GNOME 2.0 Desktop for the Solaris Operating Environment User Guide

Nautilus File Manager

The Nautilus file 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 Nautilus window that displays the contents of a folder.

A sample Nautilus window. The context describes the graphic.

A Nautilus window contains the following panes:

Side pane

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.

View pane

Displays the contents of files and folders. The view pane is on the right side of the window.

Nautilus enables you to do the following:

Nautilus also creates the desktop.

To Open Files From the File Manager

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.

To Move Files Between Folders

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.