Files (Nautilus) 3.12.2 Comes With Fixes. How To Install It On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Nautilus (recently renamed to Files) is the default file manager of both Unity and GNOME. Nautilus/Files 3.12.2 has been recently released by the GNOME developers, coming with the below changes:

  • Don’t resolve symlinks before launching an application
  • Fix a crasher when switching location out of trash
  • Fix a crasher when enumerating windows
  • Fix a crasher when listing bookmarks
  • Use headerbar in bookmarks dialog
  • Fix arrow direction in connect server dialog for RTL
  • Use spaces between em dashes in file operations
  • Do not use legacy emblem names
  • Sync the GTK+ setting for ‘sort-directories-first’

Files (Nautilus) 3.12.2 Comes With Fixes. How To Install It On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

In this article I will show you how to install Nautilus 3.12.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

Because it is available via the Gnome Backports PPA, installing Nautilus 3.12.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the nautilus package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vascofalves/gnome-backports
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nautilus

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