Install Nemo File Manager On Ubuntu via ppa:webupd8team/nemo

Install Nemo file manager on Ubuntu via ppa:webupd8team/nemo. Update or install the Nemo 3.4 without cinnamon dependencies on Ubuntu 17.04 and other Ubuntu Derivatives. Nemo is the default file browser for Cinnamon which can also be installed on Ubuntu Linux Systems.

Nemo is a powerful file manager application for Linux Ubuntu Systems which allows users to “open as root” and “open in terminal”. It comes with elevated privileges and is a wonderful tools to manager files without worrying about permissions.

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Install Nemo on Ubuntu

To install Nemo in Ubuntu Systems, run the following command to add the Nemo WebUpd8 PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nemo

Please note that if you already have an older Nemo version installed, upgrade to the latest Nemo version, Run the following command to do so:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
killall nemo

Once installed, open the Nemo file manager from the Ubuntu Dash or menu. Please note that you won’t see Nemo icon, but if you search for “Nemo”, the “Files” option shows up. Click on it to open Nemo.

Set Nemo As Default File Manager

Now comes the important part, to set Nemo as the default file manager for Linux Ubuntu Systems. Ubuntu users can easily set set Nemo as the default file manager. These commands given below will disable Nautilus on Ubuntu Linux and it will stop Nautilus from handling the Desktop. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo apt update
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false
xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search

Once the above commands are executed, restart the Linux Ubuntu system to apply the changes.

Reset Changes; Disable Nemo As Default File Manager

Run the following command to revert the changes and reset Nautilus; stop Nemo to use as the default file manager.

sudo apt update
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true
xdg-mime default nautilus.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search

Restart the Linux Ubuntu system to apply the changes.

Install Nemo File Manager On Ubuntu via ppa:webupd8team/nemo originally posted on Source Digit – Latest Technology, Gadgets & Gizmos.

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