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Ubuntu 11.10 Nautilus: Parent arrow gone – unfamiliar look.

Yes, another thing I don´t like aobut 11.10. Nautilus look+feel has changed too. I was quite familiar with the old Nautilus way and could work very fast the way it was. Maybe I am just too lazy to learn these new “features” and user experience simplicity as they might call it. Again, I am looking for a way back to revert these changes.

First of all, it´s not possible to copy all of the old Nautilus behavior – the Parent folder arrow is still missing on the main screen. You can press ALT+UP Key to go to the parent folder – but what the heck is the reason to always get your fingers off the mouse and finger around on your keyboard ?

So, what is it I don´t like ?
1) The Tree view
2) The missing UP ARROW
3) The missing Folder view in the adress bar

So, this is the way it is out of the box in 11.10:
Old Nautilus look

And this is the result after a few modifications:
New old Nautilus

And here are the changes:

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences always-use-location-entry false

This will change to folder view instead of folder adress.

Then View –> Side Panel –> Location
(not sure if this is location, if have another locale – just other than tree)

If you still have a tree view in the main window, then change to “symbols” in the main view Menu.

Maybe take a look at pcmanfm (apt-get install pcmanfm) as an alternative to Nautilus as it looks very similiar to old Nautilus

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  1. frodowiz
    December 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    pcmanfm was my move too but it has random bugs for me.. i like the button to switch from tree view to places though.. might want to look into pcmanfm-mod.. less buggy for me..

  2. Derek
    June 4, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Have you figured out a way to reduce the spacing between icons so it looks like it did before – everything is now s o f a r a p a r t …

  1. October 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm

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