Its amazing, no matter how hard i search, i keep getting also other foruns with people asking this question and no replies. even on IRC, everybody avoids this question!
It's either so easy to do, that no one's bothering to help, Or, it's so hard that's impossible to do it!
I found a supposed way to make it work: " right click any folder, click open with... and select nemo, then mark to always open with it". There's no "open with nemo".
There is "open with (files)" that happens to be nemo, but there's no option to set it as default.
I saw a guy facing the same issue and decided to remove nautilus. the result was: Nemo not opening by default, he lost his file manager.
I would prefer avoiding that, but i guess i have to quit searching this. it's a dead end
Also, someone said on another blog, to go for "prefered applications list". I don't know what the hell these people are talking about!! there is a "List" going to preferences/details/default applications, but there's no "file manager" to choose! i must be blind here.
And then, theres another group of people that didn't even had to do anything at all! installed cinnamon 1.6, reboot and thei're using nemo as default!
this is driving me mad...
The way i updated my system was:
- enabling romeo on the update manager as suggested
- updating cinnamon
- disable romeo again
That's it! no errors at all, no issues, just the damn nautilus still remains the default file manager!
LinuxMint 17 rc Cinnamon + Kernel 3.14.4 = Happiness