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Nautilus Tip: Quickly Open Special Locations

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Nautilus, the default File Manager in most Gnome Desktops, is a very versatile and feature rich program that does its job pretty well.

Did you know that you can instantly open special locations in Nautilus by typing in some special URIs?

For instance, in order to open the Writable CD Folder, type in burn:/// in the location bar. You’ll see the inbuilt CD app opening up, like this:

Nautilus Special Locations

Similarly, the following special location URIs could come handy to you. Try them, here you go:

computer:///
Shows Computer, lists the disk partitions
network:///
Shows the network locations
fonts:///
Lists the fonts installed on the system
burn:///
Opens the CD Writing Window.
themes:///
Lists the themes available for the Gnome Desktop
system-settings:///
Gives access to system settings.

Do let us know in the comments if you know more such URIs! ;)

Written by Killer Tech Tips

March 24th, 2008 at 4:23 am

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