Latest Nemo File Manager From GIT Gets Breadcrumbs, Option To Hide The Menu, More

Nemo, the default Linux Mint (Cinnamon) file manager, forked from Nautilus 3.4, has got a lot of interesting changes in GIT recently.
The most visible change is the addition of breadcrumbs which look great if you’re using the Mint-X theme (default Linux Mint theme, also available in the WebUpd8 Themes Repository) as you can see below:
Nemo file manager
Other themes need to be tweaked to correctly display the new Nemo breadcrumbs, although with some themes like MediterraneanNight or Evolve, it doesn’t look that bad (it looks pretty bad with some themes though, like Ambiance):
Nemo file manager breadcrumbs mediterraneannightNemo with MediterraneanNight theme
Nemo file manager breadcrumbs Evolve themeNemo with Evolve theme
The statusbar has been re-worked (if enabled, because you can also disable it and have a floating mini-statusbar) and it now includes options to toggle displaying the places sidebar, treeview or completely hide the sidebar. Also, the zoom controls have been moved from the main toolbar to the bottom right corner of the new statusbar (and a slider is now used instead of +/- buttons).

And finally, the Nemo menu can now be hidden (like the old Nautilus elementary) by deselecting View > Menubar and you can then toggle the menu by using the ALT key:
Nemo file manager hide menu
Nemo file manager without statusbar and menuNemo file manager with no menu and statusbar

Nemo is under heavy development these days and the new features mentioned above are subject to change.

How to install the latest Nemo file manager from GIT
For how to install the latest Nemo file manager from GIT in Ubuntu or Linux Mint (via PPA), see our previous post: How To Install Nemo File Manager In Ubuntu.
Arch Linux users can install Nemo via AUR.

For other Linux distributions, you can get the Nemo source code via GitHub.

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How To Install Nemo File Manager In Ubuntu

After forking GNOME Shell (Cinnamon), Mutter (Muffin) and GDM 2.0 (MDM), the Linux Mint team has forked Nautilus and the result is Nemo, a file manager which is now used by default in Linux Mint Cinnamon Edition.
Nemo file manager git
Initially, Nemo used to look the same as the patched SolusOS Nautilus so I didn’t write about how to install it since it was basically the same thing under a different name.

But Nemo has evolved, gaining many new features and under the hood optimizations and tweaks. Here are some of the features available for Nemo file manager (for the version available in GIT / Cinnamon Nightly PPA) that aren’t included in Nautilus 3.4:Unified, configurable toolbar: you can add/remove the following: up icon, refresh icon, toggle button for the location bar / path bar, home icon, computer icon and search icon.Detachable tabsOption to show the full path in the titlebar and tab bars (Preferences > Display)Displays an “elevated privileges” banner when running as rootBuilt in “Open as root” context menu itemBuilt in “Open in terminal” context menu itemAdded GTK bookmarks to the MoveTo/CopyTo context menusAdded “Set as Wallpaper” to the context menuSwitch view buttons on the toolbar (Grid, List and Compact views)Drag and drop support for the bookmarks in the sidebarSidebar: indicators under each drive, displaying the free/used spaceCollapsable sidebar categoriesSupport for sending files via Thunderbird and xdg-emailImage properties improvements (merged from Nautilus 3.6)Memory leaks fixes (merged from Nautilus 3.6)More!
And Nemo has another advantage: it doesn’t overwrite Nautilus like the patched SolusOS Nautilus, so you can have both Nautilus and Nemo installed in the same time.

The Linux Mint / Nemo developers have also ported some Nautilus extensions to Nemo: there’s a Dropbox extension for Nemo, along with Pastebin, Seahorse, Fileroller and Samba extensions.

Below you’ll find some more Nemo screenshots – in the first one there’s Nemo 1.1.2 (stable) and the rest feature the latest Nemo from GIT:
Nemo file manager 1.1.2 stableNemo 1.1.2 (stable)
Nemo file manager GITNemo from GIT
Nemo file manager GIT
Nemo file manager GIT
Nemo file manager
Nemo file manager

Install Nemo file manager in Ubuntu
Before installing Nemo, there are a couple of things you should know:
installing Nemo will also install Cinnamon desktopif you’re using Cinnamon, it’s not recommended to add the Cinnamon Nightly PPA since it’s not stable. Only install Cinnamon from the Nightly PPA for testing purposes

Install the stable Nemo release in Ubuntu
Install the latest stable Nemo release (1.1.2) in Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04 using the Cinnamon Stable PPA:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nemo

Install the latest Nemo file manager from GIT in Ubuntu
Or, if you want the latest features (but probably less stability and more bugs), install the latest Nemo file manager from GIT in Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10 by using the Cinnamon Nightly PPA:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nemo

Nemo shows up as “Files” in the menu, just like Nautilus so it’s a bit hard to find in the menu / Dash or whatever you’re using. So search for “Nemo” and launch the first “Files” app that shows up, that will (hopefully) be Nemo file manager.
After you log out and log back in, you’ll notice that Nemo draws the desktop instead of Nautilus. If you want to continue to use Nautilus for drawing the desktop instead of Nemo, do the following:
– Run the following command so Nemo shows up in the Startup Applications list (it’s hidden by default):
sudo sed -i ‘s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g’ /etc/xdg/autostart/nemo-autostart.desktop
– Then launch Startup Applications and uncheck Nemo – it’s called files, but look under the name – it should say “Start Nemo desktop at login”, like in the screenshot below:
Nemo autostart
– Then log out and log back in.

The Nemo file manager source code is available @ GitHub.

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Add a "New Empty File" Entry To Nautilus 3.6 Context Menu

As you probably know, a small but useful feature – at least for me -, was removed from Nautilus 3.6 (and newer): the context menu option to create a new empty text file. So here’s a quick tip on how to get this feature back.
nautilus 3.6 new empty file
Nautilus 3.6 is not used by default in Ubuntu 12.10, but it can be installed from the GNOME 3 PPA.

The instructions below will add a “New empty file” entry to the Nautilus 3.6 context (right click) menu by using a tiny extension. To do this, open a terminal and copy/paste the following commands:mkdir -p /.local/share/nautilus-python/extensions
gedit ~/.local/share/nautilus-python/extensions/nautilus-acme.py
In the file that opens in Gedit (nautilus-acme.py), paste the code from HERE, then save the file.
And finally, restart Nautilus using the following command:
nautilus -q
You should now have a “New empty file” context menu entry in Nautilus 3.6 like in the screenshot above (tested with 3.6, but it might work in newer versions like 3.7).

Update: for an alternate method using “Templates”, see THIS AskUbuntu post.
thanks to notes & snippets for the extension!

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Add a "New Empty File" Entry To Nautilus 3.6 Context Menu

As you probably know, a small but useful feature – at least for me -, was removed from Nautilus 3.6 (and newer): the context menu option to create a new empty text file. So here’s a quick tip on how to get this feature back.
nautilus 3.6 new empty file
Nautilus 3.6 is not used by default in Ubuntu 12.10, but it can be installed from the GNOME 3 PPA.

The instructions below will add a “New empty file” entry to the Nautilus 3.6 context (right click) menu by using a tiny extension. To do this, open a terminal and copy/paste the following commands:mkdir -p ~/.local/share/nautilus-python/extensions
gedit ~/.local/share/nautilus-python/extensions/nautilus-acme.py
In the file that opens in Gedit (nautilus-acme.py), paste the code from HERE, then save the file.
And finally, restart Nautilus using the following command:
nautilus -q
You should now have a “New empty file” context menu entry in Nautilus 3.6 like in the screenshot above (tested with 3.6, but it might work in newer versions like 3.7).

Update: for an alternate method using “Templates”, see THIS AskUbuntu post.
thanks to notes & snippets for the extension!

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Install Thunar 1.5.1 With Tabs Support In Xubuntu 12.10 Or 12.04 [Xfce]

Thunar, the default Xfce file manager, has reached version 1.5.1, getting a much-requested feature: tabs.
thunar 1.5.1 tabs
For now, using middle click to open a folder in a new tab doesn’t work so you must right click a folder and select

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