Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, which will be released in 2 days, will use Nautilus 3.4 by default, the same version used in Ubuntu 12.04. If, however, you want to use Nautilus 3.6 or the patched Nautilus we’ve talked about a while back, in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, you’ll find installation instructions below.
Install Nautilus 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal
Some features were removed from Nautilus 3.6, like the extra pane (F3) feature, but it also got some new features and an updated UI along with many bug fixes. So there might be Ubuntu 12.10 users who want to upgrade to Nautilus 3.6.
Nautilus 3.6 includes:
- a new way of searching for files has replaced both the old search tool and the “search as you type” feature
- new toolbar and pathbar, GNOME Shell appmenu, a new “cog” menu, symbolic icons for the sidebar, a new “Recent” section in the sidebar
- list view changes: new date format display, better column order, new icon size: 32
Nautilus 3.6 is available in the official GNOME 3 PPA for Ubuntu 12.10, along with a few other packages missing from the Quantal repositories like the latest Brasero or Totem.
Add the GNOME 3 PPA in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal using the command below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
Then, launch Software Updater from Dash / menu and use it to upgrade your packages. Once the upgrade finishes, restart Nautilus and you should be using the latest Nautilus 3.6:
(“nautilus -q” didn’t work in my test after upgrading from 3.4 to 3.6)
If later on you want to go back to Nautilus 3.4, firstly install ppa-purge with multi-arch support, then run the following command:
sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
Install SolusOS Patched Nautilus 3.4 In Ubuntu 12.10
If you want to keep the features available in Nautilus 3.4, but get a toolbar that spreads across the whole window width, which looks a lot better than the default, along with a configurable toolbar from which you can add or hide: up, refresh, home, computer, search and toggle location/path bar icons, there’s another alternative: Nautilus 3.4 with the Solus OS 2 patches, which I’ve just uploaded to our experiments PPA for Ubuntu 12.10 (also comes with the Ubuntu 12.10 patches).
To add the PPA in Ubuntu 12.10, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/experiments
Then, launch Software Updater from Dash / menu and use it to upgrade your packages. Once the upgrade finishes, restart Nautilus and you should be using the patched Nautilus 3.4 from Solus OS:
If later on you want to go back to Nautilus 3.4, use the following commands:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:webupd8team/experiments