Tag Archives: nautilus

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Will Ship An Older Version Of Nautilus

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS NewsUbuntu 18.04 LTS will use an older version of Nautilus so that users can put icons on the desktop. Upstream GNOME has removed desktop support in Nautilus 3.28.

This post, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Will Ship An Older Version Of Nautilus, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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GNOME 3.28 Removes Option to Put Icons on the Desktop

desktop icons on the gnome 3 desktopIf you’re among the many GNOME Shell users who like to put icons on the desktop, brace yourself for change Developers working on the next major release of the GNOME desktop environment have removed the ‘desktop’ feature that’s currently used to display and manage files, folders and attached drives kept on the desktop workspace. No […]

This post, GNOME 3.28 Removes Option to Put Icons on the Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Nautilus Not Adding Tags, Might Add File Favoriting Instead

Tags are a super handy way to organize, sort and find files without needing to worry about where you actually put ’em. So, naturally, I was super excited when GNOME developer Alexandru Pandelea began to share word of work he’d done to bring native file tags to Nautilus. But, sadly, sharing an update on that work […]

This post, Nautilus Not Adding Tags, Might Add File Favoriting Instead, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Enable Nautilus Git Integration with this Open-Source Extension

I came across a neat new extensions that provides Nautilus Git integration. Now before you get too excited let me mention that this extension is not a GUI Git client. It’s a little simpler than that, but still potentially useful. If you don’t know what Git is then you’re probably not reading this post anyway, but for those […]

This post, Enable Nautilus Git Integration with this Open-Source Extension, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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GNOME 3.24 Released, This Is What’s New

Hurrah! GNOME 3.24 is now available to download. The latest stable release of the open-source GNOME desktop, GNOME 3.24 brings a number of new features and improvements to the proverbial table, including one that might even help you sleep better! 6 months in development and comprising of 28,459 changes, GNOME 3.24 is the 33rd release of the popular open-source […]

This post, GNOME 3.24 Released, This Is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Hide Files And Folders In Nemo Or Nautilus Without Renaming With This Extension

I recently stumbled upon Nautilus Hide, an extension that adds a context menu option to hide / unhide files or folders without renaming them, and I decided to port it to Nemo file manager.
The extension hides files or folders without renaming them (without adding a dot prefix or a tilde suffix), by adding them to a file called “.hidden”, which can be used by most major file managers to hide files.

This can be done manually (I wrote an article about it a while back) and is supported by most file managers. This extension is for those that need to do this frequently or set up Ubuntu / Linux Mint for someone inexperienced who wants such a feature.

To use this extension to hide a file or folder, simply right click the file/folder and select “Hide file”:

Nemo Hide

To unhide a file or folder, press Ctrl + H (this displays hidden files and folders), then right click the file you’ve previously hidden, and select “Unhide”. Then press Ctrl + H again to hide hidden files and folders.
This obviously only works for files hidden by adding them to a file called “.hidden”, and it doesn’t work with files that have a dot prefix or a tilde suffix.

Install Nemo Hide / Nautilus Hide

Nemo Hide is available in the Nemo 2.x and Nemo 3.x (with Unity patches) WebUpd8 PPAs. If you use Nemo from any of these two PPAs, simply run the commands below to install Nemo Hide:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nemo-hide

The WebUpd8 Nemo PPAs are not compatible with Linux Mint (because the packages can overwrite Nemo for Cinnamon with Nemo for Unity) or Nemo from the official Ubuntu repositories, but this extension is. So if you use Linux Mint or Nemo from the official Ubuntu repositories, you can grab the Nemo Hide deb (or source) from HERE.

Once installed, restart Nemo:

nemo -q

The Nautilus Hide extension is available in the official Ubuntu repositories so if you use Nautilus, install it using the command below:

sudo apt install nautilus-hide

Once installed, restart Nautilus:

nautilus -q

Note that the Nautilus Hide version from the Ubuntu repositories doesn’t automatically refresh folders, so after hiding a file, you’ll need to refresh the folder by pressing F5. The latest Nautilus Hide does this automatically.

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