May 30, 2007

Do more with Nautilus!


As you know, Nautilus is the default file manager in Gnome. It is the application you open your drives and folders in. Nautilus has some very useful features that are not installed by default.

For instance, what would you do if you wanted to do something with a file and you were required to have administrator privilege? Or, How would you resize a picture from within Nautilus without having to open the picture with another application? Have you ever wished to have a way to open Terminal and be in the location/path that you are in Nautilus at that moment?

These are all possible by installing 3 features for Nautilus.
As usual, open Synaptic and install these three:

nautilus-gksu nautilus-image-converter nautilus-open-terminal

The first one make it possible to handle files and folders as administrator/root.
The second one is for resizing pictures from within Nautilus by right clicking on the picture(s) and choosing resize (even rotate) from the menu. You can even resize loads of picture at once. Just select them all and right click and resize.
The third one opens Terminal when you right click on any empty place in your nautilus when you are viewing contents of a folder.

9 comments:

Arijit Sarkar said...

nice one. i was looking for this for long time.

Anonymous said...

Good stuff, keep up the good work.

Jeff Rash said...

Really cool. Thanks for the information. I've been looking for options like these. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Nice. I too have been looking for the root-privileges thing for a while. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Is there an equivalent sudo script for Konqueror in Kubuntu?

jc said...

I had to do Control+ALt+Backspace to see the new features in nautilus.

"Knows how" said...

Right! That is usually the case when you want your changes to take effect.

FlyingPie said...

You don't necessarily have to do Ctrl+Alt+Backspace; it just so happens that restarting X also kills nautilus, and when you log in again, you restart it. You can instead run

Code:
nautilus -q

from the terminal or from Alt-F2 run.

This quits nautilus, and gnome automatically restarts it (or should...)

monikgtr said...

really nice tips! I specially love the open as root option! <3