File manager behavior preferences
You can control whether you single-click or double-click files, how executable text files are handled, and the trash behavior. Click the menu button in the top-right corner of the window and select Preferences, and select the Behavior tab.
- Single click to open items
- Double click to open items
By default, clicking selects files and double-clicking opens them. You can instead choose to have files and folders open when you click on them once. When you use single-click mode, you can hold down the Ctrl key while clicking to select one or more files.
Executable text files
An executable text file is a file that contains a program that you can run (execute). The Shell, Python and Perl scripts. These have extensions .sh, .py and .pl, respectively.must also allow for the file to run as a program. The most common are
When you open an executable text file, you can select from:
Run executable text files when they are opened
View executable text files when they are opened
Ask each time
If Ask each time is selected, a dialog will pop up asking if you wish to run or view the selected text file.
Executable text files are also called scripts. All scripts in the ~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts folder will appear in the context menu for a file under the Scripts submenu. When a script is executed from a local folder, all selected files will be pasted to the script as parameters. To execute a script on a file:
Navigate to the desired folder.
Select the desired file.
Right click on the file to open the context menu and select the desired script to execute from the Scripts menu.
A script will not be passed any parameters when executed from a remote folder such as a folder showing web or ftp content.
- Ask before emptying the Trash
This option is selected by default. When emptying the trash, a message will be displayed confirming that you would like to empty the trash or delete files.