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    Tree view gone in Nautilus :(

    I'm probably late to the party, but I've just loaded the Raring beta and was _very_ disappointed to find that tree view is gone in Nautilus. This means that the file manager can no longer display an overview of the file hierarchy. It also means that Nautilus is not much use for moving or copying files to multiple disparate folders which don't share a common parent (for example when sorting out and categorising a bunch of files) or tidying up a file system hierarchy. For me these are common use cases. I realise that not everyone uses Tree view, but when you have 1000's of folders, many levels deep, and 10,000's of files I think it's hard to manage the file system without it.

    I now understand that this is an upstream Gnome decision (though one I can't begin to comprehend - their reasons make no sense to me). Whilst it's possible to load other file managers such as Nemo they won't integrate as well into the Unity interface as the native one. Does anyone know if the Ubuntu devs are considering how to address this? I regard it as a vary significant regression in functionality and I hope that they will do something about it.

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    The upstream decision was reversed rather quickly, and tree view returned in version 3.7.90, available in the Gnome3 PPAs.
    Sadly, Ubuntu devs have chosen to give us version 3.6.3.
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    Re: Tree view gone in Nautilus :(

    dconf-tools can change that default choice easily

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    Re: Tree view gone in Nautilus :(

    dconf-tools can change that default choice easily
    I'm certainly no expert - I searched dconf and failed to find an option enabling tree view gnome session fall back on 13.04

    Mind elaborating a bit please?
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    Re: Tree view gone in Nautilus :(

    Quote Originally Posted by IanW View Post
    The upstream decision was reversed rather quickly, and tree view returned in version 3.7.90, available in the Gnome3 PPAs.
    Sadly, Ubuntu devs have chosen to give us version 3.6.3.
    Well I haven't found the way to set the list view into the sidebar and the icon view into the main window.
    This was how it used to be the old Nautilus.

    It is possible to set the list view into the main window, however.
    I am using v. 3.8.

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    Re: Tree view gone in Nautilus :(

    Quote Originally Posted by pfeiffep View Post
    I'm certainly no expert - I searched dconf and failed to find an option enabling tree view gnome session fall back on 13.04

    Mind elaborating a bit please?
    org.gnome.nautilus.list-view.use-tree-view true

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    Re: Tree view gone in Nautilus :(

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    org.gnome.nautilus.list-view.use-tree-view true
    thanks to you I could change the defalut zoom level.
    but I could not find the tree-view option you said.

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    note: does not know if it makes a difference, but i'm using the gnome3 ppas

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    Re: Tree view gone in Nautilus :(

    Quote Originally Posted by IanW View Post
    The upstream decision was reversed rather quickly, and tree view returned in version 3.7.90, available in the Gnome3 PPAs.
    Sadly, Ubuntu devs have chosen to give us version 3.6.3.
    Well it's slightly different. It's tree view in the main view instead of in the sidebar.

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    org.gnome.nautilus.list-view.use-tree-view true
    That will only work with Nautilus 3.7+ but you can also just enable it there in Preferences>Display>Navigate folders in a tree.

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    Re: Tree view gone in Nautilus :(

    Originally Posted by dino99
    org.gnome.nautilus.list-view.use-tree-view true
    Thanks dino99
    I'm using gnome session fallback so I suppose that's why the list view is not present - I searched the entire gnome section and found nothing regarding tree view...I'll login using Unity and try again

    Interesting when using Unity and searching for preferences I found this:
    nautilus crashed with SIGABRT in raise()
    So Bug #424956 has been reported to launchpad many times ... I thing I'll stop looking for now. This exercise was just for me to learn some more!

    That will only work with Nautilus 3.7+ but you can also just enable it there in Preferences>Display>Navigate folders in a tree.
    I tripped on my ignorance since I could not find preferences in unity
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