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  1. realflash

    Perhaps I should add than you can go Up with Alt+Up, if you have one.

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  2. realflash

    "always_use_location_entry" is not the same. Switching it on means you can't go Up easily (now that the Up button is gone). Switching it off means you have to hit / to get the editable location bar - and it's not pre-populated with the current location. It's pre-populated with /. So in order to edit an existing path, I have to re-type it! Gah. Nautilus has been dumbed down too much. Time to switch file managers, I guess.

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    • Linerd

      Hitting [Ctrl]+L should allow you to edit the existing path.

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  3. tommo85

    Alt+F2
    gconf-editor
    Expand the "apps" folder
    scroll down to the "nautilus" folder and expand.
    select the "preferences" folder
    check the box beside the comment
    "always_use_location_entry"

    thats it, your done.

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    • Linerd

      I prefer to keep the setting at default because I find the bread crumbs to be handy at times. I would love to just get the pencil icon back.

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  4. Yes I agree the 9.10 places location up arrows, full path, etc.. was nothing short of perfect....why did the powers that be screw this up so badly? Everyone loved the ability to simply click on the pencil and then copy and paste the whole path or parts thereof into terminal, etc....

    YES WE WANT IT BACK!

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  5. I think it's an amazingly efficient UI solution. "/" is a rather natural shortcut key to trigger the field... I'm not really understanding why it's upsetting people.

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    • veggen

      Because reaching for the keyboard can be annoying? Because hunting for the key to hit in the dark room is annoying?

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      • Fedde

        Aren't you already planning to `reach for the keyboard' if you want to use the location entry bar?

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        • super

          No, some times you just want to cut and paste the path using mouse

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  6. Spaceeman

    For me too, the pencil icon button was really usefull. How to get it back? In gconf-editor, we found /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_location_entry Checked, we have only location entry. But some time, buttons are great too... Why not an option to get the choice under a simple click on the great pencil icon button? Please "masters" :(

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  8. Infamy

    I think it sucks without the up button. Now I get that some geek wants to tell me the I can use the bread crumb(y) bar, but I want the path for a lot of reasons that I don't have room to explain. So, how about giving me a config option of the up button and for the rocket scientists that want to tell me how their idea is better they can have their choices too. It wasn't broke and no one fixed it.

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  9. Arkadi

    Thank you very much!
    I was very upset when I found that it is missing in the new nautilus :-)

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    • Linerd

      I wish I knew how to turn the icon back on, but the [Ctrl]+[L] works fine. It also works in Dolphin in KDE4.

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