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BrainStorm Cool Tip: Browsing Files

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Posted: 25 May 2005

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Browsing Files

You can use Nautilus, the Novell Linux Desktop file manager in two modes: Spatial or Browser. In spatial mode, each folder or file opens in a new window. In browser mode, you can view files and folders in one location.

Although some people prefer the more Macintosh-like spatial mode, former MS Windows users may want to use browser mode, which is more like Windows Explorer. When you double-click a file or folder in Novell Linux Desktop it automatically shows you files in spatial mode by opening a new window for each folder. Follow the steps below to change your preferences to show files in browser mode when you double-click:

  1. Double-click a file or directory to open it.

  2. From this window, select Edit -> Preferences.
  3. Click the Behavior tab.

  4. Check the Do not open a new window for each folder box.
  5. Click Close.
  6. Double-click a folder in the window to make sure that it opens in browser mode.

If you don't want to change your preferences, but still want to open a folder in browser mode, right-click the folder and select Browse Folder.

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