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Fedora 18 nautilus file sorting issue

asked 2013-01-24 08:42:19 -0500

PoHandle gravatar image

I have noticed that the nautilus (Files) has changed they way it does file sorting in GNOME 3.6. I have my defaults set to view as list, and sort by type. Sorting by type mixes multiple file types (MIME types if you will) if they fall into a general type description. For example, I have .PNG, .JPG, and .SVG files in my Pictures folder, but instead of sorting them into groups of PNGs, JPGs, and SVGs, it mixes them all together alphabetically because their type is "Image". The same goes for "Archives" where .RPMs are mixed with .GZ and .ZIP.

Is there anyway to sort by file extension in the new nautilus?

The image below depicts what I'm talking about. I know it's probably not the best example, as most of the differing images are just the same image in different formats. But, we can just pretend they are all completely different file types.

Files not really sorting

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answered 2013-10-14 02:21:57 -0500

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updated 2014-04-15 11:32:31 -0500

This question is still open for Fedora 19.

It is a very, very annoying regression of 'Files'/Nautilus.

Any user -when sorting on file type- wants to see the files with the same extentions grouped together (tars grouped, zips grouped), not the files in the same meta group (compressed files grouped).

I am searching, but not found a solution yet.

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Still annoyed at Fedora 24

nippur gravatar imagenippur ( 2017-02-18 09:24:58 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-01-19 11:16:46 -0500

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You want to enable "MIME Types" in Files->Preferences. This is an annoying change. I can not seem to find out how to then sort by this MIME Type, seems to break the "sort by clicking column header" somehow.

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