Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will ship with an older version of Nautilus than originally planned, a decision that will mean LTS users miss on a number of new features.
Finding files in Nautilus, the default GNOME file manager, is about to get a whole heap easier.
GNOME 3.18 is to introduce native support for Google Drive through the default GNOME file manager 'Files' (formerly Nautilus).
If you ever fancy retooling your home folder to look like a rainbow, Folder Color lets you change colors ad-hoc with a right-click menu.
Ubuntu has 'patched' several GNOME applications, including the Nautilus file manager, to display full application menus in the upcoming release of 14.04 LTS.
With the scheduled switch to Unity 8 on the Ubuntu desktop creeping ever closer, Ubuntu developers are debating whether a new file manager is needed.
Type-ahead searching in the Nautilus file-manager could be re-added in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, developers have said.
Discussion on Ubuntu 13.04's choice of default file manager was one of the headline sessions in the second day of the latest UDS. Integration, design and accessibility issues were all raised during the 50 minute discussion, which centered around what Ubuntu needs to patch or re-add to the 'new' Nautilus for it to remain useful to Ubuntu users.
Linux Mint's reaction to the 'controversial' changes introduced in Nautilus 3.6 was simple: fork it.
Ubuntu 12.10 will ship with an older version of Nautilus, an update has confirmed. GNOME's feature removals in Nautilus 3.5.x - which included the popular 'type-ahead' and 'split-pane' views - along with a streamlined UI redesign proved controversial with users.
Over in the development land of Ubuntu 12.10, a new version of the 'new Nautilus' has landed - bringing with it yet another feature removal. And so the question that is now being asked by developers and users alike is: Should Ubuntu revert to an older version of Nautilus to keep this feature, and the many others hacked out?
Over 4000 readers have expressed disappointment with the new 'design' for Files - the new name for Nautilus - in our recent poll. So the following news will be music to 8,000 ears: Linux Mint have decided to fork it.