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How to use nemo instead nautilus on Fedora 18?

asked 2013-02-01 17:34:35 -0500

Nelson Caballero gravatar image

updated 2013-02-02 05:04:05 -0500

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I installed nemo packages, but I don't know how to set Nemo as default. Any ideas?

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answered 2013-02-02 05:03:29 -0500

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updated 2013-02-05 15:07:07 -0500

you can install and set nemo as default file manager follow this guide :

  1. Nautilus features gone in Fedora 18
- sudo yum install nemo
- xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search
- gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false
- Turn on the option "Have file manager handle the desktop" in gnome-tweak-tool
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answered 2013-02-05 15:40:47 -0500

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Nemo is a fork of Nautilus that keeps some of the features that were removed in Nautilus for the 3.6 release of GNOME. This post gives a good overview of some of the other reasons why people might want to change to Nemo over Nautilus --

Installing the Nemo File Browser

Luckily, in Fedora 18, nemo is available in the Fedora repositories, so installing it is as simple as searching for nemo in Add / Remove Packages, or running:

yum install nemo

from the command line.

Once installed, you will be able to run nemo as a secondary file browser. Just search for nemo in the overview. It should show up as "Files" with a Folder icon, rather than the Filing Cabinet icon of Nautilus.

Using Nemo as Default File browser

Setting up GNOME to replace nautilus with nemo as the default file browser is a little bit more involved. First you need to start up the gnome menu editor, alacarte (yum install alacarte if you haven't previously installed it).

Once you have alacarte running, in the right hand pane, choose the Accessories category. The right hand pane should list two items with the Label "Files".

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Disable the nemo entry (the Files entry with the folder icon) by deselecting the checkbox beside the folder icon. Next, edit the nautilus entry (the one with the Filing Cabinet icon), by selecting it, and choosing properties.

In the Dialog that pops up, change the command from "nautilus %U" to "nemo %U"

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This should result in GNOME bringing up nemo rather than nautilus in most circumstances.

hope this helps, ryanlerch

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answered 2015-02-10 12:25:18 -0500

as root type cp /usr/bin/nemo /usr/bin/nautilus basically overwrites the nautilus executable with nemo, so even if nautilus is ever called, nemo will start instead

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answered 2015-10-11 11:24:06 -0500

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apparently the latest version of gnome-tweak-tool has an option to enable it in 2 places. gnome-tweak-tool>widnows>maximize>on gnome-tweak-tool>widnows>minimize>on gnome-tweak-tool>widnows>middleclick>minimize

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