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Nautilus/Files backspace key

asked 2016-12-26 06:18:25 -0500

Bavarian gravatar image


Is there any way to get the backspace key work on Fedora 25 default file manager?

I have tried to set gtkaccelpath "/ShellActions/Up" "BackSpace" in accels file but it seems it is not working.


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I, too, miss this feature. It is puzzling that it was removed.

wallyk gravatar imagewallyk ( 2016-12-26 10:49:52 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-12-26 12:43:51 -0500

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updated 2016-12-26 12:48:16 -0500

yeap, this fuction was removed, but with this script will be back

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Thank you! That's what I have been searching.

Bavarian gravatar imageBavarian ( 2016-12-29 12:14:25 -0500 )edit

great... for me is work... it's perfect...

Ferm gravatar imageFerm ( 2016-12-29 13:22:20 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-12-27 12:38:13 -0500

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If you are full time linux user then use alt + up and alt + down for navigation in nautilus, Because it's actually faster option than backspace. You can enter into directory, leave directory as well as move around with just arrows and alt. :-)

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Thank you! That is very useful knowledge. Uh, how did you find out about those?

wallyk gravatar imagewallyk ( 2016-12-27 16:20:33 -0500 )edit

You can view a list of two pages of shortcuts by pressing CTRL+F1 in nautilus (works in other Gnome applications as well).

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-12-27 20:28:04 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the idea, but I use alt + up and down keys for volume control and backspace is more convenient to use with nautilus.

Bavarian gravatar imageBavarian ( 2016-12-29 12:15:09 -0500 )edit

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