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    Question Using Nautilus as file manager

    I succeeded in it, but I can't manage the files from the desktop, it gives me



    The first sentence in Italian means "I can't open the folder"
    I'm using Xubuntu 12.04

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: Using Nautilus as file manager

    use sudo nautilus, your privileges are not elevated

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/98489...folder-as-root

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    Re: Using Nautilus as file manager

    I think Thunar is still managing (or supposed to manage) the desktop according to the picture. Maybe you want Nautilus to manage your desktop too. Yes or no?
    Last edited by sudodus; June 4th, 2013 at 11:31 AM.

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    Re: Using Nautilus as file manager

    Just out of interest, what happens if you start nautilus with command
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    nautilus --no-desktop
    so that it is not trying to manage your desktop? I do not see why it would make a difference, but it must be worth trying.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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    Re: Using Nautilus as file manager

    are you wanting to use nautilus as just a file manager to view/edit your files and not handle your desktop? or are you wanting it to manage both your desktop and your use it to view/edit your files? because if the former is true you can create a launcher to open nautilus and do it that way. you can even setup a keyboard shortcut to open nautilus that way your only a keystroke away from your file manager.

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    Re: Using Nautilus as file manager

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    I think Thunar is still managing (or supposed to manage) the desktop according to the picture. Maybe you want Nautilus to manage your desktop too. Yes or no?
    Exactly

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    Re: Using Nautilus as file manager

    both, Thunar out, Nautilus in

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    Re: Using Nautilus as file manager

    i found this post on helpubunutuDOTcom to be helpful https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DefaultFileManager as well as this one http://askubuntu.com/questions/74534...ger-in-xubuntu

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    Re: Using Nautilus as file manager

    actually this post is perfect. i think if you remove the "--no-desktop" part it should work beautifully! good luck! http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...13#post4490813

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    Re: Using Nautilus as file manager

    Quote Originally Posted by thesoundman20 View Post
    i found this post on helpubunutuDOTcom to be helpful https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DefaultFileManager as well as this one http://askubuntu.com/questions/74534...ger-in-xubuntu
    I already did that things, they work but they don't set nautilus as desktop manager

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