View Full Version : [ubuntu] How do I install an older Nautilus in 10.04?

September 8th, 2010, 05:54 AM

I've recently upgraded to 10.04, and lost my Nautilus breadcrumb toggle button. I realise this is an upstream decision by the Nautilus developers.

How can I get an older version of Nautilus (like the version that shipped with 9.10) installed on 10.04? Can I trick apt-get into installing from the 9.10 repos? or will that really screw things up?

Can I compile an old version?

Any advise appreciated!

September 8th, 2010, 09:38 AM
Nautilus is so tightly integrated into gnome and all its libraries that if you tried to install an earlier version you'd probably end up in dependency hell and perhaps an unusable gnome desktop. But if someone wants to correct me, I'll be glad to hear it.

Like you I was disappointed to lose the toggle button, but there is an (inelegant) way to toggle between breadcrumb trail and text path. Simply press ctrl-L to get the text path bar, and then ESC to revert to the breadcrumb trail.