Install Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal

Nemo is a complete fork of Nautilus and its goal is to extend the Cinnamon user experience to desktop and file management. Nemo has features like: compact view, all desktop icons, etc.. which are missing in Nautilus 3.6 version, Open in terminal and open as root, File operation progress while copy/move files shows percentage and details, Has nice GTK bookmarks management, up/forward/back and refresh buttons, Nice proper status bar, better search, better widgets and many more.

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What Nemo offers:

  • Built in “Open as root” context menu item
  • Detachable tabs
  • Unified, configurable toolbar: you can add/remove the following: up icon, refresh icon, toggle button for the location bar / path bar, home icon, computer icon and search icon.
  • Option to show the full path in the titlebar and tab bars (Preferences > Display)
  • Displays an “elevated privileges” banner when running as root
  • Built in “Open in terminal” context menu item
  • Added “Set as Wallpaper” to the context menu
  • Added GTK bookmarks to the MoveTo/CopyTo context menus
  • Switch view buttons on the toolbar (Grid, List and Compact views)
  • Collapsable sidebar categories
  • Drag and drop support for the bookmarks in the sidebar
  • Sidebar: indicators under each drive, displaying the free/used space
  • Support for sending files via Thunderbird and xdg-email
  • Image properties improvements (merged from Nautilus 3.6)
  • Memory leaks fixes (merged from Nautilus 3.6)
  • and More!


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Note: If you are going to install Cinnamon then first remove this PPA also Nemo because Cinnamon PPA contains Nemo File Manager.

To install Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/mint
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install nemo

Install Extra plugins for Nemo File Manager, First add PPA from above then install:

  • sudo apt-get install nemo-compare nemo-dropbox nemo-fileroller nemo-pastebin nemo-seahorse nemo-share

To remove Nemo and PPA, Enter following commands:

  • sudo apt-get autoremove nemo nemo-compare nemo-dropbox nemo-fileroller nemo-pastebin nemo-seahorse nemo-share
  • sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
  • sudo ppa-purge ppa:noobslab/mint
  • sudo apt-get update

That’s it

Source: Mint Team
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