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Old 11-08-2004, 06:48 AM   #1
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Gnome File Browser (nautilus)

Hi all!

I just recently upgraded to Slackware-10 with the Gnome 2.6 and my question is this: Is there anyway that I can stop nautilus from opening a new window whenever I open a new folder? It was fine with Gnome 2.4 where each folder opened in the same window but this time its getting really annoying with lots of windows just piling up on the screen. Any ideas?

Old 11-08-2004, 06:51 AM   #2
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Yeah, that was a new feature introduced in 2.6. You can deactivate it with gconf editor utility, I don't remember the exact option but was something about spatial browsing.

EDIT: A little google showed the right steps to deactivate this:
run: gconf-editor
goto /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_browser and enable this option
This is the description of that option: "If set to true, then all Nautilus windows will be browser windows. This is how Nautilus used to behave before version 2.6, and some people prefer this behavior."

Last edited by gbonvehi; 11-08-2004 at 07:15 AM.
Old 11-08-2004, 07:01 AM   #3
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I think if you start nautilus with the "--browser" option it launches as the browser version.
nautilus --browser
If this works, you can modify the launcher to use the above command.

Old 11-08-2004, 07:29 AM   #4
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Yup, that did it!

Thanks a lot to both of u.


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