A better file manager for Ubuntu

A better file manager for Ubuntu

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Nautilus file manager has removed many features to simplify the application. Some of the features that have been removes are the tree view and being able to edit the file path. This tutorial is how to install the Nemo file manager from Cinnamon and set it as default in Ubuntu. The following will install and configure Nemo which is a full featured file manager in Ubuntu.

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sudo apt-get install nemo


xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false
gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons true

You can change what icons are on the desktop using the dconf editor using the following path

org -> nemo -> desktop

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About the author:

Bill Payne started working as a paid professional software developer at the young age of 12 years old developing simple games and other applications for pre-packaged computers. Bill has since developed software for many industries such as direct sales and the the stock market. Bill has now started sharing his many years of software development experience through a blog on the MPSHouse website and one on one lessons.


  1. NoScreenshots?  - 21 September , 2013 - 1:50 pm
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    No Screenshots 🙁

    • bill  - 21 September , 2013 - 2:23 pm
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      I had some server issues uploading images. All fixed… sorry about the delay!

  2. RoseHosting  - 22 September , 2013 - 5:59 am
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    The downside of switching to Nemo is that some of the Nautilus extensions do not support Nemo.

  3. linuxcanuck  - 26 September , 2013 - 12:10 am
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    sudo apt-get install dolphin

    Now, THAT is a file manager.

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