nautilus

Table 3.2. nautilus keys

KeyTypeDefaultDescription
/schemas/desktop/gnome/file_views/show_hidden_filesboolfalse If set to true, then hidden files are shown in the file manager. Hidden files are either dotfiles or are listed in the folder's .hidden file.
/schemas/desktop/gnome/file_views/show_backup_filesboolfalse If set to true, then backup files such as those created by Emacs are displayed. Currently, only files ending in a tilde (~) are considered backup files.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_browserboolfalse If set to true, then all Nautilus windows will be browser windows. This is how Nautilus used to behave before version 2.6, and some people prefer this behavior.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_location_entryboolfalse If set to true, then Nautilus browser windows will always use a textual input entry for the location toolbar, instead of the pathbar.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/confirm_trashbooltrue If set to true, then Nautilus will ask for confirmation when you attempt to put files in the trash.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/enable_deleteboolfalse If set to true, then Nautilus will have a feature allowing you to delete a file immediately and in-place, instead of moving it to the trash. This feature can be dangerous, so use caution.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/show_icon_textstringlocal_only Speed tradeoff for when to show a preview of text file contents in the file's icon. If set to "always" then always show previews, even if the folder is on a remote server. If set to "local_only" then only show previews for local file systems. If set to "never" then never bother to read preview data.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/show_directory_item_countsstringlocal_only Speed tradeoff for when to show the number of items in a folder. If set to "always" then always show item counts, even if the folder is on a remote server. If set to "local_only" then only show counts for local file systems. If set to "never" then never bother to compute item counts.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/click_policystringdouble Possible values are "single" to launch files on a single click, or "double" to launch them on a double click.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/executable_text_activationstringask What to do with executable text files when they are activated (single or double clicked). Possible values are "launch" to launch them as programs, "ask" to ask what to do via a dialog, and "display" to display them as text files.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/themestringdefault Name of the Nautilus theme to use. This has been deprecated as of Nautilus 2.2. Please use the icon theme instead.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/show_image_thumbnailsstringlocal_only Speed tradeoff for when to show an image file as a thumbnail. If set to "always" then always thumbnail, even if the folder is on a remote server. If set to "local_only" then only show thumbnails for local file systems. If set to "never" then never bother to thumbnail images, just use a generic icon.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/thumbnail_limitint5242880 Images over this size (in bytes) won't be thumbnailed. The purpose of this setting is to avoid thumbnailing large images that may take a long time to load or use lots of memory.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/directory_limitint-1 Folders over this size will be truncated to around this size. The purpose of this is to avoid unintentionally blowing the heap and killing Nautilus on massive folders. A negative value denotes no limit. The limit is approximate due to the reading of folders chunk-wise.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/preview_soundstringlocal_only Speed tradeoff for when to preview a sound file when mousing over a files icon. If set to "always" then always plays the sound, even if the file is on a remote server. If set to "local_only" then only plays previews on local file systems. If set to "never" then it never previews sound.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/show_advanced_permissionsboolfalse If set to true, then Nautilus lets you edit and display file permissions in a more unix-like way, accessing some more esoteric options.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/sort_directories_firstbooltrue If set to true, then Nautilus shows folders prior to showing files in the icon and list views.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktopbooltrue If set to true, then Nautilus will draw the icons on the desktop.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/desktop_fontstringSans 10 The font description used for the icons on the desktop.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/desktop_is_home_dirboolfalse If set to true, then Nautilus will use the user's home folder as the desktop. If it is false, then it will use ~/Desktop as the desktop.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/search_bar_typestringsearch_by_text Criteria when matching files searched for in the search bar. If set to "search_by_text", then Nautilus will Search for files by file name only. If set to "search_by_text_and_properties", then Nautilus will search for files by file name and file properties.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/background_setboolfalseWhether a custom default folder background has been set.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/background_colorstring#ffffffFilename for the default folder background. Only used if background_set is true.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/background_filenamestring Filename for the default folder background. Only used if background_set is true.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/side_pane_background_setboolfalseWhether a custom default side pane background has been set.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/side_pane_background_colorstring#ffffffFilename for the default side pane background. Only used if side_pane_background_set is true.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/side_pane_background_filenamestring Filename for the default side pane background. Only used if side_pane_background_set is true.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/default_folder_viewerstringicon_view When a folder is visited this viewer is used unless you have selected another view for that particular folder. Possible values are "list_view" and "icon_view".
/schemas/apps/nautilus/icon_view/captionslist[none,size,date_modified] A list of captions below an icon in the icon view and the desktop. The actual number of captions shown depends on the zoom level. Possible values are: "size", "type", "date_modified", "date_changed", "date_accessed", "owner", "group", "permissions", "octal_permissions" and "mime_type".
/schemas/apps/nautilus/icon_view/default_sort_orderstringname The default sort-order for items in the icon view. Possible values are "name", "size", "type", "modification_date", and "emblems".
/schemas/apps/nautilus/icon_view/default_sort_in_reverse_orderboolfalse If true, files in new windows will be sorted in reverse order. ie, if sorted by name, then instead of sorting the files from "a" to "z", they will be sorted from "z" to "a"; if sorted by size, instead of being incrementally they will be sorted decrementally.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/icon_view/default_use_tighter_layoutboolfalse If true, icons will be laid out tighter by default in new windows.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/icon_view/labels_beside_iconsboolfalse If true, labels will be placed beside icons rather than underneath them.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/icon_view/default_use_manual_layoutboolfalse If true, new windows will use manual layout by default.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/icon_view/default_zoom_levelstringstandard Default zoom level used by the icon view.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/list_view/default_sort_orderstringname The default sort-order for the items in the list view. Possible values are "name", "size", "type", and "modification_date".
/schemas/apps/nautilus/list_view/default_sort_in_reverse_orderboolfalse If true, files in new windows will be sorted in reverse order. ie, if sorted by name, then instead of sorting the files from "a" to "z", they will be sorted from "z" to "a".
/schemas/apps/nautilus/list_view/default_zoom_levelstringsmaller Default zoom level used by the list view.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/list_view/default_visible_columnslist[name,size,type,date_modified] Default list of columns visible in the list view.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/list_view/default_column_orderlist[name,size,type,date_modified] Default column order in the list view.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/date_formatstringlocale The format of file dates. Possible values are "locale", "iso", and "informal".
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/sidebar_widthint148 The default width of the side pane in new windows.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/start_with_toolbarbooltrue If set to true, newly opened windows will have toolbars visible.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/start_with_location_barbooltrue If set to true, newly opened windows will have the location bar visible.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/start_with_status_barbooltrue If set to true, newly opened windows will have the status bar visible.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/start_with_sidebarbooltrue If set to true, newly opened windows will have the side pane visible.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/preferences/side_pane_viewstring  The side pane view to show in newly opened windows.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/sidebar_panels/tree/show_only_directoriesbooltrue If set to true, Nautilus will only show folders in the tree side pane. Otherwise it will show both folders and files.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/desktop/home_icon_visiblebooltrue If this is set to true, an icon linking to the home folder will be put on the desktop.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/desktop/computer_icon_visiblebooltrue If this is set to true, an icon linking to the computer location will be put on the desktop.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/desktop/trash_icon_visiblebooltrue If this is set to true, an icon linking to the trash will be put on the desktop.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/desktop/volumes_visiblebooltrue If this is set to true, icons linking to mounted volumes will be put on the desktop.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/desktop/network_icon_visibleboolfalse If this is set to true, an icon linking to the Network Servers view will be put on the desktop.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/desktop/computer_icon_namestring  This name can be set if you want a custom name for the computer icon on the desktop.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/desktop/home_icon_namestring  This name can be set if you want a custom name for the home icon on the desktop.
/schemas/apps/nautilus/desktop/trash_icon_namestring  This name can be set if you want a custom name for the trash icon on the desktop.