How To Install Nemo 2.2 (And Use It As Default, As A Replacement for Nautilus/Files) On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (ok)

How To Install Nemo 2.2 (And Use It As Default, As A Replacement for Nautilus/Files) On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

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Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr has been released a while ago, using Nautilus (Files) as the default file manager. If you are not a fan on Nautilus (Files), you can install Nemo, a fork of Nautilus 3.4, developed by the Linux Mint team and used by default on Cinnamon.

The latest version available is Nemo 2.2, part of the Cinnamon 2.2 desktop environment.

How To Install Nemo 2.2 (And Use It As Default, As A Replacement for Nautilus/Files) On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

How To Install Nemo 2.2 (And Use It As Default, As A Replacement for Nautilus/Files) On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

In this article I will show you how to install Nemo 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Nemo 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the nemo package. Like this:

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

If the installation has been done successfully, let’s make Nemo the default file manager on Ubuntu:

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

By default, Nemo is not added in the Startup Application list, to unlock it, just use this oneliner:

sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/nemo-autostart.desktop

This is it. Optional, to revert the changes, do:

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

 

How To Install Nemo 2.2 (And Use It As Default, As A Replacement for Nautilus/Files) On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (ok)