manager provides an integrated access point to your files, applications, and
FTP sites. To open a
Nautilus window, choose Applications -> Home Folder. The following figure shows a
window that displays the contents of a folder.
Nautilus window contains the following
Enables you to navigate through your files. This pane also displays information about the current file or folder. The side pane is on the left side of the window.
Displays the contents of files and folders. The view pane is on the right side of the window.
Nautilus enables you to do
View files and folders
You can view your files and folders as icons or as a list. You can view
the contents of some types of file within a
window. Alternatively, you can open the files in the appropriate application
Manage your files and folders
You can use
Nautilus to create, move, copy,
rename, and remove files and folders.
You can run scripts from
Nautilus, and you
can select files and folders on which to run your scripts.
Customize your files and folders
You can add emblems to your files and folders to indicate particular states. For example, you can add an Important emblem to a file to indicate that the file is important. You can also customize folders in the following ways:
Add a note to a folder.
Specify a custom background pattern for a folder.
Specify a zoom setting for a folder.
Nautilus also creates the desktop.
To navigate to the folder where the file that you want to open resides, double-click on the folder icons in the view pane. When the file that you want to open is displayed, double-click on the file icon to open the file.
You can move files between folders by opening two or more
Nautilus windows. Open a different folder in each window, then
drag the files from one window to the other.