Open Any Folder from Gnome Desktop

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Open Any Folder from Gnome Desktop

Postby pete284 » Thu May 01, 2008 6:09 am

Just found this tip for Gnome users from Fosswire:

While on your desktop (either with no windows open or with the desktop focused) type / (forward slash). Now type in a folder path and hit Enter. The directory will be opened in a new Nautilus window. On top of that, it will also autocomplete most paths.

For a quick usage example, say I want to get to /var/lib quickly. Instead of having to open Nautilus and navigate to it, I just type the path out on the desktop. /var/lib Enter, and boom, I’m in the folder.

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Re: Open Any Folder from Gnome Desktop

Postby Husse » Thu May 01, 2008 7:11 am

Gee - I did not know that :)
Note it's the forward slash, you can't use the / from the numeric keyboard even if they are the same everywhere else I've seen
Will move this to the howto section - it's really useful (sometimes :))
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