- dual pane (can be enabled from the View menu or using the F3 key)
- unified, configurable toolbar (you can show or hide the up, next, home, open in terminal, new folder, search button and more);
- built-in actions, scripts and extensions manager;
- treeview sidebar option;
- re-worked statusbar with zoom controls, free space info, as well as options to toggle displaying the places sidebar, treeview or completely hide the sidebar;
- the main toolbar, menubar, and statusbar can be hidden;
- built-in “Open as root” and “Open in terminal” context menu items;
- “Set as Wallpaper” context menu for images;
- sidebar: indicators under each drive, displaying the free/used space;
- improved the Open With dialog;
- option to resize individual desktop icons;
- much more.
|Nemo 3.2.0 with two panes and plugin manager|
Nemo has received quite a few improvements since version 2.8.x (which is available in the WebUpd8 Nemo PPA), such as:
- option to choose on which monitor to show the desktop folder (icons). This can be changed via Dconf Editor (org > nemo > desktop > desktop-layout), and can be set to show desktop icons on primary monitor, on remaining monitors, or on all monitors (default is primary only).
- fixed wrong desktop size with GTK 3.20;
- re-enabled desktop type-to-select feature;
- option to double-click empty area to go to parent directory (can be enabled in the Nemo Preferences, under Behavior);
- only append .desktop to desktop files when they actually need it. Trusted desktop files (ones that typically get made and placed on the desktop) don’t show their extension, so when you try to rename them, the new name needs .desktop appended to it;
- many other improvements and bug fixes.
For a complete Nemo changelog, see THIS page.
Install Nemo with Unity patches and without Cinnamon dependencies in Ubuntu 16.10 or 16.04
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo3 sudo apt update sudo apt install nemo
Optional: set Nemo as the default file manager
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search
(the first command above disables Nautilus from handling the desktop, and the second command sets Nemo as the default app to open directories)
Then restart the session (logout/login) and you’re done!
How to revert the changes
To revert the changes, use Nautilus to draw the desktop instead of Nemo:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true
And set Nautilus back as the default file manager:
xdg-mime default nautilus.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search
To remove the PPA and all the Nemo packages (including the Nemo extensions), use:
sudo apt remove nemo nemo-* sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-nemo-*.list