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Old 09-27-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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Question about Nautilus and GNOME-terminal

When using Nautilus, how do I change the Location Bar from boxes that I click on to bring me to folders, to one where I an just type in the address? Also, in gnome-terminal, how do I change it to say "username@hostname:~$"? Right now it says "bash-3.00$". I am using GNOME 2.12.0 and can not figure these things out. Thanks for any help.
Old 09-27-2005, 06:09 PM   #2
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Nautilus problem: View -> Location Bar
or perhaps View -> Reset View to Defaults................. I think this is what you mean anyway

gnome-terminal problem:

type in the following: hostname -v <the hostname that you want> ..... it should automatically put the username in front of it then ( you have to be root to do this)
Old 09-27-2005, 07:00 PM   #3
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Unfortunatly, neither of those worked... =[

In Nautilus, the Location bar is already checked...

In gnome-terminal, i ran that command it it still says "bash-3.00$".

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Old 02-12-2006, 08:28 PM   #4
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To restore the address bar for the current running nautilus window:


To make it permanent:

Open Applications->System Tools -> Configuration Editor (gconf-editor)
find the entry
and click the checkbox


Your bash prompt name is ussually stored in /etc/profile in the form of a PS1 variable...


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