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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Sailin’ through Folders

In the GNOME desktop environment, the file manager is Nautilus. Moving through the filesystem in Nautilus involves a couple of different skills than using the command line. You may know exactly where in the filesystem you want to go, but not what to click to get there. In the first place, you need to know where you want to begin. This decision isn’t as difficult as it sounds.

You have three options for navigating your filesystem with Nautilus:

Double-click your desktop’s Home icon: Double-clicking the Home icon (Figure 8-1) is the same as going to PlacesHome Folder (see Chapter 5). Note that the window is in a single pane (the block of white). Along the top is a menu bar, and at the lower left is a navigation drop-down list box that lets you quickly move to parent and “parent of parent” folders. Notice that this window includes a Places menu.
Select ApplicationsSystem ToolsFile Browser: Choosing this option (Figure 8-2) gives you a two-paned window with navigation options from Places on the left. (Click the Places drop-down list box to see what other options are available in the left pane, or click the X in the upper portion of the left pane to close it.) This ...

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