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Old 05-27-2007, 04:36 AM   #1
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Nautilus: "Location is not a folder"

Pressing CTRL-L to open the location bar and type a web address in. I get "Location is not a folder".

What does this mean and why can't I see the page?

I've tried:

None of them work.

I'm not using firefox because firefox is not displaying a web page correctly is not being displayed correctly - cannot see film times!!
Old 05-27-2007, 07:20 AM   #2
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Nautilus should be able open web pages as far as I am aware (Read this Page - it is for RedHat, but may be relevant). If you click web search in the toolbar, it should work. On my syestem, as far as I can see, there is no button. If firefox is not displaying the page correctly, you could try using epiphany which is shipped with the gnome desktop environment (which I assume you are using).

You could install a different browser too. Apart from epiphany, there are many others including Opera and Swiftfox, which is an optimized Firefox build for Linux (and is very, very quick). The page displays fine in this.

Best of Luck
Old 05-27-2007, 07:57 AM   #3
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You can try Alt+F2 and then type in firefox, I don't think Nautilus can fuction as a web browser. Nautilus is not Konqueror after all.
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Nautilus won't function as a browser but if you drag a URL from Firefox to the desktop you'll get a link that can be stored in any folder. Clicking the link will open a browser to that URL.
Old 05-28-2007, 03:33 AM   #5
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thanks guys for your kind support but have we missed the point...

I was looking for nautilus web browsing. From what I read it should be able to do it, but doesnt. Is this a bug?


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