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Nemo vs Nautilus

Postby ScottyD on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:14 pm

I understand the reasoning behind the introduction of Nemo, but it doesn't work with many extensions.

I use TortoiseHG and the Dropbox extension all the time. Can't live without them.

1.) Can I configure Cinnamon use Nautilus as the default file manager instead of Nemo? I've installed Nautilus and replaced the desktop launcher but I want any file operation to use Nautilus not Nemo.

2.) How long will Nemo be broken in regards to extensions? Why didn't Mint use the same interface so all the current extensions would work with Nemo, that decision seems really stupid.

:(

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Re: Nemo vs Nautilus

Postby karlchen on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:29 pm

Hello, Scott.

On my Mint 13 I have de-activated Nemo and re-activated Nautilus, because currently most of the Nautilus extensions do not support Nemo, yet.

Here is how to do it:
  1. Make sure that all currently existing autostart entries will be visible. In a terminal window execute
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    sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop
  2. Now we are ready to prevent Nemo from handling the desktop and to give desktop control back to Nautilus.
    Click on Menu => Preferences => Startup Applications.
    Go through the list of autostart items carefully.
    There should be 2 items labelled "Files." One of the "Files" items will launch the command
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    nemo -n
    The other one will launch
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    nautilus -n

    Untick the "Files" item which launches Nemo. And tick the "Files" item which launches "Nautilus".
    If in doubt which commandline an item will launch click the [Edit] button.
    Once Nemo has been de-activated and Nautilus re-activated close the Startup Applications.
  3. Log off and log back in in order to make your change take effect.
  4. Locate the 3 little icons right of the Mint [Menu] button.
  5. Right-click on the folder icon and select "Properties". Change the command this icon will launch from
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    nemo %U
    to
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    nautilus %U

    This will make sure that where ever you click on the "Folders" icon, Nautilus will be launched, not Nemo.
    Finished.

How long will Nemo be broken in regards to extensions?
It looks as if work on these tasks has already started. At least inofficially. Cf. e.g. here: RabbitVcs not working in Cinnamon 1.6.1

Why didn't Mint use the same interface so all the current extensions would work with Nemo, that decision seems really stupid.
Who said that it is not the other way round? The Nautilus extensions identify Nautilus by checking for the name "Nautilus" and therefore do not realize "Nemo" is actually "Nautilus in disguise"? In this case you might blame the developers of the Nautilus extensions for not having implemented support for Nemo.

Personally, I would be amazed if the Mint makers had created their Nautilus clone in such a way that its interfaces were not Nautilus compatible. And I would also be amazed if the Nautilus extension makers would not start releasing updated editions of their Nautilus extensions which will support Nemo as well. Keep my fingers crossed.

Kind regards,
Karl
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Re: Nemo vs Nautilus

Postby bimsebasse on Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:59 pm

Nemo comes with its own dropbox extension - I'm using Dropbox with Nemo and it's a breeze.

Has a few other extensions too: https://launchpad.net/~gwendal-lebihan- ... on-nightly
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!
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Re: Nemo vs Nautilus

Postby ScottyD on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:53 am

karlchen wrote:Hello, Scott.

On my Mint 13 I have de-activated Nemo and re-activated Nautilus, because currently most of the Nautilus extensions do not support Nemo, yet.

Here is how to do it:
Karl


Karl,

mucho thanks!!!! :D

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