamon Files equivalent.
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    Smile Re: What's wrong with the new Nautilus?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigSilly View Post
    Nemo is the Cinnamon Files equivalent.
    Yep what he said

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    Re: What's wrong with the new Nautilus?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevdog View Post
    I suppose you could use Muffin which is the Cinnamon Nautilus equivalent, however I'm not sure if you would need to pull in more dependencies.
    I thought muffin is the window manager, a mutter fork.

    But yeah, there are a lot of things wrong with nautilus, mostly things having to do with dropping beloved features.
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    Re: What's wrong with the new Nautilus?

    I dislike the new version of Nautilus too, it's very buggy.

    Try Thunar, it's the XFCE equivelant to Nautilus.
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    Re: What's wrong with the new Nautilus?

    the previous version was much better. the "F3" function is gone completely. this was a very useful feature to open 2 windows, for moving files around. a pity: when Canonical starts tweaking, we lose features. anyone listening?

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