Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
JackeL

add more functionality to nautilus

Recommended Posts

i thought i'd share a little tip that i came across a while back. i'm sure most of you guys are probably already aware of these...but there may be a few like myself who were not. it adds a couple of extensions to the nautilus context menu (right click). one is called "nautilus-gksu" and will allow you to right click on a file and have the option to "open as administrator", which will open the file with gedit.

the other extension is "nautilus-open-terminal". right click anywhere in nautilus and have the option to "open in terminal". its nice to have the option just a right click away while in nautilus, instead of having to open a basic terminal and change directories to get where you want to go.

i am a really crappy typist (plain to see if you ever read any of my posts, lol)...so these 2 extensions save me a lot of time. :)

 

in ubuntu:

 

sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu nautilus-open-terminal

heres a few more additions that are kinda neat....

 

nautilus-wallpaper: adds to the right-click menu an option to "set as wallpaper"....just right-click on an image to set. no more going to system > preferences > appearance > background > add.... or right-clicking the desktop > change desktop background > add > browse to the image and open it just to make it your wallpaper.

 

in ubuntu:

 

sudo apt-get install nautilus-wallpaper

nautilus-image-converter: adds to the right-click menu options to "resize images" and "rotate images". a little quicker then opening the gimp or similar just to do a quick resize of an image. will do multiple images at once also. :tup:

 

in ubuntu:

 

sudo apt-get install nautilus-image-converter

or just install them all in one shot:

 

sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu nautilus-open-terminal nautilus-wallpaper nautilus-image-converter

logout (alt-ctrl-backspace), then back in again for the changes to take affect. if that does not do it....run "killall nautilus" (no "" marks) in a terminal or just reboot.

 

hope someone finds these as useful as i did. :)

 

 

:b33r:

Edited by JackeL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

jackel, i get this far

 

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu nautilus-open-terminal
[sudo] password for core-duo: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree	   
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libxalan110 libxerces27
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  nautilus-gksu nautilus-open-terminal
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 29.8kB of archives.
After this operation, 729kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main nautilus-gksu 2.0.0-5ubuntu3 [5972B]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe nautilus-open-terminal 0.8-1ubuntu3 [23.9kB]
Fetched 29.8kB in 0s (43.7kB/s)			  
Selecting previously deselected package nautilus-gksu.
(Reading database ... 164202 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking nautilus-gksu (from .../nautilus-gksu_2.0.0-5ubuntu3_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package nautilus-open-terminal.
Unpacking nautilus-open-terminal (from .../nautilus-open-terminal_0.8-1ubuntu3_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up nautilus-gksu (2.0.0-5ubuntu3) ...
Setting up nautilus-open-terminal (0.8-1ubuntu3) ...
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree	   
Reading state information... Done
nautilus-gksu is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libxalan110 libxerces27
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
[email protected]:~$ sudo cp /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-1.0/libnautilus-gksu.so /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-2.0/
cp: cannot stat `/usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-1.0/libnautilus-gksu.so': No such file or directory
[email protected]:~$ 

what should i do, thanks :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

its there :lol:

 

thanks jackel :tup:

 

btw, what would be a good purpose for this feature ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

*for ubuntu 11.10 users (and maybe others)....don't know if this affects anyone else, but for me, the nautilus-gksu extension has not been working for the last couple of releases (since unity maybe?). recently came across a fix for it: just run the following in a terminal:

 

sudo cp /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-2.0/libnautilus-gksu.so /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-3.0/

then log-out and back in again. should work as originally posted after that. and hey thanks to banned member JackeL for posting this tip!

 

:b33r:

Edited by numerounoyankeefan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...