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Nautilus Elementary just added a customizable toolbar as well as a button to toggle between a text-mode and breadcrumbs location bar - something which almost everybody has been missing in the default Nautilus that comes with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. Some of these changes were already available in a test branch but only today they were merged into the "stable" Nautilus Elementary branch (although am-monkey probably doesn't call it stable).


Here is the customizable toolbar which I'm sure you're going to love:

nautilus elementary customizable toolbar


Also, you can toggle on/off some parts of Nautilus such as the statusbar, toolbar and so on, by right click:

nautilus elementary toggle menu toolbar statusbar


And finally, a change which has been in Nautilus Elementary for a month probalby but I forgot to mention it: Nautilus Elementary is now based on Nautilus 2.31.1. One thing I really like about Nautilus 2.31.1 is the way it handles overwriting files:

nautilus elementary 2.31.



These changes are not yet available in the Nautilus Elementary PPA, but you can easily install it using the commands below:

Update: you can now get all these changes by installing Nautilus Elementary from its PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
nautilus -q #restarts nautilus


If you want to compile it:

sudo apt-get install bzr
sudo apt-get build-dep nautilus
bzr branch lp:nautilus-elementary
cd nautilus-elementary/
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
sudo make install

Then restart Nautilus:
nautilus -q

That's it. Then customize everything to suit your needs via the Tweaks tab you can find via Edit > Preferences menu in Nautilus. To customize the toolbar, simply right click on it.



Nautilus Elementary also added undo/redo functionally last week - another change which is not yet available in the PPA.

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