When I upgraded to Oneiric, I was disappointed with the changes to Nautilus. Specifically, I didn't like the removal of the up button (up to parent folder) from the toolbar. I was also annoyed that the reload button and the home button were removed from the toolbar. In addition, I wanted to move the buttons to the left of the location entry.
So I made a patch to make Nautilus look like this:
Instead of this:
It works for me, but I'm not much of a coder, so no guarantees.
Of course, others are free to modify this for their own needs.
I should note, this patch is intended for 11.10 Oneiric. Previous versions do no need this patch because they already have this functionality.
I've made three versions of the patch that do different things. The first only adds the up button. The second adds the up and home buttons. The third adds up, reload and home buttons. Only one is needed. Choose the patch to download here:
nautilus-up_button-patch.txt (Up button only)
nautilus-toolbar-patch.txt (Up and Home buttons)
nautilus-toolbar-patch.txt (Up, Reload and Home buttons)
Make a new directory to work in, then download the nautilus source code and dependencies:
Then go to the nautilus source directory:Code:mkdir nautilus-mod cd nautilus-mod apt-get source nautilus sudo apt-get build-dep nautilus
and move the nautilus-toolbar-patch.txt file to the source directoryCode:cd nautilus-3.2.1
Patch the source code:Code:mv [location of patch] .
If the patch is successful, build nautilusCode:patch -p1 < nautilus-toolbar-patch.txt
Kill any running nautilus process, then install system-wide:Code:./configure --prefix=/usr make
Code:killall -KILL nautilus sudo make install